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Love Ain’t Nothing But Love | Romance Picks

This week has dragged a bit, hasn’t it? I’m blaming it on the very warm weather we’ve been having. Nothing like some sticky weather to get you in the mood for a romance novel, am I right? Okay. Maybe that transition sucks, but here I am. It’s been a summer of love for me. My […]

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July 23, 2015 - 4:14 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I’ve been craving romance lately, too. That’s all I want! I really want to give Maisey Yates a try. And her books always have the cutest covers.

Estelle: Until We Touch by Susan Mallery

Until We Touch by Susan Mallery ( web | tweet ) Part of the Fool’s Gold Series. Publication Date: June 24, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin Pages: 384 Target audience: Adult Keywords: PR company, small town, best friends, romance Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Summary: When Larissa relocated to Fool’s Gold from Los Angeles, it was for her job […]

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August 12, 2014 - 10:12 pm

Alexa S. - Your review made me smile 🙂 I think that’s a good enough reason for me to try and check out this series at some point, yes? Plus, it’s always fun to watch two best friends fall in love.

August 8, 2014 - 12:16 am

Estelle - I just fixed it! Thanks for the heads up! 🙂 And for stopping in, of course!

August 7, 2014 - 6:07 pm

Brianna - Sounds like a perfect beach read.

P.S. Your Amazon link isn’t working. 🙁

August 7, 2014 - 11:02 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I finally read my first Fool’s Gold book (Chasing Perfect) not too long ago, and it was a really fun read. Do you have a favorite in the series? I liked Chasing Perfect but I wasn’t madly in love either.

I am very curious about the relationship between Jack and Larissa in this one. I am always a sucker for best friend turn lovers romance.

Estelle: Three Little Words by Susan Mallery

Three Little Words by Susan Mallery ( web | tweet ) Part of the Fool’s Gold series. Publication Date: July 30, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin Pages: 360 Target audience: Adult; romance fans Keywords: childhood love, opposites attract, post-military life, small towns Format read: eBook received from Publisher via NetGalley! (Thanks!) Summary: Isabel was heartbroken when her […]

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August 12, 2013 - 12:03 am

Melissa - I loved Fold and Isabel’s story. Denise was a hoot, but felt really bad for Ford & his brother. I can not wait for new books to come out!!

August 8, 2013 - 2:46 pm

Tanya C. - This was one of the best in the series! IMO it is a very close second to last summer’s All Summer Long. The scenes are funny, steamy and heartwarming. Another winner for Susan Mallery – LOVE HER! And there is a bonus romance within!

August 5, 2013 - 9:50 am

Maria - This book was wonderful and was a great way to finish this summer’s Fool’s Gold series! Isabel and Ford are just perfect together and I just love the chemistry between them!

August 4, 2013 - 8:25 pm

shannon ferguson - I loved three little words!!! Like another commenter said, loved it was a 2 for 1 romance lol

August 2, 2013 - 5:08 pm

Jackie Delude - It’s a another summer hit that sizzles by Susan Mallery!

Wow, talk about having a wonderful summer! Susan Mallery does it again with Three Little Words. How could you not love Ford Hendrix and Isabel Beebe? They have to be some of her best characters yet. Isabel was in love with Ford when she was just 14 years old and he was engaged to her sister. After things fell through with Isabel’s sister Ford leaves Fool’s Gold for the Navy and doesn’t return till many years later. You could say fate has brought them back into town at the same time and allows Isabel her chance at her first and only love. This book also gives you the story about Consuelo and Kent Hendrix with their story. What a wonderful book and a great way to end the summer!

July 31, 2013 - 1:08 pm

Lesley - I loved Three Little Words. This year’s Fool’s Gold trilogy has been the best!

July 30, 2013 - 7:11 pm

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - HOORAY FOR THE HEAT WAVE. I love hot. I need to go back to Fool’s Gold for a little while. I’ve been dipping my feet in the adult contemps everywhere lately. Need to frolic on back to this place for a while. Yep.

July 30, 2013 - 10:29 am

julie barrett - I also read this and found it to be a hot steamy read. Just when I think I’ve read the best Susan puts out another book and it’s even hotter. If anybody needs a $1 off coupon for a paperback copy, let me know.


July 28, 2013 - 10:58 pm

Kortney - So glad that you loved the book. I totally found this book relatable too. I have to agree i liked how she incorporated Kent’s story into the book! Can’t wait to see what type of stories come with the football players coming to town!

July 28, 2013 - 10:42 pm

Dee - Great review!! Ford was such a likeable guy, sweet, sexy and caring!! The letters were such a great way to start the book off, as you seen Isobel transform from a young girl into a young woman. Doesn’t everybody keep their romance letters!?

July 28, 2013 - 9:08 pm

Shannon - I loved Susan Mallery’s Three little Words! Ford’s story was a great ending to the bodyguard’s trilogy. It is a must read for summer fun!

July 28, 2013 - 6:34 pm

Shari - I love all the Fool’s Gold books. Three Little Words comes out this coming Tuesday. This is the story of Isabel and Ford, plus an added romance of Kent and Consuelo. You will not be disappointed in this book. Loved it!

