Monday, August 6, 2012


To celebrate the end of the cheering season, I want to do a Giveaway for you all!   It starts now & goes to August 21st.  "Chasing Perfect" is a great book.  It is the first book in the Fool's Gold Series.

This is from Goodreads:
The first in a brand-new series. Fool's Gold, California, is a charming community in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. There's lots to do and plenty of people to meet, especially women. There's just one problem: the men don't seem to stick around. The situation needs to be fixed, and Charity Jones may just be the one to fix it. 

Good Luck everyone!  Below is about the giveaway.

Here is the Giveaway:
PhotobucketSusan Mallery is a New York Times Best Selling Author.  She lives in Seattle with her husband & her toy poodle.  If you want to read a series, then this is the series to read.  It is that good.  You will fall in love with the characters & the town.  Susan has it set in a town called Fool's Gold, CA.  I love Fool's Gold.  Not sure if I would like living in a small town with everyone knowing everything about myself & my family, but I would love getting some help with everything.  You just left the hospital or had a baby, then the town would be there helping you.  I love that!  You just broke up with your boyfriend then the girls are there cheering you up.  How nice is that?  You are sick with a cold.  The town helps you out.

The Giveaway is:
One person will win 
-1 Chasing Perfect Book by Susan Mallery with a Bookmark, a pen, tattoo, Susan Mallery business card & a little booklet!!
-5 bookmarks for 5 friends so you can pass them out!
-5 little booklets for your 5 friends.
-5 tattoos for your 5 friends.

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10 things that happened while I was a Fool's Gold Cheerleader!

I almost did not do the contest to be a Fool's Gold Cheerleader, but something told me that I had to.  I am so glad I listened to that little voice in my head (Thanks little voice!  lol) because I have had the time of my life.  Someone told me that this is something that is my.  With 3 kids, nothing is ever just my!  She is right!  My food is not my!  So, when I decided to do this, I realized this is something for me!  Like I said, I almost did not do this, but now I am so happy I did.

From the end of May to the end of June, I lost 20 lbs.  Whoo hoo!!  It is because of all the walking I did while I was "cheering"  I am disabled & live with chronic back pain.  Being a Fool's Gold Cheerleader gave me hope to get moving.  One of the Cheerleaders said "Guess all our cheers have gotten you moving more."   Thank you JoAnne!  I think she is right!  The Cheerleaders are Awesome.  Jenel, Susan, & the fellow Cheerleader motivates you. Michele motivated me to write a book about our struggles on raising our daughter with a chronic disease (#4).

I am going to do the 10 things that happened to be while I was a Fool's Gold Cheerleader.  You ready?  

10. Learned how to use Rafflecopter!

9. Having my first Giveaway!

8. Talking about my favorite author was easy!!

7.  I met lots of Susan Mallery fans this summer!!

6. Still want to move to Fool's Gold, but now I wish Susan (& Jenel) could make the town.  Ladies, could you have someone build it?  Yes/No.  Us cheerleaders would be happy to move there!  What do you say Cheerleaders?  I say YES!!  I think Susan would make a great Mayor Marsha, knows all, sees all!  

5.  I have an idea for a Romance book!!

4. Decided to write about our Struggles with our daughter's disease & how it affects our family.

3. Moving more! 
-This is very important with being disabled & living in pain.
-Something that my pain management doctor has been telling me to do for awhile now.  

2.  Made friends!

1.  Lost 20 lbs.

Thanks for joining me!  

Montana training Bolt!

I wonder what Montana in "Only His" would tell me to do with my son's uncontrollable husky puppy, Bolt!  He has been getting better since we got him.  

This photo of him was taken at the vet's office & I was playing with in Paint Shop Pro.

What Bolt does:
1. He jumps over you when you sit on the couch at times.  
2. He jumps on you when you come into our home.
3. He put his paws into his water bowl!
4. He slides the small area rug in the hallway to the front door!
5. He has messes at times on the second floor or in Ethan floor.  I am trying to get a gate made by my carpenter.  I have to get that area measure by Shawn tonight!!
6. I am training him to sit (he can do that), down (we will start that tomorrow), stay, lay, come.

