Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Book review: Only Mine (Dakota Hendrix) by author Susan Mallery (Book4 in Fools Gold series)

I received a eARC of Only Mine through for my honest opinion and review.

This is the first of the 3 Hendrickson triplets books in the Fools Gold series. In one of the previous books Raoul observes Dakota upset but we don't find out what is the cause of that. We just get that hint that something is really wrong in Dakota's life. We find out what that is in Only Mine. Might be some spoiler info in my review so read at your own risk.

Her town's lack of men may make headlines, but it isn't news to Dakota Hendrix. The beautiful blonde has bigger problems to deal with, such as overseeing the romance reality competition filming in Fool's Gold. Screening eligible bachelors is a difficult enough task, but Dakota hits an unexpected snag when a sexy stranger comes to town. Finn Anderssen will do anything to keep his twin brothers - the perfect contestants - off the show. Despite Dakota's better judgment, she finds herself drawn to the mysterious outsider. Like her, Finn knows about heartbreak and how a family can fall apart, so she doesn't dare to hope for anything more than a fling. After all, even in the Land of Happy Endings, finding true love is never as easy as it looks on TV

 Dakota was upset about something in the last book if you can remember. We never found out what upset her but we do in this book. Due to a medical condition Dakota believes she can't get pregnant. She was devastated at first but finally decides she wanted to adopt. She wants to me a mom. In the mean time Finn Anderssen comes into town trying to get his younger twin brothers Sasha and Stephan to come back to their hometown in Alaska with him. They've run off from college with only one semester to finish up to get on the romantic reality show that Dakota is helping out with by representing Fools Gold. Dakota starts getting to know Finn and they start a relationship of sorts. She keeps Finn from getting himself arrested and sane while he tries unsuccessfully to wrangle his brothers home. She finally gets word she is getting a baby girl to adopt and Finn is a huge help getting her and her new baby girl named Hannah home and settled. Things are going OK then Dakota finds out she's pregnant. She loves Finn but Finn has said he's raised his younger brothers and he doesn't want that kind of responsibility. Now what? Will Finn accept Dakota's love and a family with the baby she's carrying and Hannah or will be opt out and go back to Alaska and forget about her? Must read the book to get that answer. I just loved Finn and Stephan was pretty great too. Sasha was a little immature but he's growing up still so expected. Several times i wanted to give Dakota or Finn a Hug. Can't wait for the next book in this series.  I give Only Mine 4 out of 5 Modokker Book Pick stars. To find out more about this book series and the author check out the the Fools Gold website and Susan Mallery's website


  1. Sounds like a book I need to get my hands on!

  2. I got into Susan Mallery a couple years ago. This is her new series. So far there are 4 book if you include this one. I love her work. She has a website just deicated to the town and it's people. Kind of a cool thing.