Thursday, February 19, 2015

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

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books (April 28 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00PQGO60S

Book Description

 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.

Reviews by Others

"Susan Mallery is one of my favorites." -#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber

"This sweet Christmas treat is a pleasant introduction to Mallery's popular series." -Publishers Weekly on A Fool's Gold Christmas

"Mallery does her usual excellent job of giving readers a funny, warm-hearted story that is edged with cutting emotion!" -RT Book Reviews on All Summer Long

"The wildly popular and prolific Mallery can always be counted on to tell an engaging story of modern romance." -Booklist on Summer Nights

"Mallery infuses her story with eccentricity, gentle humor, and smalltown shenanigans, and readers...will enjoy the connection between Heidi and Rafe." -Publishers Weekly on Summer Days

"Romance novels don't get much better than Mallery's expert blend of emotional nuance, humor and superb storytelling." -Booklist

"A sweet, heartwarming Christmas romance with engaging characters, a family-redemption arc and a winning seasonal charm that will delight." -Kirkus Reviews on A Fool's Gold Christmas
About the Author

 With more than 25 million books sold worldwide, New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery is known for creating characters who feel as real as the folks next door, and for putting them into emotional, often funny situations readers recognize from their own lives. Susan’s books have made Booklist’s Top 10 Romances list in four out of five consecutive years. RT Book Reviews says, “When it comes to heartfelt contemporary romance, Mallery is in a class by herself.” With her popular, ongoing Fool’s Gold series, Susan has reached new heights on the bestsellers lists and has won the hearts of countless new fans.

Susan grew up in southern California, moved so many times that her friends stopped writing her address in pen, and now has settled in Seattle with her husband and the most delightfully spoiled little dog who ever lived. Visit Susan online at

My Review

Another winner from Susan Mallery! The Fool's Gold series is a lovely romance series by one of the genre's best writers. Hold Me is the 16th book in this series that I cannot seem to resist!

I don't know how Mallery comes up with all these characters....and keeps them all straight. Destiny Mills is newly arrived in Fool's Gold..and only plans to be there temporarily. We briefly met Olympic skier Kipling Gilmore in one of the previous books as he received a mysterious visit from the town's illustrious Mayor Marsha. We knew he would be arriving in town soon along with his sister Shelby.

Destiny is the daughter of two divorced country superstars. She is saddled with her younger half-sister, whom she had never met, Starr for the summer. This is as much as a story about siblings as it is a traditional love story. It is heartwarming to see how Destiny and Starr develop their relationship.

But of course the meat of the story is the love story between Kipling and Destiny. After a few twists and turns and misunderstandings you know they'll find their forever ever story.

A well written romance is always a pleasure to read. Hold Me is definitely one!

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