Book Review: Chasing Perfect by: Susan Mallery

Chasing Perfect (Fool's Gold, #1)Chasing Perfect by Susan Mallery

My Rating: 4/5 Ravens

Synopsis: 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.

Review: This was actually the first book by Susan Mallery. I wasn't awed but I also wasn't disappointed. It lacked the deep all engrossing story that Victoria Dahl's books inspire in me but it was still a decent and believable story.

I felt that the "makeover" Charity does was a tad cliche. I did like Josh, he was strong, compassionate, and he didn't turn into what everyone just thought of him. He kept his beliefs and his morals.

I will say I wasn't happy with the climax. I can understand Charity's thinking but she didn't even give Josh a chance in the situation and that pissed me off. I guess I really didn't like Charity all that much. I like her friend Pia a lot though.

I haven't decided if I am going to continue with this series or not. Do you think I should?

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  1. Aw, I love Susan Mallery's books. I think you should continue with the series. I love them! They aren't complicated, they always end happy and it's a great escape and fast read. I don't think you'll be disappointed :0)

  2. I haven't read this series. I'm looking for a good contemporary romance to start with but I'm not sure if this is the one that will get me hooked to the genre.

  3. @Cialina I suggest Victoria Dahl's contemporary romances. They are what got me hooked :) Thanks for stopping by.


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