Books by Susan Mallery

B-
Not Quite Over You

I found myself pleasantly surprised by Not Quite Over You. In the first few chapters, I was convinced it might go from a little too sweet to outright ridiculous, but Ms. Mallery reined it in and delivered a book I can ultimately recommend, provided you’re in the mood for something light and frothy ...

C+
When We Found Home

I love family reunion stories. I’m particularly fond of stories where people unexpectedly find new relatives, like a long-lost sister or brother. So when I realized Susan Mallery’s When We Found Home was about three siblings meeting each other for the first time, I knew I had to read it. Malc ...

C
Secrets of the Tulip Sisters

Susan Mallery starts the summer off with a flawed and yet funny beach read, Secrets of the Tulip Sisters. The story of two sisters and a best friend muddling their way through small town life, it boasts a lot of Mallery’s favorite storytelling tropes but is ultimately a little short on real romanc ...

B
Daughters of the Bride

Daughters of the Bride is a delightful book that contains four separate, yet interconnected love stories, all of which have a satisfying happy ending. Courtney, Sienna, and Rachel are three sisters with complex relationships who have been tasked with planning their mother’s second wedding. While m ...

C
Best of My Love

When I saw Best of My Love appear as a possibility to review I remembered liking some of the author’s earlier books and took a chance: not my best decision. It wasn’t awful, but seemed like a series of vignettes featuring the hero and heroine, and eventually had too much of a small town filled w ...

C-
Until We Touch

The Fool's Gold series is a long-standing contemporary series revolving around the fictional town of Fool's Gold, California. This entry stars former football player Jack McGarry and his personal assistant Larissa Owens. Normally “friends to lovers” is a favorite storyline of mine, but this book ...

C
Three Little Words

I think that Three Little Words was a book with a lot of potential that was damaged by poor pacing and a lackluster hero. The book started on such a promising note. I love stories of people who are reunited that have a failed relationship in their past or awkward encounter. So, when Isabel walked i ...

B-
Just One Kiss

Susan Mallery has been writing about the residents of Fool’s Gold for quite some time. While I have not read all of them, I have read quite a few and did enjoy them. This book is a decent read, but I think Ms. Mallery should take a break from this series and come back to it later. Her latest seeme ...

C+
Three Sisters

Switching back and forth between women’s fiction and romantic comedy satisfies my need for poignant stories and stories that make me laugh, because it is rare to find a book that has both. While I liked Three Sisters, it didn’t tug on my heartstrings. In fact, while it is well written, the char ...

D
Summer Days

As readers, aren’t we supposed to like at least one character in a book? If so, I can’t figure out anyone to like in this one at all. Am I supposed to like a feisty old man who sells his granddaughter’s property without telling her? A shrewd, high-powered executive who supposedly looks over th ...