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Review: Best of My Love by Susan Mallery

April 25th, 2016 by Debbie's World of Books

Best of My Love by Susan Mallery

Source: Received for review

Publication date: April 26, 2016

Publisher HQN

Series: Fool’s Gold #20

Rating: ★★★★★

About the book:

To overcome her painful past, baker Shelby Gilmore goes on the hunt for a friend—a male friend—to convince her stubborn psyche that men can be trusted. But where in a town as small as Fool’s Gold will the petite blonde find a guy willing to not date her?

Dark, charming Aidan Mitchell puts the “adventure” in Mitchell Adventure Tours…and into the beds of his many willing female tourists. Until he realizes he’s inadvertently become that guy—the one-night Casanova—and worse, everyone in town knows it. Maybe Shelby’s boy/girl experiment will help him see women as more than just conquests so he can change his ways and win back his self-respect.

As Aidan and Shelby explore the secret lives of men and women, the heat between them fires up the Fool’s Gold rumor mill. If no one will believe they’re just friends, maybe they should give the gossips something to really talk about!

My Review:

Wow, I can’t believe there are now 20 books in the Fool’s Gold series. I am so in love with this series and it’s really flown by. I remember requesting Three Little Words for review because it sounded so cute and I was hooked. I got my hands on whatever books I could in the series and devoured them. Though there have been a few that were misses, overall this is an amazing series and Best of My Love ranks up there with one of my favorites in the series.

I loved both Aidan and Shelby’s characters. At first like the rest of Fool’s Gold I didn’t believe they were going to be just friends for very long but they surprisingly lasted much longer than I expected. I love seeing them alternate “male activities” and “female activities” and it cracked me up seeing Aidan attending baby showers and getting pedicures. He takes everything remarkably in stride and the more into the story you get, the more you start thinking this is how all relationships should start out. It was actually a little refreshing that the conflict wasn’t because one thought the other was cheating, was too controlling, etc. They communicated well and Aidan never went all cave man on Shelby. In fact, I loved the twist on the margarita pity party that takes place.

There are some deeper moments where Aidan has to deal with his dad’s artistic temper tantrums and come to terms with his relationship with both his mom and dad. Susan Mallery also seems to be setting us up for a spin off series that takes place in Happily Inc or at least I’m hoping we will be taken there to see the other Mitchell brothers’ stories. I sighed a very happy sigh upon closing this book and can’t wait for the next one.

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