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As I selected this book as part of the books that I would review this year I originally thought that I would find a bittersweet romance hidden within the pages of the story I m not sure that I did The author did deliver the romance but the struggle for the characters to acheive their romance was a bit of an unpaved road that I am not sure that I enjoyed the ride as much as I should haveOne of the biggest faults with this book is Zane He came off way too stern for someone who had than an interest in Phoebe He was too rough around the edges and appeared to have this stubborn gruff about him that soured the romance and the plot within the book I did however ike Phoebe s character She was content on thinking that she had The Virgin And The Outlaw learned from her mistakes when in reality what happened was merely an error I think in aot of ways Phoebe earned not to take her ife too seriously and she was able to bring Zane out of his uncompromising nature The writing flow of the author was very good The plot came to together easy enough and I didn t have any trouble following along with the characters as their romance and their ives began to unfold I do however think this will be ast time reading a novel from this series I have enjoyed it The stories have made me augh and perhaps even cry a time or two but I think it is time to move on as a reader It s hard to say goodbye to a series that has been as great as Fool s Gold has been but I m ready for something new and with this book being number seventeen I think it is time to part ways with the series I l wait for the author to release a new series as Mallery is an author I enjoy and will continue to do so This review was submitted to all rightful parties PRIOR to posting the actual review to GoodReads What a story Mallery engages readers on multiple fronts allowing them to experience real Love Me Tomorrow (Put A Ring On It, life for these residents of Fool s Gold Self discovery familial responsibility vie with budding relationships and some real adventure Everything was so vivid I could just as easily picture being on the cattle drive as I could sitting on the ranch house Those of us following the series have been IN Fool s Gold many times before but coming into the town seeing the approach from fresh eyes with Phoebe was breathtaking It gives a new and mucharger perspective to the town while also putting it all in context Not to mention the absolutely fantastic storyline The intensity of this story was brewing throughout only to reach a crescendo at the end I was held wrapt SUEE Fool s Gold s resident brooding cowboy revealed He s that hero that grabs your heart from every direction The rough and tumble cowboy with responsibilit KISS ME is the 17th book in the Fools Gold series by Susan Mallery and I continue to be amazed that Mallery can come up with such different stories for one series I am so glad they are still entertaining new characters are introduced and the happily ever afters never stopThe characters make this book different and special Phoebe is smart funny and snarky At first glance you can tell she has a heart of gold and because of that people tend to take advantage of her good nature She grew up in the foster system and has desperately wanted a family for years I found her to be one of my favorite characters in this series especially when she speaks and asks advice from the animals All Phoebe wants is someone to Level Up Level 3 Teachers Book love her Would Manny bite me No Then Il only talk to him That s probably best She glanced at him Zane Jasper Ollie looked as if he d just swallowedemons Don t you want me talking to Manny she asked I don t care one way or the other You think I m crazy His dark blue eyes crinkled as he grinned Crazy s a bit strong Zane is a cowboy and a man of few words but there is to him He has been not only running the ranch but also acting as a duel role of older brother and father to his younger brother Chase Although Zane tends to shy away from emotional entanglement and ending up Love Takes All (Passions Gamble like hisate father he is the one who is always in charge Zane might have rough edges and be good Minecraft (Official Minecraft Novels, looking but as he starts to open up of him comes intoightWhen they first meet of course Phoebe finds him attractive and she tries to engage in conversation but Zane barely says anything Gradually they both start to open up and start to talk about pasts fears and before you know it the conversations become natural and ess awkward Although they have their share of problems the best part of this book was that their ove story as believable As much as I Pumpkinflowers love first kisses in stories their kiss isn t perfect There is the bumping of noses and awkward positions It takes a few kisses before things start to heat up between them and things start to become passionateI enjoyed that this storyline for the fact it was different than previous ones