The Friendship List. Susan Mallery. Blog Tour

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Published: Harlequin
Date: 4th August 2020
Source: Publicist via NetGalley

Single mom Ellen Fox couldn’t be more content—until she overhears her son saying he can’t go to his dream college because she needs him too much. If she wants him to live his best life, she has to convince him she’s living hers.

So Unity Leandre, her best friend since forever, creates a list of challenges to push Ellen out of her comfort zone. Unity will complete the list, too, but not because she needs to change. What’s wrong with a thirty something widow still sleeping in her late husband’s childhood bed?

Unity and Ellen have been best friends forever.  Whatever is going on in their lives, they’ve been there with and for each other. When they recognise that their lives are in a bit of a rut they make a list of all the things they could do to move them from that rut.

When Ellen heard Cooper saying he was worried about his Mom and he wasn’t sure that it was right for him to go away to college, she was devastated. When Unity had a few important people in her life point out she was living in the past – she got shirty, then she got working on a list in the meantime. Still not sure she was ready to move on.

I liked both the men in the book – Thaddeus and Keith. They were honest good men, and had a lot going for them. I loved how Thaddeus treated his great aunt and Keith loved and sweated over his daughter Lissa.

The story ambles along, alternating between the two couples mainly, with some falling out and falling in. There were some funny, laugh out loud moments. It’s about friendship, moving on and growing up and second chances. In places somewhat saucy. While I prefer a women’s fiction book I am going to place this right into the romance genre.


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11 thoughts on “The Friendship List. Susan Mallery. Blog Tour”

  1. Great review!! I like that word, “shirty.” I’d never heard it before.

    When I bought The Friendship List I thought it was more Women’s Fiction. I’m a little disappointed that it’s more of a romance novel. I don’t particularly care for raunchy romance. I hope I will find something to love about this one. Thanks for reviewing.

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  2. I didn’t really enjoy most of Susan Mallery’s more straight forward romances but I have really enjoyed her more women’s fiction titles and this one sounds really good! I will definitely add this one to my list!

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  3. Wow, I have been eyeing this one, but now, after reading about the good men, I am in! So often I end up really disliking the male characters in women’s fiction: they are abusive, or they cheat, or they are oblivious. LOL. Thanks for pointing out these features, and now I must grab this one.

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