"Platonic relationships are being tested."
Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted April 26, 2016
Who says guys and gals can't just be friends. Well if you
listened to Harry in When Harry met Sally he emphatically
states that they just can't. Ultimately the guy is
thinking about sex -- plain and simple. Well maybe not
that simple -- but the end result is always the same. So
kept wondering about this deal between Shelby and Aidan
in BEST OF MY LOVE by Susan Mallery. Two intelligent
adults who truly believe that they can be good friends
and firmly put all other issues aside.
You've got to love the fun in this story. It's like we
are all waiting for them to realize what we've seen from
the get go. Well maybe not right away but practically.
Any time Mayor Marsha has a hand in something there is an
ulterior motive. Mayor Marsha seems to see all and know
all so the fact that Shelby and Aidan are spending a lot
of time exploring their "friendship" definitely has you
laughing out loud or at least reading with a huge grin on
That's the delight of all Fool's Gold books. They are
just plain entertaining and filled with joy and love. The
people of Fool's Gold have all made a wonderful life here
in this small town. And as more people emerge coming from
all over the magic of this place spreads like wildfire.
Love is just plain infectious and Shelby and Aidan should
already know that.
The town is talking and at the top of the gossip is the
relationship of Shelby and Aidan. But Shelby is
determined to show the town that being just friends
works. Sure there is a bit of expected unbidden
attraction but as long as they respect each other's
personal space than there is nothing to worry about.
Yeah right. The problem is that space is beginning to get
smaller and smaller. Just one kiss is going to ignite the
possibilities of so much more. But Aidan is going to stay
with the program. Shelby is not his type -- which is a
night stand tourist event. She needs someone who will
make a life with this terrific, caring, loving and quite
entertaining woman. Aidan begins to notice these things
about his new friend. His resolve is showing signs of
deteriorating. And Shelby isn't making it any easier.
Shelby knows that Aidan wants to show everyone he can be
more than the dog of his past. Shelby needs to see men as
non-frightening and abusive. Aidan is up for the
challenge -- no pun intended. But cooling down is
beginning to get more difficult.
There is hardly anything new that I can say about Susan
Mallery. Her Fool's Gold books are must haves. BEST OF MY
LOVE is a delightful tale of fooling yourself while
everyone around is not fooled in the least. Great stuff.
When love is in the air in Fool's Gold we are all invited
to rejoice. The two main characters in BEST OF MY LOVE
could very well be two of my favorites. Just open your
heart to the possibilities and love will find a way --
that's according to Susan Mallery -- a true romantic.
An irresistible new love story from the #1 New
York Times bestselling author of the Fool's Gold
series, set in a town Library Journal
calls "so appealing, readers will want to start scoping out
To overcome her painful past, baker Shelby Gilmore goes on
the hunt for a friend—a male friend—to convince her
stubborn psyche that men can be trusted. But where in a town
as small as Fool's Gold will the petite blonde find a guy
willing to not date her?
Dark, charming Aidan Mitchell puts the "adventure" in
Mitchell Adventure Tours…and into the beds of his many
willing female tourists. Until he realizes he's
inadvertently become that guy—the one-night
Casanova—and worse, everyone in town knows it. Maybe
Shelby's boy/girl experiment will help him see women as more
than just conquests so he can change his ways and win back
As Aidan and Shelby explore the secret lives of men and
women, the heat between them fires up the Fool's Gold rumor
mill. If no one will believe they're just friends, maybe
they should give the gossips something to really talk
What do you think about this review?
1 comment posted.
Re: Platonic relationships are being tested.
I love the Fools Gold series! This one sounds like another
(Marguerite Guinn 2:36pm April 26, 2016)
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