Title: When We Met
Author: Susan Mallery
Series: Fool's Gold, #13
Publication date: April 29th, 2014
My rating: 5 of 5
(Book read on May 11th, 2014, from a review copy received from the publisher via NetGalley, in exchange of an honest review.)
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery invites you back to Fool's Gold, where a newcomer to town might finally meet the man she never knew she needed…
Angel Whittaker earned his scars the hard way, but the scars that can't be seen are the ones that haunt him the most. Since he moved to Fool's Gold, California, he's cobbled together a life for himself as a bodyguard trainer. If he's not exactly happy, at least his heart is safe.
Working with pro-football superstars taught tough-talking PR woman Taryn Crawford one thing — she can go toe to toe with any man. But then dark, dangerous former Special Ops Angel targets her for seduction…and challenges her to resist his tempting kisses.
Even in four-inch heels, Taryn never backs down. Unless, somehow, Angel can convince her that surrender might feel even better than victory.
My Thoughts on the Book:
When We Met is another addition to the sweet & fun Fool's Gold series. But, this time, for me, Susan Mallery hit all the right spots. When We Met is the best Fool's Gold novel so far, and the only one of the full-length ones that I gave my top rating. It was tiny bit different, not your usual Fool's Gold romance, and that's why I loved it so much. I've pretty much enjoyed all the stories in the series, but sometimes they're just too much, just too fluffy & fuzzy & too warm & too nice, and even though I love that, sometimes less is more.But, don't worry, there's still plenty of heart & sweetness in this book, and fun & romance, and everything completed almost a perfect package that I loved, and couldn't stop reading.First of all, I loved the characters. Both Angel & Taryn are forces to be reckoned with, and they're so perfect for each other. I admire both of them, especially Taryn, she's so amazing! The chemistry between Angel & Taryn is sizzling, their banter & overall interactions are so much fun, and I loved the way they opened up to each other, and I loved watching them getting close. I totally loved them! I must admit that more than once I got tears in my eyes. There were so many sad parts, but now I'm looking forward to see all of those characters's happily ever afters, and I can't wait!Other things I loved are the interactions between Taryn & her boys, I love their family, and I loved getting to know them, and I can't wait to read their stories. Actually, I'm jumping right into Sam's story Before We Kiss next, and the whole Dellina situation is hilarious, and I can't wait to see how it will play out :)If you're a fan of contemporary romances with lots of heart & soul, than When We Met is the book for you, and I can't recommend it enough!