I think Montana would tell me to be patient with Bolt, to give him time, not to yell, & don't punish.  Not sure what Montana would tell me about the water bowl!   Bolt does not stand when he drinks water.  He lies to drink!  Take him out every hour.   I think Montana would love the blocking that area & Limiting him to one floor!   I think Montana would love that I am training Bolt to sit, down, stay, lay, & come.

Keep on Reading Fool's Gold Books!!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Book Review: All Summer Long (Coming Soon)

My Book Review for All Summer Long will be posted here once I have it written up.  Coming real soon!

Let me know if you have read the book, too!!

With my trip to OH, unpacking, wrapping up the cheering season, I have not had the time to write this review up.


A Fool's Gold Christmas: Fool's Gold Book #9.5

A Fool's Gold Christmas by Susan Mallery is Book #9.5 in the Fool's Gold Series.  I thought I would take this time to introduce the books in the beginning of the series for those who have not read any of the books. If you have not read this series, you can start here or exactly anywhere in the series.  Susan Mallery wrote this series as Stand Alone books so you do not need to read them in order.    

I need to pre-order this book from either Amazon or Barnes & Noble.  Anyone else going to pre-order it, too?  Let me know!! 

PhotobucketSynopsis: (Goodreads)
"New York Times" bestselling author Susan Mallery brings you a heartwarming tale for the holidays.

The unrelenting cheer in Fool's Gold, California, is bringing out the humbug in dancer Evie Stryker. She learned early on that Christmas miracles don't happen, at least not for her. And this year seems like no exception. An injury has forced her to return to the family fold, no matter that they're estranged. She won't add to the awkward scenario by being seduced by the bad-boy charms of her brother's best friend, the last man she should ever want to date. Even when she's recruited to stage Fool's Gold's winter festival, she vows to do as promised, then move forward with her life anywhere but here.

Jaded lawyer Dante Jefferson is getting used to the backwater town he now reluctantly calls home, but the pounding of little dancers' feet above his temporary office is more than any man should have to take When he confronts their gorgeous teacher, he's unprepared for the attraction that sears him down to the soul. Evie is his best friend's sister-off-limits unless he's willing to risk his heart. Dante has always believed that love is the most dangerous force in the universe, but that was before he had to reckon with the magic of a certain small town, where miracles "do" seem to happen...  

Keep on Reading Fool's Gold Books!!

Day 3 of Cheering for All Summer Long

I went out after we got back from OH today to do some cheering & I of course forgot to take some photos!  I only have 1 photos!  My 3 kiddos were tired & CRANKY!!  This was after a 4 hour & 1/2 ride home.  They were hot.  We also dropped off our stuff to our home then dropped off my friend & her kids (& her stuff) to their home.  Then, we went to KMart to do some cheering & to get Aloe for my sunburn.  You know when you go somewhere like the zoo & you put the sunscreen on the kids, but you forget to do yourself.  That type of day.  Each time I did the kids I forgot to do my face & my back of my neck, but I did get my arms & my legs, but my left arm got sunburn badly on the drive down!  Ouch!

Ok!  Cheering at KMart!

I did All Summer Long, Summer Nights, & a few of the earlier books in the series.  There was 14 books total!  

I need to get this sent out before I fall asleep! I am so tired!  It has been a long weekend!  Tomorrow I am hoping I can get some photos of the kids at the zoo!  They all had a lot of fun!

Keep Reading Fool's Gold Books!!

All Summer Long: Fool's Gold Book Book #9

All Summer Long by Susan Mallery is Book #9 in the Fool's Gold Series.  I thought I would take this time to introduce the books in the beginning of the series for those who have not read any of the books. If you have not read this series, you can start here or exactly anywhere in the series.  Susan Mallery wrote this series as Stand Alone books so you do not need to read them in order.  

Synopsis: (Goodreads)
Can a summer fling turn into love that lasts a lifetime? Former underwear model turned entrepreneur Clay Stryker has loved, tragically lost and vowed that he'll never risk his heart again. After making his fortune, the youngest of the rugged Stryker brothers returns to Fool's Gold, California, to put down roots on a ranch of his own. But he's frustrated to discover that even in his hometown, people see him only for his world-famous...assets.