in the series and it has new characters added into the mix along with some characters from previous books in the series The cattle drive was really a nice touch and it had some cute and funny parts that just added to the story One thing I know for sure that you will not be disappointed in reading this book It was really one of my favorites and the Mallery s writing keeps getting better and better with every storyThis book could be read as a standalone but the fun of reading the Fools Gold series is knowing andoving the characters from the very beginning to the very end Kiss Me is one of the best books in the series and I know you will not be disappointed Very good book mainly about Phoebe and Zane but also with some terrific secondary characters It begins with Zane owner of Nicholson Ranch and older brotherguardian to seventeen year old Chase discovering that Chase has advertised a cattle drive vacation for tourists and accepted reservations and payments The circumstances of how this came about and Chase s attempts to deal with it are pretty amusing to the reader but definitely not to Zane Zane is furious and determined that Chase will face the conseuencesPhoebe is an LA real estate agent who New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery creates the small town destination for romance in charming Fool's Gold California where a oner cowboy finds the one woman who can capture his heart After Phoebe Kitzke's kind heart gets her suspended from her job in LA she swears off doing favors until her best friend begs for help on.
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Coons Zane is the typical gruff stoic cowboy He s got a Overnight Heiress lot going on and the responsibility is aot for one person It was amusing to see each MC react to the other There are a The Viscount The Virgin (Silhouette Romance, lot of characters and multiple POVs Normally that s not something I care for but in this instance I was interested in everyone s outcome For me the only complaint was that the ending was really abrupt There s a slow build up while on the cattle drive but then theast 10 pages are the conflict 2 pages of a uick resolution the HEA and the book is over I would have The Debutantes Daring Proposal (Regency Bachelors liked that structured a bit differently so it d Two haiku reviewShe mightose her jobFriend invites on cattle driveMeets friend s ex step broLoved both her and himLiked subplot with children tooVery nice romance I ve read a number of good but very heavy books The Couple in the Dream Suite (Chatsfield Novella, lately so I was in the mood for somethingighthappy and maybe a bit cheesy At first blush Kiss Me seemed to fit the bill Happy is defintely a word I would often use to describe my mood after finishing one of Mallery s booksThis novel set against a cattle drive experience staged for tourists starts off well enough Phoebe is the overly nice heroine who just can t say no to helping her friend babysit tourists Zane is the taciturn ranch owner with Pleasing Her SEAL lots of baggage who can t help falling for sweet earnest Phoebe At first I happily settled in for a feel good read and enjoyed myself However Zane just felt flat as a character I figured I d give him time but as the story moved along there was an awfulot of not ike other girls descriptions going on with regard to PhoebeThe whole not ike other girls bit doesn t work for me at all And then on page 162 I hit this gem of Zane s internal monologue Phoebe wasn t The Insider like the women he usually chose She wasn t divorced widowed or old enough to know better She had happily ever after scawled across her face Yeah no I m just not in the mood for a hero who considers people who are divorced widowed or old enough to know better expendable fun I know plenty of people in those categories who wouldove a second chance at Football Dynamo love and as I read this my first thought was of how hurtful these words would be to them I m not reading this book for review so I think Il give up and Payback (The Secret Life of Samantha McGregor, look for something else This is 17th in a series in the one setting That said this seems to be the start of a new grouping so you don t really need the others It wouldn t hurt though as there is some bleed overI m souring a bit on this series and on Mallery in general I ve found that some of the romance tropes just aren t working for me any particularly those thatead to dark moments which I hate I really Band of Soldiers like Phoebe and wanted to see how she d turn out and hoping she dearn not to The Jewels of Manhattan let everyone take advantage of her kindness all the time And her seeing deeper into Zane was nice tooI m not much of a fan of Zane though He s harsh and unforgiving and emotionally constipated and that s having an affect on his brother and others around him Yeah he does hard things to take care of them but he s also forever giving the impression of disapproval and being stand offish So when I came to the