Title: Until We Touch
Author: Susan Mallery
Series: Fool's Gold, #15
Publication date: June 24th, 2014
My rating: 3.5 of 5
(Book read on May 12th to May 13th, 2014, from a review copy received from the publisher via NetGalley, in exchange of an honest review.)
From New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery comes the story of secret desires finally fulfilled…
After a family tragedy, former football hero Jack McGarry keeps the world at arm's length — a challenge now that his PR firm has moved to neighborly Fool's Gold, California.
Larissa Owens knows where she stands — Jack sees her as just another one of the guys. No matter what her heart wishes, Jack's her boss, not her boyfriend. But then Larissa's big secret is revealed…by her mother!
When Jack discovers the truth about Larissa's feelings, her touch suddenly becomes tantalizing, and he's not sure he wants to resist. But if he gives in to desire, heartache is sure to follow. Friendship or true love — will Jack go for the ultimate play?
My Thoughts on the Book:
Larissa & Jack are friends. They complement each other without actually having a relationship, and they don't actually realise it. Larissa is in love with Jack, even though she isn't aware of it, and when her mom goes to Jack, demanding from him to fire her, so she can get over him, things start to get south for Jack. He starts to notice her more, and even though he tries to stay away from her, he can't resist her, and he can't actually deal with all of that.I really liked Jack from the previous books, but in this one, that changed. With the exception of one quite amazing & romantic evening (which shows that he can be a great guy), mostly he was acting like a jerk. I started not liking him more & more, and I really hated the way he lashed out to everyone, especially to Taryn. I don't think I'd be able to forgive him in her shoes.Anyway, Larissa is sweet character, and quite nice & likable, and Jack doesn't deserve her. The attraction between them was obvious, and they seemed to fit together nicely.Of course, there were the set ups for the upcoming books that I quite liked. And the story had its humorous situations, and with all those adorable & funny characters in Fool's Gold, they're expected, and I loved the situations featuring the other characters.Until We Touch is another nice addition to the lovely Fool's Gold series. Not as good as the previous two books, but I still liked it a lot, and I'm definitely looking forward to the next book. Actually, I can't wait! I already love Kenny & Bailey (and her little girl), and I'm dying for their book!If you're a fan of lovely contemporary romances full of lovable characters & lots of funny situations, then the Fool's Gold series is for you & I highly recommend it!