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Two of a Kind (Fool's Gold #11)

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New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery welcomes readers back to Fool's Gold, where a one-time fling could become the real thing...

Felicia Swift never dreamed she'd hear a deep, sexy voice from her past in tiny Fool's Gold, California. The last time Gideon Boylan whispered in her ear was half a world away...on the morning after the hottest night of her life. Her fr
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ebook, 246 pages
Published June 25th 2013 by Harlequin (first published May 1st 2013)
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Sharon Redfern
This book was a hoot! Felicia has come to Fool’s Gold to help set up the headquarters for her friend’s bodyguard school. Felicia is an interesting lady. She grew up as a child prodigy in a situation where she was younger, smarter, and more naïve than everyone around her. She joined the military to be independent and found she had a knack for logistics. Three of her ex- military buddies, Justice, Ford and Angel, have started the new business and she is handling the initial work for them. Her goal ...more
Melissa
I love having a visit back to Fool's Gold. I really loved this book!! You can jump right into the storyline and you feel as though you are visiting old friends. Felicia, the main character, is new to town and wants to fit in. Due to a different childhood and her over the top brilliance, she has a hard time trying to fit in. Because the town is made up of such nice people, she is taken in right away. Her biggest problem is with love. She has a history with Gideon and needs to see if they can star ...more
Emma
Felicia was just a fun character and I absolutely loved reading her story. She's like Brennan from Bones except with a huge warm and fuzzy heart. Big and strong Guideon couldn't resist her, yay ! We're meeting yet some new characters in this book which was nice. That means more Fool's Gold books in the works, can't complain.
Susan
Another excellent visit to Fool's Gold. Felicia has come to town to help her friends get their bodyguard school up and running. She is amazingly intelligent but socially awkward and is looking for a little "normal" in her life. Gideon came to Fool's Gold a year ago and bought two radio stations where he is basically hiding out. Four years ago they had had an incredible night together. They are still attracted to each other but want totally different things - Felicia wants a family and Gideon wan ...more
Kathy Martin
Mallery is back with another excellent entry into her Fool's Gold series. I laughed and I cried and loved this "feel-good" romance.

Felicia has always been a misfit. She is a genius who was given up by her parents when she was four and raised in a university laboratory setting. She became an emancipated minor when in her early teens and faked her age to join the Army when she was sixteen. She is a genius at logistics and worked with Special Ops teams whose members became her substitute family. No
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namericanwordcat
I picked this one up for the genius heroine an was not disappointed. I loved her. She is a logistic expert and applies her knowledge to everything. She is sweet and self aware. She is also trained in fighting and no push over.

The hero is struggling to acclimate after being a POW. He has sought help but doesn't feel that he should love.

There is a surprise twist the plot that adds a lovely layer to the love story and he comes around just in time.

All the secondary characters and the town are grea
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Angela
I wish I could give this book 17 stars. Seriously, LOVE this series, and Felicia might be my favorite character ever!! Can't wait for the next Fool's Gold book!!
Paige
Another great book. Loved it!

TWO OF A KIND was great! This series really is getting better and better. Gideon and Felicia were so unique that they were fun to read about.

I liked what happened in this book. I enjoyed it all and was never bored. Things flowed well and even had a few surprises thrown in.

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Gideon was such a deep character. He was the sole survivor of being held and tortured for nearly two years. He was written off by so many and now he lives his life in solitude. He be
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Lisa
The Fools Gold series continues with Two of a Kind the story of Felicia Swift and Gideon Boylan. Gideon we met a while back and Felicia more recently. Both have issues with their past. Felicia is pretty much a genius but was left at the age of 4 by her parents with a college because they couldn't handle her. Raised at the college and taken care of my professors she was smarter than most of them but didn't learn how to socialize for her age and so grew up being a little on the odd side in some wa ...more
Shan
This is only my second book in this series, the first being Just One Kiss(Book #10), and I definitely like this one more than the first.

I think that my first time in Fool's Gold was a little tainted because there were a lot of question, seeming as though this was an established series. Had I read just one book before that I would have had a better understanding of what the town of Fool's Gold was all about.

