Friday, 16 August 2013

Three Little Words

Three Little Words
By Susan Mallery

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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...


Three Little Words brings us the story of Ford Hendrix and Isabel Beebe.
Isabel has loved Ford since she was young teenager, when he was engaged to her sister, an engagement that ended badly and broke Ford’s heart.

Ford enlists in the Navy, quickly after, Isabel writes to Ford, pouring out her heart, her wishes and her dreams. Ford never responded to any of Isabel's letters and disillusioned she moves on with her life.

Both leaving behind the town of Fool’s Gold, now their both back for very different reasons.
She's returned to Fool’s Gold from New York City after her ex husband leaves her for another man. She's back in Fool’s Gold to get her family’s bridal shop ready to sell and polish off her business plan to start a fashion boutique in New York City with a friend. Isabel is embarrassed when she learns Ford has moved back into town and has rented the apartment above her parent’s garage.

Ford Hendrix has mixed feeling about moving back to Fool’s Gold, hes excited by the prospect of opening a security business after his career as a Navy Seal. Less appealing is the prospect of living in the same town as his interfering mother, who wants nothing more than to see him settled down with a wife and children. She's pressuring Ford to get him married, but Fords just not ready he's seen some horrific things during his military career and he's sure life as a bachelor is the best path for him.

Isabel confronts Ford about her unanswered letters and Ford assures her there is no need for her embarrassment because her letters got him through some really difficult situations, they become friends, and Ford pleads with Isobel to be his pretend girlfriend to appease his mother and decides Isabel is the perfect candidate since she's heading back to New York City soon.

A reluctant Isabel is talked into helping Ford, he's charming and funny and she agrees to help him out with his plan.

This book touched my heart, and made me laugh - parts of it were hilarious. Susan Mallery did a fantastic job and I'm a fan of her writing, she consistently produces characters that are down-to-earth and real, which I connect with and grow to care about them too. The town of Fool's Gold is one of those places that I will never forget - a small town full of hope and dreams and happy ever afters.

Susan Mallory is definitely an author I would highly recommend to other readers.
4.5 Stars

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