Review: Only Mine by Susan Mallery

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Review: Only Mine by Susan MalleryOnly Mine by Susan Mallery
Series: Fool's Gold #4
Published by HQN
Pub Date: July 26th 2011
Pages: 379
Format: ARC | Source: NetGalley
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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4 Stars

You can’t win if you don’t play...

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.


I was so incredibly happy to jump right back into the town of Fool’s Gold in Only Mine. I’m really in love with this series. The town is amazing and has so much character. Then there’s the characters themselves, who are always so unbelievably real and I always connect with on such an emotional level. Although, I have to say, Fool’s Gold has more than just a male shortage problem… View Spoiler »

Dakota and Finn were delightful to read. They were probably the most compatible couple as far as personalities go. Kind of like a ying and yang. He would get really upset, then Dakota would talk him down. She would tease him and he would take the serve in stride. I loved their little back and forth word play. And who doesn’t love a man who looks sexy holding a baby?! Also, something about him being a pilot was really appealing, even though I’d never really considered pilots as sexy before. I’m sure it’s just a Finn thing, and I’m positive he would’ve loved to have heard that he made pilots sexy. His ego is like that. :)

A cool thing about Only Mine was that it had a couple of different point of views other than the main characters. Finn’s twin brothers, who are there filming the reality tv show, and one of the women who gets paired with one of the twins. Seeing their relationship blossom along with Dakota and Finn’s was like getting a two-for-one deal! It was really sweet and I totally loved it.

As I said before, I love this series. These are books that I will no doubt read again and again. Susan Mallery has made me a contemporary romance believer!


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13 Responses to “Review: Only Mine by Susan Mallery”

    • Jess @ Gone with the Words

      Yes! I’ve loved all of them! So far there’s 4 in the series, with 2 more on the way this year. I reviewed the first two in the series here:

      and here:

  1. Brie Clementine

    I really liked this one until I got to the spoiler, I
    don’t know why Susan felt the need to go there. But I really liked Finn a lot,
    one of my favorite heroes of the series. Did you read the next one, Only Yours?
    Wait until you meet the hero from that one, they just keep getting better and

    • Jess @ Gone with the Words

      I haven’t read Only Yours yet. I just requested it yesterday, so hopefully  they’ll approve me soon. Now you have me really intrigued about it! And you’re so right, the guys are getting better and better!

      • Brie Clementine

        You’re in
        for a treat! Let me know when you get it, that’s the only bad thing about Netgalley,
        I read the books but then I can’t talk about them with anyone! 

  2. Kelly Lynn

    I agree, the banter between Finn and Dakota helped make the story! Susan does such a wonderful job of portraying the town of Fools Gold, I wish I lived there, man shortage and all!

  3. Daphne Trumps

    i’m in the middle of this right now and of course i’m loving it.  i agree with your review, the characters are great and the couples are believable.  can’t wait for the rest of the series.

  4. Melissa

    Abso love Susan and Fools Gold!! Cant wait for Only Yours and Only His in Sept and Oct!!!

    I finished this book in a few hours because I just couldn’t put it down!!

    Make sure you like her on her Facebook page and show your support!!

    Also don’t forget to preorder the next 2 books when ordering Only Mine!!

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