Monday, February 19, 2018

Sisters Like Us
by Susan Mallery

Publisher: Mira Books
Pages: 432
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  The grass is always greener on your sister’s side of the fence…

Divorce left Harper Szymanski with a name no one can spell, a house she can’t afford and a teenage daughter who’s pulling away. With her fledgeling virtual-assistant business, she’s scrambling to maintain her overbearing mother’s ridiculous Susie Homemaker standards and still pay the bills, thanks to clients like Lucas, the annoying playboy cop who claims he hangs around for Harper’s fresh-baked cookies.

Spending half her life in school hasn’t prepared Dr. Stacey Bloom for her most daunting challenge—motherhood. She didn’t inherit the nurturing gene like Harper and is in deep denial that a baby is coming. Worse, her mother will be horrified to learn that Stacey’s husband plans to be a stay-at-home dad…assuming Stacey can first find the courage to tell Mom she’s already six months pregnant.

Separately they may be a mess, but together Harper and Stacey can survive anything—their indomitable mother, overwhelming maternity stores and ex’s weddings. Sisters Like Us is a delightful look at sisters, mothers and daughters in today’s fast-paced world, told with Susan Mallery’s trademark warmth and humor.


Kritters Thoughts:  The fourth in a series that doesn't really seem connected, so you can start here and read all over the place!  I have read two out of the four of this series and have loved both, I need to read book two and three and of course continue on in this series!

In this book there are two sisters and they are completely polar opposites raised by the same woman, but couldn't have become different adults.  One is divorced, was a stay at home before the divorce and is now raising a daughter and strives each day to be the perfect mom with the perfect house, while her sister is a scientist and has great fear about her abilities to become a mother and is thankful for a husband who will stay at home with their upcoming child.

I love books about sisters.  It reminds me of me and my sister.  We are polar opposites and now in our adulthood we can see the positives in each other's choices and celebrate each other.  I loved that from the beginning these sisters respected each other's choices and loved each other for who they were.

If you tend to avoid Susan Mallery because she is primarily a romance writer, I would urge you to try these books.  There wasn't any sexy times in this book and they are about relationships, so don't be wary book is for those who like a good book with good characters and a good story.  And this series is full of stand alones which I love!

After reading this book, I am more motivated to get caught up in this series and to look out for the ones coming in the future.


Rating: perfect beach read

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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