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Why Not Tonight

(Happily Inc #3)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  4,838 ratings  ·  691 reviews
Susan Mallery welcomes you to Happily Inc, where true love isn’t just for fairy tales…

Natalie Kaleta will do anything for the artists at her gallery, including risk life, limb and the effect of humidity on her naturally curly hair. Braving a downpour to check on reclusive Ronan Mitchell, Natalie gets stranded by a mudslide at his mountain home, where the brooding glass
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 18th 2018 by HQN
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Nate Brightman While all the books in this series can be read as a stand-alone, as with most series you'll get a deeper understanding of the secondary characters and…moreWhile all the books in this series can be read as a stand-alone, as with most series you'll get a deeper understanding of the secondary characters and their relationships of you read the series in order. This would be especially helpful in understanding Ronan's familial relationships and the tight bond Natalie has with her group of close women friends. But I agree the book can be enjoyed as a stand-alone.(less)

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Mallery vividly and artistically paints a picture with words. Why Not Tonight is an endearing romance between a highly temperamental and haunted male artist, Ronan, and an optimistic, take it as it comes struggling female artist, Natalie. I really found myself enjoying this story so much that I did a re-read, a few weeks apart, and loved that I caught more details Mallery added to the Happily Inc. world. Feel good, emotionally connecting plot that will pull you right in.

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I’ve been waiting for Ronan’s story since we first met him and I was eager to get to this one.

I’ve liked Natalie from the start and I thought her happiness was a perfect match for Ronan’s brooding. She’s sunny and sassy and doesn’t take any shit. He’s stoic and cloudy and quiet. Together they had some sweet chemistry and playful banter.

Plot wise it was fairly satisfying. I would have liked to see more of them together. It felt like they were in the same space, but separate for a lot of the sto
Dale Harcombe
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Natalie Kaleta is prepared to do anything to help look after the artists at the gallery where she works. This often means she has less time to devote to her own art, but she needs her job to pay the bills. Sometimes even that is a struggle. So when someone needs to go and check in on brooding artist Ronan Mitchell, it is left to Natalie. The trip to his mountain home in a downpour sets several events in motion that have an effect on her life. Ronan has his share of issues many of which relate to ...more
Kris - My Novelesque Life
(Happily Inc: #3)
Written by Susan Mallery
(Narrated by Tanya Eby)
2018; HQN Books (384 Pages)
(Audio length: 7 hours and 52 minutes)
Genre: fiction, series, romance, contemporary, small town, weddings

Rating: 3.5 STARS

Book three features Natalie, who works at the art gallery in town and is an artist herself (paper) and Ronan Mitchell, an artist in glass. Ronan has been brooding over a family secret and has escaped to his home in the mountain. When Natalie goes to check on him she trap
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great book! I hope she continues this series :)
Chris Conley
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Nobody does romance as well as Susan Mallery. Her ability to create characters to populate her worlds is beyond compare. Each time I visit one of her towns, I want to spend time with the people who live there. The situations her main characters face always are so very believable. I simply love her work.
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting for Ronan's story since he first appeared in the Fool's Gold books, and I was not disappointed. Ronan is a brilliant glass artist. He is also brooding, angry, and terribly confused. In a previous book, Ronan discovered that he is not his brother Mathias's twin. He is the product of one of his father's affairs, which has made him question everything about himself. He has pulled away from everyone - his brothers, his father (I don't blame him there), and the woman he thought wa ...more
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in this series. The series has gotten better with each book. I really have grown close to the characters and the town of Happy. The brothers, Mathias, Nick, and Ronan are great. I like that while, each one has been in the spotlight, they are still featured together in some way in the books.

Instantly, I loved Natalie. She had spunk. This spunk is what broke down Ronan's walls and brought him back into the "world". They were so good together. Natalie's joy was so infectious
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have read all of the books this far in the “happily inc” series and thoroughly enjoyed each one of them. “Why not Tonight” was no exception. The characters and plot simply pulled me in to the story line. The characters came to life once again; and the story was very believable and entertaining. I never close one of Susan Mallery’s books feeling I’ve wasted my time; instead, I close it looking forward to her next one.
Susan Mallery writes some fun books. And this series set in a town that somehow revolves around specialty weddings is a lot of fun.

I really liked this one because we finally get to resolve the whole issue with Ronan and his mom. It is a trope in romance fiction that a love of a good woman fixes everything, but it's done well here. I especially liked Natalie's sassy nature.
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Another mega-adorable addition to the Happily Inc series!
It was sweet and funny and a little heartbreaking.
I just adored Ronan and Natalie.
Natalie is this super happy, always-dancing-in-place-from-the-sheer-joy-of-life kind of person.
And Ronan - he's basically the total opposite.
But they just fit. Perfectly.
It takes him a little while to get over everything in his past - but the reader has an amazing witnessing that journey.
If I had to complain about something? It was
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle, for-review, 2018
2.5 stars: Why Not Tonight is the third book in the Happily, Inc series. This one is Ronan and Natalie's story. I have been kind of iffy on this series so far. I'm sad to say this one is my least favorite of the three. Natalie works as an admin assistant in the art gallery in town. She decides to drive her car in a major storm up the mountain to check on Ronan. The weather forces her to stay at his house for a few days. The couple get to know each other a bit better and see a different side of e ...more
Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’d recently read a couple of dark historical romances back to back. While they were amazing, I felt like I needed a change of scenery. Something contemporary and lighter. Susan Mallery’s newest addition to her Happily Inc series was just the ticket. This one is guaranteed to bring you joy and tug at your heartstrings. If you’re feeling in a rut and looking for a little inspiration, why not try Why Not Tonight?

