* Review * CALIFORNIA GIRLS by Susan Mallery

* Review * CALIFORNIA GIRLS by Susan MalleryCalifornia Girls by Susan Mallery
Published by MIRA on February 26, 2019
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The California sunshine’s not quite so bright for three sisters

who get dumped in the same week…

Finola, a popular LA morning-show host, is famously upbeat until she’s blindsided on live TV by the news that her husband is sleeping with a young pop sensation who has set their affair to music. While avoiding the tabloids and pretending she’s just fine, she’s crumbling inside, desperate for him to come to his senses and for life to go back to normal.

Zennie’s breakup is no big loss. Although the world insists she pair up, she’d rather be surfing. So agreeing to be the surrogate for her best friend is a no-brainer—after all, she has an available womb and no other attachments to worry about. Except…when everyone else, including her big sister, thinks she’s making a huge mistake, being pregnant is a lot lonelier—and more complicated—than she imagined.

Never the tallest, thinnest or prettiest sister, Ali is used to being overlooked, but when her fiancé sends his disapproving brother to call off the wedding, it’s a new low. And yet Daniel continues to turn up “for support,” making Ali wonder if maybe—for once—someone sees her in a way no one ever has.


Family saga at it’s best! The latest from Susan Mallery has us knee deep into this family’s drama from the very first few pages … and loving it! She weaves a complex story line depicting each sisters life and the trials and tribulations they are all going through at the same time. Normally close and supportive, they find themselves straying and not being as happy go lucky with each other at the moment. A clingy, self-righteous mother tops off the cast and brings yet another perspective into an already chaotic life. I really enjoyed the book!

Finola Corrado thinks she’s living the dream. She’s basking in her own glory and about to embark on a grand vacation with her adoring husband when it all explodes in her face just before she’s about to go on live television. Her husband drops the bombshell on her that he’s been adoring someone else, and she’s literally steps away from interviewing the pop sensation trollop on her talk show!

Zennie Schmitt loves her solo life and just can’t understand why people keep harping on her to become part of a couple. When the guy she’s been casually dating wants to move forward with her, she fails to keep the disdain from her face and he ends up dropping her quicker than she can turn around instead. She’s going to concentrate on just enjoying life for a chance … and what better way than agreeing to be a surrogate for her best friend and help her achieve her life’s dream … only she has no clue how lonely and difficult it’s going to be when her family support system doesn’t agree with her decisions.

Ali Schmitt was on the the cusp of the happiest time of her life seven weeks before her wedding when it all comes crumbling down. Her loser fiancee sends his brother to break it off with her … right after invitations have gone out! She has always felt like Daniel disapproved of her as a mate for his brother, but he’s being really great in helping her pick up the pieces and cancel this wedding. As time goes by, she starts to wonder if the wrong brother was in her sights the whole time!


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