I received a eARC of this book through netgally.com for my honest opinion and review.
Only Yours is the 5th book in the Fools Gold series. Susan Mallery has been building a series around a fictional town called Fools Gold and she even has a website dedicated to the town with pretend real things going on it. You can check it out here www.foolsgoldca.susanmallery.com .
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?
I love how Susan gives you the town in this series. This book in particular you get bits of the town and it's people along with Simon and Montana's story. Both have alot of emotional baggage. Simon really has the worst of it. A awful childhood and a brilliant mind combine to be a genius surgeon as a adult albeit a very controlled and lonely existence. Simon is afraid to let anyone in. Lucky for him Montana comes along and literally knocks him on his butt. Montana trains service dogs and meets Simon when one of her trainees gets away from her and gets into the hospital on the loose and barrels right over Simon. It will hurt your heart when you find out what happened to Simon as a child to make him the way he is. He is scarred on the outside by terrible burns and on the inside by how he got them and why. Montana has never felt like she belonged like she was ever good enough. Each tries to convince the other how wrong they are about themselves. You get to meet Kent and his son Reese. One of the Hendrix brothers who is divorced and now looking to move back to Fools Gold. Denise is still trying the dating game with some sad and funny results but then there is Max. Is Max THE Max? The one that got Denise to tattoo his name on her hip? hmmmm You have to read this book to find out. You get some updates on some of the other town and friends on Montana too. The end came a little sudden but was good. Wish it had been drawn out a smidge more though. Can't wait for Nevada's story next in October. I give Only Yours 4 out of 5 Modokker Book Picks. To find out more about this book you can go to the Fools Gold website www.foolsgoldca.susanmallery.com or Susan Mallery's website http://susanmallery.com/ . There is a special members area you can sign up to get bonus goodies from Susan. You can find Susan on Facebook and Twitter as well. www.facebook.com/SusanMallery www.twitter.com/SusanMallery
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Only Yours out Aug 30th 2011
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