Firefighter Chantal (Charlie) Dixon grew up an ugly duckling beside her delicately beautiful mother, a feeling reinforced long ago by a man who left soul-deep scars. Now she has good friends, a solid job and the itch to start a family-yet she can't move toward the future while she's haunted by painful memories.

Clay finds an unexpected ally, and unexpected temptation, in tomboyish Charlie, the only person who sees beyond his dazzling good looks to the real man beneath. But when Charlie comes to him with an indecent proposal, will they be able to overcome their pasts and find a love that lasts beyond one incredible summer?

Something for You:
1. What happened to Charlie when she was younger?
2.  What did Clay before he moved back to Fool's Gold?
3.  What did Charlie's mom say about #1?
4. What did Charlie's mom do?

Keep on Reading Fool's Gold Books!

Summer Nights: Fool's Gold Book #8

Summer Nights is Book #8 in the Fool's Gold Series!  Another great book by Susan Mallery. I thought I would take this time to introduce the books in the beginning of the series for those who have not read any of the books. If you have not read this series, you can start here or exactly anywhere in the series.  Susan Mallery wrote this series as Stand Alone books so you do not need to read them in order.  I am not sure if I said it before or not. I want to move to Fool's Gold.  This is my favorite in the entire series.  

Synopsis: (From Goodreads)

New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery's newest Fool's Gold story proves that wild hearts cannot be tamed...

Horse whisperer Shane Stryker is done with passion. This time around, he's determined to meet someone who will be content with the quiet life of a rancher's wife. And the fiery, pint-size redhead who dazzles him at the local bar definitely does not fit the bill. 

Small-town librarian Annabelle Weiss has always seen herself as more of a sweetheart than a siren, so she can't understand why Shane keeps pushing her away. Shane has formed the totally wrong impression of her but only he can help her with a special event for the next Fool's Gold festival. And maybe while he's at it, she can convince him to teach her a few things about kissing on hot summer nights, too-some lessons, a girl shouldn't learn from reading a book! 

P.S. Something for you:
1. Who did Susan Mallery dedicated Summer Nights to?
2. Who did Shane see dancing on the Bar?
3.  Boy or Girl for Simon & Montana?  Name?
4. What happened to Charlie?
5. What did Charlie's mother to her/police? 
6. What was the surprise that was waiting at Castle Ranch for Annabelle?
7.  Did Shane like this surprise (#6)?

Keep on Reading Fool's Gold Books!

Summer Days: Fool's Gold Book #7

Summer Days is Book #7 of the Fool's Gold Series.  I thought I would take this time to introduce the books in the series for those who have not read any of the books. If you have not read this series, you can start here or exactly anywhere in the series.  Susan Mallery wrote this series as Stand Alone books so you do not need to read them in order.  

Synopsis:(From Goodreads)

"New York Times "bestselling author Susan Mallery returns with a new Fool's Gold trilogy featuring three rugged cowboys who will find love in the unlikeliest of places.... Locked in an unexpected land dispute, Rafe Stryker is trapped in the one place he vowed never to return to-the Castle Ranch in Fool's Gold, California. He made millions facing ruthless adversaries in the boardroom, but nothing could've prepared him to go head-to-head against stubborn, beautiful Heidi Simpson. No one is more surprised than Rafe to discover that he's finding Heidi-and life as a cowboy-much more compelling than he wants to admit.

For Heidi, the Castle Ranch is the home she's always wanted. After a life on the road, the vivacious blonde has finally put down roots. She won't give that up without a fight, not even for a man whose late-night kisses make her yearn to be a little less...wholesome.

As the two turn from passionate adversaries to passionate, period, they'll discover that summer love can last a lifetime.

Something for You:
1. Why did Rafe Stryker did not want to return to Fool's Gold?
2.  How did Heidi meet Rafe?
3. Did you feel bad for Heidi or Rafe about the situation they were in?
4.  Do you believe that what Glen did was wrong? Why?
5.  How does Heidi know Rita?
6. Are you on Team Heidi or Team Rafe? Why?
7.  Did you love the ending? 

