Audiobook Review: Three Little Words by Susan Mallery/Narrated By Tanya Eby

Posted August 21, 2013 by Felicia S in 2013 Read, 4.00 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 10 Comments

Audiobook Review: Three Little Words by Susan Mallery/Narrated By Tanya EbySource: Audiobook Review, Paperback Review Copy, Provided by Brilliance, Provided by Meryl L. Moss Media Relations

Format: Audiobook

Three Little Words by Susan Mallery
Narrator: Tanya Eby
Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins

Date Read: August 2013

Genre: Contemporary, Romance

Can first love turn into the real deal in a sizzling new Fool's Gold story from New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery? Isabel Carlisle thinks she's cursed in the romance department. Her teenage crush, Ford Hendrix, ignored all her letters. Her husband left her for So Isabel has come home to dust off her passion for fashion and run the family bridal shop until her parents are ready to sell it. Then she'll pursue her real dreams. At least, that's the plan, until sexy, charming Ford returns and leaves her feeling fourteen all over again....

Seeing Isabel all grown up hits bodyguard trainer Ford like a sucker punch. Back when heartbreak made him join the military, her sweet letters kept him sane. Now he can't take his eyes-or his lips-off her. The man who gave up on love has a reason to stay in Fool's Gold forever-if three little words can convince Isabel to do the same...

More Information:
Publisher: Brilliance Audio, Harlequin HQN
Series: Fool's Gold #12

Also by this author: All Summer Long, A Fool's Gold Christmas, Just One Kiss, Two of a Kind, Christmas on 4th Street
Also in this series: All Summer Long, A Fool's Gold Christmas, Just One Kiss, Two of a Kind, Christmas on 4th Street

My Thoughts on


Read/Listened for Review (NetGalley/Brilliance Audio)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50

Audio Rating: 4.00 (Not part of the overall rating)

First Thought When Finished: Oh the letters! This was perhaps the first Fools Gold book that was a “totally written in the stars for many years” type of romance!

Story Thoughts: Fool’s Gold is one of those towns that I love visiting whenever I get a hankering for a contemporary romance where the women are spitfires, the men are all adorably dense (at times), and the friendships are forever. This particular story was one of friendship between the two leads (Isabel & Ford) as much as it was about the romance. They have what I would consider the most solid foundation of all the characters going into the “falling” that I have seen. It was a blast to watch them realize just how much they mean to each other.

Character Thoughts: Poor Isabel! Life has just got to turn you around once you go making plans like “only staying for a bit”, going to open my own business in the big city, and not falling in love. You should have known you were “doomed” from the start! Ford on the other hand got lucky! He couldn’t have gotten a better gal and at the rate his mother was going, he needed Isabel like a life jacket in the ocean! They were both totally solid, likable, and lovable characters.

Audiobook Thoughts:

Narrated By Tanya Eby / Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins

Tanya Eby does an excellent job with the Fool’s Gold books. I have now come to love all the little extras that she adds in her tone for the characters, their attitudes, and their emotions. I highly recommend these on audiobook.

Final Thoughts: If you haven’t visited Fool’s Gold—you really need too!

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10 responses to “Audiobook Review: Three Little Words by Susan Mallery/Narrated By Tanya Eby

  1. He never even once answered her letters? Why did she keep writing them, why gave him a second chance? Did she at least make him grovel for that?

  2. I love the stories that are set in the same town and prior characters make little visits. But poor doomed Isabel! If you’re in a romance novel, you should know better than to make big plans.

  3. I seriously want to try this series. I think I just snagged a Christmas book in the Fool’s Gold series. WHat a killer giveaway. Who wouldn’t want to win the gift pack! Smashing!

    • You can just jump right in anywhere. She tends to write them as trilogies but each stand alone. That bridal basket is awesome!

      I have read both last years and this years Christmas books—both are so fun and full of Christmas cheer 🙂

  4. i’ve read one other Fool’s Gold story. This one sounds so cute. Do I need to have read any of the others to know their history or can I jump in?

    • You can totally jump right in! They each stand alone but she tends to write them in trilogies or fours so if you do like some of the couples you hear about in the book they are usually the book before (or the one before that)! 🙂