Sisters Like Us
Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: MIRA (January 23, 2018)
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 fledgling 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.
It bit to warm up to this story and sisters, Harper and Stacy. Which, to be honest, I didn't really fully embrace them. However, if had to pick one that I liked better it would be Harper. This is because it seemed that he was more focused within the story then Stacy.
Speaking of Stacy, The romance between she and Lucas was playful. In the beginning, there was more of a friendship status going on than a romantic one. When it came to Stacy, she felt more real. In the way that she was feeling towards her pregnancy and how she reacted to other things. The two sisters did balance each other out.
This book may be the fourth one in this series but it can be read as a stand alone novel. While, this was not a favorite of mine, I did enjoy the prior novel and hope that the next one for me hits me in all the right spots. Still I found this book to be a nice read.
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