Thursday, June 20, 2019

The Summer of Sunshine & Margot

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Synopsis:  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.

One (or more) Sentence Summary: This is my first Susan Mallery book review and I am not sure how that is even possible. I enjoyed The Summer of Sunshine & Margot and can't wait to read more of Susan's books.

Sunshine and Margot are twins who don't have good luck with men per the family curse.  However, they just maybe able to break that curse this summer.  Margot is the more serious and responsible twin, while Sunshine is more carefree and goes where ever the next boyfriend takes her.

Margot is working with a very unusual client (Bianca) and is requested to move in with her at her son's house (mansion).  Alec, Bianca's son, keeps to himself and likes order, however, he finds himself out of sorts after spending time with Margot.  Let's just say that Alec forgets all about keeping things in order when there is steam sex going on!  I have to say, Bianca is hoot!

Sunshine is working as nanny after being left penniless in London. She is determined to get her in life in order this time.  She starts taking a college class, is a live-in nanny to Connor who lost his mother to cancer, and wants a man to love her "for her" and not her body.  Connor's dad Delcan, falls hard for Sunshine, but she has sworn off men and will not to repeat her past mistakes. 

Will the Baxter sisters finally break the family curse and find decent and worthy men?  

Would I Read Other Books by the Author:  I am reading California Girls right now and enjoying it. I would like to read all her books.  I think The Secrets of the Tulip Sisters will be up next. 
Check out the other TLC Book Tour reviews:

Monday, June 10th: Book Reviews and More by KathyTuesday, June 11th: Satisfaction for Insatiable ReadsWednesday, June 12th: Palmer’s Page TurnersThursday, June 13th: Reading RealityFriday, June 14th: Kahakai KitchenMonday, June 17th: Pacific Northwest BookwormTuesday, June 18th: Bewitched BookwormsWednesday, June 19th: Booked on a FeelingThursday, June 20th: Seaside Book NookFriday, June 21st: Jathan & HeatherMonday, June 24th: Run WrightTuesday, June 25th: @libraryinprogressWednesday, June 26th: What is That Book AboutThursday, June 27th: Audio Killed the Bookmark and @beritaudiokilledthebookmarkFriday, June 28th: Novel Gossip and @novelgossipMonday, July 1st: Amy’s Book-et ListTuesday, July 2nd: A Chick Who ReadsWednesday, July 3rd: Books & BindingsFriday, July 5th: @booktimisticMonday, July 8th: BiblioticaTuesday, July 9th: Romantic Reads and SuchWednesday, July 10th: Sincerely Karen JoWednesday, July 10th: Broken TeepeeThursday, July 11th: Why Girls are WeirdFriday, July 12th: View from the BirdhouseMonday, July 15th: Diary of a Stay at Home MomTuesday, July 16th: Treestand Book ReviewsWednesday, July 17th: Book FidelityFriday, July 19th: Not in Jersey

#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. Visit her at

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  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this, I'm a big Susan Mallery fan so if you need a good pick me up/fun read, any one of hers would be good. She is a go-to author for me! Thanks for being on this tour. Sara @ TLC Book Tours

  2. Wow, cool post. I'd like to write like this too - taking time and real hard work to make a great article... but I put things off too much and never seem to get started. Thanks though. Ayurveda maroochydore


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