Now having a little perspective this time I was much better able to appreciate the cast o
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Amanda P
Reviewed for: Lets Get Romantical

Definitely one of my favorite books of the series! This book was all about Felicia! It was impossible not to love her. She is quirky, caring, social awkward and just so giving. All she wants is to be normal but her upbringing and her intelligence make that impossible. In Fools Gold she is finally finding her footing. She is making friends that don’t seem to mind that she is the smartest person on the room and that sometimes she goes off on random tangents why ove
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Dianne
This really was a good book. Good, but not outstanding and I know that Ms Mallery can do so much better. There are holes in the plot and a very rushed ending that really makes very little sense.

Ms Mallery sticks with the romantic genre's script just a little too closely for my liking:

Girl sleeps with boy in the past.

Girl re-meets boy several years down the road.

Boy is terribly flawed and hurt by circumstances out of his control and he swears that he CAN'T love anyone...it just isn't in him.

Girl
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Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Two of a Kind is the most recent book in the Fool’s Gold series. For those not familiar with the series Fool’s Gold is a town California. It is in the hills where gold was once discovered but here there was only Fool’s Gold.

Characters: Felicia Swift and Gideon Boylan are the two main characters in this story. Felicia is a very smart woman who just wants to be normal. She is a great character who is very honest, does not really understand small talk and has some great lines in the book. She offer
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Suzanne Barrett
Four years earlier, logistics expert Felicia Swift had a one-time fling with a Black Ops soldier. Now she's in Fool's Gold, helping her former crew set up the logistics for a bodyguard training school. Following this, she wants out. Felicia wants a normal life with a picket fenced house, a loving non-military husband and the requisite children. Imagine her shock when the low, sexy voice of a local disk jockey is none other than the man to whom she willingly lost her virginity in Thailand.

Gideon
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Gwen Larson
Brava, Susan Mallery!

Felicia Swift is THE best character Susan Mallery has written! Described as “freakishly smart,” Felicia just wants to be normal — with girlfriends, roots and finding the man of her dreams who will give her a happily ever after.

I cannot imagine the work it took Mallery to write for Felicia, who routinely offers more information than the conversation requires and struggles with English colloquialisms.

Two of a Kind is a delightful romance that reunites Felicia with Gideon Boyla
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Jess
Actual rating: 2.5 stars

You know, I almost can't put these books in the "realistic fiction" shelf because everything in Fools Gold seems to be covered in rainbows and sparkles and unicorns. This time around we've got Felicia and Gideon, two former military operatives trying to find their place in Fools Gold. Felicia, with her background in planning military operations and movements, has settled into the job of town event manager and seems genuinely thrilled to be living a normal, civilian life.
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Jess
This is the 12th book in the Fool's Gold series and it is the second book released in the newest trilogy from Mallery. In the last book we were introduced to Justice Garrett who was bringing some of his military friends to Fool's Gold to open up a bodyguard business. Felicia is one of those friends. She used to be in a special branch of the military running the logistics because she is a super genius. Felicia followed Justice To Fools Gold to help him set up his new company but now her goal is j ...more
Tammy  (Reviews by Tammy & Kim)
Let me just state, I am a hard-core Susan Mallery fan and by no means do I mean for my review to deter anyone from trying this book. This is just my humble opinion on one book, and I highly urge anyone to try her books if you haven't read her before and if you have than you already know that Susan can rock an amazing story.

However, with that said, this book didn't work for me. Hmm, I really wanted to give Two of a Kind a higher rating, but this is the first Fools Gold book I couldn't quite get
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Darcy
I want to be BFF's with Felicia. I really liked what we saw of her in the last book, her straight forward manner, her awkward social interactions, and how she realized that she had both of these issues. Felicia had the potential to grate on my last sane nerve, instead I love her!

I really enjoyed Felicia with her new friends and how proud she is to have them. The other ladies seem to get Felicia and roll with her oddities and find ways for them to help out. I had an inkling from the last book tha
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Sharreb
I love intelligent female leads but Felicia isn't the average intelligent. Her extreme IQ is offset by her poor EQ. I enjoy all her literature or facts rambling. some were make u choke kind of laugh. So that part was fun to read. I love reading of Carter, the surprise that show up at Gideon's- a son he had no idea fathered.

