Tuesday, April 26, 2016
ARC Book review: Best of My Love (Fool's Gold #20) by Susan Mallery
Available April 26th 2016
eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley
To overcome her painful past, baker Shelby Gilmore goes on the hunt for a friend—a male friend—to convince her stubborn psyche that men can be trusted. But where in a town as small as Fool's Gold will the petite blonde find a guy willing to not date her?
Dark, charming Aidan Mitchell puts the "adventure" in Mitchell Adventure Tours…and into the beds of his many willing female tourists. Until he realizes he's inadvertently become that guy—the one-night Casanova—and worse, everyone in town knows it. Maybe Shelby's boy/girl experiment will help him see women as more than just conquests so he can change his ways and win back his self-respect.
As Aidan and Shelby explore the secret lives of men and women, the heat between them fires up the Fool's Gold rumor mill. If no one will believe they're just friends, maybe they should give the gossips something to really talk about!
After twenty books Susan Mallery can still wow me with a this series. While it's hard to maintain a series after this many books Mallery maintains a freshness in Best of My Love. Aidan Mitchell is kind of the Dog of Fools' Gold. It's not what he meant to be but somehow it still happened. After a particularly embarrassing public scene Aidan realizes something has to change. That's when Shelby Gilmore comes to talk to him. Shelby has a reason for asking him for help. Both of them want to make some personal changes and that starts with them being platonic friends. Seems pretty simple until it's suddenly not. I loved watching both Aidan and Shelby grow in this story. Aidan seems to make the transition easier than Shelby. It was neat to see a bit of a tables turned when Shelby's friends now also Aidan rally around Aidan when things get a bit rough. Those who have kept up with this series will enjoy the roll reversal that happens in this story. Even though both Aidan and Shelby had some rough pasts to overcome they both want to do something about making living with it better. Shelby came to Fools Gold at rock bottom and in two years has completely turned everything around she just has one last hurdle to make and Aidan is the man to help. Great writing, excellent story! It's the kind of book you don't want to lay down til you hit the end. As always can't wait to see what comes next!!
Find out more about the Fools Gold series and Susan Mallery here www.susanmallery.com