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JUNE 4, 2024

Posted May 1, 2024

Dear Reader,

We’re just a month away from the release of my next brand-new book, For the Love of Summer, a standalone story of an unlikely friendship between two women who married the same man. Erica, the ex-wife, and Allison, the current wife, are brought together by the daughter/stepdaughter they both love. It’s family drama at its most dramatic and heartwarming, and many early reviewers have said that it’s their favorite Susan Mallery book yet.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery comes an unforgettable tale about finding friendship with the unlikeliest person…

As the owner of Twisted, Seattle’s best salons, Erica knows that the sharpest cuts come from the people we love. She’s terrified that she’s losing her teen daughter to her “other” family. Summer disdains Erica’s career as shallow, and she's growing close to her stepmom, Allison.

All it takes to blow up Allison’s happy life is one collect call. From prison. Her beloved husband, Peter, has been arrested, leaving Allison pregnant, scared and alone with a toddler, with no money for rent or, hey, food. Her stepdaughter ferrets out the truth and rushes to the last person Allison wants to ask for help—her husband’s battle-ax ex.

Erica would do anything for Summer, even take in the woman her daughter loves like a second mom and her adorable son. Allison feels intimidated by Erica’s strength and success. Erica would never let herself become so dependent on a man. But the more time they spend together, the more Allison realizes what Erica truly needs is a friend. Can two women who married the same man move beyond their complicated past and rethink what it means to be family?

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200 of my readers will receive For the Love of Summer for free—in print. We have some open slots on the Review Crew. If you’re selected, we’ll mail the book to you two weeks early. Then, if you read it and review it before the deadline, you’ll keep your spot on the Review Crew for my next book, One Big Happy Family. You don’t need any experience writing reviews—you just need to share your genuine thoughts about the book.


With apologies to international readers, Review Crew members must have a US mailing address because the turnaround deadline for review is too tight to accommodate international shipping. 

Good luck!

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