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Susan Mallery

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Series
Mallery, Susan. Fool's gold.
Subjects
Genres
Love stories
Published
Don Mills, Ontario : HQN Books [2016]
Language
English
Physical Description
313 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN
9780373789191
9780373789764
0373789769
Main Author
Susan Mallery (author)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Appalled to realize he's turned into a one-night stand jerk when it comes to women, charismatic Aidan Mitchell is determined to change his ways. When pastry chef Shelby Gilmore, who has relationship issues of her own, suggests that they agree to a six-month platonic friendship so they can hang out together and learn what makes the other gender tick, he says he'll give it a shot. The results are touching and hilarious and surprise them both—although not the rest of the town. A hero who needs to figure out how to appreciate and respect women and a battered heroine who must learn to trust men strike a bargain that ends brilliantly. VERDICT This insightful, laughter-laced story fairly crackles with sexual tension and has a lot to say about friendship, love, and relationships. Heartwarming and memorable. Mallery (Marry Me at Christmas) lives in Seattle. [An April LibraryReads pick.] [Page 70]. (c) Copyright 2016 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by PW Annex Reviews

Mallery returns to the tiny mountain town of Fool's Gold, Calif., in the 20th and final book in her contemporary Fool's Gold series (after Marry Me at Christmas). Shelby Gilmore followed her ski racer brother, Kipling, to town, and bought into the local bakery. After her abusive upbringing, men terrify her. Town playboy Aidan Mitchell will sleep with any woman who comes through town, but only if she's a tourist. When the two team up as friends without benefits to overcome their fears—Shelby's belief that intimacy means abuse, and Aidan's belief that commitment means pain and extreme self-sacrifice—neither expects the arrangement to turn into a true romance. Even as they try to insist that they're only friends, it's obvious to everyone else—both fictional characters and readers—that they'll end up together. Mallery spins such an appealing town in Fool's Gold that readers will want to move in, or at least return for many visits. Even though the ending is eminently predictable, this expertly characterized tale has heart and soul. (May) [Page ]. Copyright 2016 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A heartbroken baker and a charming but womanizing tour guide embark on an experiment to prove their respective gender's quality and trustworthiness while regaining self-respect, only to become the subject of gossip in their small hometown.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A heartbroken baker and a charming but womanizing tour guide embark on an experiment to prove their respective gender's quality and trustworthiness while regaining self-respect, only to become the subject of gossip in their small hometown. By a #1 New York Times best-selling author. Simultaneous. 1 million first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

“Susan Mallery is one of my favorites.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber

Don't miss the final book in the bestselling Fool's Gold series!


To overcome her painful past, baker ShelbyGilmore goes on the hunt for a friend—a male friend—to convince herstubborn psyche that men can be trusted. But where in a town as small as Fool's Gold willthe petite blonde find a guy willing to not date her?



Dark, charmingAidan Mitchell puts the “adventure” in Mitchell Adventure Tours…and intothe beds of his many willing female tourists. Until he realizes he's inadvertently becomethat guy—the one-night Casanova—and worse, everyone in town knows it.Maybe Shelby's boy/girl experiment will help him see women as more than just conquests sohe can change his ways and win back his self-respect.

As Aidan and Shelby explorethe secret lives of men and women, the heat between them fires up the Fool's Gold rumormill. If no one will believe they're just friends, maybe they should give the gossipssomething to really talk about!