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Only Mine (Fool's Gold #4)

4.11  ·  Rating Details ·  10,481 Ratings  ·  446 Reviews
Beloved bestselling author Mallery is back with the first title in a brand-new trilogy in her popular and emotional Fool's Gold series. Original.

You can’t win if you don’t play…

Her town’s lack of men may make headlines, but it isn’t news to Dakota Hendrix. The beautiful blonde has bigger problems to deal with
Paperback, 379 pages
Published July 26th 2011 by HQN
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
3.5 stars

I was lovin' the shit outta this book till Finn did the chicken dance and ran away. WTF is with all the guys in this series running. Up until Finn's coward act I was going to 5 star this book but (view spoiler)
Susan Mallery
Jul 14, 2011 Susan Mallery added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Can't bring myself to give my own book a rating... but I have read it. :)
May 15, 2011 Ellie rated it really liked it
Such a great sub-plot. Oh Stephen and Auriel ... they alone are worth the read. Some couples are perfect for subplot romance and these two were exactly that. They made the book for me.

In this book, we're seeing Susan Mallery do what she does best in this addition to the Fools Gold series. She gives us a more complex contemporary romance filled with relationships of all kinds and life distractions from which romances blossoms in the midst of all the chaos.

This story is more about the character's
Cocktails and Books
Let me start by saying I love Susan Mallery's books. LOVE THEM! She has that perfect combination of wit, humor, and romance to go with the character she develops for her books. This book, #4 in the Fool’s Gold series is set around Dakota Hendrix and Finn Andersson. Based on my statement 2 sentences ago, Finn Andersson has just topped the list of my favorite male character in this series!

When we meet Finn, he's fit to be tied because his twin 21 year old brothers decide to bail on their last seme
I started this wanting a light, easy but not frothy book as a break from some intense reading and I pretty much got it. It was so much what I was in the mood for that even though it hit a lot of my pet peeves/least favorite plot lines, I was thoroughly enjoying it until the very end. Alas, it then delivered the kiss of death.

Dakota, sister of the hero of book 2, is on temporary assignment with a reality show set in the town of Fool’s Gold. When she meets Finn, on a rampage to rescue his twin bro
Brianna (The Book Vixen)
Review copy provided via NetGalley

3 stars

Why I Read this Book: I am really enjoying the Fool’s Gold series. If it were an actual town, I’d move there! Only Mine is Dakota’s story, the first story of the Hendrix triplets.

What I Liked: I love the overall gist of Dakota and Finn’s story. Even though there were a few rough patches for these characters to get through, the ending totally made me swoon.

I liked Finn’s character. Yeah, there was some angst and overprotectiveness going on but he’s a respo
If not for a request for review from Little Bird Publicity I would most probably have passed up on reading and acquainting myself with the wonderful and wholesome world that Susan Mallery seems to have created so well in her Fool’s Gold series. As I glided along into the 4th book of the series with no prior introduction into the first 3 books, I didn’t feel unwelcome but rather felt that I was amongst old friends whom I hadn’t seen in a long time, familiar and soothing in its own right that had ...more
Jacob Proffitt
Nov 01, 2015 Jacob Proffitt rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, steamy
I must have missed the memo updating us that deliberately choosing single motherhood is not only cool, but noble and good and right. I feel for Dakota, mind you. Finding out that you can't have children has to be devastating for someone who always wanted to be a mother. But going from that to scheduling an adoption seems a bit of a jump. Doing it in mere weeks and before talking with anybody else . . .

There are so many things wrong with this plotline that I wonder why I finished the book. I mean
Jonel Boyko
Nov 08, 2015 Jonel Boyko rated it it was amazing
This novel was giggle inducing from the first sentence. Mallery returns to Fool’s Gold with her readers in a wildly original and completely comical tale that melds the intricate quirks of Fool’s Gold with the heartache of a difficult relationship. I loved the intricate way that she brings her tale to life. Not only does she paint the scenery for her readers, she envelops them in the fantastic plot that she created.

