Synopses & Reviews
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Her town's lack of men may make headlines, but it isn't news to Dakota Hendrix. The beautiful blonde has bigger problems to deal with, such as overseeing the romance reality competition filming in Fool's Gold. Screening eligible bachelors is a difficult enough task, but Dakota hits an unexpected snag when a sexy stranger comes to town.
Finn Anderssen will do anything to keep his twin brothers— the perfect contestants— off the show. Despite Dakota's better judgment, she finds herself drawn to the mysterious outsider. Like her, Finn knows about heartbreak and how a family can fall apart, so she doesn't dare to hope for anything more than a fling. After all, even in the Land of Happy Endings, finding true love is never as easy as it looks on TV.
"Mallery follows her Perfect contemporary trilogy with another gimmicky tale of Fool's Gold, Calif. The town's severe man shortage attracts a reality dating show, and Dakota Hendrix, a child psychologist, is roped into helping. Alaskan pilot Finn Andersson has twin brothers who are prospective contestants, and he wants them back home. For eight years he raised his siblings now it's time they finish college, join the family business, and allow him to hang up his hero hat. But once he gets to Fool's Gold, he's drawn into Dakota's life. Finn's caring nature is on view as he helps Dakota navigate adopting a baby, but his hatred of being 'the responsible guy' presents readers with an overwhelming disconnect. Attractive, sympathetic leads and smooth writing are no match for the hero's single-minded selfishness, which limits his appeal at a late, critical juncture. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Susan Mallery is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance and women\u2019s fiction novels with heart and humor. Her funny and sexy family stories have been named to Booklist's Top 10 Romance Novels lists of 2007, 2008, and 2009. Mallery's gift for writing humor and tenderness make all her books true gems. -Romantic Times Romance novels don\u2019t get much better than Mallery's expert blend of emotional nuance, humor and superb storytelling. -Booklist