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Meager Musings On... Three Little Words by Susan Mallery (Fool's Gold, #13)

You guys may or may not remember when I dived into THREE SISTERS a couple months back, but it was a revelation for me that I could enjoy adult romance novels NOT written by Nora Roberts and still come out feeling satisfied instead of occupied. So, OF COURSE, I went mad and like a proper psycho I jumped ship to both of Susan Mallery’s lines at BEA to get more of her books. And when I saw a galley of hers up on Netgalley of another new book, WE ALL KNOW what I did. And I feel no shame so if you’re thinking to walk in here wearing your judgey pants, you’d better walk back out and take ‘em off because I WON’T STAND FOR IT.



And, dammit, I can’t help it. They’re just too good. Her books are not, and probably never will be, Jellicoe Road good, or The Sky Is Everywhere This Song Will Save Your Life good. But they’re not really supposed to be; or rather I don’t anticipate them to be. These are the kind of feel-good romance novels you read when you get home from a crappy day in retail almost wishing you hadn’t left your last job after discovering that you have no strength when it comes to men since being around your first college crush was so painful with his new girlfriend in the next office you had to leave, draining all hope and belief in everlasting love. Yes, dramatic, but may I remind you I’m on that awkward line between teen and adult. I’m entitled.



With a fun plot line we all know and love—fauxmance, anyone?—I couldn’t stop laughing even as I barely resisted audibly sighing at that Hendrix boy. You know sexy, dangerous, ex-SEAL Ford Hendrix of the incredible muscles and make-all-women-melt smile. I’d never read a Fool’s Gold book, so I did worry that I would be a little lost in all that familiar sauce but HAVE NO FEAR. You may not know who every character is nor how they came to be friends, but you can still enjoy them, and they make you want to read previous books to get to know them better. Mostly, I just enjoyed the dual romance in this book, following Isabel and Ford, Consuelo and Kent. THREE LITTLE WORDS is a happy book, so since I’m not an unhappy person, I have no complaints and just basked in all the happy things waiting to hug me. I’ll be smiling all day.



Paperback / 336 pgs / July 30th 2013 / Harlequin HQN / Goodreads / $7.99

I received an e-galley of this book from Harlequin via Netgalley.

10 comments:

Princess Ash said...

Best line ever: THREE LITTLE WORDS is a happy book, so since I’m not an unhappy person, I have no complaints and just basked in all the happy things waiting to hug me.
SO GLAD YOU ENJOYED. Welcome to Fool's Gold, lady!

Princess Ash said...

Oh wow, don't read the Fool's Gold books. Just ... don't. Mallery rights phenomenal female characters but her heroes tend (not always, but often) to be misogynist slutshaming jerks.

The last Fool's Gold book I read was where the heroine inherits embryos from her dead friend who thought it'd be a great idea to force her frozen kids on her single, career-oriented, one-room-apartment-inhabiting bestie. Ugh.

Glad to know you liked this one, though!

Princess Ash said...

xD I didn't get that very much in the ones that I read. Maybe I'm not reading between the lines enough? But for me they're just happy fluff books to get me in a good mood.



Oh, I know which one you're talking about, even though I haven't read it yet. I may read it just for fun, but that DOES sound a little extreme.


I did, it was just fun, entertaining, and a mood-lifter :D

Princess Ash said...

I love Fool's Gold series. A small town with such good friends, that you just want to move there and be part of all it. These books just keep getting better and better. It is a series but they do not have to be read in order.

Princess Ash said...

So glad you like Susan Mallery. Once you read one of her books you are hooked and want to read all of her books! Love your review of this books!

Princess Ash said...

Susan's books always make me feel good and this summers no different. Have thoroughly enjoyed Just One Kiss and Two Of A Kind. I'm now happily reading Three little Words.
This is a great end to this summers trilogy. If you love Fools Gold and Susan's stories it's icing. If this is your 1st time prepare to fall in love while smiling and chuckling out loud. Have fun!

Princess Ash said...

Loved your review, the Fool's Gold Series has that way of getting in, and hooking you!

Princess Ash said...

Read more of her books you won't be disappointed

Princess Ash said...

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

Princess Ash said...

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.

I do not think books in a series become a