Monday, August 1, 2011

Only Mine

Only Mine (Hqn)Author: Susan Mallery
ISBN: 978-0373775880
Publisher: HQN Books
Series: Fool's Gold #4
Purchase Link: Only Mine (Hqn)
Source: ARC
Her town’s lack of men may make headlines, but it isn’t news to Dakota Hendrix. The beautiful blonde has bigger problems to deal with, such as overseeing the romance reality competition filming in Fool’s Gold. Screening eligible bachelors is a difficult enough task, but Dakota hits an unexpected snag when a sexy stranger comes to town.

Finn Andersen will do anything to keep his twin brothers—the perfect contestants—off the show. Despite Dakota’s better judgment, she finds herself drawn to the mysterious outsider. Like her, Finn knows about heartbreak and how a family can fall apart, so she doesn’t dare to hope for anything more than a fling. After all, even in the Land of Happy Endings, finding true love is never as easy as it looks on TV.
Only Mine is a charming, sexy and entertaining read!  I love, Fool’s Gold, the town Susan has created for this series.  The Fool’s Gold books keep getting better and better.  Susan processes the ability to keep her series entertaining and original while leaving the reader both satisfied and wanting more.  The idea of a reality TV show in Fool’s Gold, CA was brilliant.  The issue of a man shortage was comical.  After all, even if men are available, what woman hasn’t felt s shortage in men at one point in her life? 
The characters are wonderful.  I love how Mallery creates a sexy and desirable “hero” in the story.  She met my expectations while throwing in a few surprises along the way.  I loved the quirky yet humorous personalities of the characters.  They work well together, it felt natural.  The characters are realistic.  I loved this aspect.  It helped me to feel as if I was a part of the town rather than reading a story. 
It seems easy to make everything seem perfect in a story that promises a happy ending yet Mallery focuses on keeping her books believable.  While I knew the happy ending would come about, I had my moments of doubt.  Only mine had its share of turmoil, complications, disappointments and real life drama that kept me glued to the pages.  I wondered how the happy ending would find its way to the loveable characters and found myself cheering them on.  I really enjoyed this aspect of the book.  I don’t like to be handed a happy ending on a silver platter in an unrealistic manner.  Only Mine didn’t do that.  I look forward to Only Yours and Only His.  I have already pre-ordered my copies.  It was incredibly hard to find Only Mine in the stores since its debut.  Reader’s everywhere have been scoffing them up!  I can understand why……


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