I love how the close knit feel of this town shines through in many parts of this n
Jul 17, 2011 Taylor rated it it was amazing
Only Mine by Susan Mallery is a wonderful story about finding identity and a place to call home in the one you were meant to be with. As readers we get to see more Fool’s Gold characters shine through in this series and become more invested in their lives as this story focuses on Dakota Hendrix (one of the triplets) and how she finds her path in life. We also get to meet a newcomer in town named Finn and let me just say he is very much one of those fictional guy characters every girl wishes she ...more
This was a good read,liked Dakota-Finn very much,absolutely understand how a tragedy changed his life he was grown overnight and had to take responsibilities of his brothers which he did and he raised his brothers really well but what really irritated me was his lack of trust in his brothers and his upbringing,he never listens what they want and keeps his expectations on them never listems what they want and their interest which makes them runaway and then he is also angry on them,they both are ...more
Another great addition to the Fool's Gold series!!

Hollywood has discovered Fool's Gold and a reality TV-show is supposed to bring love to the small town. Finn's twin brothers are two of the lucky contestants. Only, Finn doesn't see it that way. He'd much rather have them back home, in Alaska, going to college, living a responsible life.

Dakota Hendrix is supposed to look out for the town's interests and be the contact person for the production company. When Finn comes storming into her office, h
Finn Anderssen came to Fool's Gold to stop his brothers from appearing in a reality show. They are adults, but why would someone leave colledge when they have only one semester left. One of the first people he meets is Dakota Hendrix.

Dakota's current job is keeping an eye on the producers of the said show. The town doesn't really want them to film it, but this way at least they can try to contain any potential damage. She's attracted to handsome Alaskan pilot, and luckliy he will eventually go h
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Miniseries: Fool's Gold

"This is book 1 of the Fool's Gold Romance trilogy that covers the love story of the three Hendrix sisters...triplets. Loved the story, Susan Mallery writes books that have characters you can relate to, both primary and secondary and it was a fast-paced book with various sub-plots – there's Finn and Dakota's story; the twins story; the reality show story; as well as Dakota's mom (Denise) re-entering the dating world...." From a review post by an member, to re
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Caroline The HEA Lover
Jul 14, 2011 Caroline The HEA Lover rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, romance, e-book, 2011
(this review was originally posted on Book Lovers Inc)
Only Mine is the 1st book I read by this authors, and even though I hadn't finished it yet that I was already ordering other books in this series. I'm very happy I got to read this book for review, it's exactly what I needed right now.

Only Mine is 4th book in the Fool's Gold series, it's the 1st book about the Hendrix triplet. The story takes place in the small town Fool's Gold. This town has made the national media news because of its chroni
Jul 26, 2011 Angela rated it it was amazing
What can I say? I LOVED it! But, I'm a huge fan of Susan Mallery and I devour every book she's ever written. I always feel good when I'm done and wish I could read slower. Luckily, she has three books coming out in quick succession with this trilogy of Only Mine, Only His and Only Yours. Only Mine is the story of Dakota and Finn. Dakota is ready to start a family, but Finn is most definitely not. We've all known people like this in our own lives. Susan breathes magic into the story as we learn m ...more
Sep 04, 2011 jenjn79 rated it really liked it
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
After reading the summary on the back of the book, I wasn't sure that I would like this newest installment to the "Fool's Gold" series, but I actually ended up really liking it and reading it in only a few sittings.

Series Note:
4th full length book in the "Fool's Gold" series, and 1st book in the 2nd trilogy. I wouldn't say you have to read the first trilogy beforehand, but I think it gives you more background if you do.

A TV producer has decided to set a TV reality dating show in Fool's G
Aug 01, 2011 Tiffany rated it it was amazing
Reviewed for my blog:

Only Mine is a charming, sexy and entertaining read! I love, Fool’s Gold, the town Susan has created for this series. The Fool’s Gold books keep getting better and better. Susan processes the ability to keep her series entertaining and original while leaving the reader both satisfied and wanting more. The idea of a reality TV show in Fool’s Gold, CA was brilliant. The issue of a man shortage was comical. After all, even if men are avail
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.c...

Overseeing a romance reality competition in Fool's Gold, CA poses big problems for Dakota Hendrix, but having two of the most eligible bachelors yanked off the contest by an angry elder brother—a very sexy elder brother—poses an even bigger problem. Especially when she finds herself drawn to the hunky Alaskan.

