Meant to Be Yours - Susan Mallery

Meant to Be Yours

By Susan Mallery

  • Release Date: 2019-10-22
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 313 Ratings


In Happily Inc, love means never having to say “I do”…

Wedding coordinator Renee Grothen isn’t meant for marriage. Those who can, do. Those who can’t, plan. But she never could have planned on gorgeous, talented thriller writer Jasper Dembenski proposing—a fling. And the attraction between them is too strong for Renee to resist. Now she can have her no-wedding cake…and eat it, too.

After years in the military, Jasper is convinced he’s too damaged for relationships. So a flirtation—and more—with fiery, determined Renee is way too good to pass up…until his flame becomes his muse.

Renee is an expert at averting every crisis. But, as feelings become more serious, is she finally ready to leap into the one thing that can never be controlled: love?

Don't miss The Boardwalk Bookshop by Susan Mallery! A heartfelt tale of friendship between three women brought together by chance who open a bookshop together on the boardwalk of the California beaches.

Read more in the reader-favorite Happily Inc series:
Book 1: You Say It First
Book 2: Second Chance Girl
Book 3: Why Not Tonight
Book 4: Not Quite Over You
Book 5: Meant to Be Yours
Book 6: Happily This Christmas


  • Great story

    By Tiffanytwirl
    Loved the story. I read it quickly since it really kept my attention. Her books are always good.
  • Great read

    By Regaleagle59
    I loved this book, characters grow and work thru troubles
  • Wasted a week of my life I’ll never get back

    By Erica316urmom
    There were many unrealistic storylines and the end was predictable.
  • Beautifully Written, Expertly Crafted and Emotionally Driven!

    By AuthorAnthonyAvina
    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. The Review The fifth book in the Happily Inc. series, (sixth if you include book #2.5), author Susan Mallery has done a masterful job of creating a connected storyline across multiple books and characters, while also creating a wholly unique story that allows for anyone to jump into the narrative. While the cast of characters of this novel all stem from previous books, the protagonists take center stage in the story as these two people trying to escape their past come together in ways neither one of them expected. The complexity of the characters makes this love story bloom much more than the traditional romance tale. Taking the time to explore both Jasper and Renee’s pasts that have influenced how they go about their relationship really depend the readers connection with both the book and the characters. The theme of finding love and overcoming that feeling of being “broken” played out eloquently throughout the novel, and the author did an amazing job of incorporating the atmosphere of love and romance that has become associated with this series into the character’s overall struggles. The Verdict Beautifully written, expertly crafted and emotionally driven. Author Susan Mallery has created a wholly original tale that keeps the overall setting and story of the Happily Inc. series in line while giving readers two protagonists that are relatable, honest and emotionally driven, giving readers an evenly paced read that will have them rooting for these two to overcome the odds and find solace with one another. Can two people who feel broken find love and overcome the odds? Find out by grabbing your copy of “Meant To Be Yours” by Susan Mallery today!
  • My favorite happily Inc. book

    By Donajpatt
    I love happily Inc. and weddings in a box! I enjoyed getting to know Renee better.It was full of surprises throughout the whole book. I loved reading about all the different weddings Renée put on. All in all a wonderful book.
  • Great weekend read

    By chell u
    Another great weekend read! It was heartwarming with the usual complications, but in the end love wins. A nice addition to the Happily Inc series.
  • Awesome read!!!

    By Mari360
    What a great read. What starts off as a friends with benefits type of arrangement becomes something that Jasper nor Renee expected. Seeing how their story unfolds and the electricity between the characters comes to life is so entertaining. I also love seeing old characters coming back into the story if even for a second. Definitely a 5 star read.
  • Loved Meant to Be Yours

    By DaneWeimMama
    Meant to Be Yours is another beautiful story in the Happily Inc series & can be read as a stand alone. Susan Mallery always creates unique but very real characters & Renee & Jasper are two of my favorites from this series. I won't give away the plot but I will say that their HEA is very sweet & heartfelt. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
  • Didn’t love Renee

    By Cheryl33610
    I feel like a need to preface this review with an explanation. I love Susan Mallery’s books. I’ve been reading them for years. In fact, she’s one of the contemporary romance authors I read when I switched sub genres years ago. I enjoy her humor, I like the pacing her couples are given to get to their HEA and I like how she writes their intimate moments...not behind closed doors, but certainly not overly graphic (although I read that stuff, too) I really liked Jasper! Does he understand women? Not so much, but he’s willing to learn and he’s not afraid to apologize (which he has to do a few times). He’s honest, he’s thoughtful and he’s sincere. My issues are with Renee. She’s high maintenance in that she’s extremely reactionary outside of her professional life. I get that she’s been hurt and is gun shy. But in the grand scheme of things, many others have been through way worse than she has. Not going to spoil plot points, but, her “secret” that se keeps hidden from friends...get over yourself! It’s not earth shattering, it’s not horrible and it should not have had the impact it does on both her own personality and her relationship. It’s not a bad book at all. I enjoyed touching base with previous Happily Inc couples and seeing where everyone is at in their lives. But for me, I couldn’t enjoy the main couple because Renee drove me loco! 4 stars for Jasper but Renee pushed it down a whole star for me.
  • Meant to be yours

    By lcw10/20
    Another great read from Susan Mallery. In the town of Happy, Inc. where couples come from all around to have the wedding of their dreams. Wedding planner Renee will make it happen. As long as it’s someone else’s wedding and not her’s. That is until she meets Jasper. Jasper thinks he’s broken from the war and unfit to love. I won’t tell you how it ends but, this is Happy!