New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery creates the small-town destination for romance in charming Fool's Gold, California—where a loner cowboy finds the one woman who can capture his heart... After Phoebe Kitzke's kind heart gets her suspended from her job in LA, she swears off doing favors—until her best friend begs for help on the family ranch in Fool's Gold. Unfortunately, sexy cowboy Zane Nicholson isn't exactly thrilled by the city girl's arrival. Thanks to his brother's latest scheme, Zane has been roped into taking tourists on a cattle drive. What Phoebe knows about ranching wouldn't fill his hat, but her laughter is so captivating that even his animals fall for her. One slip of his legendary control leads to a passionate kiss, but she's exactly the kind of woman a single-minded loner needs to avoid. In his arms, Phoebe discovers she's a country girl at heart. Yet no matter how much the small town feels like home, she can't stay unless Zane loves her, too…but is this cowboy interested in forever?
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In Kiss Me, Susan Mallery takes us back to Fools Gold, CA this time to meet rancher, Zane Nicholson. Zane has appeared in other Fools Gold books, but he is still pretty much an enigma. It was a lot of fun getting to know him through the course of the story.
We also meet Phoebe. She is friends with Zane’s former step sibling, Maya, and comes to the Nicholson Ranch to escape the trouble in her life back in L.A. Phoebe is incredibly sweet and a little naïve, she definitely leads with her heart.
Phoebe’s view of the world and her outsiders view point, helps shed a lot of light on what is going on with Zane and it helps make him much more likeable. The overall story in Kiss Me, is very sweet. Several of the characters experience heartwarming personal growth and you get a front row seat for these forming relationships.
Zane and Phoebe’s relationship seems to move more quickly than I would have expected, but it worked for them and the story being told. I am curious to see more of them in future Fools Gold books.
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