Second Chance Girl: A Modern Fairy Tale Romance

· Happily Inc Book 2 · Sold by HQN Books
16 reviews

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From the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Susan Mallery, read the second irresistible installment in the Happily Inc series!

Mathias Mitchell’s easy smile hides a world of hurt. After the worst kind of family betrayal, he moves to Happily Inc., California—the wedding destination town supplies a steady stream of bridesmaids, perfect for his “no promises, no pain” lifestyle. Yet he can’t stop watching for his beautiful, elusive neighbor on the animal preserve behind their homes.

Gamekeeper Carol Lund knows she’s not special enough to attract an alpha male like Mathias, so his offer to help her adopt a herd for her lonely giraffe is surprising—and his determined seduction, even more so. But just as she finally welcomes him into her bed, his careless actions crush her heart. Will she give him a second chance to prove she’ll always come first in his heart?

Don’t miss You Say It First, the first book in the Happily Inc series.

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16 reviews
Isha Coleman
September 16, 2017
From puppy love thru teenage crush to adult frustration, there is one major commonality. Heartbreak. Opening up to that chance of forever, only to discover that hope has turned to never. Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt. Perhaps that's why Carol and Mathias are easy to identify with. A piece of ourselves shines through in every scenario. Self -doubt, sadness and a little bit of hopeful fantasy guides readers through a romance that is uniquely sweet and irresistible to the hidden romantic in us all. Carol is a woman with a ton of baggage but a huge amount of heart. She showers love on the animals she welcomes into her home, but wishes for someone to call her own. Mathias is a man that sees beauty, where others don't bother to look. He creates beauty using his mind, his heart and his hands. Can he allow his creative optimism to guide him in matters of the heart? Second Chance Girl begins as a long range dream and quickly becomes a tale of understated beauty and courageous second chances. What dreams are made of. The ability to hope.
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Peggy Dixon
September 26, 2017
I loved this story of second chances and true love. Mathias and his brothers have all suffered an abusive father and are confused about love. He doesn't want it. He is a glass artist. Carol is his neighbor and game keeper. A wonderful, generous, smart and loving woman who wants it all. Love, family and a companion giraffe. The rest of the story is pure magic. Funny, sad and beautiful. Great dialogue, great writing and a wonderfully woven tale. Second in the Happily Inc. series.
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Diana Cook
October 3, 2017
Second Chance Girl by Susan Mallery Carol and Mathias are the main characters, a second set of characters also get their story in this book Violet and Ulrich. Violet is Carol's sister and I thought it was a great way to make the book more interesting to tell two love stories at once. The main focus of the book is on Carol and Mathias, Carol is basically an animal warden for the animal rescue area that touches up against Mathias property. Mathias is an artist who is hiding his real talent making beautiful dishes. They join together to try and raise enough money for more giraffes because the lone giraffe needs company and they fall in love. It is a great story and I highly recommend to anyone looking for a great book.
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About the author

#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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