Happily Inc, Book 6
From the publisher:
Susan Mallery, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fool’s Gold romances, proves there’s no place like Happily Inc for the holidays…
There’s no place like Happily Inc for the holidays…
Wynn Beauchene has a thriving business, a great kid and a mildly embarrassing crush on the guy next door—local cop Garrick McCabe. She’s a strong, independent woman who can’t help dreaming what-if about a man she barely knows. Until he needs her help…
Garrick’s pregnant daughter will be home for Christmas, and his house needs a woman’s touch. Garrick and his little girl were tight once and he’s hoping a small-town Christmas will bring her back to him. But thawing his daughter’s frosty attitude will take more than a few twinkle lights. Maybe sharing the holiday with Wynn and her son will remind her of the joy of family.
As the season works its magic on these wounded souls, Wynn realizes it’s time to stop punishing herself for a painful secret, while Garrick remains haunted by the ghosts of past mistakes. Will he allow Wynn to open the only gift she truly wants—his heart?
Read more in the reader-favorite Happily Inc series:
Book 1: You Say It First
Book 2: Second Chance Girl
Book 3: Why Not Tonight
Book 4: Not Quite Over You
Book 5: Meant to Be Yours
Book 6: Happily This Christmas
Wynn gave up dating when she found herself single and pregnant, and now that her son is a teenager, and she has a hot single cop living next door, she’s thinking maybe it’s time. They are the “wave hello” kind of neighbors, so when Garrick knocks on her door, she is surprised and happy. Turns out the hot cop is a single dad, but his daughter, Joylyn, has been living with her mom and wants no part of dad. They were super close until her teenage years when she started treating him like the enemy and broke his heart. Now she’s pregnant and due around Christmas, her husband is deployed to Afghanistan, and her mom thinks she will be better off waiting for her husband and the baby at her dad’s house.
Garrick’s house is a total man cave and he knows he needs to do something to make it feel like home for Joylyn. In desperation, he asks Wynn to help. They go on a shopping spree and find they have a lot in common, not to mention there is a strong, physical attraction as well.
Joylyn is a bitch. Her mother neglected to mention that fact to Garrick but she’s been a bitch to him for years. And she’s pregnant, alone, scared, and taking all that out on everyone in her world. Wynn understands as she has been in a similar place, except without all the privilege. As the two women grow closer, Joylynn’s behavior starts getting a little bit better. As Garrick is nothing but patient and kind with her, their relationship starts thawing, too.
Getting through Thanksgiving and Christmas together definitely makes life better for everyone. Garrick and Wynn don’t have a lot of time to spend together with all the holiday and baby craziness, but the heat between them is spiking and everyone can see it.
Happily is a small town and Joylyn never understood why her father wanted to live there until she moves in with him. She’s starting to learn about friendship and love and family and she grows more than any other character – and I’m not talking about the pregnancy!
Even so, this is not her story but Wynn’s. Fans of the Happily Inc series have been waiting for Wynn to find love and all I can say is that it was worth the wait. All the characters from previous books make an appearance, but if you haven’t read the series, no worries, this book easily stands alone. But I love this series, so go read them all, okay?
11/2020 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™
HAPPILY THIS CHRISTMAS by Susan Mallery. HQN; Original edition (September 29, 2020). ISBN 978-1335081285. 352 pages.
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