Review: When We Met by Susan Mallery

When We Met by Susan Mallery
Series:  Fool’s Gold (# 13)
Release Date:  April 29, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Pages: 352
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review



Angel Whittaker earned his scars the hard way, but the scars that can’t be seen are the ones that haunt him the most. Since he moved to Fool’s Gold, California, he’s cobbled together a life for himself as a bodyguard trainer. If he’s not exactly happy, at least his heart is safe. 

Working with pro-football superstars taught tough-talking PR woman Taryn Crawford one thing—she can go toe to toe with any man. But then dark, dangerous former Special Ops Angel targets her for seduction…and challenges her to resist his tempting kisses. 

Even in four-inch heels, Taryn never backs down. Unless, somehow, Angel can convince her that surrender might feel even better than victory.


Review:  Welcome to Fool’s Gold, California: Where happy endings are. When an author slips in a joke about her story line, I know they are going to continue to amuse me. With this book, I think this one is my favorite book in all of the series. I have been a fan of Fool’s Gold by Susan Mallery and I am happy to say I have read the thirteenth book in her series. I think the testament of her writing is that a series has last so long- it reminds me of a well- loved television series.

When you first meet Angel in the previous book,  you get an idea of the sadness Angel has inside. While he still shows up in the story lines, you start to like him. Once I started the chapters, I felt Angel was similar to the depths of a strong, but yet hurting inside and like Taryn, I fell in love with him. And once I got to know Taryn as a sexy, twin of Carrie Bradshaw with dark hair, I knew that they were going to sizzle with sexual tension up to the last chapter.

I was a bit sad because it seems like Mayor Marsha will no longer appear in the next books, and I wanted Susan Mallery to know that I can’t be the only one who believes the very last one will reveal her story. I also believed that we were starting to see how Mayor Marsha is teaching the residents to take over her role. I was delighted when I got to the chapters when Taryn  creates a clothing swap and uses Angel as a teammate to build relationships with families in Fool’s Gold.

I also read the Fool’s Gold Cookbook, so caught on when Susan Mallery made mention of it in her story. If you missed the tidbit, make sure you reread her book, or if you haven’t read it, I’d recommend it.


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One thought on “Review: When We Met by Susan Mallery

  1. Brenda Rumsey says:

    Loved these characters and reading their story. It was fun watching them squirm when out of their comfort zone.

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