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?
I’ve been looking forward to reading Larissa and Jack’s story for several books, and I wasn’t disappointed. This could work as a standalone, but I’d suggest going back two books before reading to completely understand the characters. Plenty of background is given about Jack and Larissa, but enough time is spent with Sam and Taryn that I feel like the reader would enjoy the book more having read their stories.
I was frustrated more with the rest of the town than I was with the main characters. It seemed as though it should have been obvious to everyone else in Fools Gold that Jack was in love with Larissa too, but everyone seemed to only pick-up on her feelings. What guy would let their assistant take over their house with animals, sometimes without permission, if they weren’t completely in love? I’m pretty sure my husband would have more of an issue than Jack does, and we’ve been married for over ten years!
The end felt rushed, but I’ve kind of come to expect that with Susan Mallery books
OVERALL RATING - 4.5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy
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