Keep on Reading Fool's Gold Books!

Book Review: Almost Summer: Fool's Gold Book #6.2

For this review, I chose "Almost Summer" by Susan Mallery.  This is #6.2 in the Fool's Gold Series.  I reviewed the other 6 Fool's Gold books Here.  My full reviews are on Goodreads (my screen name is cx3ane).  On Goodreads, I am in a Challenge to see how many Susan Mallery books I can read for the year.  Read about it here

"When it's Alstair's time to leave, will his brief visit turn into a lifetime stay?"  Right after the cover (I read the Kindle version), there are 3 paragraphs.  In the third paragraph, you will see the above question.  What do you think?  Do you think Alistair will stay?  Before you started reading, what are your thoughts?  After you finished the book, now what are your thoughts?  

Spoiler Warning: If you have not read this book, stop!  Read the book before reading the rest of my review!!

The first time that Paige McLean met Alistair was at Simon & Montana's house.  Paige volunteers Alistair can stay with her (I am not going to tell you the reason- Read the book!).   I think the reason Paige did this had a lot to do with her Great Aunt Sophia.  Her aunt passed away 6 months earlier.  

I love the chit chat that Alistar & Paige have when she is trying to get him into her home.  He is about to pass out.  She is trying to get him to talk about whatever she can.  She learns somethings about him like he has met Prince Harry, he doesn't play polo well, his father knows the Royal Family, his father is an Earl, Alistair is a Viscount. Alistair says to Paige "My Lord is traditional, but unnecessary."

I love how Chapter One ends- "And to think she'd assumed that today was going to be a very ordinary day."  I think one should never assume anything.  Maybe I watch too many episodes of NCIS & I get this from Special Agent Gibbs!  I have learned not to plan my days too much because something normally happens than I am upset that I could not do A instead of B.  Another part I love is how Alistair said to Paige "You're the angel."  It was due to the fevers he had with the illness (read to find out!).  

"Well, it's the kind of place that welcomes everyone.  We take care of our own.  Word got out that you were here and sick and the town responded." - I love this.  I want to live in Fool's Gold.  Oh, Susan, sign my family up.  We can be packed in no time!!  I do not know my new neighbors.  I have met 2-the one across the street & the one behind us.  I already knew the couple on the corner because I went to school with their daughter.  The others I am clueless about.  The one on the one side to us I am not sure about.  He almost took my door off on my van.  He was speeding to get into his driveway, which is not even a driveway.  He parks along the side of the road in his driveway, but on the road.  Understand?  He has a garage, but does not park in it.  So, I have not met him, or the other one across the street, or the one on the other side to us.  I want people like in Fool's Gold where they care, where they help you.  

I am kind of like Paige.  Paige has never been anywhere.  I have traveled, but I have not lived anywhere except for the County I was born in.  I have been here my entire life.  I was born in the same town I am living in now.  As a child, we moved 3 times (not far from one another either).  As an adult, I think I moved 7 or 8 times, but never too far from the last time.  We just moved at the end of December after being where we were for 12 years.  The longest I lived anywhere in my Adult life.  I love how Paige gets so excited about her traveling one day like when she was talking to Alistair & she said "Knowing in my head that everyone has a different life experience is one thing, but actually getting to talk to people, to see life through their eyes, so to speak, fascinates me."  This is how I feel about my children.  Seeing it through their eyes is the best thing.  Especially if it is the first time they see something.

When Simon talked to Alistair, he "had made the town sound like a paradise.  A close-knit community where neighbors took care of each other."  Alistair did not completely believe Simon, but now after seeing the refrigerator full, he does.  This is where we learn more about Alistair.  He lost his child- his baby girl.  Alistair has been punishing himself.

Paige learns of a Sara from Alistair talking in his sleep.  Sara was his wife, who died in a car accident along with his baby girl.  They were having lunch in the yard.  Alistair was not in the same country when they died.  He has been beating himself up.  Pages later we read these words "Was it never to give his heart again? To never risk the pain? Or had he decided instead to make sure the next time he was there, with his family? or rather that they were with him?"  I wander what Alistair will do the next time!

