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#73: Review & #Giveaway: Three Little Words - Susan Mallery

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.


  • Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN (July 30, 2013)
  • ISBN: 9780373777785
  • AMAZON US   |   AMAZON CA



Author Bio:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, SUSAN MALLERY, is known for emotionally complex stories told with charm and wit. With a keen eye for human nature, she breathes life into characters on the page and was recently honored with a prestigious National Readers’ Choice Award. Susan has lived all over the United States, including a childhood in the suburbs of Los Angeles, graduate school in the hills of Pennsylvania and several years in Texas. These days, she makes her home in Seattle, Washington. She’s there for the coffee, not the weather.
Find Susan online at www.SusanMallery.com  She’s also very active on Facebook, Twitter and GoodReads, and has been known to invite her fans to help her name characters and brainstorm aspects of her books.


Review:
I had no idea this was a 13th book in a series until after I started reading it and looked it up on Amazon. Didn't matter though. I may have no clue what happened in the previous books, but I felt it was easily read as a stand alone.
Having said that, I do plan on backtracking in the series.
The author is quite skilled at shaping her characters. You may see glimpses of yourself in them, but if not you will still feel a connection to them. I did think they had rather outlandish jobs for small-town living though, but that is my only criticism.
The story was so sweet and romantic. There is a certain amount of "fluffiness" to it, but that "fluffiness" is what I look for in a romance novel. I have to feel swooned!
And this one hit the mark!
Listen up ladies, there's a couple hunka-hunka dudes in the book. Best part is.... they're brothers!!!!
HA!
This is definitely one for romance fans!


4/5


AND NOW THE GIVEAWAY
The Susan Mallery Foolproof Bridal Kit includes:
·         A wedding-themed bottle of OPI nail polish
·         Not Your Mother’s® Rise & Shine™ Silky Smooth Shine Mist
·         Manicure set (includes emery board, small and large nail clippers, tweezers, cuticle stick and nail polish remover pad)
·         Heart-shaped compact mirror
·         12-piece E.L.F. eye shadow kit
·         Travel makeup brush set
·         Makeup remover wipes
·         Lip gloss
·         Travel sewing kit
·         Kleenex®
·         Secret® deodorant
·         Razor and Gillette® Shave Gel
·         Nivea Creme
·         Wisps toothbrushes
·         TRESemmé® hairspray

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Comments

  1. Our daughter is getting married in about a month.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  2. Not for a while. No real plans yet.

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  3. I love this series and just when I think I've read the best another one comes out and it's even better.
    If anybody needs a $1 coupon off a paperback For Three Little Words, just released today, let me know.
    Julie

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  4. It's a another summer hit that sizzles by Susan Mallery!

    Wow, talk about having a wonderful summer! Susan Mallery does it again with Three Little Words. How could you not love Ford Hendrix and Isabel Beebe? They have to be some of her best characters yet. Isabel was in love with Ford when she was just 14 years old and he was engaged to her sister. After things fell through with Isabel's sister Ford leaves Fool's Gold for the Navy and doesn't return till many years later. You could say fate has brought them back into town at the same time and allows Isabel her chance at her first and only love. This book also gives you the story about Consuelo and Kent Hendrix with their story. What a wonderful book and a great way to end the summer!

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  5. Love Fool's Gold series. Three Little Words is no exception. Two romances in one book makes for a hot summer read.

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  6. I loved Three Little Words! Go back and check out this summer's other 2 books - Just One Kiss and Two of A Kind. I think they are even better!

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  7. So in love with the Fool's Gold Series, its been a great summer in Fool's Gold! Ford is so delicious, he is my favorite male character! Really how many men would even talk to their mother, after she set up a stand at a festival to find them a wife? The addition of Isabels love letters to Ford was so sweet!

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  8. Always love returning to Fool's Gold. It is like returning home!! I love starting my summer reading a new Fool's Gold book!! Just One Kiss, Two of a Kind, & Three Little Words are all great books to read.

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  9. For me? Not for awhile, I hope! Probably I need to find a man first, you know? *Wink*

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