Review: Until We Touch by Susan Mallery

Until We Touch by Susan Mallery
Series:  Fool’s Gold (# 15)
Release Date:  June 24, 2014
Publisher:  Harlequin HQN
Pages: 384
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

From New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery comes the story of secret desires finally fulfilled…

After a family tragedy, former football hero Jack McGarry keeps the world at arm’s length—a challenge now that his PR firm has moved to neighborly Fool’s Gold, California.

Larissa Owens knows where she stands—Jack sees her as just another one of the guys. No matter what her heart wishes, Jack’s her boss, not her boyfriend. But then Larissa’s big secret is revealed…by her mother!

When Jack discovers the truth about Larissa’s feelings, her touch suddenly becomes tantalizing, and he’s not sure he wants to resist. But if he gives in to desire, heartache is sure to follow. Friendship or true love—will Jack go for the ultimate play?

 

Review:  Until We Touch welcomes us back to Fool’s Gold and I think it is one of the best books in the series so far.

This is Jack and Larissa’s story and oh what a story it is. It was an emotional read with lots of tears due to ill thought out actions on Jack’s part on many different fronts but also due to his childhood. This in turn has Jack afraid to love but Fool’s Gold takes him on trying to get him to see what he won’t.

Watching Mayor Marsha once again bring issues to the forefront and bring people and jobs together was like something out of this world. There was laughter, tears, happiness, sorrow, sadness, heartache, friendships and family, romance and love. Once again many of the characters from earlier Fool’s Gold books were part of the storyline while adding new ones or giving more recent residents larger roles. We were also introduced to several new characters that will keep Fool’s Gold stories moving forward. There was wonderful closure but an epilogue would have made the ending sweeter instead of having to imagine the happily ever after. There were several loose ends tied up throughout the story that kept the book flowing.

Mallery is one of my favorite authors and she once again didn’t disappoint but had multifaceted and multi-layered characters that I had to dig deep to find the real person and their personality. Come join us in Fool’s Gold. You’ll be glad you did!

Favorite Quote:  Hunger burned inside of him.  Hunger and need and desire, but they were all second to what he really ached for.  He didn’t have an itch to be scratched.  He had a bad feeling that if he gave in to what they both wanted, the trouble to follow would be cataclysmic.  Yet there was an inevitability in the moment.  He could run but he couldn’t hide.  So maybe it was time to stop running.

joanne






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