New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery's classic blend of lighthearted humor and intense emotional conflict works its magic on two newcomers to the California town of Fool's Gold, which Library Journal calls "a setting so real and appealing readers will want to start scoping out real estate." Destiny Mills believes passion has its place—like in the lyrics of the country songs that made her parents famous. After a childhood full of drama and heartache, she wants a life that's calm. Safe. Everything that Kipling Gilmore isn't. Her temporary assignment with the Fool's Gold search and rescue team puts her in delicious proximity to the former world-class skier every day. Part of her aches to let go for once…the rest is terrified what'll happen if she does. Though an accident ended his career, Kipling still lives for thrills—and a hot fling with a gorgeous redhead like Destiny would be a welcome diversion. Yet beneath his new coworker's cool facade is a woman who needs more than he's ever given. With her, he's ready to take the risk. But love, like skiing, is all about trust—and before you soar, you have to be willing to fall.
Going into a Fools Gold book, you know there is going to be a happy ending. The only question is how is the couple going to get there. In Hold Me, the focus is on two newcomers to town, Kipling Gilmore who is running the search and rescue team and Destiny Mills, who is just in town to get the program going. These two both have issues to deal with regarding their outlook on love that they can think their parents for, but they take different approaches to dealing with those issues. It was a lot of fun to watch them circle each other and fall in love without realizing it. One of the things I enjoyed about this book was the sub plot around Kipling opening the Man Cave. This allowed a lot more of our favorite characters from other books to make a cameo appearance and it was funny to see just how much these very Alpha men bowed to their wives. It was also great to see how dealing with the Man Cave issue along with a sibling related issue helped Kipling see what he was doing wrong with Destiny. Overall, a great addition to the Fools Gold series.