Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Book Cover

Veena’s review of Hold Me (Fool’s Gold, Book 16) by Susan Mallery
Contemporary Romance published by Harlequin 28 Apr 15

We’re back in Fool’s Gold, where retired Olympic champion Kipling Gilmore now finds himself running the Fool’s Gold search and rescue operation. If you’ve been reading along in the series, then you know that the mayor orchestrated the rescue of Kipling’s sister in exchange for Kipling moving to her town. As I recall, this fits in with the theme at the start of the series where the town wanted to attract more single men. I didn’t think that was an objective anymore, what with all those hot, no-longer-single men who now populate the town. Fool’s Gold is definitely continuing to grow in a good way, since the mayor also imports in Destiny Mills to install and implement the high-end software for the search and rescue team.

Destiny is a rolling stone. Thanks to her very famous and bigger-than-life parents, she definitely prefers her life far from the public eye. She’s also not very big on relationships, preferring her life to move at a very even keel as she travels around the country, never putting down roots. Well, of course, we all who’ve been reading this series know that Fool’s Gold has a way off reaching out, grabbing with and wrapping tentacles around its visitors until they become embedded into the fabric of the town.

Kipling, of course, is gorgeous, used to having short, hot flings with the groupies who follow extreme sports. He’s ready for some action with the beautiful Destiny and definitely ready to tear down her walls when she holds him at arm’s length.

I really enjoyed the journey with both of them as they overcome their pasts and forge a relationship in true Fool’s Gold style.  It’s great to visit with all the familiar faces who populate the town and catch up on the goings-on.  I love the show of woman power when Jo from Jo’s Bar rounds up support to bring down the Man’s Cave, a sports bar which Kipling opened along with some of the town’s founding fathers.

This is a great read and I enjoyed every moment of it.

Grade: A


Destiny Mills believes passion has its place—like in the lyrics of the country songs that made her parents famous. After a childhood full of drama and heartache, she wants a life that’s calm. Safe. Everything that Kipling Gilmore isn’t. Her temporary assignment with the Fool’s Gold search and rescue team puts her in delicious proximity to the former world-class skier every day. Part of her aches to let go for once…the rest is terrified what’ll happen if she does.

Though an accident ended his career, Kipling still lives for thrills—and a hot fling with a gorgeous redhead like Destiny would be a welcome diversion. Yet beneath his new coworker’s cool facade is a woman who needs more than he’s ever given. With her, he’s ready to take the risk. But love, like skiing, is all about trust—and before you soar, you have to be willing to fall.

Read an excerpt.

Other books in this series:
Book Cover Book Cover Book Cover Book Cover Book Cover Book Cover Book Cover Book Cover Book Cover Book Cover Book Cover Book Cover Book Cover Book Cover Book Cover Book Cover Book Cover Book Cover Book Cover Book CoverBook Cover
Book Cover