Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Only Yours - Susan Mallery

Book Blurb:
Montana Hendrix has found her calling—working with therapy dogs. With a career she loves in a hometown she adores, she's finally ready to look for her own happily ever after. Could one of her dogs help her find Mr. Right… or maybe Dr. Right?

Surgeon Simon Bradley prefers the sterility of the hospital to the messiness of real life, especially when real life includes an accident-prone mutt and a woman whose kisses make him want what he knows he can't have. Scarred since childhood, he avoids emotional entanglement by moving from place to place to heal children who need his skillful touch. Can his growing feelings for Montana lead him to find a home in Fool's Gold, or will he walk away, taking her broken heart with him?

In My Own Words:
Montana is the free spirit of the triplets and took a while for her to find the place she belongs in the world. Not in the location sense, cause everyone knows, Fools Gold is home for her.  Montana started working with Max helping with the therapy dogs and fell in love, with each and every dog and with helping train them to become better at what they do best, making people happy.  Montana's first meeting with the new surgeon in town was when one of her therapy dogs got loose on his burn ward.  Not the best first impression and Simon was only to happy to let Montana know exactly what he thought of her and her dirty dog.

When Simon comes across a patient that might benefit from Montana's expertise, he swallows his pride and asks for her help.  Simon doesn't become attached to anyone, only staying for short periods of time at one hospital, no matter how good of an offer he gets.  No emotional entanglements, has always been his motto.  Something about Montana calls to him, no matter how much he fights it, he is loosing his mind and his heart.

Notable Quote:
"I thought all surgeons has huge egos."
"I have my moments too." One corner of his mouth twitched. "Plus, that stick up my butt takes a lot of room."

The more and more we meet people of Fools Gold, the more I want to move there.  This was another hit for me.  I loved that Montana and Simon had to work for their HEA.  Both head strong, and both with hearts of gold, hidden behind all the sarcasm and cynicism.  The secret of the "Max" tattoo on Montana's mom may have been solved, for now, but the intrigue has made me almost giddy, to think she may also get a HEA soon.  Reading a Fools Gold book, is like catching up with old friends, getting to get little glimpses of old characters, and meeting new ones.  Can't wait for Only His.

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