Review :: Secrets of the Tulip Sisters :: Susan Mallery

July 22, 2017

**I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.** 

Kelly Murphy's life as a tulip farmer is pretty routine—up at dawn, off to work, lather, rinse, repeat. But everything changes one sun-washed summer with two dramatic homecomings: Griffith Burnett—Tulpen Crossing's prodigal son, who's set his sights on Kelly—and Olivia, her beautiful, wayward and, as far as Kelly is concerned, unwelcome sister. Tempted by Griffith, annoyed by Olivia, Kelly is overwhelmed by the secrets that were so easy to keep when she was alone.

But Olivia's return isn't as triumphant as she pretends. Her job has no future, and ever since her dad sent her away from the bad boy she loved, she has felt cut off from her past. She's determined to reclaim her man and her place in the family…whether her sister likes it or not. For ten years, she and Kelly have been strangers. Olivia will get by without her approval now.

While Kelly and Olivia butt heads, their secrets tumble out in a big hot mess, revealing some truths that will change everything they thought they knew. Can they forgive each other—and themselves—and redefine what it means to be sisters?


I don't read a lot of romance/"woman's fiction" (can we call it something different?) but this looked cute, and I liked the cover, and I've really been enjoying Harlequin's new releases, so I thought it was worth a try. 

And I was pleased I did! This was a sweet, sometimes funny and often sexy story of the relationships between 'the Tulip sisters', their parents and friends in a small touristy town.I felt like I got to know the characters enough to care how things turned out for them. 

It actually got a bit sexier than i expected - there were some bits where this bordered on awkward (like when one of the guys gets quite scientific about how to 'please' a woman - I couldn't quite decide whether this was creepy or endearing haha 

This was a quick fun read, and I gave it 3/5 stars.

Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery is out now from Harlequin Books. I received an e-book copy in exchange for an honest review, but only chose to read it because it sounded like something I would enjoy (life's too short to read books we don't think we'll enjoy). All opinions on my blog are my own, and I wouldn't tell you it was good if I didn't really think so. =)

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