All the beautiful psychologist wants to do is the job for which she's paid—not screen eligible bachelors. But everyone in the
I know I mention this in all my reviews, but I really love Susan Mallery. Like, seriously. I've been wanting to read about the Hendrix triplets ever since they were introduced and I learned more about them in Almost Perfect. So, it was with great excitement that I found this book in the store almost a week before it was due to be out for the masses. I squealed. If I hadn't been in public, I probably would have jumped for joy. As it is, I saw it from pretty far away and sprinted over to the book ...more
Amy Pfeiffer
May 18, 2011 Amy Pfeiffer rated it really liked it
Another great addition to the Fools Gold series! While I was skeptical about the reality show idea, this was a great quick read.
Jasmine Riel
While presiding over filming of Fool's Gold's newest reality tv show, Dakota meets Finn - a pilot from Alaska who has come to drag his younger twin brothers (who have auditioned to be on the show) back home by any means necessary. After the death of their parents eight years ago, Finn has taken care of his brothers, runs the family business, and is definitely not looking for anymore responsibility. Dakota, on the other hand, longs for a child of her own and has applied to adopt a child from a th ...more
Mar 18, 2014 Paige rated it liked it
Shelves: i-own, 2014-books

So, ONLY MINE was not a favorite of mine mainly due to my own opinions on some of the choices made in the book. I felt the romance lacked and there was a lot going on.

Finn Andersson is not able to let go when it comes to watching out for his twin brothers he raised after the death of their parents. When they drop out of college a semester away from graduating, he follows them to Fool’s Gold to beat some sense into them.

However, they are tired of him ruling their life and are deter
This is the fourth novel in the Fool’s Gold series and is Dakota Hendrix’s story. Dakota is one of the Hendrix sister triplets. She works for Raoul Moreno, the former NFL star and has a doctorate in psychology. She has been having some medical issues that she hasn’t told anyone about, nor has she told anyone that she is planning on becoming a single mom, via adoption.
The town is currently using Raoul’s camp as a temporary elementary school, since the old school burned to the ground. This has
Lady Allison
Sep 24, 2011 Lady Allison rated it really liked it
This was a fantastic read. Fool's Gold is a great series & I was so excited to see her continue with it!

Our heroine, Dakota, is one of the 3 Hendrix triplet sisters. She is a child psychologist & works with Raoul on getting curriculum for his camp up & running - until they need to use their camp for the elementary school that just burned down. So, while on break she is roped into volunteering to oversee the latest result of the world knowing about Fool's Gold's "man shortage", a real
Oct 23, 2013 Barb rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Her town's lack of men may make headlines, but it isn't news to Dakota Hendrix. The beautiful blonde has bigger problems to deal with, such as overseeing the romance reality competition filming in Fool's Gold. Screening eligible bachelors is a difficult enough task, but Dakota hits an unexpected snag when a sexy stranger comes to town.
Finn Anderssen will do anything to keep his twin brothers—the perfect contestants—off the show. Despite Dakota's better judgment, she finds herself drawn to the my
Nov 29, 2013 Marleen rated it it was ok
Susan Mallery’s “Only Mine” was a rather predictable read. I tried to enjoy but, honestly, to me, I thought it was repetitive, generic and unrealistic. It lacked depth and originality.
In a nutshell there's Finn, who has taken care of his younger twin brothers since their parents death. He travels from Alaska to Fool’s Gold in order to bring back the twenty-one year old boys home. Indeed, the boys left college in their last semester to participate to a “dating” reality show that is filmed in Foo
May 30, 2012 Shwetika rated it it was amazing
Shelves: leanable
I really really enjoyed this book .. Yeah it's a love story and I know I was suppose to say that "GOD! why on the earth I wasted my time on this " but it's a story in a middle of a choas so hr' lot more than romance in it and that's what kept me going ....
Okay now who am I kidding .. It's a love story and now I'm becoming a sucker for them so I guess time to admit that . It's still a story in b/w a chaos but the bottom line is it's quite good
anyways so Dakota’s , the first story of the Hendrix t
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With more than 25 million books sold worldwide, #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery is known for creating characters who feel as real as the folks next door, and for putting them into emotional, often funny situations readers recognize from their own lives. Susan’s books have made Booklist’s Top 10 Romances list in four out of five consecutive years. RT Book Reviews says, “When it c ...more
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