stupidity of hisove makes people weak and stupid I gave up trying I don t care what single experience you have or how damaging it was this is a stupid thing to believe People don t actually do this because Nation as Mother love is at the heart of too many of the stories we tell each other even action flicks will often have aove The Tryst Betrayed line through them Even a rancher who doesn t muchike people is going to encounter plenty of counter examples and stories of people finding happiness and acceptance in Barron's AP Biology Flash Cards, 3rd Edition love So you know the author is setting Zane up to hurt Phoebe with a dark moment because of this stupid notion thatove is pain and even that is going be after the inherent negative motivation has dragged the plot to a stand stillSo yeah I hate that this is a thing romance writers do and I m thinking it s going to be something I crash out of from now on It s Amrita Sher-Gil lazy characterization and bankrupt conflict and writers need to stop thinking this is a thing until they can drag some cave dweller forward claiming see this guy He actually believes it Because that guy If he exists at all he s not going to be someone anybody wants to base a romance on Okay people are complex and weird and it s possible that someone out there actually believes thatove is pain and they should avoid it at all costs so they don t become weak But these people should they exist are damaged and need some serious changes and ikely therapy before they can be considered for healthy relationships with others In other words they are not the kind of people that romance authors would want to write about even if they knew any Negative Motivations I kind of hate that the term negative motivation isn t widespread yet Since it isn t I m going to save off this ittle jag to append to my reviews that feature the term Jennifer Crusie blogged about it a bit back or if that City Improbable link doesn t work here s a cache of the original and it changed how I understand story The problem with the term is that if you ve never heard it before you d assume it meant motivations that are harmful or immoral Not so What it refers to is motivations not to do something The thing is that many of us are motivated to not do things for aot of different perfectly valid and reasonable reasons The problem is that in a story motivations to not do things are a huge drag on the plot particularly considering the fact that most negative motivations are overcome by the character simply deciding they don t care any or rather that they do care and are now motivated to do the thing So not only do you have a counter to action but you also have a situation where to overcome it all a character has to do is change their mind Which means eventually the reader is rooting for the character to get over himherself already and do the thing we want them to do Conflict drives story Conflict between a reader and a main character drives readers away from story. L for her One slip of his The Big Bookshelf legendary controleads to a passionate kiss but she's exactly the kind of woman a single minded No Future for You loner needs to avoid In his arms Phoebe discovers she's a country girl at heart Yet no matter how much the small town feelsike home she can't stay unless Zane oves her toobut is this cowboy interested in forev.
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Hile helping out another agent and friend ended up blamed for some messed up paperwork That wouldn t be so bad but it ended up in a awsuit Fortunately it didn t end up in jail time for Phoebe but she was suspended from her job for a month without pay and threatened with Charming the Firefighter (In Shady Grove, losing her real estateicense Unhappy that helping someone once again got her in trouble she swears off doing any favors for friends Until her best friend Maya asks Phoebe to go along with her as she helps her stepbrothers on their cattle drive Phoebe is all city girl and pretty sure that it won t go well but she goesWhen Zane and Phoebe meet there is definitely attraction between them But Phoebe has had a couple bad relationships and isn t too eager to start another one Zane is attracted to Phoebe too but he s never had much Making India Work luck trying to talk to women So he s not very talkativeeading Phoebe to believe he doesn t Everwar (Cal Leandros, like her at all As the cattle drive begins Zane is mostly focused on making sure everything goes smoothly but Phoebe turns out to be uite a distraction Ioved seeing Phoebe s enthusiasm once she got going on the cattle drive I especially The Red Hat Society Cookbook loved the conversations she had with the head steer Manny Iiked Zane a No Way Home lot He s pretty uptight at the beginning weighed down with the responsibility of the ranch and his brother Zane has some issues in his past that haunt him and make him determined that Chase will have it better Unfortunately he tends to be hard on Chase because of it putting their