Excerpt Tour: Before Summer Ends by Susan Mallery

Is it even summer without a new Susan Mallery book?! Susan Mallery is one of the queens of summer beach reads in my book and I am so excited to be part of the excerpt tour! Be sure to check out the schedule of excerpts below and you too can follow along and read all the parts of this new book!

Susan Mallery is a long standing, prolific writer with a number of novels under her belt ranging in topics from romances, to family relationships, to friendships. I have come to expect high quality, good stories from her and I have thus far never been disappointed. Mallery is known for writing nuanced and complexed characters and I have no reason to feel that this latest book is lacking in any of those area!

After reading some of the excerpts, I know this is going to be another great book for your summer time or beach reading! Harlequin always puts out novels that just leave you feeling good and happy with how things resolved. I don’t know about you but I could use with a few more HEAs right now in the world and this sounds like just the book to do that!


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.

Purchase Links

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He shook off the memories and quickly sent a text.

Shane says you need a place to stay. I have plenty of room. Just tell me when you want to be there and I’ll get a room ready.

There was a pause, then he saw three dots, fol­lowed by her reply.

Really? You will? I seriously doubt you know where the spare sheets are kept.

He chuckled. You’re right, but I’ll have it done. Hilde will be thrilled to have someone else to care for. I disappoint her with my boring lifestyle.

Desmond, you’re nice to offer, but I couldn’t pos­sibly impose.

I insist. There’s plenty of room. I’ll even take you out on the boat, if you want. He hesitated, then added, It’s not your parents’ house. Whoever you’re seeing is welcome to stay over.

As in a boy? LOL That part of my life is a disaster. Kind of like yours. Can I LOL twice in a text without seeming like I’m getting weird?

You can if you’d like. When do you want to move in?

Gulp. Is Friday too soon?

It’s not. I’ll let Hilde know. Text me when you have an approximate time so I can make sure I’m home to give you a tour and a key.

Thanks, Desmond. You’re the best. I promise to be the perfect guest. You won’t even know I’m there.

He studied her words, thinking that he very much wanted to know she was there. He would have offered his place, regardless, but he’d always liked Nissa. She was easy to be around, and he felt comfortable in her presence. With her, he didn’t feel as much the heartless bastard the women he dated always ended up claiming he was. Plus she’d been right about Rose­mary and he’d been the fool who hadn’t listened.

See you Friday, he texted.

Thanks again.

He sent a quick text to Hilde, telling her about Nissa’s stay. When his housekeeper sent back ques­tions about the types of foods Nissa liked and which bedroom would be best, he gave Hilde Nissa’s num­ber so the two of them could work it out. Once that was done, he returned his attention to his computer, because work was the one place where he had all the answers.

Excerpt Tour Schedule

Sunday, April 11th: From the TBR Pile – excerpt #1

Monday, April 12th: Books and Spoons – excerpt #2

Monday, April 12th: Seaside Book Nook – excerpt #3

Tuesday, April 13th: Jathan & Heather – excerpt #4

Wednesday, April 14th: Palmers Page Turners – excerpt #5

Thursday, April 15th: Pacific Northwest Bookworm – excerpt #6

Friday, April 16th: Book Reviews and More by Kathy – excerpt #7

Saturday, April 17th: The Lit Bitch – excerpt #8

Sunday, April 18th: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – excerpt #9

Monday, April 19th: Novel Gossip – excerpt #10

Tuesday, April 20th: Moonlight Rendezvous – excerpt #11

Wednesday, April 21st: The OC Book Girl – excerpt #12

Thursday, April 22nd: Romantic Reads and Such – excerpt #13

Friday, April 23rd: Books and Bindings – excerpt #14

Friday, April 23rd: View from the Birdhouse – excerpt #15

Saturday, April 24th: What is That Book About – excerpt #16

Sunday, April 25th: Books Cooks Looks – excerpt #17

Monday, April 26th: Nurse Bookie – excerpt #18

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