Why Not Tonight (Happily Inc. Series #3)

Why Not Tonight (Happily Inc. Series #3)

by Susan Mallery


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Susan Mallery welcomes you to Happily Inc, where true love isn’t just for fairy tales…

Natalie Kaleta will do anything for the artists at her gallery, including risk life, limb and the effect of humidity on her naturally curly hair. Braving a downpour to check on reclusive Ronan Mitchell, Natalie gets stranded by a mudslide at his mountain home, where the brooding glass artist reveals his playful side, sending her inconvenient crush from under-the-radar to over-the-top.

After a secret tore apart his family and made him question his sense of self, Ronan fled his hometown for Happily Inc, but the sunny small town can’t fix his damaged heart. He won’t give in to his attraction for beautiful, perpetually cheerful Natalie. She’s untouched by darkness—or so he thinks.

Natalie knows that when a heart goes through the flame, it comes out stronger. Life may not be a fairy tale, but sometimes dreams do come true. Why not this one? Why not tonight?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781335005908
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 09/18/2018
Series: Happily Inc. Series , #3
Edition description: Original
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

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 SusanMallery.com.

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Why Not Tonight 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 112 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Susan hit it out of the park again! Love Fools Gold and Happy Inc. Had tears for Ronan struggle and absolutely loved Natalie! Can't wait for Silvers story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the third in the Happily Inc series by Susan Mallery. A great story filled with wonderful characters and a town that is very unique. Ronan Mitchell has removed himself from his family after a secret made him question who he is. Along comes Natalie checking on him for his brothers and the art gallery after he doesn't answer his phone. I laughed, cried and didn't want to put the book down. In the end, there is a happy ending, but Susan Mallery makes you think about family, friends and how your life can change for the better. Looking forward to the next one in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can not wait for the next Happily Inc.! Love this series!
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ScrapNSign More than 1 year ago
A quick-paced romance, showing that opposites DO attract! Natalie Kaleta is dedicated to her job at the art gallery, so when nobody can get a hold of artist Ronan Mitchell, she goes out in a storm to make sure he's okay. Her car ends up getting totaled, leaving her stranded with the antisocial man. Sparks fly between the two, but Ronan doesn't want Natalie to feel taken advantage of, so it's put on the back burner...for now. Romance blooms between the two, but Natalie is actively seeking someone to give her a family, while Ronan can't open himself to be hurt by anyone, especially after a family secret comes to life. I LOVED the depth of these characters and the journey they go on to find what they really want in life. Susan Mallery knows just how to reel the reader into the story and make your heart burst!
Rhodes123 More than 1 year ago
Ronan Mitchell fled his hometown to end up in Happily Inc, after finding out the secret that he and his brother Mathias are not real twins. This secret caused him to question who he is, so he distanced himself from everyone, including Natalie Kaleta, who he is attracted to but doesn't want his darkness to affect her light, cheerful personality. Natalie will go above and beyond for the artists at her gallery, that's why she finds herself driving up a curvy, narrow, mountain road in a downpour to check on a reclusive Ronan. While debating to kill him or not she gets stranded by a mudslide close to his home. Natalie has a crush on moody Ronan and she hopes she can keep these feelings hidden when she's forced to stay the night with him. Ronan reveals a playful side, sending her crush from under-the-radar to over-the-top. Natalie knows that when a heart gets broken it needs time to heal. Like going through a storm and coming out stronger on the other side. She needs Ronan to realize that Life isn't always easy and with trust sometimes dreams will come true. Why not tonight?
bookchelle More than 1 year ago
Ronan's story is why I continued to read the series. I don't love Happily Inc as much as I do Fool's Gold, but I want to continue to support Susan Mallery. Ronan's story has a different feel from the first two. It could be because he's the dark, quiet, and broody type, or that he's the brother that seems most alluring. I also attribute my enjoyment to Natalie, whom I adored. She's assertive and spunky, and I enjoyed the dialogue and banter between the two. The story set up took a while to build up, but it moved along when it needed to. Overall, I enjoyed this the most and I'm looking forward to the next in the series.
murraymom3 More than 1 year ago
