Mallery's WHEN WE MET is a contemporary romance that did not disappoint from the first page to the last. I was drawn back immediately to Fool's Gold as if I never left! There were many of the characters and businesses we've met before but so many more. The dropping of the town's slogan "The Land of Happy Endings" plays a part as does the FWM or the Future Warriors of the Máa-zib. Watching Taryn and Angel lose their wariness with each other and be there for each other was heartwarming. Finding them each putting themselves out there for their Acorns and each other was both heartfelt and sweet. There were lots of family and friends, businesses, community service, laughter, tears, heartache, scares, festivals, romance and love. There were several happily ever afters and nice closure but enough loose ends that will get tied up nicely in future Fool's Gold stories and left me wanting more.
Mallery is an author I can't get enough of. Having been a Fool's Gold Cheerleader for two summers I've seen how she works her magic firsthand not only in her books but especially on Facebook when she gets fans involved in naming characters, choosing careers, children, pets, businesses and so much more. I look forward to reading many more books in the FOOL'S GOLD series as well as all her other books yet to come since I've already exhausted the books she's written!