Saturday, December 24, 2011

Only Us by Susan Mallery


Title: Only Us
Author: Susan Mallery
My Rating: C

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: -
Main Characters: Rina & Cameron
Release Date: November 2011
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN
e-book
Links to Purchase:
Sexual Intensity: spicy 

Story Overview:
Pet groomer Carina Fiore wants nothing more than to confess her feelings to the man she loves. She's drawn to veterinarian Cameron McKenzie's good looks, caring nature and especially his devotion to his young daughter. But he's also her boss and a good friend. Putting her heart on the line could cost Rina both her job and their friendship forever.
Since his divorce, Cameron hasn't been willing to trust his heart—or his daughter—with anyone else. For months he's pushed away all thoughts of taking Rina in his arms and kissing her, unwilling to risk their friendship for a single night of pleasure. But when a kiss under the mistletoe unlocks the simmering passion between them, Rina and Cameron may just find love for the holidays after all...
An ebook exclusive Fool's Gold series novella.


My Review:

While I loved this little return to Fool's Gold, I think that Susan Mallery writes better full-length novels rather than novellas. This story wrapped everything up (i.e. the conflict in the story) just a little too easily and I had a hard time believing the sudden transition in Cameron's way of thinking. I liked the insight into Cameron and Rina's lives within Fool's Gold and by the appearance of a few Fool's Gold favorite characters, but that just wasn't enough to carry the story for me. I absolutely adore Susan's writing and that didn't change with this novella...it just needed more for it to work for me. Regardless, I thoroughly enjoyed this hour spent revisiting one of my favorite towns in this Fool's Gold novella. I can't wait to have more full-length novels in this series!

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