Review: Only Mine by Susan Mallery

Filed in Review , Susan Mallery , The HEA Lover Posted on July 14, 2011 @ 11:00 am 10 comments

Format Read: ARC provided by the author through Netgalley
Number of pages: 384 pages
Release Date: July 26th 2011
Formats available: Paperback, eBook
Publisher: HQN Books
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Amazon, Book Depository (US), Book Depository (UK), Author’s website

Book Blurb:

Her town’s lack of men may make headlines, but it isn’t news to Dakota Hendrix. The beautiful blonde has bigger problems to deal with, such as overseeing the romance reality competition filming in Fool’s Gold. Screening eligible bachelors is a difficult enough task, but Dakota hits an unexpected snag when a sexy stranger comes to town. Finn Anderssen will do anything to keep his twin brothers — the perfect contestants — off the show. Despite Dakota’s better judgment, she finds herself drawn to the mysterious outsider. Like her, Finn knows about heartbreak and how a family can fall apart, so she doesn’t dare to hope for anything more than a fling. After all, even in the Land of Happy Endings, finding true love is never as easy as it looks on TV.

My Thoughts:

Only Mine is the 1st book I read by this authors, and even though I hadn’t finished it yet that I was already ordering other books in this series. I’m very happy I got to read this book for review, it’s exactly what I needed right now.

Only Mine is 4th book in the Fool’s Gold series, it’s the 1st book about the Hendrix triplet. The story takes place in the small town Fool’s Gold. This town has made the national media news because of its chronic shortage of men. Dakota has been assigned by the town to keep an eye on the new reality show being filmed in the city. Some producer decided it would be a good idea to have a reality show where men from everywhere could try and find love in this city full of women.
Finn tracked down his young twin brothers from Alaska to California. He’s decided to do anything to bring them back to finish college. I really loved Finn as a character. He’s responsible and he loves his brothers. He’s been taking care of them for years and he doesn’t want to fail them. He’s strong-minded and sometimes a bit quick to anger.  When Dakota and Finn meet, I just couldn’t stop laughing. Dakota always has the good come back. She’s very funny and down-to-earth.  
Their relationship starts as a friendship and it naturally moves on to a friends-with-benefits status. I think what I liked the most, is that it was ‘uncomplicated’. I don’t mean there weren’t complications, but it felt like there were no strings attached, no regrets, no expectations. Love was completely unexpected for them. They both knew they wanted very different things in life. 
This is a very cute story, I felt good while reading it. It has a spark, something that makes your heart beat a little faster, something that makes you want to read a bit faster. It is cute but it’s also pretty hot too. *g* Finn pushes all my buttons, I can’t tell you how without spoiling things so let’s just say, I’d really love to have a man like Finn.  Add a good dose of humor and you have the perfect mix. I loved the secondary characters’ story. I was rooting for them from the start. 
I won’t lie, the story was a bit predictable at some points but even so it was a pleasure to read it. I loved that it felt like I was in Fool’s Gold too for a few hundred pages. I’m already impatiently awaiting the next book. (and I’ll be slowly reading all the previous books too *g*)
Only Mine is a sweet summer romance about growing up, finding one self  and finally letting go. You’ll probably want to move to Fool’s Gold after reading it. If you love hot and cute romance then this is definitely for you. 
I give Only Mine 4 Bookies
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About Caro The HEA Lover

Caroline is a HEA loving, yarn addicted French who's desperately hoping to get a HEA of her own. If she's not reading then she can be found knitting while listening to Audiobooks or watching Tv shows. Her secret addiction is reading websites that make fun at other people's expense (DYAC, Failbook)! Caroline also blogs at the Secret HEA Society with Susi.

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  • Blodeuedd July 14, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Hot and cute at the same time, I do like that 😀 Cos cute, I totally need cute

  • pattepoilue July 14, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    @Blodeuedd Yeah me too. I'm in a 'need cute' phase. I wanted a romance dripping cute from everywhere.
    And for info I started the following book and it looks very cute too *g*

  • Estella July 14, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    I read the other books in this series and thoroughly enjoyed them.

  • Sheree July 14, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Out of this series, I've only read book 3, "Finding Perfect" with Raoul Moreno (whom I adore from previous books). As small town series go, this was pretty okay.

  • pattepoilue July 15, 2011 at 12:57 am

    @Estella I'm planning on reading the previous books too. But first I'm reading Only Yours (following book) . It features a grumpy Doctor …NOM NOM

    @Sheree I bought Finding Perfect, It's just waiting to be read. It looks cute. *g*

  • Stella (Ex Libris) July 15, 2011 at 4:13 am

    I haven't read your review yet as I'm just in the middle of reading Only Mine and don't want to be swayed or get any spoilers 😉

    Which book have you started? Only Yours?

    I loved Finding Perfect, I hope Only Mine will be just as good 🙂

  • pattepoilue July 15, 2011 at 11:50 am

    @Stella Yep I started Only Yours. And it has an intense and very yummy Doctor *g*
    Woot on loving Finding Perfect. It's on my shelf *g* Will get to it very soon.

  • Heidi July 26, 2011 at 11:04 am

    I laughed, I cried and I LOVED the happy ending! Perfect continuation for a GREAT series!

  • Kelly Lynn July 26, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    I agree! It was a wonderful summer read and I wanted to move to Fools Gold after I finished too! (Well I should add that after reading any in the series I want to move to Fools Gold). And you were absolutely right, Finn is an ideal male specimen!

  • Melissa August 3, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    I loved Only Mine!! Dakota and Finn are so funny and it's great that she picks on his so much!! I really loved that the first page just grabs u in to the middle of him yelling!! 🙂 Can't wait for Montana and Nevada!! Make sure u preorder them!! 🙂

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