The Baxter sisters come from a long line of women with disastrous luck in love. But this summer, Sunshine and Margot will turn disasters into destiny…
As an etiquette coach, Margot teaches her clients to fit in. But she’s never faced a client like Bianca, an aging movie star who gained fame—and notoriety—through a campaign of shock and awe. Schooling Bianca on the fine art of behaving like a proper diplomat’s wife requires intensive lessons, forcing Margot to move into the monastery turned mansion owned by the actress’s intensely private son. Like his incredible home, Alec’s stony exterior hides secret depths Margot would love to explore. But will he trust her enough to let her in?
Sunshine has always been the good-time sister, abandoning jobs to chase after guys who used her, then threw her away. No more. She refuses to be “that girl” again. This time, she’ll finish college, dedicate herself to her job as a nanny, and she 100 percent will not screw up her life again by falling for the wrong guy. Especially not the tempting single dad who also happens to be her boss.
Master storyteller Susan Mallery weaves threads of family drama, humor, romance and a wish-you-were-there setting into one of the most satisfying books of the year!
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Mallery (California Girls) combines heat and sweet in a delicious tale destined for beach blankets. Fraternal twins Margot and Sunshine Baxter couldn't be closer, but they also couldn't be more different. Reserved, by-the-book Margot is a dedicated and responsible etiquette coach, and her younger-by-eight-minutes, free-spirited, bombshell sister Sunshine is a nanny for an adorable and mature 8-year-old, Connor. Sunshine also has a history of abruptly abandoning jobs to travel with unworthy boyfriends. Neither expects to find true love on the job, but soon Margot falls for Alec, the only son of the aging movie star she's tutoring, and Sunshine discovers incredible chemistry with Declan, the widowed father of her charge. As the sisters navigate the risks of mixing work with romance, Mallery skillfully weaves in tantalizing details from the sisters' pasts romantic hurts, the emotional devastation of being abandoned by their mother when they were children to make the heart-tugging happily-ever-after all the sweeter. Mallery's gift for creating relatable characters and lively pacing results in a satisfying tale that will win her even more fans.
Wonderful book, that I highly recommend. Family dynamics, twin sisters, love, and humor always make for a good summertime read. Throughly enjoyed!
The Sumer of Sunshine & Margot
I loved this book. Didn’t want it to end. The story of the sisters and their connection and their personal issues, the situations they found themselves in....how it all intertwined. Well written. Wish there was more. When I turned the last page I was devastated that it didn’t continue. I wanted more.
Long and tedious. Not worth the read or time.
The story has a good premise but is miserable to read. It’s very wordy. I usually finish a book in - few days. This took over 2 weeks because I couldn’t make myself finish it. It has a pleasant story but is a wordy and tedious. I wouldn’t read it again.