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Review: Only Mine by Susan Mallery

December 15th, 2016 by Debbie's World of Books

Only Mine by Susan Mallery

Source: Purchased

Publication date: July 26, 2011

Publisher: HQN

Series: Fool’s Gold #4

Rating: ★★★★½

About the Book:

You can’t win if you don’t play…

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 Anderssen 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.

My Thoughts:

It’s been awhile since I’ve read a Fool’s Gold book and I love this series so when I wasn’t feeling well and wanted an easy, funny and heartwarming read I decided I needed to revisit Fool’s Gold. I had Only Mine sitting on my shelf but haven’t read it yet so it was just what I needed.

I knew Dakota since I’ve read a lot of the books later in the series so I already knew I loved her. Her sense of humor and especially her interactions with her mother had me laughing out loud. She was so level headed which was a nice foil to Finn’s rather emotional character. It was actually nice to see the heroine being the voice of reason and the hero being the high strung character.

I didn’t recall Finn very well so it was like meeting him for the first time and like I mentioned it was interesting to see him being such an emotional character. When we first meet him I really wanted to tell him to take a chill pill. Being a parent myself I can feel some of his frustration but at the same time it seemed so obvious he was pushing his brothers away. Still he did win me over as I watched him with baby Hannah because how can you not love a man who is good with kids?

Still, while I liked Finn Dakota was who made me fall in love with this story. My heart broke for her when we find out her chances of having a baby were slim to none. I was rooting for a miracle for her the entire book and while things go exactly as planned I still loved how it ended. This was definitely the perfect pick me up, feel good read.

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