I've been waiting all summer for the new Fool's Gold books to be released and was pleasantly surprised to find this new Happily Inc. series in its place. Nick is a character that is mentioned in Fool's Gold and several of the characters from the town are referenced through this book, but this is most definitely a new town with new quirks and new characters.
Pallas is an easy character to instantly love and as she develops through the book it is easy to see why she has so many friends who love her and want to help her. As soon as she begins to fall for Nick you want that for her just because she deserves it!
Because I was familiar with Nick's family from the previous books I was pretty much instantly rooting for him as well, but I like the fact that Mallory didn't make him 100% instantly likable and perfect. Nick grows a lot as a character throughout this book and it is fun to see it happen without his knowlege. I also really liked the way Mallory showed the complex relationship between the brothers, which may not exactly be a typical scenario, but every family can relate to at least to some extent.
OVERALL RATING - 5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy
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