Book Club Thursday: Clearing Off the Bookshelves
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Best of My Love
Fool's Gold #20
April 26, 2016
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 his self-respect.
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 about!
With the new upcoming series I knew I needed to get caught up on the Fool's Gold series, especially this book since it's Aidan's brothers that start the new series.
One of the things I love about Susan Mallery and the books that she writes is how comfortable they are. I know that sounds weird, but that's kinda how I feel.
I think it has something to do with how well she establishes her characters. You really feel like they are real people. Not characters that you wish were real (I have a few paranormal characters that I'd love to be real) but ones that could live down the street.
In Best of My Love you have Aidan Mitchell & Shelby Gilmore's story. You met both of them in prior books. Each of these characters have their own personal issues. Shelby after living a life of abuse for her father is kinda gun shy, and Aidan is very messed up by his parents and resorts to being a player. His life is one woman after another, no one sticking for more then a night or two.
You'd think that two damaged people would do better finding someone more stable in their lives. Well they didn't so they had to deal with it.
It turns out that they are really great for each other. They both bring out what they want to be from the other person, allowing themselves to grow.
I have to say, that I really loved how they grew. Aidan turned out to be a wonderful man who finally stopped telling others to not let their childhood hold them back, and allowed himself to heal from the same reason.
I am so glad these two found each other and came together. Even though there is a novella that ends the series I feel this is the send off it deserves. Not sure if the author will ever add more to the series but I will say I'm okay with the new one coming our way. It was time!
If you've read Best of My Love or anything else by Susan Mallery I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! ♡
Here is the link to the Fool's Gold Series on Goodreads
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