We meet the librarian, Annabelle Weiss, when she dropped off some books for Alistair to read since he was getting well, but getting bored.  One of the books was on the 
Máa-Zib tribe, the first women who settled in Fool's Gold. 

Paige tells Alistair that the Spring Festival is tomorrow.  With the 2012 Fool's Gold Country Cowboy Calendar, we would know that the Spring Festival is May 12.  You can get the 2012 Fool's Gold Country Cowboy Calendar either as a Wallpaper or as a Windows Gadget, which both of these will tell you items like this!!  Go get it!  About the Spring Festival, there was a lot of things to see like booths selling jewelry, all kinds of food!!  A parade!  Alistair did learn that the soap he has been using at Paige's is Goat soap & it is very mild plus useful for several skin conditions.  

Alistair realized that "Paige had offered him more than a bed for his body-she'd given him a refuge for his soul.  Her gentle kindness had made him realize it was time to look forward.  While he would never forget those he'd lost, he was finally ready to start living again."  Alistair had been working so much since he lost his wife & child that he was not able to face everything until then- at the Spring Festival with Paige's help.  "He realized that he hadn't been just been fighting the measles and exhaustion.  His illness had gone much deeper- down to his heart."

I love how Alistair was helping Paige see her dream- traveling, but she was afraid to leave because of losing her Aunt so soon.  He told her that she will get there, but in her time.  Sparks flies between these 2!!  You could tell the entire book!  The way they teased each other.  After Alistair move into Simon & Montana's home, they both missed each other.    Alistair told her that "I know what I'm talking about.  I've spent the last few years beating myself up for being gone when I lost my family.  I've been unable to release the past and move on.  You've helped me get unstuck.  I want to return the favor."  Alistair wanted to do something for Paige in return for her helping him get well so he helped her plan her trip.  

When Alistair saw Simon, Alistair asked him questions about if he missed the travel.  Simon asks Alistair to be his another pair of hands, but he said "I'm not ready."  Simon told him that he is blaming himself for not being there.  Simon believes that even if Alistair was there that he "couldn't stopped her from crossing that street."  What is it that they say?  Sometimes fate is going to happen.  No matter what.  No, not fate, but it was her time to leave this earth.  Simon says to him "I believe things happen for a reason.  Had I not been injured, I would never have studied medicine, never become a surgeon.  I wouldn't found my destiny."  Simon wouldn't also be married to Montana & having a baby with her.  Think about it?  If Simon was not a surgeon, then he would never of came to Fool's Gold for those bad patients.  Therefore, never meeting Montana.  I fully believe this, too.  If I was not injured, I would not have had Ethan.  I would not been on leave from my job.  I would had been working 50+ hours & not had the time or energy to do anything.  Is there something in your life like this, too?

Alistair asked Simon "How did you know about Montana?"  I love this question.  Simon answers him "She allowed me to fell again.  She gave herself so fully, I couldn't resist responding in kind.  I wanted her from the second I saw her, but what I didn't realize was that I also loved her from that first moment.  It took me a while to figure it all out.  I nearly left her.  What a mistake that would have been.  Without her, there is nothing."  I love that Susan is going back to "Only Yours."  It helps us remember the previous books. Something we might of forgotten! 

Alistair thought the following- "What would it be like to have someone like that? A woman he loved so much he couldn't leave her?  But what about what she deserved?  Could he forgive himself enough to give her all she needed?  Or was the kindest act to simply walk away? I knew when I read these lines that Alistair was thinking of being with Paige.  I was thinking he would take her with him.  Being that she wanted to travel & his job was all about traveling, they would be perfect together.  They can go home to Fool's Gold for breaks.

My favorite part of "Almost Summer" is at the end of the book.  Alistair tells Paige "I'm telling you that I love you and I'm doing a very good job of it."  "I love you, Paige.  You have shown me what was missing in my life.  What I tried my best to avoid.  I couldn't understand how Simon could give up his work for a woman, but now I see what he was trying to tell me.  That loving Montana make him better at what he does."   Alistair wants her to travel the world with him.  Then, they will come home to Fool's Gold.

