Title: When We Met
Author: Susan Mallery
Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Published date: May 1, 2014
- Series: Hqn (Book 13)
- Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Harlequin HQN (April 29, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0373778651
- ISBN-13: 978-0373778652
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: A Fool’s Gold Romance #13
Source: Received for a honest review from the publisher
Book Description (from amazon)
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery invites you back to Fool’s Gold, where a newcomer to town might finally meet the man she never knew she needed…
Angel Whittaker earned his scars the hard way, but the scars that can’t be seen are the ones that haunt him the most. Since he moved to Fool’s Gold, California, he’s cobbled together a life for himself as a bodyguard trainer. If he’s not exactly happy, at least his heart is safe.
Working with pro-football superstars taught tough-talking PR woman Taryn Crawford one thing—she can go toe-to-toe with any man. But then dark, dangerous former Special Ops Angel targets her for seduction…and challenges her to resist his tempting kisses.
Even in four-inch heels, Taryn never backs down. Unless, somehow, Angel can convince her that surrender might feel even better than victory.
Ms. Mallery has done it again! She has an uncanny gift of weaving stories into intricate pieces of art that are not only beautiful and interesting, but are also somehow flawed in the most delicate way adding to their character. She is a master at her craft creating stories of love and second chances – all intertwining but never duplicated and always interesting.
Her latest piece of work When We Met, A Fool’s God Romance installment is no exception. You will be absorbed by the romance and love story of Angel and Taryn. They both have flaws – flaws that are hidden deep and explain so much about the way they present to the world. Much like people you meet every day – everyone scarred and flawed and you never knowing just how deeply. That is one of the things I enjoy most about Mallery’s Fool’s Gold books – all revolve around regular, flawed people who are given second chances at love, at life and at happiness. This book has twists and some very thoughtful one liners – such as Angel’s “Because there’s no point in saving the world if you can’t save the people you love”. The direction of self-discovery this story takes and the contrast of hard and soft, tough and weak were very refreshing. Both main characters have their moments to shine and tell their stories. While the book is emotionally intensive there are defiantly funny moments and, as always, the imagery is superb. Metaphors are thoughtfully sprinkled throughout which is an element I particularly enjoyed.
In this book other Fool’s Gold favorites make appearances – Justice, Ford, Felicia, and the Mayor, who has a little secret of her own. You will also learn more about the football boys – Jack, Sam, and Kenny. Mallery gives just enough details about “the boys” to have you anxiously waiting for their up-coming trilogy. This again is just another example of the craftsmanship Mallery puts into her stories. She doesn’t write just stories – she creates families, and communities you will think of long after reading the last page. If you have loved the other books in the Fool’s Gold Series you will love this one. Received for an honest review from the publisher.
Heat Rating: Hot
Reviewed by: A. Lyn
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