Thursday, August 1, 2013

[Pat's Review]: "Three Little Words"

Three Little Words by Susan Mallery
Publisher: Harlequin HQN (July 30, 2013)
Series: Fool's Gold, 12
Genre: Contemporar Romance
Can first love turn into the real deal in a sizzling new Fool's Gold story from New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery? Isabel Carlisle thinks she's cursed in the romance department. Her teenage crush, Ford Hendrix, ignored all her letters. Her husband left her for So Isabel has come home to dust off her passion for fashion and run the family bridal shop until her parents are ready to sell it. Then she'll pursue her real dreams. At least, that's the plan, until sexy, charming Ford returns and leaves her feeling fourteen all over again....

Seeing Isabel all grown up hits bodyguard trainer Ford like a sucker punch. Back when heartbreak made him join the military, her sweet letters kept him sane. Now he can't take his eyes-or his lips-off her. The man who gave up on love has a reason to stay in Fool's Gold forever-if three little words can convince Isabel to do the same....

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Pat's Review:

Fool's Gold is getting to be quite a popular small town. New businesses are opening, there are popular festivals going on frequently which tourists flock to. A few residents who have been gone for a while are returning. 

One of those returning residents is Ford Hendrix he's come home to help the start up of a business he and two other friends from his military career hope to get off the ground running. Cerberus Defense Sector (CDS) is a security company offering training for body guards, and classes in self-defense. He is a former Navy Seal, and left Fools Gold fourteen years ago, after his then fiancĂ© Maeve Beebe broke their engagement.  Maeve's younger sister Isabel had been secretly in love with Ford, and was heartbroken when he left. She wrote him letters keeping up to date with all that was going on in her life, and professing her love.  He never answered one letter.

Isabel Beebe is back in Fools Gold after a heartbreaking divorce and to help run her family's bridal shop Paper Moon.  Her parents are on an extended vacation, and Isabel is forming a plan to sell the business for them. Her dream is to return to New York and start a design business with a good friend.

Isabel and Ford get reacquainted, and he begs her to be his "fake girlfriend" to try and convince his Mom to stop taking applications from young  women to be his wife.  They are still good friends, so Isabel reluctantly agrees, she hates lying, but the chance to spend time with Ford is too tempting.

There are many side stories in this delightful novel involving new and old residents. Kent, Ford's brother  and Consuelo, one of Ford's  business partners find a very unexpected attraction.  There are hints of more to come, a Christmas shop is opening, and a tall beautiful woman has appeared with three luscious former NFL players.  Fool's Gold is buzzing!

Ms. Mallery's stories are always funny, filled with family, love and all the eccentricities of small town life.  Three Little Words is no exception.

    4 STARS!

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Pat received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for her honest opinion.

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Meet Pat:

Hi I'm Pat Fordyce. I am a retired pediatric nurse living in coastal North Carolina. Being retired I get to do one of my favorite things .....READ..... I love to read and talk about books, and my reviews are my voice. I also volunteer at our Public Library a few days a week. So glad to be joining The Book Queen's group of guest reviewers.

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Thanks for the review, Pat! I can't believe I'm saying this, but I've never read Susan Mallery. Never. I know, I know! But I do have this series on my list, and I hope to try it soon!

Have you read any of Susan Mallery's books? Do you have a favorite? Or how about another small town series that you love?


Until Next Time,


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Red Iza said...

Sounds very nice - I like eccentrics !

Kame said...

I need to get back to this series!

Anna@herding cats said...

Ooo yay! I'm reading this one this week! Glad to hear you loved it :) I really enjoy the small town craziness. Sounds like it has a lot of my favorite storylines too :)

Pat Egan Fordyce said...

Thanks for commenting ! It was a very fun book!

Shari said...

Love Fool's Gold series, Three Little Words is no exception. The story of Isabel and Kent is wonderful. With the added romance of Conseulo and Kent makes for the perfect hot romance book of the summer.

Dee said...

Fool's Gold is my favorite series! Love that community, I would live there if I could! Susan Mallery's books can make you laugh, cry and sigh!

Patricia Treybal said...

It has been a great summer in Fools Gold and finishing up with Three little Words is the icing on the cake. Isabel and Ford discovering each other within the safety of their 'fake relationship' is priceless. And for me the 2 for 1 relationship just made my day. I love this book. Everyone should read it.

Lesley Lindsey said...

I loved Three Little Words! This summer's FG books have been the best yet!