Chasing Perfect by Susan Mallery
Publication Date: April 27, 2010
Synopsis: Welcome to Fool’s Gold, California, a charming community in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. There’s lots to do and plenty of people to meet, especially women. Because there’s just one tiny problem in Fool’s Gold: the men don’t seem to stick around. Maybe it’s the lure of big-city life, or maybe it’s plain old bad luck, but regardless of the reason, the problem has to be fixed, fast. And Charity Jones may be just the city planner to do it.
Charity’s nomadic childhood has left her itching to settle down, and she immediately falls in love with all the storybook town has to offer everything, that is, except its sexiest and most famous resident, former world-class cyclist Josh Golden. With her long list of romantic disasters, she’s not about to take a chance on another bad boy, even if everyone else thinks he’s perfect just the way he is. But maybe that’s just what he needs someone who knows the value of his flaws. Someone who knows that he’s just chasing perfect.
Personal Thoughts: Fool’s Gold is a charming town set in California. It has its usual small town characteristics such as busy body’s, nose people and no such things as secrets. Charity gets a job as Fool’s Gold city planner and she finds out soon enough that there is a pressing problem. There is a serious lack of men in town and it’s her job to bring them back to town.
As she starts to settle in, she meets the town here and celebrity, Josh Golden, a former world class cyclist. He’s sexy, smart and everything that Charity doesn’t want anything to do with. Before long, sparks are flying and things are starting to get serious. However there are underlying issues coming from both sides that are preventing Josh and Charity to move forward and move on to the next chapter of their relationship. It is going to take compromising on both sides to get over those challenges for a chance at happily ever after.
Susan Mallery does a great job with Chasing Perfect by introducing all the important characters in town, setting the story line in a great area and making the plot quite entertaining to read. Right from the start you get attached to the characters and you are rooting for them.
Rating: 5/5 Stars