Taryn Crawford didn't want to move the Score PR firm to
Fool's Gold, but she is outvoted by her three partners, all
ex-jocks who had a friend here in town. She's a big city
girl from Los Angeles and doesn't think she fits into a
small town, especially one like Fool's Gold.
Angel Whittaker has been in Fool's Gold about a year,
working with CDS, a bodyguard school. He's an ex-special
ops guy, and he's been watching Taryn, waiting for the
right opportunity to get to know her. He sets his plan into
motion when they accidentally meet in a local coffee shop.
When Taryn receives a flower with a note to meet at the
local winery, she knows it is from Angel. Neither of them
is looking for "happily-ever-after," just a casual
partnership that includes a lot of steamy sex. That works
great for a while, until Taryn discovers that when she
wasn't looking, she fell in love with Angel. Does Angel
feel the same way, or will he get scared and run from what
they have together?
Susan Mallery delivers another poignant love story
in her Fool's Gold series with WHEN WE MET. It's always a
delight to revisit this unique town and catch up with old
friends. Taryn and Angel are strong, independent and
powerful characters. They are surrounded by a plethora of
supporting characters with a diverse range of
personalities, all of which bring a delightful, eclectic
mix to the tale. The themes of helping others and giving
back to your community are carried through the story, as in
all of Ms. Mallery's Fool's Gold books. There are some
hilarious moments, some tender ones and some very scary
ones that carry the plot and themes along. This is a story
about trust and letting go of your past. And if you're into
fashion, there is lots of name-dropping in this one --
clothes, shoes and handbags!
Angel Whittaker earned his scars the hard way, but the scars
that can't be seen are the ones that haunt him the most.
Since he moved to Fool's Gold, California, he's cobbled
together a life for himself as a bodyguard trainer. If he's
not exactly happy, at least his heart is safe.
Working with pro-football superstars taught tough-talking PR
woman Taryn Crawford one thing—she can go toe-to-toe with
any man. But then dark, dangerous former Special Ops Angel
targets her for seduction…and challenges her to resist his
Even in four-inch heels, Taryn never backs down. Unless,
somehow, Angel can convince her that surrender might feel
even better than victory