Three Little Words by Susan Mallery (Book Review)

Three Little Words (Fool's Gold #12)

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After weeks of putting this book on hold, I am finally done with it! And all is well in Fool’s Gold, once again. Oh, how I wish I can live there. Like, truly inhabit the place! What would it feel to have festivals every week?! Or hang out at Brew-haha, or shop at Morgan’s Books (I’d be a regular there, for sure!) all in a walking distance!

‘Three Little Words’ features the story of Ford Hendrix and Isabel Beebe with a side story romance of Consuelo Ly and Kent Hendrix. Read on the synopsis:

Can first love turn into the real deal in a sizzling new Fool’s Gold story from New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery? Isabel Beebe thinks she’s cursed in the romance department. Her teenage crush, Ford Hendrix, ignored all her letters. Her husband left her for another…man. So Isabel has come home to dust off her passion for fashion and run the family bridal shop until her parents are ready to sell it. Then she’ll pursue her real dreams. At least, that’s the plan, until sexy, charming Ford returns and leaves her feeling fourteen all over again…. 

Seeing Isabel all grown up hits bodyguard trainer Ford like a sucker punch. Back when heartbreak made him join the military, her sweet letters kept him sane. Now he can’t take his eyes-or his lips-off her. The man who gave up on love has a reason to stay in Fool’s Gold forever-if three little words can convince Isabel to do the same.

As I was saying a little earlier, I’m really looking forward for this book because of Ford and Kent Hendrix. Their name was mentioned several times around Book 4, 5, and 6. These were their little sisters’ story (read it, if you haven’t yet), and I’m just so excited to meet them!

Isabel has been avoiding Ford like a ninja ever since she knew he’s back in town and staying for good. Unfortunately, her deflecting skills is pretty much useless when she found out that Ford is her next neighbor. Small town indeed, what a hoot! But everything seems going well not until Ford proposes a ludicrous idea to Isabel. She was flabbergasted but Ford keep throwing the I-thought-you’d-love-me-forever card on her, AND the I-serve-to-protect-you card (or something like that). What will a girl do when her childhood first love asks for her help? Especially when he does nice stuff for her like going to an estate sale (against his will), massaging her sore feet, opening the car door, mowing the lawn without being ask and… more.

Kent Hendrix is the brother of Ford and a math teacher. In the previous books, I find his character boring because of his occupation, his yammering, and self-pity because the ex-wife left him. But as I read along his story, there is MORE to him than just a boring math teacher. He is actually freaking good looking! And hot! I swear, I’ll never stereotype math teachers again! He’s a good dad and a loyal husband. I still can’t fathom why his ex-wife left him, I usually don’t wish bad things on other people but I’ll make an exception on Lorraine (Kent’s ex-wife). Consuelo is Ford’s business partner and Isabel’s friend. She looks harmless to ordinary guys but to people that know her, she’s lethal and can kick some serious butt without breaking a sweat! Just like any other woman, Consuelo is confusing. When things are doing good, she slowly backs out. I guess its the training and the things she’d done in the past that made her who she is. Kent and Consuelo are total opposites! How would this relationship work?!

Reading Fool’s Gold is always a joy! Of course, the ending is predictable but that’s how it works! I love the part where girls gather to comfort the wounded heart and bash about the opposite sex (with the exception of their significant others, of course) being a complete idiot and drink the night away. To live in a town where people are easy going, friends show camaraderie, and festivals all year long. Fool’s Gold is indeed the place for happy endings.

Photo courtesy of Viva! | Words from ‘Three Little Words’ by Susan Mallery

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