"Book 2 of the Fool's Gold series"
Liz Sutton left Fool's Gold, California, just after high
school, devastated and pregnant. She started a new life for
herself in San Francisco and vowed never to come back. But
twelve years later, she receives an email from a niece she
never knew she had. Surprising even herself, she takes her
son and returns to the one place—and the one man—she never
thought she'd see again.
In Fool's Gold Liz has to face Ethan Hendrix, her son's
father and the reason she left all those years ago. Even as
they both deal with their anger, bitterness, and
resentment, neither one of them can deny that the sparks
still fly between them. But are the sparks enough for a
I loved this book. To me, it was a new and refreshing take
on the secret baby trope: Liz truly wanted to tell Ethan
about her pregnancy, and Ethan truly wanted to be a father.
Of course, other things got in the way, and Liz never did
tell Ethan. But Liz never prevented Ethan from getting to
know his son, and was very cooperative about everything.
Sparks do fly between Ethan and Liz, and not all of them
are good. Ethan is dealing with a lot of anger, resentment,
and mistrust due to the lost years of his son's life. Both
Liz and Ethan have to deal with their attraction to each
other while dealing with the anger that came with Ethan
realizing he has a son. I thought that the two emotions—
anger and love—were dealt with well, and the relationship
I loved getting to know all of the characters in Fool's
Gold, and I loved spending time with them. Almost
Perfect is the second in the Fool's Gold series, but
since it stands alone, I never felt lost or confused. In a
way I'm glad that it's part of a series, because this way I
can spend even more time with the characters.
Susan Mallery is a new-to-me author, but after this book, I
will definitely be reading more. I will also be reading
more in the Fool's Gold series.
Reviewed by Charlotte Cowie
Posted December 26, 2010