Book Talk Tuesday: Three Little Words

I’m back! After a very busy couple of weeks off, I’m back to blogging this week.

Three Little Words

Up first, Three Little Words, by Susan Mallery. I’ve recently reviewed Just One Kiss, and Two of a Kind.

Just like the two earlier books, I loved Three Little Words.

Since we left Fool’s Gold, California at the end of Two of a Kind, Isabel Beebe has decided she has to finally face Ford Hendrix, her adolescent crush. Ford left town when his fiancée, Isabel’s sister, broke off their engagement just before the wedding. He joined the military and never looked back. Isabel wrote Ford and confessed her undying love. She continued to write for years, until she became engaged herself. Now divorced, she’s back in Fool’s Gold to run her parents’ bridal store until they sell it and she returns to New York and to open her dream store with a partner.

Ford is back in Fool’s Gold with his new business partners. Besides running the business, he keeps busy dodging his mother’s matchmaking attempts. When Isabel arrives to clear the air between them, he forges a plan: Have a fake relationship with Isabel to get his mother off his back.

Since Isabel’s not planning to stay in town, she agrees to it. After all, her feelings are all in the past and were just a silly adolescent crush, right?


It doesn’t take long before it’s obvious to everyone around her that Isabel has never stopped loving Ford. It takes Ford a bit longer to see that he has loved Isabel nearly as long.

I loved this one as much as I did the first two.

In the previous books, I was a bit concerned because I could see several couples who needed a resolution. Mallery solved that by making Three Little Words about both single Hendrix men. As well as Isabel and Ford’s story, we get a nice subplot about Consuelo and Kent. The next couple will be in the Christmas story. There’s a hint of next summer’s romances as well. I can’t wait!

Just like the two earlier books, I have to add a caution. The sex is fairly graphic. Proceed with caution.


I received a free copy of Three Little Words in exchange for a fair review. It was a good trade since I loved the book!

11 thoughts on “Book Talk Tuesday: Three Little Words

  1. Loved the story of Isabel and Ford plus with the added bonus romance of Consuelo and Kent. One of my favorite books this summer.

  2. This is my favorite Fool’s Gold book so far!!! I am so glad that Isabelle finally found love with Ford, she waited long enough!!! Kent’s story was a great bonus making this a perfect book!!!

  3. Loved this book. It’s full of emotion and passion as the characters find their “happy ever after” and takes you along for the ride. Susan Mallery’s books just get better and better.

  4. I love this series and just when I think I’ve read the best another one comes out and it’s even better.
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  5. It’s a another summer hit that sizzles for Susan Mallery!

    Wow, talk about having a wonderful summer! Susan Mallery does it again with Three Little Words. How could you not love Ford Hendrix and Isabel Beebe? They have to be some of her best characters yet. Isabel was in love with Ford when she was just 14 years old and he was engaged to her sister. After things fell through with Isabel’s sister Ford leaves Fool’s Gold for the Navy and doesn’t return till many years later. You could say fate has brought them back into town at the same time and allows Isabel her chance at her first and only love. This book also gives you the story about Consuelo and Kent Hendrix with their story. What a wonderful book and a great way to end the summer!

  6. Love the Fool’s Gold Series! Susan Mallery’s series has a wonderful community, full of heartwarming, charming and funny characters!

  7. Loved this third book in this summer’s Fool’s Gold books! I think the story she wrote for Ford’s love story with Isabelle was perfect. It was also cool to see how she incorporated Kent and Conseula’s love story too!

  8. It has been a great summer in Fools Gold and finishing up with Three little Words is the icing on the cake. Isabel and Ford discovering each other within the safety of their ‘fake relationship’ is priceless. And for me the 2 for 1 relationship just made my day. I love this book. Everyone should read it.

  9. This book was wonderful and was a great way to finish this summer’s Fool’s Gold series! Isabel and Ford are just perfect together and I just love the chemistry between them!

  10. Always love returning to Fool’s Gold. It is like returning home!! I love starting my summer reading a new Fool’s Gold book!! Just One Kiss, Two of a Kind, & Three Little Words are all great books to read.

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