Thursday, August 8, 2013

Three Little Words (Fool's Gold #12) by Susan Mallery + giveaway

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....

Type: Contemporary Romance
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Three Little Words was just what I needed this week. Something that would lift my spirits. That was sweet and heartwarming. That would make me smile and laugh a bit (or really quite a lot) and had some sexy going on. And it definitely gave me all of that. From a fun romantic set up to the crazy town it was a great escape that really made me want to be a part of this little community and group of friends. 

I'm gonna go all girly and *squee* but it's a case of "fake mates" that have known each other for nearly ever and I freaking LOVE that set up. Isabel had a mad crush on Ford when she was 14 and for nearly a decade wrote letters to him while he was deployed. they're both back in Fool's Gold and things have gotten a little more...complicated since Ford, in a moment of sheer panic, told his match making mama the two were dating. Now to convince Isabel to go along with it. Gotta love the jams men can get themselves into. LOL

I loved watching Ford and Isabel. There's a fun, sweet, comfortable quality to their time together. They tease each other mercilessly but you can tell even though they're pretending to be a couple they really care for the other and are quickly becoming real friends and much more than they'd planned. They're both dealing with personal struggles and I loved that they were there for and watched out for each other. The steamy bits when things moved along were pretty good too. Sexy and sweet. It was a great combo. It was just really fun watching them fall in love and seeing how their goals changed as they got to know each other better. 
**this was about her declaring her everlasting love for him when she was a teenager and writing him**

"Just so we're clear," she said. "I'm over you."

"You mentioned that. You're not going to love me forever. It's disappointing."

"You'll survive."

"I don't know. I'm surprisingly sensitive."

"Oh, please. Like I believe that."

He winced. "You're mocking a hero?"

"With every fiber of my being."
The small community was a great backdrop for the story. This town loves to celebrate. Everything. They have festivals and parties and are involved in each others lives and I love that. I did have a little trouble keeping some of Isabel's girlfriends straight (since I hadn't read the previous books) but I loved the friendship and teasing and would have loved to be part of their close and eclectic group. 

I really had a great time with Three Little Words. The romance, the friendships, the writing. It's fun, it's sweet, it got me a little teary eyed and it made me laugh and, okay, yes, snort a time or two. And I just loved it. It's small town romance at it's best and one not to miss out on.

We've got a great giveaway from Susan Mallery today for a Foolproof Bridal Kit with all kinds of goodies from nail polish to make up brushes and a copy of Three Little Things :)  It's open US only this time. Just check out the review, fill out the widget thingy and let me know what you think about Three Little Things! Open until 8/15

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