Larissa Owens is personal assistant to Jack McGarry of
Score PR in Fool's Gold, California. She's also private
masseuse to the other partners in the firm. When Larissa's
mom visits for two weeks, Nancy Owens has a meeting with
Jack. She demands that he fire Larissa, so she will move
back to Los Angeles, find a guy, get married and give her
grandbabies. Jack is shocked by the demand, but even more
shocked when Nancy tells him Larissa is in love with him.
Jack's relationship with Larissa has never been anything
Larissa is very embarrassed when Jack asks her about it.
After they discuss the situation, both decide there is no
attraction between them. However, as they go about their
daily business, the seeds that have been sewn by Nancy
begin to take root. In their minds, they each question if
there really is something more between them. They even
begin to avoid each other whenever possible. Is Larissa in
love with Jack, or is she too busy saving the world with
her causes to know her own feelings? Could Jack have
feelings for Larissa, or will he stay locked in his world
of avoiding relationships?
UNTIL WE TOUCH is number 15 in Susan Mallery's
popular Fool's Gold series. She has given Fool's Gold a
rich history and masterfully weaves some of that history
into each story, as well as pulling in old characters and
introducing new ones. After Score PR relocated to Fool's
Gold from Los Angeles, Ms. Mallery began telling the
stories of each of its partners. UNTIL WE TOUCH certainly
has some very comical, if not embarrassing, moments. Jack
and Larissa are solid characters with lots of heart and
passion. The supporting cast are a real study in contrasts
in this small town. Their lifestyles and socio-economic
statuses differ tremendously, but they band together to
help each other when a need arises. Ms. Mallery quite often
adds an animal character to her stories, and this one is no
exception. Dyna is a beautiful rescue cat whose "character"
is created from a cat that Ms. Mallery rescued herself. I
always enjoy a return visit to Fool's Gold and catching up
on everyone's lives. I can't wait for the next installment!
From New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery
comes the story of secret desires finally fulfilled.
After a family tragedy, former football hero Jack McGarry
keeps the world at arm's length; a challenge now that his
PR firm has moved to neighborly Fool's Gold, California.
Larissa Owens knows where she stands; Jack sees her as just
another one of the guys. No matter what her heart wishes,
Jack's her boss, not her boyfriend. But then Larissa's big
secret is revealed – by her mother! When Jack discovers the
truth about Larissa's feelings, her touch suddenly becomes
tantalizing, and he's not sure he wants to resist. But if
he gives in to desire, heartache is sure to follow.
Friendship or true love; will Jack go for the ultimate play?