Three Little Words
Book 12, Fool's Gold
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Can first love turn into the real deal? Anything can happen in a sizzling new Fool's Gold story from New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery.
Isabel Beebe thinks she's cursed in the romance department. Her teenage crush, Ford Hendrix, ignored all her letters. Her husband left her for another…man. 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.
If you're a fan of Fool's Gold, you'll love Ana Raquel and Greg's delicious romance, featured in Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Cookbook, along with her favorite recipes from the land of happy endings.
Three Little Words
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 fiancé 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.
I received this novel from the author for an honest review.
Pat Fordyce........ Four Stars
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Three Little Words
Isabel Beebe left Fool’s Gold to follow her dream of being in the fashion business. Now she is back to help her parents with their store and get it ready to be sold to a new owner. Little does she know that the man she loved when she was 14 would come back in to her life...
Ford Hendrix never thought he would step into Fools gold again after Maeve Beebe broke off their engagement and he joined the military. But now with his business open and running in Fool’s Gold now is the perfect time to come back to his hometown and reconnect with his family and friends. However, he never imagined that the girl who wrote him letters for ten years would also come back in to his life.
Together Isabel and Ford start a “fake relationship” to get his mother Denise off his back about getting married but neither of them realize that their just might be something there that might just be more than friendship.
Being the last in the three book series for this summer you never want the book to end because then you remember that you have to wait until September and Christmas time before you can read more books in this great series.
As it has been with the past couple three book series that past couple summers this book, the third in this series was my favorite. I really liked how Susan built up their relationship from the beginning to the end. What I thought was different from the rest of the books that I read in the series was the letters that started out the book. It was an unexpected great add to the book. In addition I really like the story of Kent and Consuelo budding love story that you got to see through out the book. Lastly, I liked how the last two Hendrix boys got their girls in the same book!
I don’t think there would be anything that I would change in this book other than maybe divulging a little more about Ford’s past. By reading the letters you were able to read about Isabel’s past but not Fords. I felt there could have been a little more added. As usual her writing and characters were spectacular and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for Noelle’s story that will take place in the Christmas book.
If I were to give it a rating I would say 5 stars!!!
Three Little Words
Susan has delivered another fabulous visit to Fool's Gold. I laughed and cried as Isabel and Ford found love. Characters from past novels circulated throughout while new residents to Fools Gold were introduced (including some foreshadowing of next summers novels.
- Category: Contemporary
- Published: Aug 01, 2013
- Publisher: HQN Books
- Seller: Harlequin Sales Corporation
- Print Length: 336 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 12, Fool's Gold