As part time office manager of Willow Gallery, Natalie Kaleta was responsible for a
Juliana Philippa
3 stars
This was a cute and light read, with some definite highlights, but overall nothing memorable. Mallery creates very tight series where she creates whole towns that are all interconnected, and her Happily Inc one is tied to popular Fool's Gold series. She does all this very well and reading these books makes me want to abandon my love of big cities and move to a small town lol.

The first three books in this series feature three brothers who all grew up in Fool's Gold (my favorite is the seco
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it

Two artists, a case of opposites attract. One is a positive, talkative woman with a sunny disposition, the other, a semi-recluse man who's also closed off emotionally.

Ronan Mitchell is a notorious creator whose life changed in a matter of seconds when he learned that his mother is not his mother, making his twin Mathias not being his twin. Even now he's still angry and can't forgive the people who lied to him, nor can't he carry on as if nothing had happened. But what begin as a brief stay
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
I love this series and the town of Happily Inc! It is the type of town I'd like to live in if I could.

This book focuses on Natalie and Ronan. I like that Natalie is a curvy girl and for the most part owns and rocks her curves. Ronan has a lot of baggage from finding out that he doesn't know who his biological mother is and that the woman that raised him lied to him about being his mother. I like how his brothers and Natalie don't let him wallow in his misery for long....well not too long, they b
Ann Lorz
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....

I'm so glad that I finally got around to reading Why Not Tonight. I've been so busy reading other things that I haven't gotten to this one or the one right after it. I'm a naughty girl.

Let me start off by telling you that Why Not Tonight has my favorite couple ever. I totally loved Ronan and Natalie. Ronan is totally messed up for the big turn in his life. I understand why he feels the way he does, I just know it's
This was more of a 2.5 rating. I like Susan Mallery's books but this series has been hit and miss for me. I'm finding too many of the female characters a little too stupid for my liking. In this one we have Natalie and Ronan. It starts off with them spending the night together due to a storm. Of course things happen. However, Ronan is messed up from his past. Honestly I thought he was being ridiculous about it. Thankfully in the end he becomes better about it. ...more
Blushing Reader
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I forget how easy it is to fall into a Susan Mallery story! I missed these characters and so happy to read angsty Ronan’s story. I loved the emotion and the togetherness you get from this series. Well done! I can’t wait to pick up the next book in this series!
Maureen ~Bitch Can Write A Book
Well...I cried!

This book had ALL THE FEELS!

Ronan is WOWZA and Natalie was just what he needed. I love this series! What a fantastic read!
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
Loved this one. So much art in this one. I really admire the author's ability to bring to life the art through amazing descriptions. Looking forward to #4. Here we go... ...more
Karen Machamer
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Yet another great book by Susan Mallery. Really enjoying the new series. Can't wait to read more. ...more
Lark of The Bookwyrm's Hoard
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Why Not Tonight glows with a warmth and a sense of joythat are totally due to the heroine, Natalie. Her openhearted appreciation for life, for art, and for the people around her shines through in everything she says and does, from falling in love with Ronan to her excitement over the broken “treasures” she finds and incorporates into her art. I also love her dedication to her art and her determination to carve out time to create, even when it means scrimping and saving to live on a part-time sal ...more
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have a love/hate relationship with Susan Mallery novels. Usually it starts out love, love, love, and then something happens, and I want to toss the book aside. When I first started reading her stories, she had the heroine get pregnant at some point, which is always a bad prop for a romance writer to use as far as I’m concerned especially if it happens in more than two…three…four novels. Fortunately with the Happily Inc., she’s left out the props (or at least that one)…so far.

Natalie and Ronan’
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: con-rom, priority, 0918
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Utterly charming and ridiculously fun, Why Not Tonight was another lovely trek back to Happily Inc with a whole new romance to enjoy. Susan Mallery also caught us up with previous characters and gave us some interesting lead ins for upcoming books. (Yay!!)

I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it many times again, but Susan Mallery’s small town romances are one of my literary happy places. There’s just something so realistic about the quirky character
Ronan Mitchell
Natalie Kaleta
4 stars
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Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
My family's story is not the same as the Mitchell brothers but their story really speak to me so I was very emotionally involved in my reading.

Here's my advocacy for Ronan: There is a small chasm between Ronan and his family. Part of it is his fault, yes, but his family should have reacted differently (try to understand his side) His family feels like he is giving up on them, but maybe Ronan felt life they gave up on him too. His brothers don't reassure him that nothing changed. (I know that the
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Susan’s Mallery’s series Fool’s Gold is one of my favorite series out there, with The Happily Inc. series coming in close second. I enjoy how Ms. Mallery blends the characters without taking away from each series.

Natalie is a talented, kind, caring heroine that I felt needed her own HEA. Natalie has had a bad run with the male species but taking on Roman Mitchell is turning out to be harder than she thought. Natalie sets out to give Roman a piece of her mind; but on the way Natalie has her own n
Chloe (Always Booked)
Apr 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was definitely my favorite of the series so far! Its about Natalie and Ronan. She is an artist that works with paper and he is an artist that works with glass. He's kind of a recluse and the book starts with her going to check on him in a storm because nobody can get ahold of him. She goes but gets stuck up there and I loved that isolated setting! They were just friends before because she worked in the gallery where his stuff is showcased with his brothers Nick and Matthias (from books 1 an ...more
Perrin Larton
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Natalie. Light, bright, upbeat. Paper and mixed media artist. Ronan. Brooding, moody, temperamental. Exceptionally talented glass artist. Never, ever will these two be able to have a relationship, right? Ummm…no.

After learning his ‘true’ identity, Ronan leaves Fool’s Gold for Happily Inc. and decides to continue his incredible glass work, but pretty much tunes his family out. They reach out to him, but he only interacts with them if he absolutely needs their help or the mood strikes him. Often,
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