Book Review - When We Met (Fool's Gold #13) by Susan Mallery


Angel Whittaker earned his scars the hard way, but the scars that can't be seen are the ones that haunt him the most. Since he moved to Fool's Gold, California, he's cobbled together a life for himself as a bodyguard trainer. If he's not exactly happy, at least his heart is safe.

Working with pro-football superstars taught tough-talking PR woman Taryn Crawford one thing—she can go toe to toe with any man. But then dark, dangerous former Special Ops Angel targets her for seduction…and challenges her to resist his tempting kisses.

Even in four-inch heels, Taryn never backs down. Unless, somehow, Angel can convince her that surrender might feel even better than victory.


Taryn and Angel are both characters that had previously been introduced in the series, and made a fun pair to read about. Their flirty interactions were hot. The action scenes were well written.

I really enjoyed seeing how big city girl Taryn fit in with small town life, still keeping her designer life and fitting in with the town at the same time. I expected her to be the “Mom” of the boys, but soon it became clear she was more the boss.

Angel was also refreshing because he was ex-military, but his emotional hang-up wasn’t from serving rather than from his wife and son dying. It is easy for writers to always assume ex-military would have PSTD and use that as a writing device, when real people are more complicated than that.

MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy


With more than 25 million books sold worldwide, New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery is known for creating characters who feel as real as the folks next door, and for putting them into emotional, often funny situations readers recognize from their own lives. Susan’s books have made Booklist’s Top 10 Romances list in four out of five consecutive years. RT Book Reviews says, “When it comes to heartfelt contemporary romance, Mallery is in a class by herself.” With her popular, ongoing Fool’s Gold series, Susan has reached new heights on the bestsellers lists and has won the hearts of countless new fans.

Susan grew up in southern California, moved so many times that her friends stopped writing her address in pen, and now has settled in Seattle with her husband and the most delightfully spoiled little dog who ever lived.



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