July 28, 2013 - 1:37 pm

Patsy T - Three Little Words is like a breath of fresh air. I love the simply getting to know each other again and fall in love. I love that not everyone is perfect. I really liked the 2 for 1 romance. You’ve just got to read it!

July 27, 2013 - 2:49 pm

Ash @ Paranormal Indulgence - THREE LITTLE WORDS is what started it all for me after all. As far as the Fool’s Gold series anyway. This one was just so adorable with a substantial amount of yumminess to it. I enjoyed seeing Isabel struggle with her feelings, her sexuality, her grief over her marriage, making her feel real. And FORD. I love the bad boy who doesn’t think he can ever fall in love line. And like you I love the “reunion” story lines as well. *fist-bumps* for Fool’s Gold solidarity. 😀

ALSO: “I tried to unsend it but that function did not exist then.”
It exists NOW?!? xD

July 25, 2013 - 3:16 pm

Alexa Y. - So, what you’re saying is… I need to read this book? Because yes, I will do that. I enjoy a good romance! Even though I’m technically more partial to historical as opposed to contemporary, this one sounds really, really good. Reunion stories are usually a hit with me!

July 25, 2013 - 2:14 pm

Daphne - I loved this one too. I loved how Ford was so easy going and laid back. I also loved how he could quote her letters to her. He was a sweetie. 🙂 great review.

July 25, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Anna - Ooh I want to read this! Thanks for sharing 🙂

Estelle: Two of a Kind by Susan Mallery

Two of a Kind by Susan Mallery ( web | tweet ) Part of the Fool’s Gold series. Publication Date: June 25, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin HQN Pages: 379 Target audience: Adult Keywords: romance, new jobs, surprises Format read: eBook from Publisher via NetGalley (Thanks!) Summary: Felicia and Gideon had one night together many moons ago. […]

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July 3, 2013 - 10:12 pm

Kortney - I agree with every book that Susan comes out with in this series it just keeps me hooked and wanting to read the next one. I am so glad that she has a christmas one and a cookbook coming out this fall too!!

July 3, 2013 - 6:59 pm

Shari - Loved the story Of Felicia and Gideon. A few twists and turns that I did not expect makes a for fun read. These Fool’s Gold books just keep getting better and better.

July 3, 2013 - 9:50 am

Allyson Brann - I loved this book! This is my favorite yet! I loved Gideon and Felicia, they were such a great couple!

July 3, 2013 - 7:01 am

The Book Momster - I loved this book! My favorite of the series so far and I can’t wait for Three Little Words. I’m giddy for Gideon!

July 2, 2013 - 11:23 pm

Patsy - Once again I am in love with Fools Gold. Susan has an awesome gift! With each story she builds the community while keeping the story unique. I love Gideon and Felicia. If I’m completely honest mostly Felicia, she is so painfully honest I adore her. My favorite to date.

July 2, 2013 - 8:31 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I’m intrigued. I’m kind of a sucker for books with an awkward main character. I also like that in TV shows (Monk, The Big Bang Theory). I have to check this one out.

July 2, 2013 - 10:10 am

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - I think out of all of the adult contemp romances that I’ve been reading, the one Susan Mallery may be my favorite so far? I’m thinking, anyway. I have these three newer ones and at first I was thinking OH ASH YOU’RE SUCH A STICKLER ABOUT THESE THINGS!! YOU SHOULD STICK TO THE ORDER. But now I think I’m just skipping and going to the One, Two, Three. (I’m also LOVING the Thunder Point.) You and your recs, lady. Haha, “the obsession grows…” Love it.

July 2, 2013 - 1:19 am

Jen @ Pop! Goes The Reader - First of all, I just want to say a very big ‘thank you!’ because thanks to Rather Be Reading, I’ve begun reading Susan Mallery’s Fool’s Gold series from the beginning and I’m really enjoying it so far. All your reviews finally convinced me to give the series a chance and I am so thankful for that! This book sounds like it’s right up my alley and I’m really looking forward to reading it. The premise sounds a little like Sarah MacLean’s ‘One Good Earl Deserves a Lover’, which is another book I’m eagerly looking forward to reading. I’ve always loved the ‘tutorial’ trope where one socially awkward person is gently tutored by the more sophisticated of the two. It’s definitely a personal favourite of mine. This was a really great review, Estelle!

July 1, 2013 - 9:44 pm

Dee - Felicia is my ‘new’ favorite Fool’s Gold character!! Susan Mallery wrote the best dialogue for Felicia, her clincal, textbook conversations with the other characters was so hilarious! Great review.

July 1, 2013 - 3:07 pm

elena - “sounds a little like a robot” I’M SOLD!! love stories about v awkward girls and people who teach the ways of the ~world~. this probably speaks more about me than I’m comf to admit.

July 1, 2013 - 2:12 pm

Alexa Y. - I love romance novels! They’re like the PERFECT sort of summer read. I’ve yet to start the Fool’s Gold series, but this book sounds SO CUTE. I love that Felicia seems pretty awkward – that always makes a character even easier to relate to for me!

