Sam Ridge is a partner in Score, a PR firm that recently
located to Fool's Gold, California. He's a retired NFL
kicker with a bad track record with women. His choices in
ladies always seem to turn out disastrous, and he's already
had one of those disasters in Fool's Gold with Dellina
Hopkins. It was only a one-night stand, but now Sam needs
Dellina to plan a party for his company -- and he doesn't
want to face her.
Finally, four weeks before the big party for their clients,
Sam contacts Dellina. They clear the air about what
happened Valentine's Day night and agree they can work
together to pull off this huge endeavor. But the close
proximity makes them yearn for each other. Can they be
professional and keep things from heading to the bedroom
again? Can Dellina finalize the details of this party in
Susan Mallery returns us to Fool's Gold with another
romantic tale she is so gifted in crafting. Neither Sam nor
Dellina are looking for love or marriage. Dellina just
doesn't think it's in the cards for her, and Sam isn't
willing to trust anyone with his heart again. Both are
strong individuals, surrounded by a cast of supporting
characters in a town of people who support each other. Ms.
Mallery incorporates several sidebars into the tale that
leave you intrigued and keep you engaged, wondering where
the Fool's Gold saga will head next. As always, social ills
of our society, as well as worthy causes, are incorporated
into the plot. BEFORE WE KISS is a delightful romantic tale
about trust and having faith in others with a surprising
topic thrown in. Although several books have preceded
BEFORE WE KISS in the Fool's Gold series, this is the
second in a series about the Score PR firm partners. All
the books can stand alone, but the entire series is a
New York Times bestselling sensation Susan Mallery returns
to Fool's Gold, California, where it's true that sometimes
you have to kiss a few frogs
Former pro-football kicker Sam Ridge has notoriously bad
luck with women—from cheaters to fame chasers. Still, the
gorgeous brunette at the bar in Fool's Gold looks harmless—
until she takes him home and he discovers a room devoted to
securing a man, for life.
Dellina Hopkins never guessed that storing gowns from a
friend's bridal boutique would chase away her first and only
fling. After her parents died, she skipped her "wild youth"
to raise her sisters. She doesn't want forever from Sam, but
one night—all night—would've been nice.
His clean getaway gets messy when his firm hires Dellina to
plan an event. As long hours lead to late nights, the two
succumb to temptation again. Has Sam's luck finally changed?
Or this time, will Dellina be the one to run?