Books by Susan Mallery

B-
Sweet Trouble

The final installment in Susan Mallery's Keyes sisters trilogy, provides redemption for Jesse, the family bad girl. Despite her checkered past, I found her to be a likable, interesting heroine. Five years have passed since Jesse – pregnant and broke - left Seattle after being wrongly accused ...

B+
Sweet Spot

I've read a lot of books by Susan Mallery, and Sweet Spot, the second in her Keyes sisters trilogy, is definitely one of my favorites. I didn't read the first book, but this worked for me as a stand-alone. Nicole is the responsible sister. She's worked in the family bakery from a young age an ...

B+
Sweet Talk

I found as I considered Sweet Talk for this review that the author could have done a lot of things wrong in this story since it features a relatively safe plot. However, she managed to create a sweet story with real characters and real situations. Claire Keyes was a child prodigy. After an astoni ...

B-
Accidentally Yours

Accidentally Yours by Susan Mallery, despite its bright cover and comedic writing, deals with a very serious issue: Fatal childhood illnesses. Mallery combines the two fairly well, but the book requires the reader to suspend quite a bit of reality for it to be truly enjoyable. Kerri Sullivan i ...

C+
Tempting

While I did enjoy Tempting, there was not enough romance in this fourth installment of Mallery’s Buchanan series to keep me engaged with the main couple. Complex and interesting family relationships could not compensate for weak chemstry between the leads. I ended up enjoying the scenes with the ...

C-
The Marcelli Princess

To purposely misquote: “Romance novels should beware of kids and pets.” Invariably, they send the cheese factor through the roof. Unfortunately Susan Mallery had already put herself behind the eight-ball, plot-wise, and the prominence of the character of Danny kept her there for most of her late ...

C-
Sizzling

Since reading Delicious, the first in this series, I have been anticipating Reid’s story and was delighted when I was given the opportunity to review this third installment in the Buchanan series. Not only does this book feature the bad boy of the Buchanans, it also offers the reader a different p ...

B-
Irresistible

Irresistible is the second in a series about the members of the Buchanan family who own a chain of restaurants in Seattle. It's good cheesy fun featuring a dysfunctional family who all have Issues and Problems. If you like soap operas, this will be just what the doctor ordered. E ...

A-
The Marcelli Bride

In The Marcelli Bride Susan Mallery pulls off a terrific triple play by combining action/adventure, daily family life, and a wonderful romance. Add in a soupcon of hot sex and extremely likable characters and you have my second DIK of the year. Since I went all of last year without a DIK, I am happ ...

B
Delicious

Seattle and fine restaurants seem to go hand in hand in my mind and make a rather delightful setting for romance. But a romantic dinner for two is hardly the scenario in Delicious since its focus is on the fast-paced business behind the ambiance and excellent dinner fare. And there is an additional ...