CHASING PERFECT by Susan Mallery

May 18, 2010 5 flames, Susan Mallery 4

A Fool’s Gold Romance #1
Source: Purchased at store
  • Mass Market Paperback: 376 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books; Original edition (April 27, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373774524
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373774524

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.


As regular readers of my blog,  you know I love this author’s writing! She is an auto-buy for me when she has new books being released. When this book was released, I immediately bought it! 

Welcome to Fool’s Gold!  The way the author set up the town was amazing. I instantly felt like I was part of the town.  The characters were enjoyable and the writing was great! Charity is an independent woman who gets a new job as city planner in a town that is lacking men. She is introduced to Josh, who is a retired world-class cyclist trying to lay low in his hometown. 

Yes, it’s the typical girl meets boy, girl falls for boy, they fall madly in love kind of story, but there is so much more that is involved in the story that you forget about the basic principles of the romance genre.  It has suspense in the form of a thief, side characters that will keep you laughing and curious to read their stories in future books, and romance that will leave your heart fluttering.

I so enjoyed visiting Fool’s Gold and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. If Fool’s Gold were a real town, I would be moving there in a heartbeat!

Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
For Rereading!

4 Responses to “CHASING PERFECT by Susan Mallery”

  1. Anna ♥

    Aww, it sounds like a great read. I love it when the author sets up a wonderful setting in romance books, it makes me want to move there so bad. XD Wonderful review! I love the cover, especially the lush and gorgeous color of the sky.

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