Lawd jaysus, I did not enjoy this book. If I weren't being
asked to review it, I wouldn't have finished it. None of it
worked for me, and I have read
Susan Mallery's books for years.
First of all, I found the idea of a town named Happily, Inc.
so twee and
off-putting. How the town received its name, or why it's a
destination town isn't explained until far into the book, so
I spent the first bit very confused. Who would name a town
this? What are the schools called? Surely there have to be
things in the town that don't support weddings, so what do
Second of all, I wasn't invested in the hero or heroine.
They both read
as wooden to me - he as cold and she as clueless. They
didn't read to
me as folks in the generation they're supposed to be a part
hypothetically), and I didn't really understand their
The #1 New York Times bestselling
author of the Fool's Gold romances invites you to visit
Happily Inc., a wedding destination founded on a fairy tale
Sculptor Nick Mitchell grew up in a family of artists and
learned from his volatile father that passion only leads to
pain. As he waits on a new commission, he takes a day job as
a humble carpenter at a theme wedding venue. The job has its
perksâ€”mainly the venue's captivating owner, Pallas Saunders.
Although he won't let love consume him, for ecstasy with an
expiration date, he's all in.
Pallas adores Weddings in a Box. But if she can't turn the
floundering business around, she'll have no choice but to
cave to her domineering mother and trade taffeta for trust
funds working at the family's bank. Then when a desperate
bride begs Pallas for something completely out of
the box, her irresistible new hire inspires her. Nick knows
she doesn't belong behind a desk, and she knows in her heart
that he's rightâ€”where she really belongs is in his