“Romance novels don’t get much better than Mallery’s expert blend of emotional nuance, humor and superb storytelling.” —Booklist
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 perks—mainly the venue’s captivating owner, Pallas Saunders.
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 work 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 right—where she really belongs is in his arms.
Don’t miss the next book in the Happily Inc series, Second Chance Girl!
Veteran romance author Mallery's signature blend of endearing characters and charming stories sets the tone for her new series, set in a small Southern California desert town. Pallas Saunders, owner of Wedding in a Box, has a theme wedding in less than an hour and is one Roman soldier short. In desperation, she asks the good-looking carpenter sitting in her office to fill in. Nick Mitchell, a world-renowned artist, is applying for a part-time carpenter job to pass the time while he waits for word on an anticipated two-year project in Dubai. After a hectic weekend of weddings, Pallas and Nick settle into an easy camaraderie. Pallas needs a sounding board: there is no pleasing her domineering mother, and her business needs a plan to grow. A budding attraction evolves through delightfully flirtatious and deceptively easy dialogue as Pallas and Nick fall into a satisfying arrangement, but the comfortable intimacy is shattered when Nick's demons surface. Mallery (the Fool's Gold series) excels at creating protagonists who grow individually as well as together on the way to their destined happy ending. A colorful cast of secondary characters with riveting background stories provide a great setup for future stories.
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You Say It First
This is the first book in the Happily, Inc series. It takes the three Mitchell brothers in a new setting. Nick meets Pallas when he interviews for a job as a part time carpenter. She immediately has him dressing in a toga and putting on a fake tan. This starts slowly, but eventually ends as a typical romance. But both bring out wonderful qualities in each other.
Fun, refreshing romantic comedy
I LOVE everything by Susan Mallery and You Say It First is certainly no exception. The first book in the Happily, Inc. Series does not disappoint. It has all of the feels, wit, charm and romance we've come to love from Mallery. Along with fantastic characters and a great legend of how the town was started. There are even references from Fools Gold. I loved this refreshing, fun, romantic comedy that is only the beginning of what's to come for Happily Inc.
Happily Inc. makes me happy...
"You say it First" is #1 in a brand new series, Happily Inc. It is a great read to kick off the series. i was sad when the Fool's Gold series finally came to an end, but Happily Inc. has undertones of the latter, such as quirky, lovable, characters and a giraffe. I loved Nick and Pallas and the dynamics of their relationship. A definite page turner that I did not want to end. Well done, well done, Susan Mallery!