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You can’t win if you don’t play…
Her town’s lack of men may make headlines, but it isn’t news to Dakota Hendrix. The beautiful blonde has bigger problems to deal with, such as overseeing the romance reality competition filming in Fool’s Gold. Screening eligible bachelors is a difficult enough task, but Dakota hits an unexpected snag when a sexy stranger comes to town.
Finn Anderssen will do anything to keep his twin brothers— the perfect contestants— off the show. Despite Dakota’s better judgment, she finds herself drawn to the mysterious outsider. Like her, Finn knows about heartbreak and how a family can fall apart, so she doesn’t dare to hope for anything more than a fling. After all, even in the Land of Happy Endings, finding true love is never as easy as it looks on TV.
Only Mine by Susan Mallery is a heartwarming tale that overflows with humor, close family ties and a love so sweet it will take your breath away.
Dakota Hendrix and Finn Andersson are vibrant three dimensional characters and it is an absolute delight getting to know them. Dakota is a practical, level-headed psychologist who is the calm voice of reason in most situations. While her mind grasps the logical inner workings of relationships, her heart sometimes finds it difficult to remain emotionally detached. A keen intellect and sharp wit fully round out this vivacious woman.
Finn Andersson is stubborn, responsible and drop dead sexy. His dedication to his brothers, Sasha and Stephen is definitely his best and worst quality. Their appearance on the reality show that Dakota is overseeing throws Finn and Dakota into close proximity and the chemistry between this pair is smoldering right from the beginning.
Family relationships are the heart of Only Mine. The love and support from her sisters and mother keeps Dakota grounded. Their scenes are laced with humor and give the novel much of its charm.
Finn’s relationship with his brothers is not quite as easygoing as Dakota’s. Finn’s love for Sasha and Stephen is obvious. However there is a great deal of tension between the brothers as the twins attempt to gain some much needed distance from their older brother. This subplot offers extra interest and conflict to the plot and provides the characters with additional depth.
With Only Mine, Susan Mallery presents her readers with a complex and multi-layered story. Fool’s Gold is a wonderful place to visit as Dakota and Finn transition from friends to lovers within the warm and loving embrace of family and friends. Fans will be enchanted with this latest installment of the Fool’s Gold series.
Rated 4.5 Gold Crowns by Grace!