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I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

What an incredibly fun read by Susan Mallery called Meant to Be Yours.  Today is the book's publication release date and I am so excited to share this book with you.

Book Summary:

In Happily Inc, love means never having to say “I do”…

Wedding coordinator Renee Grothen isn’t meant for marriage. Those who can, do. Those who can’t, plan. But she never could have planned on gorgeous, talented thriller writer Jasper Dembenski proposing—a fling, that is. Fun without a future. And the attraction between them is too strong for Renee to resist. Now she can have her no-wedding cake…and eat it, too.

After years in the military, Jasper is convinced he’s too damaged for relationships. So a flirtation—and more—with fiery, determined Renee is way too good to pass up…until his flame becomes his muse.

Renee is an expert at averting every crisis. But is she finally ready to leap into the one thing that can never be controlled: love?

I really enjoyed this book. The plot is fresh and I loved that one of the characters is a princess from a distant country.  Jasper is a writer who wants to learn how to write an authentic female character but he keeps running into roadblocks as he just doesn't know what a woman thinks, likes, or even wants to talk about. When he meets Renee, a wedding planner, they both hit it off but want no real relationship, just a "friend with benefits." What ensues next is a delightful series of events that have Renee and Jasper both questioning what they truly want.  Read the book, you won't be disappointed.

Author: Susan Mallery
ISBN: 9781335041494

Author: Susan Mallery
ISBN: 9781335041494
Author Bio: 

SUSAN MALLERY is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of novels about the relationships that define women's lives—family, friendship, romance. Library Journal says, “Mallery is the master of blending emotionally believable characters in realistic situations," and readers seem to agree—40 million copies of her books have sold worldwide. Her warm, humorous stories make the world a happier place to live.

Susan grew up in California and now lives in Seattle with her husband. She's passionate about animal welfare, especially that of the two ragdoll cats and an adorable poodle who think of her as mom.

Let's get to know our author even better!  Here are some questions that I sent Susan to answer, Enjoy!

Who is an author you draw inspiration from?

Years ago, the fabulous Debbie Macomber suggested to me that I stop writing series about
families, and start writing series about people who live in the same town. That advice was the
inspiration for my Fool’s Gold series, which led to my Happily Inc series, as well. I’ll always be
grateful to Debbie for that.

What is your favorite place to read a book? 

At home with my feet up on the sofa and a cat curled in my lap.

Who is a book character you’d be best friends with?

Each of my heroines is someone I’d be friends with—after all, I spend months with them, so I
want them to be people I enjoy hanging out with. As for best friends, I’ll go with Ellen Fox,
heroine of The Friendship List, which will come out next year. Ellen had me laughing all the
way through the book. She’s blunt and smart and would drop everything to help someone she

She’s a single mom who got pregnant in high school. She had sex one time, got pregnant, and
then... nothing. She’s basically a virgin with a kid. But when she discovers what she’s been
missing, she has no inhibitions. Her lack of filter was a source of constant amusement for me.
Every day, I was excited to get back to work so I could spend time with her again. Such a fun
book to write!

Pen & Paper or Computer?

Computer. I couldn’t keep up with my thoughts with paper and pen. I type about 120 words per
minute, so that’s easier for me. Hard on my wrists and hands, but easier on my brain.

Favorite decade in fashion history?

The 1980’s.
I am enjoying the fashion of today. I like that there really aren’t any rules anymore, it’s all about

What is your signature drink?

A Starbucks latte. This time of year, pumpkin spice. Even though the baristas cannot, for the life
of them, spell Susan.

To learn more about our author, please follow her on the social media links below. Also, check out her website!

Social Links:
Twitter: @susanmallery
Facebook: @SusanMallery
Instagram: @susanmallery

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  1. That sounds like a great read. I will have to add it to my book wish list.

  2. I am just starting to look for a new book to read because I am traveling and I want to start a new book. I will definitely check this one out.

  3. Yum, I love pumpkin spice too. I'll have to read this. I always love to read--it's what I do for me time.

  4. Oh goodness. THE LAST TIME I READ A BOOK - lol! hahahaha! I am embarrassed to admit it.

  5. Ice Cream n Sticky Fingers3:01 PM

    This sounds like an interesting book to read. With winter coming up, I need to find a few new books to read while I cozy up on the couch.

  6. I love the sound of this book. It really sparks my interest! My biggest takeaway, however, is finding time to read!

  7. I'm curious to know which writer would still use pen and paper to write their thoughts. In the old days, they used to really use lots of scratch paper to jot down whatever thing is on their head. Now maybe some even just use an audio recorder and play it back later.

  8. This sounds like a really amazing read. I have to look into adding this to my reading list.

  9. I also love to read on the sofa with a cat curled up with me! It's the most relaxing way to read a book.

  10. I have never heard of this book before and it sounds like it has a nice and interesting story. I need to check this out!

  11. Sounds like a real page turner. Books like this are my preference if time permits me to read. I am sure this has an interesting story

  12. This sounds like a great read. I am all about a relaxing time spent reading a good book and I needed one to start on, I think I found it.

  13. To me, there's something so soothing about writing with pen and paper but I agree with her - I wouldn't be able to keep up with my thoughts! Computer is great for that.

  14. I bet my mother in law would love this book. She is a huge cat and dog person and a reader too

  15. This sounds like a fun read! I love reading the classics, but I also enjoy a light, fun read. Balance, right? :)

  16. Sounds like great book to read. I will check it out in the library or store.

  17. This book sounds like a good read! I’m going to have check her out!

  18. Sounds like a great book to add to my reading list, it is getting bigger, so I better start reading more lol


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