Susan Mallery’s Tribute to Girls Who Wear Glasses
by Susan Mallery, author of Why Not Tonight
My latest book, Why Not Tonight, is dedicated to readers who wear glasses, and I’m thrilled that Natalie is wearing her trademark red glasses on the cover. Somewhere around 67% of American women wear eyeglasses at least some of the time, according to the Vision Council, and yet, we almost never see heroines wearing glasses on the covers of our books. Natalie represents each and every one of you!
And like all of you, Natalie is much more than just a girl who wear glasses. In fact, she just happens to be one of the most positive characters I’ve ever written. So positive that Ronan thinks she must have lived a charmed life, that nothing bad could possibly have ever happened to her.
He couldn’t be more wrong.
Natalie is positive because she chooses to be happy every day. She believes that perception becomes reality, so she focuses on all of the blessings in her life. That’s the kind of vision and insight that glasses can’t help. By falling in love with her, Ronan will begin to see his own life more clearly.
If you love stories that entertain, enlighten, warm your heart and leave you feeling good about the world, you’re going to adore Why Not Tonight. Here’s a sneak peek:
“There are cookies in the freezer. We can defrost them after dinner if you’d like.”
She winced. “I put on weight pretty easily. I should probably pass on the cookies.”
He started to say she looked good to him but stopped himself. Under their present circumstances, that might be best left unsaid, even though it was true.
Natalie was petite, with plenty of curves. She had the energy of a person four times her size, with an easy smile. He meant what he said—he always liked it when she was in the studio. She was a balancing force for his demons.
Her eyes were big and brown, half-hidden behind her glasses, but still expressive. He realized he didn’t know anything about her, other than the fact that she’d started working at the gallery two years before.
“What made you move to Happily Inc?”
Her expression was quizzical. “I thought everyone had heard my sad little story.”
You can read a longer sneak peek on the Happily Inc website, www.HappilyInc.com. While you’re there, be sure to join my mailing list. On September 18, I’ll launch the Happily Inc Giveaway Extravaganza for members, with 100 prizes—two gorgeous Dooney & Bourke handbags, Happily Inc ballcaps, limited edition board games… and 25 glasses cases for all you wonderful readers who wear glasses.
About Why Not Tonight:
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?