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?
To start the story, Larissa's mom is up for a visit and she confronts Jack. She tells Jack to fire Larissa so that she will go home to LA, find a man, get married, and have a family. She doesn't believe that Larissa will ever do that on her own because... She is obviously in love with Jack. Jack of course does not fire Larissa, and he tells her what her mother said. But with the thought now in their minds, they begin to see each other differently.
Larissa's always had her projects that Jack funds and Jack enjoys being able to help with the projects monetarily without getting actually involved. Larissa finally realizes that she does love Jack and knows that he will never return her feelings. She proposes that they just do it, get it over with, so she could get over him and move on. Definitely isn't that simple!
Fabulous! But seriously, does Susan Mallery write anything that isn't fabulous? I won't say more, because I always say the same things after reading one of her books because they are just so awesome!