Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Review ~ Hold Me (Fool's Gold, #16) by Susan Mallery

New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery's classic blend of lighthearted humor and intense emotional conflict works its magic on two newcomers to the California town of Fool's Gold, which Library Journal calls "a setting so real and appealing readers will want to start scoping out real estate." 

Destiny Mills believes passion has its place—like in the lyrics of the country songs that made her parents famous. After a childhood full of drama and heartache, she wants a life that's calm. Safe. Everything that Kipling Gilmore isn't. Her temporary assignment with the Fool's Gold search and rescue team puts her in delicious proximity to the former world-class skier every day. Part of her aches to let go for once…the rest is terrified what'll happen if she does. 

Though an accident ended his career, Kipling still lives for thrills—and a hot fling with a gorgeous redhead like Destiny would be a welcome diversion. Yet beneath his new coworker's cool facade is a woman who needs more than he's ever given. With her, he's ready to take the risk. But love, like skiing, is all about trust—and before you soar, you have to be willing to fall.


Mayor Marsha brought Kipling Gilmore to Fool’s Gold to run their search and rescue organization, known as HERO, Help Emergency Rescue Operations. Then she arranged for the implementation of STORMS, Search Team Rescue Management Software, which brought Destiny Mills to town. Both have difficult family situations that affected their opinions about love.

Kipling -
“That forever thing other people seemed to seek. He’d seen love. He even believed in it. But he’d never felt it. Not the romantic kind. Lust, sure. Liking, absolutely.”

Destiny -
“You’re right. Love is words and chemistry. It has little value. Better to make a decision based on reasonable, understandable criteria. That’s lasting.”

It was great to visit with the girls at Jo’s Bar…it is always a good time catching up on the gossip. Love this town – Ms. Mallery brings together family and community with flawless writing. The ending was not what I expected but, it felt like the appropriate HEA for these two.
Disclosure: This book was provided to BBMoreB free of charge for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

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