Why Not Tonight is another one of Susan Mallery's wonderfully written stories. Ronan is a brooding artist who wins you over as easily as he wins Natalie. Natalie is smart, funny and charming. Together Ronan and Natalie have a romance that draws you in. As I read this series, I always feel like I'm part of the Fools Gold and Happily Inc. family. I have read all of the books in order and would recommend that, however I think you could read them each individually.
MalkaShayna More than 1 year ago
The chronicles of the Mitchell brothers continues with Ronan's story. The youngest and only unmarried brother. When his father destroyed his world, by telling him that he was not Mathias's fraternal twin, but his half brother, the product of an affair. He left Fool's Gold for Happily Inc and Mathias and then Nick followed him. He is so angry at Elaine for lying to him (by omission) that he tosses away all the love that she had showered on him his whole life. He has fallen so deep into a funk that he can no longer create. After no word from him in a week, Natalie Kaleta, the part time office manager, is sent up to check on him in his mountain top home, but instead of using the trucks that Ronan's brothers offer he, she uses her 25 year old Volvo, which barely makes it there. She ends up trapped there in a storm and her car gets washed away. But she has such a sunny personality that it is contagious, and they have a good time with each other until the road clears. Natalie's one desire is to have a family and she can not understand Ronan, having the one thing she desires and throwing it away. His biggest fear is that he will become his father, and it does not even occur to him that all his brothers are good men who have married and are very happy. As always, the author creates appealing, yet intriguing characters and difficult situations. However, there is a pattern in most of the books that as soon as the h reveals that she loves the H, he runs away screaming like a cartoon character.
More_Than_A_Review More than 1 year ago
Why Not Tonight is a book in the Happily Inc series by Susan Mallery. Susan makes these women so relatable. Each time I think this is going to be my favorite character. Natalie is adorable. She is short and curvy, and loves food as much as her other girlfriends. The conversations between the friends sounds like you listened in to a group of my friends :). I loved how her thoughts would jump from one thing to another. I hope my husband thinks that is as cute as Ronan does. Ronan has been dealing with the after shocks of his father revealing a family secret that has him questioning his identity. From the outside looking in you cannot decide if Natalie and Ronan are perfect for each other or the most unlikely couple to make it. Natalie has no family left after her mom passed away. When she talks about her mom you want to hold her and cry with her. You totally understand her reactions to Ronan. When he talks about Elaine you really want to slap him. I loved this story. Sometimes i am not even sure I can pick out the one thing that I love the most. The books grab you and don’t let go. I am not sure if it is the romantic tension or the banter between the friends. I recommend it. Susan dropped enough hits about Silver’s past that I hope she is the next book. Romance - 3. There is some sex scenes but not over the top to distract from the real story line. There are some details in the first phyisical scene. Violence - none even though you think the brothers may come to blows more than once. Language - nothing that stood out to me. Alcohol - the ladies drink and one of them has a alcohol truck kind of like a food truck. She uses this for weddings. I received this book from Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. You can see my full review at More Than a Review dot com where I rate the level of sex, violence, language and drug/alcohol use in books.
KIJERO More than 1 year ago
Travel to back to Happily Inc., a unique town catering to weddings and love. Not just the brides and grooms but also the residents themselves. An established and a struggling artist come together to find that they're more alike than they realize. He's dealing with a revealed family secret. She's trying to move on from her called off wedding. When a multi-day storm brings their feelings to the service. She inspires him to find his way back into his art, family, and the world. He helps her realize that she can have long awaited career and a family she's been wanting. Natalie is a fiesty paper artist working as an office manager waiting for her art to make her money. Ronan family is full of artists including his famous father. He and his two brothers have moved to Happily Inc. because of the family secret that was revealed concerning him. Natalie is sent up the moutain to check on the reclusive Ronan and gets stranded by a major storm. They learn more about each other and their mutual attraction is acted on with a kiss. Natalie is upset is doesn't go further and leaves at the first chance. Ronan is used to having her around and can't seem to stay away so he makes trips to town surprising everyone. She gets him to see he needs his brothers to work. He supports her in her career. When ever his mother is discussed Ronan gets angry and won't listen to any one about her. They start a physical relationship. Natalie helps her friend by running her wedding business and making flowers for a wedding. She and his brothers have a birthday party for him and enter all 5 brothers