I hope you enjoyed my review of "Almost Summer."  This is a great book & an awesome series!
Keep Reading!!

P.S. Something for you: 
1. Do you think Alistair will stay?
2. What does Alistair have?  What illness? 
3. Why can't Alistair stay with Simon & Montana?
4.  What was Paige's Great Aunt was before she was Paige's Guardian?
5. What was Paige calling Alistair as a nickname?
6. What was the Festival that Paige told Alistair he would want to see?
7.  What do you think Paige's Aunt would feel about her taking Alistair in?
8. How did Paige's Aunt die?
9.  What did Alistair ask Paige?
10. Do you think Alistair leave Paige behind if she would be pregnant or if they had a child?  Or would he take her/them with him?

Only Us: Fool's Gold Book #6.1

Only Us  by Susan Mallery is Book #6.1 in the Fool's Gold Series.  I thought I would take this time to introduce the books of the series for those who have not read any of the books. If you have not read this series, you can start here or exactly anywhere in the series.  Susan Mallery wrote this series as Stand Alone books so you do not need to read them in order.  
Synopsis: (From Goodreads)

Pet groomer Carina Fiore wants nothing more than to confess her feelings to the man she loves. She's drawn to veterinarian Cameron McKenzie's good looks, caring nature and especially his devotion to his young daughter. But he's also her boss and a good friend. Putting her heart on the line could cost Rina both her job and their friendship forever.
Since his divorce, Cameron hasn't been willing to trust his heart--or his daughter--with anyone else. For months he's pushed away all thoughts of taking Rina in his arms and kissing her, unwilling to risk their friendship for a single night of pleasure. But when a kiss under the mistletoe unlocks the simmering passion between them, Rina and Cameron may just find love for the holidays after all...
An ebook exclusive Fool's Gold series novella.

Something for You: (I will add these later)

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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Only His: Fool's Gold Book #6

Only His by Susan Mallery is Book #6 in the Fool's Gold Series.  I thought I would take this time to introduce the books in the beginning of the series for those who have not read any of the books. If you have not read this series, you can start here or exactly anywhere in the series.  Susan Mallery wrote this series as Stand Alone books so you do not need to read them in order.  


Wedding bells are ringing in Fool's Gold, but not for Nevada Hendrix. Her triplet sisters are engaged, and even her mother has a more active love life than she does. Determined to make a fresh start, she applies for her dream job, only to discover that her new boss is her first love. Maybe she could overlook the fact that they've seen each other naked, but she'll never forget the way he broke her heart.
Tucker Janack agrees to Nevada's "business only" ground rules. After all, love is a trap that the construction millionaire has avoided his whole life. But when great business partners turn out to be so much more, every rule gets broken. Will either of them be willing to try again...or will their past get in the way?

Something for You:  (I will add these later)

“I don't know why she picked me, but she did and I'm not letting go.” 
― Susan MalleryOnly His

“Love me. Be with me."
"That's enough?"
"That's plenty.” 
― Susan MalleryOnly His

Keep on Reading Fool's Gold Books!!

Only Yours: Fool's Gold Book #5

Only Yours is Book #5 in the Fool's Gold Series.  I love this book. I want to live in Fool's Gold. I loved the ending. I knew it. That is all I will say. This is a book you must read. Susan Mallery did it again! 

  Synopsis: (From Barnes & Nobles)

Montana Hendrix has found her calling—working with therapy dogs. With a career she loves in a hometown she adores, she's finally ready to look for her own happily ever after. Could one of her dogs help her find Mr. Right…or maybe Dr. Right?
Surgeon Simon Bradley prefers the sterility of the hospital to the messiness of real life, especially when real life includes an accident-prone mutt and a woman whose kisses make him want what he knows he can't have. Scarred since childhood, he avoids emotional entanglement by moving from place to place to heal children who need his skillful touch. Can his growing feelings for Montana lead him to find a home in Fool's Gold, or will he walk away, taking her broken heart with him?

