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Almost Perfect (Fool's Gold #2)

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Back in high school, Liz Sutton was the girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Then she'd stolen the heart of the most popular boy in town, and their secret romance helped her through the worst of times. Until Ethan Hendrix betrayed her and everything they'd ever meant to each other. Devastated and pregnant, Liz left Fool's Gold, California-forever, she thought...

Now Liz
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Paperback, 379 pages
Published June 29th 2010 by HQN Books (first published June 21st 2010)
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
3 I hate Ethan Stars

****Spoilers****

Okay here are my thought on this book down and dirty. I liked everything about this story but the hero Ethan. He was a stupid, asshat, douchebag, and treated the woman he suppose to love who is also the mother of his child like shit. Not just in the beginning but til the very last page. So sorry I'm not sorry, but I don't give a shit he says he sorry. He is sorry alright a sorry ass selfish POS. I would have given the book a 5 star rating had he ended up alon
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Tracie
Nov 02, 2010 rated it did not like it
Ok. So I've started listening to this and I'm not sure I'll even finish it. It's not the reader, who seems adequate, it's the story. Before the end of the first CD I just wanted to gag.

Really. Would someone tell me how on earth anyone can like Ethan and consider him the romantic interest in this........romance. Why on earth would anyone want him. And his mother! All self-righteous. Why didn't she knock him upside the head and tell him off for his behavior. And what was with the main character (
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Rashika (is tired)
(Note: I don't mean to sound like a troll or anything. Also if you are uncomfortable with swear words.. it would be better if you didn't read this)

I blame my need for reading a chic lit on Jenn Bennett.

This is not what I was looking for.
This was horrible.
I wanna crawl into my bed and cry. It was that bad.

The hero is an asshole.. he keeps on blaming the female lead for things she had no control over when from my point of view he should be taking most of the blame or his dead ex wife. Through out
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boogenhagen
Aug 10, 2013 rated it did not like it
Yet another POS H and incredibly wimpy throwrug h. Sadly she is so pathetic she just sucks up the abuse. In a strange kinda way, they probably do belong together but I was looking for a romance not a tragedy. The only thing missing was the dramatic throwing herself in front of a train. Frankly I kinda think it happened that way after the book closed, cause srsly, who could like or live with the utter and complete ass the Zero Hero was, I figured 6 months later she OD'd on valium just to get away ...more
Tina
I never believed the hero loved the heroine from start to finish. And God, there were WAY too many kids in this book. Everyone is either arguing about kids, for kids or with kids.
jenjn79
May 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
Rating: 4.5 / 5

I'm really loving this series. Mallery has hooked me completely. I wish we didn't have nearly two months to read the last book in the series.

Series Note:
I'd recommend reading the series in order. Lots of continuity going on.

Summary:
Back when they were teens, town golden boy Ethan Hendrix and poor-girl-with-an-unwarranted-bad-reputation Liz Sutton had a classic secret romance. But then Ethan trashed Liz to his friends to save face and she ran away. Only to find three weeks later sh
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Manda Collins
May 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of secret babies, small towns, author heroines
Recommended to Manda by: NetGalley
Shelves: contemporary
ALMOST PERFECT is the story of Ethan Hendrix and Liz Sutton. Let me warn you now that if you are not a fan of secret baby stories, then this is not the book for you. Twelve years after she left Fool's Gold pregnant with Ethan's baby, Liz returns to the small town where she grew up, her 11yo son Tyler in tow, to come rescue her two nieces who were abandoned by their step-mother. No way, no how is she prepared to stay there. Through a series of mishaps and bad luck and bone-headed moves on Ethan's ...more
willaful
“So they were back to that, she thought, both annoyed and sad. The same road, the same words, the same feelings. They were trapped and she didn’t know how to make things different.”

Tell me about it.

I was curious to read this book because its Secret Baby plot sounded quite similar to Mallery’s Sweet Trouble, a story that packed a huge emotional punch for me. I wondered if the formula would work again, or if it would feel too much like a rerun. Well, it was a bit too familiar at times--but a much
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Julie
Mar 25, 2013 rated it did not like it
Seriously, people need to get over the whole moving back to San Francisco. Liz lives there. Tyler's whole life is there. Liz can't just pick up and move. Ethan pisses me off regarding that- thinking he has the rights to demand that Liz stay in Fool's Gold. Why doesn't he move to San Francisco instead? After all, he'd be the only one changing lifestyle compared to Liz and Tyler. (not including Melissa and Abby). Ethan and his mom need to get over missing out on Tyler's life because seriously? it ...more
Didi
Jul 27, 2017 rated it liked it
This was good-ish. I love second chances, I love the hero redeeming himself, but although the former proved well enough, the latter was a bit of a let down.
Ethan was quite a jerk most of the time. Yes, he got better and made up for it in the end, but when a hero gets on your bad side for a sizable part of a book it's hard to warm up to him as quickly as the heroine does. This is the first book I've read by this author, but I'm not interested in continuing the series. So, not bad, it was decent
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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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