Three Little Words - Susan Mallery
Release Date - July 30, 2013
Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth
How I love my trips to Fool's Gold. Susan Mallery's created a town I'd love to be part of. The friendly faces, neighbors knowing neighbors, and a collection of stores and boutiques that make you want to spend time outside of your home. It's a far cry than my rural town and something I'd love to be part of.
Three Little Words features the rather hunky sounding Ford Hendrix, a former Navy SEAL who got through his service thanks to the letters Isabel Beebe kept sending him. Ford was once engaged to Isabel's sister. Isabel, then 14 and in love with Ford, was shattered when her sister dumped Ford for his friend. She wrote letters to him through high school and college never knowing if he was getting or reading her letters.
Fast forward 14 years. Isabel lives in New York City, but returns home to Fool's Gold to run her late grandmother's bridal store until her parents return from a much needed vacation. With five months away from the city, she has time to get over the hurt of her failed marriage and prepare for a new business venture. She never expects to bump into Ford or have him ask if she'll be his pretend girlfriend. She has no idea why she agrees, but soon she finds herself liking her new role.
Ford's mother is doing everything she can to make sure her bachelor sons find romance. When she starts to play matchmaker, Ford decides to tell her he has a girlfriend in order to get her to back off. What he doesn't expect is to start falling for Isabel. Falling in love is not an option for Ford, no matter what his heart is trying to say.
Three Little Words is actually a two-for-one romance. Not only do you get to watch Ford and Isabel battle their growing feelings, but Ford's brother, a single dad, also finds himself falling head over heels for Ford's co-worker, a military woman with a rough background. This made it feel like you got a bonus! I can't wait to see how things are going for both couples in future Fool's Gold romances.