I love d sensitivity dealt regarding d emotional scars soldiers bring home. it's realistic that it doesn't magically disappear with a touch or an advise. That they need help,
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Nicole
Full review posted here: http://thebookpushers.com/2013/06/21/...

I was so excited to read Felicia’s story, because I loved that her character was so incredible smart, and more than a little socially awkward. She reminded me of the character TV character Bones.

Felicia didn’t think she would stick around in Fool’s Gold after helping to set up her friend’s business, but when she runs into her first flame, Gideon, and then begin seeing each other once again, the pull of the town is too much for Feli
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Tanya
What happens when the man with the velvet voice (and great taste in music, I might add) reconnects with the brainiac young woman he met four years earlier and with whom he had a sinful few hours? Two of a Kind is their story. Meet Gideon, the owner of the local Fool's Gold radio station and former special forces operative and Felicia, the one woman he never really got enough of. In true Fool's Gold fashion, sparks fly! Felicia is always the smartest girl in the room even if she is a bit socially ...more
Allyson
Another absolutely wonderful book by Susan Mallery! Every time I read a new one I fall in love with Fool's Gold a little more! This was Felicia and Gideon' s Story! Gideon was in military and captured and held prisoner and tortured by the enemy, even though out of the military he still has issues with his imprisonment and there for relationships! Felicia is extremely smart and was brought up at a college, her self-esteem isn't very good when it comes to social interactions because people have al ...more
Lynsey
Listened to on audio. Narrated by Tanya Eby.

A little more steamy than the last one and a good story with some great themes, but still I feel something is missing. I'm not entirely sure what.

I don't know if it's the story lacking something, perhaps the characters are a little predictable, but something is keeping me from giving 5 stars.

The endings are a bit of a let down. After such an interesting journey and spending so much time getting to know and love these characters, the end happens so qui
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Tinley Innes
I really liked these characters. I have been disappointed in a couple of Mallery's last books (one in a million series, but these characters were different and funny.

The story line was just okay. But Susan Mallery has a way of creating characters that you want to read about. I am dying to know more about Ford and his letter-writing admirer:)

The only problem is, she puts so much into the books about the town and updating past characters and introducing new characters, that it can slow down the b
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Jacqueline
Sweet read. The stories set in Fool's Gold are quite saccharine. Of course since this is not my first trip to this town I wasn't surprised. The people there are really unbelievably nice and supportive etc. Still I did enjoy the heroine who was written as firmly on the Asperger's spectrum. She was brilliant but extremely socially awkward. Since usually if that comes up in a novel it is typically the man with these issues it was interesting to read this switch. Ultimately pleasant but I couldn't t ...more
Marcy
Felicia was really endearing as she fought through her social awkwardness. Because of her extreme intelligence and how she was raised, she considers herself a freak. But she longed to be "normal" and just to fit in.

Gideon, a former black ops soldier, is emotionally guarded but had an inner sweetness that grabbed my heart. After being imprisoned and tortured for two years in the middle east, he'd learned to shut down his emotions to survive. He sees himself as a misfit in society and incapable of
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Jammastere
Another great Fool's Gold romance!

This series is just so intriguing to me. I am not a fan of most contemporary romance but this series is very different. The main characters are flawed and know their flaws. In the majority of the books the couple know each other and this is a second chance at love for them.

I read mostly urban fantasy and a lot of that is dark and end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it. These books I read as a palate cleanser of sorts. I know there is going to be a HEA. I know that I am
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Romancing the Book
Reviewed by Aubrey
Book provided by NetGalley for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

Two of a Kind is my favorite Fool’s Gold novel yet! I absolutely loved Felicia. She was so honest and funny without even trying. As a character she was quite different than most female characters today. She had a very non-conventional upbringing and was way too smart for her own good. Felicia did not learn social graces or social cues. She was nervous or anxious she tended to spew off all kinds o
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Jennifer
4.5 stars

I was really excited to read Two of a Kind. Felicia reminded me somewhat of Janie from Penny Reid's books Neanderthal Seeks Human and the soon to be released Neanderthal Marries Human. I love Janie. She spouts off random facts all the time and I just love her. Felicia has that awkwardness about her, the knowledge of so much stuff that she does the same thing. I really enjoyed reading Felicia's story, just as I loved Janie's (even though they are two different types of romances).

Felicia
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