Until We Touch (Fool's Gold Series #15)

Until We Touch (Fool's Gold Series #15)

by Susan Mallery
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jack and Larissa embark on an affair to In a effort to "get over" the inconvenient attraction they can no longer ignore which leads to disaster. Each must resolve feelings about the past and their own self-worth before they can reach their full potential. Many familiar Fool’s Gold characters from earlier novels and several interesting critters add interest and humor to the story.  Susan Mallery has written a great book that is romantic, funny and very entertaining! Fool's Gold comes to life in each successive trio of books. It is a town one would love to visit. As always, while reading Until We Touch, Susan Mallery's words create a movie playing in the reader's mind. Larissa's causes and Jack's support of them create laugh out loud situations. The supporting characters in the book add so much to the storyline. Getting pieces of the lives of the other people from previous books is very welcome. I eagerly look forward each summer to the next trio of books and the new people we will be introduced to and seeing how they adapt to life in Fool's Gold. There are the quirky citizens of the town and their festivals, the deep friendships between the women and a happy ending. One might think that it is totally predictable, but Susan manages to put in plot twists that leave you thinking “I didn’t see that coming”. It’ a good read that is easy enough to bring out to the beach, but has enough soul and heart to make you care about the characters and wonder what the future holds for them. Jack is one of the principals in SCORE, a PR firm and Larissa is Jack’s masseuse/assistant. They have a very comfortable and symbiotic relationship. Larissa is forever finding causes and rescuing animals. Jack is always happy to bankroll Larissa’s projects and contribute to various charities, as long as he doesn't have to be emotionally involved. Larissa’s mother throws a curve ball into this relationship by telling Jack that Larissa is in love with him. Every comfortable part of their working and personal relationship is scrutinized as they wonder if this shocking statement is true. Both Jack and Larissa are forced to look deep inside themselves to evaluate their lives.  Jack is a good guy that suddenly feels overwhelmed. He takes it out on the one woman that he has the deepest feelings for but, doesn't understand that until her mother has the "talk" with him. Not a spoiler, you learn that in the first few pages of the book. Susan Mallery has strong storytelling capabilities and the power to evoke powerful emotions from her readers. This book is an excellent example of her talent.   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Until we Touch is the last of the Fools Gold series for now. It is the story of Jack and Larissa. They are part of the PR firm SCORE, Jack is one of the partners, Larissa is his assistant and also the masseuse for all four partners. Jack is a handsome ex pro football player, the ex part due to an injury. He has had a troubled past that has led him through life always being on guard, not letting anyone in. Larissa has a similar issue, out to save the world with her causes, but maybe using them to ignore her own needs and wants. One day, a talk with her mom changes everything. As moms have a habit of doing, Larissa's mom pointed to the facts right in front of her face, and as much as she denies it, reality creeps in and Larissa realizes her mom is right. Jack and Larissa spend a lot of time together. When Larissa tells Jack her true feelings towards him, everything changes. He can't be around her the same as he could before. She knows his past with other women, he doesn't get involved. She comes up with a plan that will let her get over her feelings. The adventure they took me on left me laughing and crying. I loved Jack and hated him, and then loved him all over again. I adored their story and the way I felt reading this. It was so real. They were so real. Fool's Gold comes off as a place you want to go to, raise your family and live. With their friends around them, their journey is wonderfully entertaining.  I found myself lost in this book. I couldn't put it down; I had to find out what was going to happen with them next. The bumps in the road, the people they met along the way, but the entire time I found myself just wanting them to figure out that maybe, just maybe if you do allow your heart to open up and take a chance, the rewards can be oh so well worth it. Susan Mallery really did out do herself this time.   
blonde_betty More than 1 year ago
Until We Touch is the final Fool’s Gold book of the summer.  We get Kenny’s story as a Christmas novella, but not until later this year.  I don’t want time to pass any faster than it already is, but I really, really want to read that book so I hope it arrives soon.  Thankfully the last Fool’s Gold book of the summer is not published at the end of the summer.  There is still much summer left to be enjoyed and this book makes perfect summer reading.  We’ve watch Taryn and Sam fall, now it’s Jack’s turn.  Instead of falling for a local girl, he falls for the girl next door, so to speak.  Larissa is part of the Score family; she’s Jack’s assistant and a masseuse to all the partners.  She moved with them from LA to Fool’s Gold. This book has one of my favorite openings of all time.  I think most of us can relate to a meddling mother who just wants her children to be happy; and married, preferably with grandchildren for her to spoil.  Larissa’s mom takes Jack on a journey to discover that the best things are often right in front of you and letting others in is a very good thing.  Jack and Larissa seem to struggle the most with letting others in.  However, when they finally open themselves up, it is a wonderful experience for them and the reader.  I routed for both of them to get what they wanted as the story progressed. This is not necessarily the best place to start if you haven’t been a regular visitor to Fool’s Gold.  However, if you are a frequent guest you will settle into Jack and Larissa’s story quite nicely.  New visitors should start with When We Met to ensure the greatest enjoyment. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Without a doubt I think this is one of Susan Mallery's best books. I could not put this book down. Great work Susan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy life in Fools Gold, a place for lovers and their pets
JennyD2705 More than 1 year ago
Until We Touch is without a doubt my favorite book yet regarding the Scores characters in the Fool's Gold series. I have been waiting for Jack's story (somewhat impatiently) since April, and it definitely did not disappoint. Larissa's optimism and huge heart were a wonderful complement to Jack's wounded, stoic demeanor. My only complaint is that the book ended too soon. I can't wait to read Kenny's story!
