Best of My Love (Fool's Gold) April 26, 2016
Book Description: "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 real estate."
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 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!"
This is an entertaining and typical read; although it is a sort of childish romance. This book is written using Ms Mallery’s usual recipe, so there is no need for thinking while reading the book.
Shelby (an abuse victim) and Aidan (a man whore) decide they need to be friends so that they can see that there is more to male/female relationships and so that they can heal.
I didn’t buy it. Not one bit. The way it was written just left me feeling amused and not really in a good way. I fully expected Aidan to grow some breasts by the end of this book!
The sex felt forced, an excuse to continue on the book if you will and so did the so-called ‘friendship’. In my lifetime I have many male best friends and not once did I ever have them give or get a pedicure. We didn’t make each other do girly or manly things –we always did what we wanted to do at the spur of the moment.
I get the fact that these two are trying to understand and learn about the opposite sex, but in my opinion, I don’t think this was the way to do it.
Mayor Marsha makes a much unneeded appearance and very nearly forces Aidan and Shelby to do things that make entirely no sense.
Fans of this series will most likely love this book since we wanted Aidan to settle down, but I don’t think any of us expected it to happen quite this way.