About the book...
Can first love turn into the real deal? Anything can happen in a sizzling new Fool's Gold story from New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery.
Isabel Beebe thinks she's cursed in the romance department. Her teenage crush, Ford Hendrix, ignored all her letters. Her husband left her for another…man. So Isabel has come home to dust off her passion for fashion and run the family bridal shop until her parents are ready to sell it. Then she'll pursue her real dreams. At least, that's the plan, until sexy, charming Ford returns and leaves her feeling fourteen all over again….
Seeing Isabel all grown-up hits bodyguard trainer Ford like a sucker punch. Back when heartbreak made him join the military, her sweet letters kept him sane. Now he can't take his eyes—or his lips—off her. The man who gave up on love has a reason to stay in Fool's Gold forever—if three little words can convince Isabel to do the same.
My first time reading this author's work and certainly not my last, I was enchanted by the story, captivated by the surroundings and utterly drawn into the relationships that served as the character's foundations as well as those that were unfolding before our eyes.
A part of the Fool's Gold Romance series, one might think you'd lose a bit of the story from starting so far into the sequence (I believe it's number 12); you would be wrong in the assumption. While I'm certain some of the back story's would be enhanced by having met everyone first hand along the way, I did not feel lost but rather intrigued to get to know the rest of the group in both the preceding novels and those still to come (there are going to be more, right?). I felt welcomed to Fool's Gold with open arms, despite how often some of our characters wished to squirm out of those outstretched towards them. It was realistic in that sense too because we often run away from the perfect fit that's right in front of us....oh, just think about it. How often have you missed what was staring you in the face? That's what I thought. It takes some twists and turns for these characters to see just what they've got, even a bit of heartache too, but in the end, it's the worth the journey they take to get back to themselves and what's true. No, I'm not spoiling what happens, you'll have to read it. I will say this though on the characters....
Isabel, oh I certainly relate to you. You were a trusting soul only seeking love and acceptance and fell victim to the easy, comfortable fit....but alas it wasn't meant to last and so solitude looked like your best option. I'm so glad the little conundrum presented itself to you and forced you into a situation you might otherwise have missed. Ford, oh what can I even say to you? You stubborn man you. *shakes head* How could you not see...but all the signs were there...and she trusted you then you...ugh! Frustration seemed inevitable with you but then again, you did promise complications if more than a physical connection was made. Guess we couldn't blame you, but you see....you didn't really play fair! Good looks, overall good intentions, even with the stubborn streak; you were definitely playing with a loaded deck. Now, our leads have been introduced but what about the supporting cast? Well, some figure in a side story of their own, namely Kent (Ford's brother...who's equally HOT ^_^) and Consuelo (Ford's business partner), and others take time to get to know but we still get to see their true colors by book's end.
Special thanks to Alissa at Meryl L Moss Media Relations, Inc and Harlequin HQN for the chance to participate in this promotion. (THANKS!) For more information on this tour as well as those forth coming, be sure to check out their site, catch them on BookTrib, like them on Facebook or follow along on Twitter. This title released just this month so be on the look out for it on a bookstore shelf near you. Now, this IS a blog tour and so that means there are other fun stops along the way. To catch up on those you may have missed and those yet to come, click HERE for the official blog tour schedule. But wait, there's more!
Thanks to the generosity of our hosts, there is a special giveaway I get to bring to all of you! ONE LUCKY WINNER from my site will receive a Susan Mallery Foolproof Bridal Kit valued at more than $40! Sound good? Wait til you see what's in it....
A wedding-themed bottle of OPI nail polish
Rise & Shine™ Silky Smooth Shine Mist
Manicure set (includes emery board, small and large nail clippers, tweezers, cuticle stick and nail polish remover pad)
Heart-shaped compact mirror
12-piece E.L.F. eye shadow kit
Travel makeup brush set
Makeup remover wipes
Travel sewing kit
Razor and Gillette® Shave Gel
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