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After Phoebe Kitzke's kind heart gets her suspended from her job in LA, she swears off doing favors—until her best friend begs for help on the family ranch in Fool's Gold. Unfortunately, sexy cowboy Zane Nicholson isn't exactly thrilled by the city girl's arrival.
Thanks to his brother's latest scheme, Zane has been roped into taking tourists on a cattle drive. What Phoebe knows about ranching wouldn't fill his hat, but her laughter is so captivating that even his animals fall for her. One slip of his legendary control leads to a passionate kiss that convinces him she's exactly the kind of woman a single-minded loner needs to avoid.
In his arms, Phoebe discovers she's a country girl at heart. Yet no matter how much the small town feels like home, she can't stay unless Zane loves her, too…but is this cowboy interested in forever?
Some may say that Susan Mallery's books are all the same. Same town, many of the same people, similar love stories. But these are people who really just can't enjoy a good romance novel. I love seeing all the previous characters, the friendships and families that have become since Chasing Perfect came out five years ago. Now, 16 books into the series with a couple of novellas and three scheduled to release yet this year, we are drawn back to Fools Gold. I want to live there, honestly!
Phoebe took the fall for her boss and has the bad end of the stick. She agrees to accompany her friend Maya to Fools Gold to help Maya's stepbrother with a cattle drive. One that a teenage boy set up, by accident, because he had published a fake vacation package on a real website. Unfortunately, Chase and his friends spent the money people sent in and were unable to refund it. Zane is furious with Chase and decides that the best thing would be to do the cattle drive and make his brother work to amend the situation.
Phoebe certainly isn't a ranch girl, but she loves the ranch. And seeing handsome Zane certainly isn't a bad thing. They are drawn to each other, but neither feel its a good situation. Phoebe is from LA and has a life to return to. Zane has done his best not to let anyone close to him. His parents marriage and his previous marriage showed that love is not all its cracked up to be.
But hey, its Fools Gold, so no worries, there is a happy ending!
As always, Ms Mallery has given us a fantastic read. As soon as I pick up her titles, I can't put them down until I have finished them. They are feel-good, heartwarming... I need more synonyms. Thanks, Ms Mallery, for another amazing read :)