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Thrill Me

(Fool's Gold #18)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  4,388 ratings  ·  522 reviews
Meet the Mitchell brothers of Fool's Gold, California—five gorgeous men who've left a trail of broken hearts in their wake…

Maya Farlow learned the hard way to depend only on herself, so when she fell too deeply for the bad-boy charms of Del Mitchell, she did the only thing she could—she ran. Stunned, Del left Fool's Gold to make his name and fortune in extreme sports.

Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 28th 2015 by HQN
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Kathleen J
Aug 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
It didn't thrill me. It bored me.

At age eighteen, Maya broke off a relationship with her fiancé, Del, because she was afraid he would eventually leave her which would devastate her. She was in love with him but didn’t believe in HEA love or that she was lovable. Ten years later they are back in the same town and forced to work together on a film project. They each still feel the pull of attraction but don’t believe the other does. Del also feels betrayed because of her dumping him years ago.

Raven Haired Girl
Aug 04, 2015 added it
Shelves: 2015
I loved the chemistry between Maya and Del. Those two click, despite their past relationship they bring out the best in each other, they truly complement one another. I enjoyed the slow reigniting of their flame, Maya coming clean over their long ago break up was well done. The fact they didn’t jump into a relationship right away was appreciated, their whole interaction was realistic and tender proving old wounds do heal with time and maturity. Working together really allowed a wonderful way for ...more
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Book #18

We already met Maya in the previous book - but then she was only the step-sister and best friend of our hero and heroine. Now she has her own story.

Maya used to live in Fool's Gold until she left years ago. She not only left her family and the town - but also the love of her young life: Del...She was just too young and too scared to believe this amazing boy could be in love with her - forever...

But now she's back, because our darling Mayor Marsha wants her to promote the town's new sloga
Rachael Jade Annear
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Can't believe I have been reading this series for 6 years now. It makes me wish Fools Gold was a real place.
Jul 09, 2017 rated it liked it

Thrill Me de Susan Mallery tiene como protagonistas a Maya y Del, personajes que conocemos brevemente en el libro anterior de la saga.

Del y Maya no eran una de las parejas que mas me llamaban la atencion pero lo cierto es que su libro me gusto mas de lo que esperaba, al principio todo avanzaba muy lento ( como suele suceder en este tipo de novela ) pero a partir del segundo tercio la lectura se vuelve mucho mas fluida.

Sabia que esta novela no seria la mas impredecible u original, precisamente po
Aliaa El-Nashar
Jul 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Okay I wasn't particularly in love with this book, it was more of a 2.5 star for me.

I feel like the author was trying so hard to create new characters that they just all felt off. I mean, I know she already had a big great mother figure with the Hendrix brothers that she wanted to have someone entirely too different with Elaine, a mother of 5 boys including the lead Del. She did I guess, but she did not feel the least bit real to me, she was such a ridiculous and annoying, absolutely not believa
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Two-haiku review:

She's back in Fool's Gold
Love of her life also back
Are there still feelings?

Well written romance
Family secrets can destroy
Rock and a hard place
Selly - Leggere Romanticamente
3 stelline e mezzo
Reseña completa

Bonita historia de un reencuentro sin rencores ni recriminaciones, con alguna que otra sorpresa inesperada. La locura de Eddie y Gladys llega a su máximo nivel aquí. Además, parece que la serie va llegando a su fin, pero se reciclará en una del mismo estilo, con un pueblo que se menciona por primera vez en este libro y se iniciará con otro de los hermanos Mitchell.

Pd: Segunda vez que se menciona de pasada a Ryder, me gusta este personaje.
Dos personajes que se respetan y que se tratan como iguales, y quienes de verdad dejaron su pasado en común en el pasado y no se reencuentran con rencores o deseos de venganza. Es la historia de un re-enamoramiento: primero se enamoraron como adolescentes y ahora lo hacen como adultos.
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful second chance romance. Maya and Del had been in love ten years earlier, but their relationship hadn't worked out. Both of them left Fool's Gold to pursue other dreams. Now, through the efforts of Mayor Marsha, they have been recruited to work on publicity videos for the town, forcing them to deal with their past.

Maya had been raised by a mother who bounced from man to man. Her happiest time had been when her mom was married to Zane and Chase's dad (Kiss Me), giving Maya the most stable
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: adult, romance, mature
Boring and unnecessarily repetitive...not much tension between the 2 leads so it didn't feel romantic.
Andrea Guy
Aug 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Susan Mallery is one of my go to authors when it comes to summer romance. Thrill Me is another winner. I was totally amazed to know that this the 18th book in the Fool's Gold series.

This is a second chance at love story which is an area of romance of that I'e been reading a lot of. Sometimes its done well and sometimes it makes you roll your eyes. For awhile I thought I might be heading towards the eye rolling area, but I really found myself liking Maya and Del. They had an interesting history.
Brenda Rumsey
Fool's Gold is a great place to fall in love. I always look forward to reading Susan Mallery's books written around this magical town. Yes, it's part of a series, but each book can easily be read alone. Saying that, I think you will want to read the others once you read one.

THRILL ME is a 2nd Chance story that introduces us to Maya and Del. Right out of school they were "THE" couple. Then Maya gets scared and decides to end their relationship, leaving Del wondering what went wrong. Now, after th
Jun 05, 2015 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed the previous book, Kiss Me. Phoebe, Zane, and all of the characters on the cattle drive were wonderful; so, I was very much looking forward to reading Thrill Me. While I always enjoy returning to Fool's Gold, Thrill Me did not thrill me. It wasn't a bad story, but I found myself a little bored by Maya and Del. Maya didn't seem to have the spark she had in Kiss Me, and Del just wasn't that interesting to me. I was much more interested in what antics Gladys and Eddie were up to, P ...more
Mariana Bezerra
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another Fool’s Gold story to fall in love. This time we have Maya returning to town and reconnecting with her adopted family and ex boo. I actually liked Del and this was the first time he appeared in the series but we can see that these two only needed to grown up and discover what life had to offer becase they both wanted the same things, but fear and naivete clashed with their relationship.

