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Romance | You Say It First | Susan Mallery

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We’re on tour today sharing Laura’s thoughts for You Say It First by Susan Mallery.

You Say It First Susan Mallery (book cover)

You’re invited to visit a wedding destination found only in a fairy tale…

Pallas Saunders adores running her quirky wedding venue, Weddings in a Box. But if she can’t turn the floundering business around, she’ll have no choice but to trade taffeta for a stable career.

Sculptor Nick Mitchell is struggling to fill his time between commissions, so takes a day job as carpenter at Weddings in a Box… The job has its perks―mainly the captivating owner, Pallas.

Then when a desperate bride wants something completely new, Nick inspires Pallas to think outside the box. Could building a dream wedding be the start of their fairytale?

You Say It First is published by Mills & Boon and is available to purchase in digital, paperback, hardcover and audiobook formats. Check out the Mills & Boon website.


You Say It First is a Happily. Inc novel, and new series by Susan Mallery.

This romance follows the main character, Pallas Saunders, an owner of wedding business, Weddings in a Box.

Nick Mitchell takes a carpenter job and soon becomes a love interest. He is caring and kind and like Pallas struggles with love.

While Pallas organises weddings for her clients, some more demanding than others, Nick continues to support her dreams of expansion. She also has fantastic support from her wonderful friends and employees yet her relationship with her mother is strained and challenging.

You Say It First is a pleasant read but sadly one I will not treasure. At times I found the story slow and struggled to keep reading. However it is a feel-good story about romance, love and quirky weddings.

This is great for fans of Susan Mallery’s series Fools Gold.

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Read an extract on Susan Mallery’s website.

SUSAN MALLERY is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of novels about the relationships that define women’s lives—family, friendship, romance. Library Journal says, “Mallery is the master of blending emotionally believable characters in realistic situations,” and readers seem to agree—40 million copies of her books have sold worldwide. Her warm, humorous stories make the world a happier place to live.

Susan grew up in California and now lives in Seattle with her husband. She’s passionate about animal welfare, especially that of the two ragdoll cats and adorable poodle who think of her as mom.

Connect with Susan Mallery


Twitter @SusanMallery



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I've been blogging about my interests at Jera's Jamboree for 8+ years. My love of reading, crocheting and being out in nature are all things that help me unwind from my role as an Inclusion Lead in a primary school. I'm passionate about early help and sharing strategies with families to empower and help build resilience. I'm a member of of my Local Authority's Early Help Operational Board, working alongside other professionals to instigate change and growth.

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