Something for You: (I will add these soon)

“He looked at her. "I will miss you, Montana. For the first time in my life, I'll regret leaving someone behind.” 
― Susan MalleryOnly Yours

“Montana," he said, dragging her against him.
"Montana, I'm so sorry. I was wrong. What I said, how I treated you." He drew back so he could see her face. "I love you. I have from the first. You're the best part of me. You are the light to my dark and without you, I'm blind. I'll give you anything, if only you'll stay with me.” 
― Susan MalleryOnly Yours

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Only Mine: Fool's Gold Book #4

Only Mine is Book #4 in the Fool's Gold Series!  Another great book by Susan Mallery. I am not sure if I said it before or not. I want to move to Fool's Gold.  I love this book.  This is another must read by Susan Mallery!!! 

Synopsis: (from Goodreads)
Beloved bestselling author Mallery is back with the first title in a brand-new trilogy in her popular and emotional Fool's Gold series. Original.

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

Something for You:
1.  What does Finn do for a living?
2.  What does Dakota do for a living?
3. Why does Finn come to Fool's Gold?
4.  What surprises comes to Dakota?  There are 3!

“I belong where you belong” 
― Susan MalleryOnly Mine

“Because sometimes when things are going really well, we find the one thing we're pretending we're not looking for.” 
― Susan MalleryOnly Mine

“The last time I dated, dinosaurs roamed the earth. We didn't even have electricity.” 
― Susan MalleryOnly Mine

“I thought I was looking for something. Now I get that I was looking for someone. You. I'll go back to school and get my degree because it will make you happy. But also because it will make me the kind of man you want. This all about you, Aurelia. Don't you get that?” 
― Susan MalleryOnly Mine

I still want to live in a town like Fool's Gold. Ok. Where is there a town like this? Anyone? 

Keep on Reading Fool's Gold Books!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Sister of the Bride: Fool's Gold Book #2.5

Sister of the Bride is Book #2.5 of the Fool's Gold Series.  This is the one book in the Series I have not read.  I have it, but I have not read it yet.  

I have not read this book yet, but I will soon.  Keep reading Fool's Gold Books!

Photobucket Synopsis: (From Goodreads)  
When Katie McCormick finds out that her sister is marrying her ex, she finally agrees to a setup for the big day. To her surprise, Jackson is a "catch." But when wedding catastrophe ensues, will their sparks fizzle or ignite into flames?

Finding Perfect: Fool's Gold Book #3

Finding Perfect is Book #3 in the Fool's Gold Series!  Another great book by Susan Mallery. I am not sure if I said it before or not. I want to move to Fool's Gold. Not sure if they get earthquakes or not. That would be a big thing for me. I would love to have help from the town. Being disabled, having a disabled daughter, a son with asthma, I could use some help at times. Not sure if I like the idea of everyone knowing everything. I love this book.  

Pia has to make a big decision.  What will she do?  If you inherited 3 frozen embroyos from your best friend, what would your decision?  Would you implant them inside you?  What would happen if it was something you were less expecting?

Synopsis: (From Goodreads)
When Pia O'Brian's best friend dies, Pia expects to inherit her cherished cat. Instead, the woman leaves Pia three frozen embryos. With a disastrous track record in the romance department and the parenting skills of a hamster, Pia doesn't think she's meant for motherhood. But determined to do the right thing, Pia decides to become a single mother. Only to meet a gorgeous, sexy hunk the very same day.

A former foster-care kid now rich beyond his wildest dreams, Raoul Moreno runs a camp for needy children in Fool's Gold, California. After his last relationship, Raoul thought he was done with women and commitment. Still, he can't get sweet, sexy Pia out of his mind—and proposes a crazy plan. But can such an unconventional beginning really result in the perfect ending?

Something for You:
1.What did Pia think she was going to inherit from her best friend?
2. What did Pia's best friend die of?
3. Who does Pia meet?
4. What happens to Peter?  There is a couple answers here.
5. What did Pia decide to do with the embyos?
6. What was your least favorite part of the book?  Best part of the book?  

“What do you mean she left me the embryos? I'm supposed to get the cat.” 
― Susan MalleryFinding Perfect

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