July 1, 2013 - 9:38 am

Daphne - I just posted my review today, too. I loved this book! great review

Estelle: Just One Kiss (Fool’s Gold) by Susan Mallery

Just One Kiss by Susan Mallery ( tweet | web ) Part of the Fool’s Gold series. Publication Date: May 28, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin HQN Pages: 376 Target audience: Adult / romance / fiction Keywords: childhood friends, single parents, family secrets Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley (Thanks!) Summary: When she was a teenager […]

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July 18, 2013 - 12:12 am

Review: Chasing Perfect by Susan Mallery - […] review written by Estelle on Rather Be Reading about the eleventh book in the Fool’s Gold series, Just One Kiss, I was immediately intrigued. When I saw the series had an emphasis on friends, family, and small […]

July 1, 2013 - 1:38 pm

gold by | Buying or selling gold, silver or platinum - […] Romance Review: Just One Kiss (Fool's Gold) by Susan Mallery Just One Kiss by Susan Mallery ( tweet | web )Part of the Fool's Gold series.Publication Date: May 28, 2013Publisher: Harlequin HQNPages: 376Target audience: Adult / romance / fictionKeywords: childhood friends, single …(more) […]

June 4, 2013 - 4:39 pm

Dee M - Estelle, I have to agree with you, I love the community in Fools Gold! Friendship, loyalty and love abounds in the town! I can’t wait for the next one in the series!

June 2, 2013 - 9:45 pm

Melissa - Always love returning to Fool’s Gold. It is like returning home!! I love starting my summer reading a new Fool’s Gold book!! I love the relationship between Patience & Justice. I love Felicia, too. She is something, but I think she would be a great friend. Always there for you no matter what & that is the type of girlfriend we all need. I love Lillie. Patience has raised a sweet little girl & she should be proud of herself.

June 1, 2013 - 2:50 am

Melissa M - Great review and I can not wait for Two of a Kind!!

May 30, 2013 - 1:35 am

Shari - I love the Fools Gold series. Just One Kiss was wonderful. Childhood crush comes back. Mother with disabilities. A special someone for everyone. I think I want to move there.

May 29, 2013 - 12:28 pm

Alexa Y. - I’m very intrigued by this series! I haven’t read anything by her yet, but I have her on my radar because of you. This story sounds pretty cute, and I’m always a fan of relationships that have history (even a sad one). I definitely need to check this series out and SOON!

May 28, 2013 - 8:07 pm

AngiMac - I love this series!! And I love that Susan writes so fast, there’s a trilogy set in this town every summer. Can’t wait for the next two bodyguards!

May 27, 2013 - 9:05 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I have been wanting to try something by Susan Mallery for such a long time, but just haven’t gotten around to it yet.

It sounds like these books have a great, small town setting. I am always drawn to books with small town settings.

On a completely other note, his name is Justice? That’s kind of . . . odd, right? My TTT post tomorrow is all about weird names in books. If I had read this one, Justice definitely would have been on my list 🙂

May 27, 2013 - 12:41 pm

Shannon - I am so glad I found the Fools gold books! In every book it feels like you are in them yourself! I love how she also starts to hint to you about whos story she is going to tell next. can’t wait for the next book!

May 27, 2013 - 11:48 am

charlotte sepulveda - To flash back to a 14 year old wold be oh so scary for this 50 year old. I loved my time as a child but oh never want to flash there if even for a few min. I love my life as it has progressed and makes me who I am. 🙂 As for Patience yep she sure needed a strong man in her life. All women need one or two strong people in their live she had it in spades with Justice, mom and friends.

May 24, 2013 - 1:30 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - I think it’s ironic, and also awesome, that today’s Nook daily deal is the first book in this series! Especially after we talked about me needing to read these books. I love that you can pick up anywhere, not necessarily in order. I’ll definitely be adding this one to my tbr pile.

Estelle: A Fool’s Gold Christmas by Susan Mallery

A Fool’s Gold Christmas by Susan Mallery ( website | tweet ) Part of the Fool’s Gold Series Release Date: September 25, 2012 Publisher: Harlequin Pages: 350 Target audience: Adult Keywords: holidays, small town, Christmas, family drama, dance! Format read: ARC from NetGalley (Thanks!) Summary: The town of Fool’s Gold will not let you forget […]

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December 7, 2012 - 11:48 am

The Big Kids' Table: Holiday Edition - […] Fool’s Gold Christmas by Susan Mallery [ my review ] dancing, cats, two […]

October 9, 2012 - 12:49 pm

Estelle - You can definitely read these out of order. Some of the previous characters pop up but there are so many of them, it doesn’t really make a difference. I think this one might be great to start out with & I love the pocket size of the hardcover!!! SO CUTE.

October 8, 2012 - 7:54 pm

Tara - I am all about Christmas books, especially in October 🙂 Is this a series you can read out of order or should I start with #1?

October 8, 2012 - 10:09 am

Ginger @ GReads! - This series sounds very much like the Lucky Harbor series. I think I may need to give this one a try. Would I be lost if I started with this one? Something about the Christmas aspect really appeals to me right now.