20 August 2013

Today's Read & Giveaway: Three Little Words by Susan Mallery

Three Little Words by Susan MalleryWhat if you got the chance to see a childhood crush again, and right when you just happened be newly single? Isabel Carlisle is back home working at her parents' boutique when learns the still-handsome Ford Hendrix has returned to town. She's not sure if he'll even want to talk to her, but if she can get him to pretend to be her boyfriend, then her mother will stop pestering her about dating.

Dear Ford, I can't believe my sister was stupid enough to cheat on you with your best friend two weeks before your wedding. With you joining the Army so suddenly, I didn't get a chance to confess in person. I know I'm only 14, but I love you. I'll love you forever and write every day. Or at least once a week. I cried and cried when you left. . . . I wish you didn't have to leave. I really will love you forever, Ford. I promise.
Three Little Words by Susan Mallery (Harlequin HQN, 2013, p. 1)

Quick Facts
  • Setting: Fools Gold, California, a small town where everyone knows everyone
  • Circumstances: Isabel, 28, wrote to Ford, 33, for years although he never wrote back; now that their paths have crossed again, can they be friends or perhaps something much more?
  • Characters: Isabel, divorced, dreams of moving to New York and being part of the fashion scene; Ford, an ex-SEAL poses as a personal trainer, although he's really bodyguard; their parents, siblings, and friends in Fools Gold
  • Genre: romance, light women's fiction
  • Themes & plot lines: love, family, friendship, dreams, life in a small town; some humor
  • Miscellaneous: this is the 12th book set in Fools Gold and the third book to feature a bodyguard; Mallery garners rave reviews from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and Romantic Times
  • Learn more: for more on the setting, visit the Fools Gold website; for more about the author, visit her website
The Giveaway

Thanks to Book Trib, I can offer one of my readers with a U.S. mailing address her very own Susan Mallery Foolproof Bridal Kit. Don't let that word bridal throw you off; this giveaway is open to any one who wants to be a little pampered for a special occasion or just for no reason at all. The gift bag includes the following and is valued at $40:
  1. A wedding-themed bottle of OPI nail polish
  2. Not Your Mother’s® Rise & Shine™ Silky Smooth Shine Mist
  3. Manicure set (includes emery board, small and large nail clippers, tweezers, cuticle stick and nail polish remover pad)
  4. Heart-shaped compact mirror
  5. 12-piece E.L.F. eye shadow kit
  6. Travel makeup brush set
  7. Makeup remover wipes
  8. Lip gloss
  9. Travel sewing kit
  10. Kleenex®
  11. Secret® deodorant
  12. Razor and Gillette® Shave Gel
  13. Nivea Creme
  14. Wisps toothbrushes
  15. TRESemm√©® hairspray
All you have to do to enter for a chance to win this awesome prize pack is fill out the following form. I'll pick a winner using a random number generator on August 29. Once the winner has been confirmed, I'll erase all personal information from my computer. Good luck and, here's to indulging in a little beauty session.

For book reviews, Q&As with Susan Mallery, and even more chances to win the bridal kit, visit the BookTrib website to see the other blogs in the Three Little Words tour.

ISBN-13: 9781410462060
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(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea 8/20/13, 6:51 AM  

Nope, don't think this one is for me, but hope that you enjoy it.

Sandy Nawrot 8/20/13, 7:08 AM  

Oh I don't know, this is kind of a fantasy thing right, that makes you feel good? I need to read these when I need a lull. And that pack of stuff is fun, and something my daughter would probably steal from me, so why not!

Unknown 8/20/13, 7:15 AM  

Don't think would be for me. I hope you enjoy it though.

rhapsodyinbooks 8/20/13, 7:20 AM  

I am totally in the fantasy/romance mode these days!

Anonymous,  8/20/13, 8:02 AM  

Not really into romance novels but there's certainly a lot of interesting stuff going on in that first paragraph!

Laurel-Rain Snow 8/20/13, 8:56 AM  

I've never read this author, but I do occasionally mix in some romance reads. This one just might be one that holds my attention.


bermudaonion 8/20/13, 9:18 AM  

When I read books set in small towns, they always sounds so appealing but I don't think I'd want to live in one. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) 8/20/13, 9:25 AM  

Not my usual kind of read but a goodie bag of pampering products is tough to resist.

Heather 8/20/13, 9:53 AM  

Sounds like a good book. My teaser: City of Bones

JoAnn 8/20/13, 9:58 AM  

Hmm, maybe not my type of book, but what a great giveaway!

starryeyedjen 8/20/13, 10:08 AM  

I haven't read anything by Susan Mallery, but I do like the setup for this novel. Thanks for sharing & stopping by!

Kimberly 8/20/13, 10:49 AM  

SM is one of those authors I keep meaning to try. I'll have to add this one to my list.

Here's my teaser for the week: http://witandsin.blogspot.com/2013/08/teaser-tuesday-beauty-bites-by-mary.html

Wit and Sin

Sandra Nachlinger 8/20/13, 10:53 AM  

This sounds like a fun story that I'd enjoy. Good teaser.
My teaser is from THROUGH A YELLOW WOOD.

Linseypop 8/20/13, 12:28 PM  

Nice teaser. I'd be pretty embarrassed to see Ford again after writing that letter to him when I was 14! Lol. Thanks for sharing.

Linsey @ mybooksnthings.com

kayerj 8/20/13, 12:56 PM  

sounds like a fun little romance, just right for summer. Kelley at the road goes ever ever on

Daryl 8/20/13, 2:10 PM  

sounds like a good beach or airplane book... thanks!

Anonymous,  8/20/13, 4:00 PM  

Not my usual genre, nice teaser.


grammajudyb 8/20/13, 7:45 PM  

I've read one other book ( actually is was 2 in 1) for a Christmas title challenge. They were fun, light and though predictable good reads. I might read the other Fool's Gold books. Sometimes it is good to work some light chick-lit in with all the other titles requiring more thought and concentration.

Yvonne 8/20/13, 8:01 PM  

I love Susan Mallery's books. She's great.

Nise' 8/20/13, 10:01 PM  

It was a fun read!

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