Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Until We Touch-Susan Mallery

Until We Touch

Susan Mallery

Harlequin HQN, Jun 24 2014, $8.99

ISBN: 9780373778935

Retired NFL player Jack McGarry co-owns Score public relations firm. He and his partners left Los Angeles to set up shop in Fool’s Gold, California. His assistant Larissa Owens loves her job, which also enables her to work on her passion of rescuing animals. Though attracted to Jack, Larissa has no time or interest in pursuing any relationship with him except work as she accepts her feelings for him are one sided.

Larissa’s mother Nancy arrives in Fool’s Gold to demand Jack fire his assistant so that her daughter can return to L.A. to find a man. However, she also proclaims to Jack that Larissa loves him; but is too stupid to act on it. Finally Nancy also insists Jack must have taken one too many blows to the head as a football player to realize how he feels about Larissa; though he knows otherwise as a tragedy closed his heart from emotional pain. Both Jack and Larissa remain in denial, but their relationship subtly begins to change.

The third Score Fool’s Gold romance (see Before We Kiss and When We Met) is an amusing contemporary as two people sing the refrain from I’m Not In Love (10 Cc). Outrageous Nancy steals the storyline from the protagonists to the delight of fans who will enjoy the latest ex-gridiron performer sacked by love.

Harriet Klausner

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