Saturday, January 20, 2018

#BookReview - Chasing Perfect - Fool's Gold, Book 1 by Susan Mallery

Title:  Chasing Perfect - Fool's Gold, Book 1
Author:  Susan Mallery
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Release Date:  June 15, 2012

About the Book:

Welcome to Fool's Gold, California, a charming community in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. There's lots to do and plenty of people to meet, especially women. Because there's just one tiny problem in Fool's Gold: the men don't seem to stick around. Maybe it's the lure of big-city life, or maybe it's plain old bad luck, but regardless of the reason, the problem has to be fixed, fast. And Charity Jones may be just the city planner to do it.

Charity's nomadic childhood has left her itching to settle down, and she immediately falls in love with all the storybook town has to offer—everything, that is, except its sexiest and most famous resident, former world-class cyclist Josh Golden. With her long list of romantic disasters, she's not about to take a chance on another bad boy, even if everyone else thinks he's perfect just the way he is. But maybe that's just what he needs—someone who knows the value of his flaws. Someone who knows that he's just chasing perfect.
Buy Links: Amazon 

My Review:

Chasing Perfect was a wonderfully entertaining story that I read in one day. I was enjoying it so much that I just couldn't put it down. Yes, it was predictable, but that didn't take away from the wonderful characters and memorable romance. There is a bit of spice in the sex scenes, but very well written.

I wish this town of Fool's Gold truly did exist in the real world because if it did, I would be packing my bags and heading there today! Susan Mallery created fabulous, lovable characters and an even more wonderful and lovable town for them to live in.

My only complaint is that there were a few things unnecessarily repeated which tended to distract me from the story.

I listened to the Audible version of this book and the narrator was incredible! Very enjoyable listening to her as she changed voices and read with appropriate emotion.

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About the Author:

Susan Mallery is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of books about the relationships that define women's lives—romance, friendship, family. With compassion and humor, Susan keenly observes how people think and feel, in stories that take readers on an emotional journey. Sometimes heartbreaking, often funny, and always uplifting, Susan's books have spent more than 200 weeks on the USA Today bestsellers list, thanks to her ever growing legions of fans.

Critics, too, have heaped praise on "the new queen of romantic fiction." (Walmart) Booklist says, "Romance novels don't get much better than Mallery's expert blend of emotional nuance, humor, and superb storytelling," and RT Book Reviews puts her "in a class by herself!"

Although Susan majored in Accounting, she never worked as an accountant because she was published straight out of college with two books the same month, January of 1992. Sixteen prolific years and seventy-four books later, she hit the New York Times bestsellers list for the first time with Accidentally Yours in 2008. She made many appearances in the Top 10 before (finally) hitting #1 in 2015 with Thrill Me, the twentieth book in her most popular series, the Fool's Gold romances, and the fourth of five books released that year.

Susan lives in Seattle with her husband, two ragdoll cats, and a tattletale toy poodle. Her heart for animals has led Susan to become an active supporter of the Seattle Humane Society. Animals play a big role in her books, as well, as she believes they're an integral component to a happy life. Visit Susan online at


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