Wedding bells are ringing in Fool’s Gold, but not for Nevada Hendrix. Her triplet sisters are engaged, and even her mother has a more active love life than she does. Determined to make a fresh start, she applies for her dream job, only to discover that her new boss is her first love. Maybe she could overlook the fact that they’ve seen each other naked, but she’ll never forget the way he broke her heart.
Tucker Janack agrees to Nevada’s “business only” ground rules. After all, love is a trap that the construction millionaire has avoided his whole life. But when great business partners turn out to be so much more, every rule gets broken. Will either of them be willing to try again…or will their past get in the way?
Book six in the Fool’s Gold series by Susan Mallery, Only His is Nevada’s story. Nevada is looking to make a move away from Hendrix Construction, where she’s always worked. She gets the opportunity when a huge new development comes to town, courtesy of Janack Construction. Nevada jumps at the chance to prove herself, despite her past with Tucker Janack, who was her first…everything. But she’s surprised when she shows up for her interview to find Tucker there instead of his dad, so she storms out and refuses the job. This leaves Tucker and Ethan, Nevada’s boss & brother, scratching their heads. But Mom Denise swoops in and saves the day, convincing Nevada to take the job (but not before exacting a little revenge on Tucker, he he he).
Nevada’s issues with Tucker stem from a very bad first time they indulged in when Nevada attempted to mend Tucker’s broken heart after his charismatic and magnetic girlfriend, Cat (a famous sculptor), breaks up with him. Tucker was stinking drunk at the time and called out Cat’s name. So Nevada is understandably disconcerted and hurt. So Nevada hasn’t seen either of them in ten years and Tucker has sworn off love because he believes it isn’t worth all the pain and heartache it will inevitably bring.
Well, guess who shows up in Fool’s Gold wanting to be friends with Nevada? None other than Caterina herself.
Cat’s interest in Nevada is unexpected because I was certain she would be more interested in Tucker. But apparently, once she’s finished with a toy, she doesn’t like to play with it anymore.
Meanwhile, in the background of Tucker and Nevada’s story are several smaller, thoroughly entertaining stories involving Denise and Max, the planning of Dakota and Montana’s wedding(s), and the enigmatic Jo, Fool’s Golds’ bar owner.
I have to admit that Nevada seemed to be the least interesting of the triplets and, even though I was looking forward to the book, I didn’t expect to like it as much as, say, Montana’s book. But I really liked Nevada. She was smart and funny and tough. I liked Tucker, too, even though he was kind of a moron in respect to Nevada and not realizing the extent of her feelings for him. And the auxiliary stories are very satisfying. I also enjoyed the introduction of the next set of heroines for the books coming out in summer, 2012. They seem like they’re going to be fun to read about, as they’ve all reached the conclusion that men are idiots. 🙂 Can’t wait to see who changes their minds.