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!
Margot has always been ambitious and beautiful, just not in the way her grandmother would have wanted (beauty queen trainer...and Margot had a penchant for projectile vomiting in public speaking situations), but even she needs a break from her past...DESPERATELY...with it, time to perhaps fall for someone new. That's right, the beautiful yet somehow unapproachable sister has a stalker of sorts, or in this case a boyfriend that isn't good for her, to her, or does anything complimentary to her sense of being...yet still keeps showing up like a bad penny...and love being blind, Margot made her own bad decisions when it came to him. Seeing her let her hair down , figuratively and literally, was refreshing, and again, despite the pitfalls of her current job, I couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome of things on a professional and personal level. She deserved a shot at true happiness, and well....you'll see how that comes to pass.
In the end, it was such a good story! I adored the sisters, the potential love interests (LOVE!), Bianca (what a hoot!), Connor (such a sweetie), and the rest of the bit players too! While a great summer read to pass the sunny days, it has so much more depth to it as well. It's about growing up, or rather into the person we want to be, accepting our past, and looking forward to tomorrow. It's about letting love in, and giving second chances when deserved. It's about not settling for less than we deserve, striving for our dreams, and not being afraid to ask for help in achieving them. Really and truly, it's cemented its way into being one of my favorites of this author's lengthy published title list...and I couldn't be happier for it.
#1 NYT bestselling author Susan Mallery writes heartwarming, humorous novels about the relationships that define our lives-family, friendship, romance. She’s known for putting nuanced characters in emotional situations that surprise readers to laughter. Beloved by millions, her books have been translated into 28 languages. Susan lives in Washington with her husband, two cats, and a small poodle with delusions of grandeur.