Thursday, August 23, 2012

Susan Mallery - Chasing Perfect


Welcome to Fool's Gold, California, a charming community in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. There's lots to do and plenty of people to meet, especially women. Because there's just one tiny problem in Fool's Gold: the men don't seem to stick around. Maybe it's the lure of big-city life, or maybe it's plain old bad luck, but regardless of the reason, the problem has to be fixed, fast. And Charity Jones may be just the city planner to do it.

Charity's nomadic childhood has left her itching to settle down, and she immediately falls in love with all the storybook town has to offer—everything, that is, except its sexiest and most famous resident, former world-class cyclist Josh Golden. With her long list of romantic disasters, she's not about to take a chance on another bad boy, even if everyone else thinks he's perfect just the way he is. But maybe that's just what he needs—someone who knows the value of his flaws. Someone who knows that he's just chasing perfect.

Read Your Writes Review

So it appears that I’m always late discovering the great authors… I finished Chasing Perfect in one day…. I was up until past midnight, because I could not put the book down… I don’t know what I was thinking by taking so long to start reading this series. I’m a huge fan of the city and citizens of Virgin River, CA (Robyn Carr). I am now also a huge fan of the city and citizens of Fool’s Gold, CA.

Josh Golden (what a name, The Golden Boy) is a semi-retired cyclist. Charity Jones is the new city planner. Both are looking for something… The only something that the other can give them.

I love the title of the book, “Chasing Perfect”. Charity is looking for the “perfect man”. But she doesn’t understand the “perfect” is in the eyes of the beholder. She has a habit, like her mother, of falling for the “perfect” guy, only to find out that there’s something wrong with him. An abuser, a theft, and a cheater. What more can a girl ask for, right?

Josh is all flash and no substance? Or is he? He has an amazing smile, a great body, and women all over go crazy over him. Definitely not for Charity, right?

I always love stories where the hero of the book has deeper layers then what they really want you to see. Josh is one of those guys.

Yes, this is a true romance story. So you know that the guy gets the girl and everything is honky dory. But I always love the ride that gets you there. If you are really paying attention to the book as you’re reading it, yes, you can figure out what’s going to happen ahead of time. But it’s still a great read.

This book was purchased by me.

Rating:  4

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  1. Congrats on the new book blog! If you add one of those "google friend connect" gadgets to the side, then people with Blogger accounts can click once to subscribe and add their faces.

    I don't have one on my author blog, but we have one on

    Have fun reviewing!!

  2. I haven't read this book, Great review kim


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