I think the only problem with these two was sharing feelings, because Maya was the responsible for the c
Jun 16, 2015 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this book.

Maya and Del are both interesting characters. I liked how their personalities were sort of similar. They're both passionate about what and who they love and they complimented each other well. The push and pull of "does he/she feel the same way" got a bit boring, but it was sweet and fluffy and that was enough to keep me reading.

I'm intrigued to see if the rest of the brothers get stories. We got just enough of the other 4 to interest me. And seeing Phoebe and Zane wa
Sabrina (Soter) Sally
"Qualche minuto dopo Del l'attirò a sé. «Maya» sospirò.
Fu come se quel suono la spogliasse fino all'anima. E allora divenne evidente una verità che aveva celato anche a se stessa per dieci lunghi anni.
La ragione per cui non si era mai innamorata di nessuno era semplice: non poteva. Perché Del aveva rubato il suo cuore e non gliel'aveva mai restituito.
Dopo tanto tempo, Maya era ancora innamorata di lui."

Tanto mi era piaciuto il precedente della serie, dedicato a Zane e Phoebe, quanto mi sono tras
Stacey Houllis
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved returning to Fools Gold Series. Thrill Me is Del Mitchell's and Maya story. Mayor Marsh is up to her old tricks hiring Maya and Del to work together on doing commercials that shows the town of Fools Gold. Del and Maya have past they were once in love ten years earlier when had asked her to marry him she said yes but then had second thoughts about marry him so she didn't tell him the truth she told she was bored with him. So they both left Fools Gold Maya going college on a scholarship and ...more
Ich habe mich sehr auf mein erstes Buch von Susan Mallery gefreut und war auf meinen Einstieg in die Geschichte(n) rund um Fool's Gold sehr gespannt. Leider muss ich gestehen, dass mich "Wer früher küsst, ist länger verliebt" sehr gelangweilt hat. Zudem empfand ich einige Dialoge als unnötig. Man hätte das Buch auch problemlos kürzen können. Die wechselnde Erzähl-Perspektive von Maya zu Del irritierte mich.

Gut gefallen haben mir dagegen Maya und Del als Charaktere. Sehr sympathische Menschen, d
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
Just couldn’t connect with this book
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dieses Buch überzeugt mit seinen interessanten und mitfühlenden Charakteren!
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
Maya Farlow is happy to be back in Fool's Gold, especially with her new job working for the town, but having to work with her ex-fiance is not exactly what she was expecting. Maya last saw Del Mitchell ten years ago when she broke up with him and while she has regrets about how things went long ago, she knows she made the right choice. Or did she? She knows that working closely with Del is going to test her resolve severely.

Del Mitchell thought he had everything ten years ago until Maya pulled t
Christi Snow
May 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My Review:
It's been a while since I gave a Fool's Gold book a 5* rating, but I really liked this one. The set up and the history between Maya and Gabe really worked for me. They dated and were engaged ten years ago until Maya got cold feet and broke Gabe's heart. Although she regretted how she handled things since then, they've been okay in the ten years since those events happened. Yes, it was heartbreaking, but they've both managed to live good, full lives then, so maybe that was the way it wa
Nancy Stopper
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Just when I was ready to write off Fool's Gold as jumping the shark, Susan Mallery has done it again - she has sucked me back in and made me fall in love with Fool's Gold all over again.

As with all of Susan Mallery's book, Thrill Me is a very well written book. The storyline flows effortlessly, the development of the characters is compelling, and the emotion is woven wonderfully into the story until you can no longer tell whether the emotions you are feeling are yours or the characters in the bo
May 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Thrill me has a lot of what makes Fool's Gold a series that you want to read. It has a lot of characters that we have met previously and new ones that you can't wait for their story to be told.
It has plenty of drama, humor and a few hot love scenes that i did skip over I admit too.
Of course it has the drama that brings everyone out to help each other. It has the breakup scene where the woman get together and drink to pick the person up.

Maya Farlow has come back to Fool's Gold to work for th
With how this one opened I had to laugh, Eddie and Gladys were up to their tricks! I wondered how Maya would be able to reign them in, but she managed to do it in a way that let the ladies be themselves. I loved the secret that they let Maya into at the end of the book. It makes me like the old ladies even more!

For someone who didn't live in Fool's Gold very long Maya seemed to have deep roots. I loved the relationship between Elaine and Maya. I knew keeping Elaine's secret would come back to bi
May 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the eighteenth book in the Fool's Gold series (which is one of my favorite long running romance series) and it features Maya and Del. Maya is back in Fool's Gold at the request of the mayor, and although she's happy to be back in the town she's also trying to avoid seeing her ex-boyfriend Del. Of course, in Fool's Gold nothing really ends up so easy, especially when the Mayor is involved!

Maya's character was great and I found myself instantly liking her. Her character felt like someone t
May 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
This is one of those novels that when you open it, the world outside your door slips away. Mallery combines true romance with deep emotion and a side of palpable chemistry to create a breathtaking whole. The lives of so many characters intertwine throughout, giving a glimpse of real life and all that goes with it. I love how for those following the series Fool’s Gold is so well and fully developed that you feel as if you’ve been or lived there, yet each novel can also easily be read as a standal ...more
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 4 Jun 20, 2015 01:05PM  
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