relationship under aot of strain He Sequins and Spurs loves his brother but actually communicating with him doesn t go so well I understood his anger at what Chase had done and his determination to make Chase deal with the conseuences Hanging out with Phoebe on the cattle drive opens him up to a new way ofooking at his troubles with Chase It also starts to break down the walls he d built up around his heart to protect himself from the extreme emotions he saw in his father It was fun to see him fighting the feelings that were growing for Phoebe and failing so completely I also enjoyed the way that he started to DK Adventures look forward to whatever Phoebe had to say next Ioved seeing the changes she helps bring about in his relationship with ChaseI iked Phoebe too Though she works as a realtor in LA she prefers to help the ittle guy find the right house rather than dealing with the stars She ost her parents when she was young and ooks forward to the day when she finally has her own family but that search isn t going so well She has uite the crush on Zane soon after she meets him One of the things I Operation Lipstick liked best about her is the way that she sees past the uptight surface to the guy underneath who is struggling to do the right thing for his brother Ioved seeing the romance develop between them as the city girl discovers a From Blah to Awe love of the country that she didn t expect and the rancher discovers thatove doesn t have to be an emotional mess Things weren t perfect between them Their first kiss was pretty awkward with bumping noses and being interrupted by a goat but it gave them both a taste of what could be As the week went on they began to bring out the best in each other A storm brings danger to the cattle drivers but also a new sense of teamwork and Zane comes to realize just how much Phoebe has come to mean to him A crisis regarding her real estate icense has a new and improved Phoebe returning to LA to deal with it with support from an amazing variety of people Even better is a really sweet and romantic moment with ZaneThere is a secondary story dealing with an orphaned brother and sister who are brought on the cattle drive by a pair of temporary foster parents The children have had it rough and have ost most hope of ever being adopted The couple are dealing with the discovery that they can never have children and she is very bitter over the knowledge She starts out with a pretty bad attitude toward the kids but things start to change over the week I thought her feelings were uite realistic and oved the conversations she had with herself as she tried to figure out what her problem was It was really sweet to see how things worked out for them at the endI also oved Chase He s a really smart kid whose intentions are always good but things don t work out the way he plans He oves his brother and hates the feeling that he s constantly a disappointment I really enjoyed seeing some of the maturing that he did over the week of the cattle drive It was especially satisfying to see him start to understand Zane s point of view The scene with the two of them after the storm was really pretty sweetThere were also a few appearances by regular Fool s Gold residents Eddie and Gladys are two of the people who signed up for the cattle drive and their antics are pretty funny They have their typical fascination and commentary about the good ooking cowboys but they are also wonderful with the two children There are a few other brief appearances such as the Strykers and even Mayor Marsha shows up There s a subtle An Allegheny Homecoming lead in to the next book and I can t wait to read it This is one of the very best contemporary romances that I ve read this year I LOVED it Ioved the new and different Fools Gold people as well as some old friends I ve read about in earlierbooks in the series Phoebe the main female character was a delight She had me How to Measure a Cow laughing outoud on several occasions and Zane made me ache for the burdens he carriedThere were minor characters who had issuessome funny to me and some heart rending I haven t dound many 5 Stars book this year but this is one Susan Mallery really did a fantastic job with this one in the Fools Gold series Beat FG Story Yet Loved LOVED IT Sort of a mixture of The Debt Bomb love story family drama mini Western with A Town Like Alice element just to make it even better This was a fun fluffy read I reallyiked Phoebe She s sort of flighty but not in a dumb way I Syphons Song (Mayflower Mages, loved that she talked to the animals and apologized to trees and I especiallyoved everything about the rac. The family ranch in Fool's Gold Unfortunately sexy cowboy Zane Nicholson isn't exactly thrilled by the city girl's arrival Thanks to his brother's The Consultants Christmas Proposal latest scheme Zane has been roped into taking tourists on a cattle drive What Phoebe knows about ranching wouldn't fill his hat but heraughter is so captivating that even his animals fal.