into a charity contest. He realizes that he enjoys spending time with his brothers like he used to. During the event there is a heated discussion about their mom which causes them to loose. Ronan starts going back to his old ways but Natalie won't let him. He freaks out when he learns that a majority of his brothers's wives are pregnant. Natalie has a pregnancy scare. She realizes that she loves Ronan and decides to tell him. He doesn't take it well. A brother helps Natalie by telling her he'll fix things. Ronan gets a visit from an unknown woman. He goes to Natalie for comfort and asks her to take a trip home with him. They head to Fool's Gold and then to San Francisco for some time together. He has a heart to heart talk with his mom. Natalie is surprised by an declaration of love and a proposal. She says yes. Susan Mallery's newest series is in deed a happy set of stories. She's mixes humor, passion, and deep true love through out her books. You can feel the emotion of her characters. You're on the edges of your seat on whether or not the main characters will get together and get past their emotional baggage to find and keep each other. Throw in an exotic animal and you'll have fun reading this third book in the Happily Inc. series. If Ms. Mallery wasn't already a favorite she would be with this book. Please keep them coming.
StoreyBookReviews More than 1 year ago
I love this series and the town of Happily Inc! It is the type of town I'd like to live in if I could. This book focuses on Natalie and Ronan. I like that Natalie is a curvy girl and for the most part owns and rocks her curves. Ronan has a lot of baggage from finding out that he doesn't know who his biological mother is and that the woman that raised him lied to him about being his mother. I like how his brothers and Natalie don't let him wallow in his misery for long....well not too long, they basically tell him to get over himself. The romance between these two has their ups and downs, but that is what made it a real romance and not a fairy tale. They support each other but also they have their moments where not everything is sunshine and roses. A quick fun read when you just want to pretend that nothing is wrong with the world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like all the Happily Inc. It is like a series and I enjoy those series. Like Fool's Gold series. I wish there were more books like that. I also follow Debbie Macomber series. As weel as Ellin Hilderbrand, Sherryl Woods and Susan Wiggs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a good read! Hard to put down.
Zina Ojanpera-Lynch More than 1 year ago
Why Not Tonight is an excellent end of the summer hello Fall read. So why not tonight you go pick up and read Why Not Tonight! I have loved the Mitchell brothers since Fool's Gold and Susan has picked the perfect men to transition to the new Happily Inc. series. Ronin is the perfect "tortured hero" Just a little back story. Ronin and his brothers always though he was one of the twins until their totally self centered and self absorbed father let the cat out the bag. So after Ronin found out he was his fathers illegitimate child raised by his wife with his legitimate children. So he moves away from all he knows but his two brothers Nick and Mathias follow him but instead of working things out Ronin slowly grows further and further away from his brothers. Enter Natalie one pint sized bundle of sunshine and happiness. What sadness or devastating events has she ever known, none as far as Ronin knows. Well Natalie has had her own share of that, losing her only family her mother and yet she doesn't let the darkness in. So Natalie has had a crush on Ronin and so she happily volunteers to go check on him during what turns into a monsoon on the mountain. Her derelict car gets crushed then swept away as she watches from the safety of Ronin's House and she does a happy dance. So they are stuck a few days together where feelings are made known and maybe some healings is on the way. I'm going to stop there because you really need to read the book not just be told about it. But believe me you won't be sorry you picked up Why Not Tonight? Susan's characters are very well developed and relatable, I mean, I can see some of my traits like holding conversations in my head as Natalie does going up the mountain. She is able to keep the reader invested in the story , wanting to turn the page, again and again to watch the story develop. The interaction between brothers, Ronin and Natalie, Atsuko and Natalie and the sperm ' baby daddy' app. Don't even get me started on the art that she describes in the books, it 's amazing. Susan never disappoints with her stories and always leaves me wanting the next book in my hands asap. I think my favorite part of the story, well one of them, is the car shopping. I'm just like Natalie, I shop for cars by color and then it has to be an SUV. So tonight or tomorrow night on your way home pick up Why Not Tonight and snuggle in for some great reading.
LS135 More than 1 year ago
Wow, just Wow...This is the best book in this series yet and I have to say that they all have been good. The intensity could be felt through the entire book from beginning to end. Natalie is such a strong person and she knows how to put Ronan in his place, Go Natalie! Aside from being intense it is also fun all the way through. Looking forward to see what happens in the future with the new character that was introduced...Thank you Susan