Debzolo More than 1 year ago
It was not as good as other in the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it. Susan Mallery is one of my favorite authors. The Fool's Gold series is great. Until we Touch is a very fun & insightful book. Jack & Larissa were best of friends & it took someone to bring to their attention that hey there just might be something there. of course it cause a lot of stress for each. Love can be strange like that, Jack had closed hislef off to love & Larissa use the causes for others to cover for her. Her mom puts it out there to Jack & as the saying goes she put the big elephant in the room. Each one was dealed with it the only way they could. Aguring & basically try to not be around each other. I really love the book It make me laugh as well as at times made me sad. I would highly recommend the book to everyone. Actually I recommend the whole Fools Gold series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love reading the Fool's Gold series. They are full of emotions, humor and a great storyline. This story of Jack & Larissa has both love and the fear of being hurt or losing a great friendship in it. It really had me wondering if there would be a happy ending. Looking forward to the next one in the series.
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3.5 stars. Typical Fool's Gold novel...girl loves guy, guy's a jerk, he apologizes and they live happily ever after. How is it that the guy is forgiven so easily after an apology? The stories in this series are starting to all sound the same. More drama and variation in the storyline, please!
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Another Great Foos Glod Book. I loved Jack and larissa's Story! Can't wait for the next book by Susan!
GHott More than 1 year ago
Hott Synopsis: “Because, Mr. McGarry I’m reasonably confident that my daughter is in love with you.” One little sentence and it completely changed a friendship. What was Larissa’s mom thinking? Sure, it’s possible that Larissa has become entirely too comfortable in her friendship with Jack McGarry to look elsewhere for a lasting and real relationship. Yes, it’s completely reasonable to admit that Larissa isn’t going to get married or have children until she gets out of her comfort zone. But to have ruined it like this? Jack knew the only way to deal with this problem was head on – so he asked Larissa flat out and got the answer he wanted. She isn’t in love with him. Except now, every time she’s near he can’t help but look at her like’s she’s, well, dinner. Can Jack and Larissa get their easy friendship back before these illicit thoughts ruin everything? Hott Review: LOVED EVERY MOMENT!! What I liked: I absolutely lived through this book — I felt like I was each of them and couldn’t help but to be overjoyed and heartbroken while reading. These characters were absolutely perfect in their flawed realistic way and I adored both of them. What I didn’t like: I cried through the entire last chapter. More… Author: Susan Mallery Source: Harlequin via Netgalley Grade: A+ Steam: Adult — a couple of pages that are descriptive but in a romantic sort of way Setting: California Series: Fool’s Gold, 15
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I give this book 5 stars. Good read, love this Author. I would recommend this book.
JAB4422 More than 1 year ago
Jack and Larrisa work at Score which is a PR company in the small town of Fool's Gold.  Jack is one of the partners and Larrisa is his assistant and masseuse for the 'boys'. A big part of Larrisa's life is trying to save all animals who need help in any way.  Then she spots Percy, an 18 year old boy who is homeless, and takes him in (well, takes him to Jack's), helping him to succeed in life. Until We Touch takes us through Jack and Larrisa's lives and tells us why they can't settle into relationships. There isn't much I can say about Susan Mallery's writing that hasn't already been said.  She is amazing at spinning a tale and keeping readers hooked. I didn't like Larrisa much in previous books in this series because she sounded too over-the-top about saving everything - mostly animals. I had a problem with her in this book but started liking her about half way through. I enjoyed this book about two people who both had issues with getting romantically involved.  I loved the surprises about exactly what and why they had their issues. I loved the ending. The way it wrapped up was another surprise.
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Schemar More than 1 year ago
Major disappointment! This was my least favorite of the series. Both the main plot and main characters were flat, particularly Jack, who remained that way throughout the story. I found their "love story" hard to accept on all levels. Can you really be in love and not know it??? The redeeming factors in the book were the other subplots with the introduction of some new characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jack and Larissa's story nicely ties some of the characters of Fools Gold together adding Percy to the mix. Jack's deep pain from the past is one thing that Larissa has trouble fixing. Their story is a great Fools Gold Addition.