Book Review - Until We Touch by Susan Mallery


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

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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