Review: Almost Perfect by Susan Mallery

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Almost Perfect by Susan Mallery

5 Stars

Almost Perfect had me Almost Crying throughout the whole book! This was such an emotional roller coaster for me! It made laugh, get angry, get sad…it literally had me on the verge of tears the whole time…until the end, when I finally cried happy tears.

To keep this review from getting too personal let’s just say that I’m a mom and that may have led to this book resonating with me on so many levels. I agree that Liz should’ve tried harder to bring Ethan and Tyler together, but it was hard for me to get angry with her because I sympathized with her so much. I thought she was a GREAT mom to Tyler and I really loved her character.

Ethan, you idiot. This was a constant thought while I read this book. I loved him and thought he was sexy and funny, but he just couldn’t get it right! It was so hard to remain angry with him, though, because he never really realized just how much of an idiot he was being until the end. I thought that last (unintended) grand gesture was incredibly overdue, but despite that, I LOVED it.

The town and its residents completely won me over once again. The Fool’s Gold books are great if you’re looking to get into a romantic Romance series with just the perfect amount of steaminess.

Book Info

Almost Perfect by Susan Mallery
Series: Fool’s Gold #2
Published by HQN
Pub Date: June 29th 2010
Pages: 379
Format: Paperback | Source: Author
Genres: AdultContemporaryRomance
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Back in high school, Liz Sutton was the girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Then she’d stolen the heart of the most popular boy in town, and their secret romance helped her through the worst of times. Until Ethan Hendrix betrayed her and everything they’d ever meant to each other. Devastated and pregnant, Liz left Fool’s Gold, California forever, she thought…

Now Liz must return to town and face the man who doesn’t know of their son’s existence. And this time she won’t have the option of making a quick getaway. Ethan and Liz can’t deny their passionate attraction, even after all these years. But will their desire be enough to spark a second chance at love?

About Susan Mallery

With more than 25 million books sold worldwide, New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery is known for creating characters who feel as real as the folks next door, and for putting them into emotional, often funny situations readers recognize from their own lives. Susan’s books have made Booklist’s Top 10 Romances list in four out of five consecutive years. RT Book Reviews says, “When it comes to heartfelt contemporary romance, Mallery is in a class by herself.” With her popular, ongoing Fool’s Gold series, Susan has reached new heights on the bestsellers lists and has won the hearts of countless new fans.

Susan grew up in southern California, moved so many times that her friends stopped writing her address in pen, and now has settled in Seattle with her husband and the most delightfully spoiled little dog who ever lived. Visit Susan online at

Jess @ Gone with the Words

11 Responses to “Review: Almost Perfect by Susan Mallery”

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    Too many good recommends. Too many good authors. Library here I come.

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    Sarah (The Brazen Bookworm)

    Fantastic review: I read this book multiple times and had the same reaction you did!  I know I’ve read other reviewers who weren’t too fond of Liz, but I agree that she was a mom who did what she thought was best for her child – I totally don’t blame her for her actions.  I was glad that Denise and Pia both had moments where they really *got* why Liz never came back either.  And, oh, Ethan!  I’m glad he was genuine at the end – he definitely had some stuff to make up for.  I think you’ve inspired me to go reread this book.  Again. :)

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      Jess @ Gone with the Words

      First, I love this comment. :D And I agree!! I was so happy when Liz finally had people on her side!! Did you see this update about them that Susan left a link for? Looks like he’s still making it right! :D

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