MelissaReadsManyBooks More than 1 year ago
After reading the love stories of the rest of the Mitchell brothers, I was excited to read Ronan's story. He's a successful but tortured artist -- fantastically gifted, but reclusive and aloof after a shock to his idea of who he was. Then there's Natalie, another gifted artist, but she's just starting out in the art world. Natalie is fun and imaginative. They've known each other for a while, but when she gets stuck at his isolated home during a winter storm, their relationship starts to change. Each of them brings out the best in the other, which makes for a great relationship overall. Naturally there was a problem keeping them from making a commitment, but it was clear from the start that neither of them was ready to make the plunge. It was a joy to read how they both changed because of the relationship. When I started reading this series, I was afraid I would miss Fool's Gold. However, this series is just as good, and I love "meeting" new people in Happily, Inc. I'm ready to see who falls in love next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Natalie Kaleta is the office manager for Willow Gallery. She is upbeat, but seems to be unlucky in love. One of her artists is Ronan Mitchell who we met in the Fool’s Gold series. Although moody, he 9is a gifted glass artist and due to a family secret he has relocated to Happily Inc. The characters were intriguing, like being with good friends. The plot drew me in immediately and flowed through its many twists and turns. I started reading Susan’s books in 2003 when I discovered her Marcelli series. I hadn’t missed a book since then and love her writing.
LadyDi252 More than 1 year ago
Ronan is a brooding but wildly talented glass artist. Natalie is a spunky and unfiltered mixed media artist. The only thing they have in common, other than art, is each other. With a series of unpredictable life events, they are thrown together. Even though they deny it, they discover that opposites really do attract. Anyone who is a fan of the Fool’s Gold series will instantly be in love with the characters of Happily Inc. Do not be fooled, this is not just a “cookie cutter” romance novel. There are depths to each of the characters - whether they have been introduced in previous novels or are being introduced in this one. Their lives are all intricately intertwined with humor and family secrets. Natalie and Ronan show that you can be destined for great things, regardless of the pain in your past. I highly recommend. If you want a fun, lovable read I suggest you start reading, and “why not tonight!”
KatieSEE More than 1 year ago
Ronan and Natalie's story was one I was waiting for. I love that Ronan finally found his person. Natalie is exactly who he needed and their story was perfect in every way.
julieford More than 1 year ago
Why Not Tonight is the the third in the Happily Inc. series but can be read as a stand alone novel. This is a somewhat story of opposites attract. Ronan is a brooding, famous artist who has become somewhat of a recluse because of the secret of his birth is revealed and he is not handling it well. Natalie is a struggling artist who works at the studio to make ends meet but is also a sunny, happy, full of sunshine personality. Watching Natalie coerce Ronan into living again and interacting with his brothers is fun. The dialogue is witty and comical, the development of their relationship is enchanting. This is a story that will draw you in and not let go until the last page.
smmoe More than 1 year ago
It is a good continuation of the Happily Inc story line. There is a little angst, a little joy and a lot of loving interactions among the characters. I hope there will be follow ups of the families and new characters.
LoriKrakora More than 1 year ago
Finally we get to spotlight on Ronan and his identity crisis which began in the Fool's Gold series and continuned in the Happily Inc series.. After being teased about it in the last few books, I was afraid it would be a let down. I assure you, it is not. The story will not disappoint. With Mallery's expertise in mixing light hearted moments along with serious moments, I got a kick out of watching Ronan and Natalie's romance bloom given their ying & yang personalities. This book definitely will be worth your time.
JenLW More than 1 year ago
Count on happy ending in Happily Inc. Great read. Natalie is just who Ronan needs . Her patience, love, perseverance, and honest and frank conversation is just what Ronan needs to forgive his family and reconcile his past. Ronan gives Natalie encouragement to love again and see herself as a true artist. Find a free day and enjoy the book because you won’t want to put it down.
amyjo4AA More than 1 year ago
Sweet, funny story. Easy, light reading. This is my favorite so far in the Happily series. I really enjoyed Natalie and Ronan has the main characters. This story took me through all the emotions including some parts that just made me laugh out loud. Susan continues to make me want to get the next story. Sometimes, I want to go back and reread some of the previous ones when a character is mentioned because I want to relive that story as well. Definitely another hit.