Sunday, April 11, 2021

Blog Tour: Excerpt of Before Summer Ends by Susan Mallery

We are super excited to be a part of the excerpt tour for the latest from Susan Mallery,   This is stop #1.  Make sure to check out the other blogs over the week to read a continuation of this sneak peek.

Author: Susan Mallery 
Publication Date: April 27, 2021

A long, hot summer with her secret crush…
What could possibly go wrong?
Nissa Lang knows Desmond Stilling is out of her league. He’s a CEO, she’s a teacher. He’s gorgeous, she’s…not. So when her house-sitting gig falls through and Desmond offers her a place to stay for the summer, she vows not to reveal how she’s felt about him since their first—and only—kiss.
Desmond should’ve known better than to bring temptation into his house. He decided long ago that his best friend’s sister was too sweet, too good, for him. She deserves a guy who can give his heart. For her sake, he’s stayed away. But as her laughter breathes life into his lonely mansion, he’s not sure how long he’ll be able to resist.
From Harlequin Special Edition: Believe in love. Overcome obstacles. Find happiness.

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Excerpt #1

“Darling, we’re pregnant!”

“We are?” Nissa Lang asked, somewhat confused by the “we,” as well as the news of the pregnancy.

Mimi was in her midforties and as far as Nissa knew, Mimi and her husband hadn’t even been try­ing. Not that Nissa could be sure about that. Her re­lationship with Mimi was casual at best. Nissa was going to house-sit Mimi’s grand mansion while the happy couple spent the summer in a different man­sion in Norway. Not only would Nissa get paid a princely sum for things like flushing the many toilets and making sure the gardeners (yes, plural) did their thing, the money was going directly into her I’m-turning-thirty-and-to-prove-my-life-isn’t-a-disaster, I’m-taking-myself-to-Italy-for-three-weeks-next-summer fund.

Knowing she had a place to live for July and Au­gust, Nissa had rented out her own small condo, to add even more money to her fund. Only the sink­ing feeling in her stomach told her that maybe she was about to get some bad news in that department.

Mimi laughed. “I know it’s a shock. We’re stunned. We didn’t think we were ever going to be able to have children, but I’m pregnant and it’s wonderful. I’m calling because the baby means a change in plans. Between my age and the previous miscarriages, I’m a high-risk pregnancy, and travel is out of the ques­tion. So we’ll be staying home this summer. I hope you understand.”

Yup, there it was. Disappointment on a stick, stab­bing her right in her travel dreams.

“Of course,” Nissa said politely, because that was how she’d been raised, but on the inside, she was pouting and stomping her feet. “Congratulations. You must be thrilled.”

“Thank you. We’re beyond happy. Take care. Bye.”

With that, Mimi hung up and Nissa sank onto the sofa. She looked at the open boxes scattered around her small condo, the ones she was filling up with personal items so the charming young couple who had rented her place for two months would have room for their own things. She glanced at the calendar she’d tacked on the wall, with the date she was supposed to be out circled in red.

About Susan Mallery

No.1 New York Times 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.

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Excerpt Tour:
Sunday, April 11th: From the TBR Pile
Monday, April 12th: Books and Spoons
Monday, April 12th: Seaside Book Nook
Tuesday, April 13th: Jathan & Heather
Wednesday, April 14th: Palmers Page Turners
Thursday, April 15th: Pacific Northwest Bookworm
Friday, April 16th: Book Reviews and More by Kathy
Saturday, April 17th: The Lit Bitch
Sunday, April 18th: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Monday, April 19th: Novel Gossip
Tuesday, April 20th: Moonlight Rendezvous
Wednesday, April 21st: The OC Book Girl
Thursday, April 22nd: Romantic Reads and Such
Friday, April 23rd: Books and Bindings
Friday, April 23rd: View from the Birdhouse
Saturday, April 24th: What is That Book About
Sunday, April 25th: Books Cooks Looks
Monday, April 26th: Nurse Bookie
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Monday, April 26th: @savbeebooks
Tuesday, April 27th: @nsiabblog
Tuesday, April 27th: @tamsterdam_reads
Wednesday, April 28th: @acericolalife
Wednesday, April 28th: @workreadsleeprepeat
Thursday, April 29th: @suethebookie
Thursday, April 29th: @readerofthewrittenword
Friday, April 30th: @everlasting.charm
Friday, April 30th: @stumblingintobooks
Saturday, May 1st: @a_bookish_dream
Saturday, May 1st: @what.ems.reading
Sunday, May 2nd: @readswithrosie
Tuesday, May 4th: @lovelyplacebooks

1 comment:

Sara Strand said...

Thank you for featuring this! Sara @ TLC Book Tours