Review: Two of a Kind by Susan Mallery

Two of a Kind by Susan Mallery
Series: Fool’s Gold (# 12)
Release Date: June 25, 2013
Publisher:  Harlequin HQN
Pages: 384
Source:  book provided by NetGalley for review

New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery welcomes readers back to Fool’s Gold, where a onetime fling could become the real thing.…

Felicia Swift never dreamed she’d hear a deep, sexy voice from her past in tiny Fool’s Gold, California. The last time Gideon Boylan whispered in her ear was half a world away…on the morning after the hottest night of her life. Her freaky smarts have limited her close friendships, and romance, but she came to Fool’s Gold looking for ordinary. Gorgeous, brooding Gideon is anything but that.

Black Ops taught Gideon that love could be deadly. Now he pretends to fit in while keeping everyone at arm’s length. Felicia wants more than he can give—a home, family, love—but she has a lot to learn about men…and Gideon needs to be the man to teach her.

As these two misfits discover that passion isn’t the only thing they have in common, they just might figure out that two of a kind should never be split apart.

 

Review: Two of a Kind is my favorite Fool’s Gold novel yet! I absolutely loved Felicia. She was so honest and funny without even trying. As a character she was quite different than most female characters today. She had a very non-conventional upbringing and was way too smart for her own good. Felicia did not learn social graces or social cues. She was nervous or anxious she tended to spew off all kinds of info that most people do not know. She moved to Fool’s Gold to learn how to belong and create a community.

Gideon the man she loves is broken from his time at war. He doesn’t want to get married or have kids. Little does he know that his life is about to take a dramatic change for the better. He needs to learn to take a leap of faith and to trust his own feelings.

Gideon and Felicia are perfect together because they both are a bit quirky and need to learn how to live a “normal” life. Their love for each other is not always apparent but the attraction certainly is. Felicia is so blunt and honest about what she wants sexually it is quite refreshing.

I cannot wait to read Ford’s story. His mother really wants him to settle down but will he? Mallery does such a great job at introducing new characters for future novels that she has me hooked!