Hold Me (Fool’s Gold)
This latest Fool’s Gold title, unfortunately, fails to live up to the series. Destiny is in town only to get the new Fool’s Gold search and rescue system in place. She firmly believes in keeping others at a distance and passion out of her relationships. Kipling is the new head of the search and rescue team and could not be any more different. He firmly believes in living life to the fullest and enjoying all the passion that comes with it. And now he is determined to show Destiny the error of her ways.
Typically Mallery’s Fool’s Gold books are a hit and can do no wrong. Unfortunately, this one just did not quite hit the right note. Destiny is so shut off to emotions and human relationships that she was hard to empathize with and made many questionable choices. Kipling’s character also fell a little flat, and he also made certain choices that made him more reminiscent of a teenage boy rather than a hero. Combined, it is hard to feel invested in the romantic development between Destiny and Kipling. Appearances by past favorite characters helped redeem the story, but could not make this into a hit.