Three Little Words by Susan Mallery

Three Little WordsTitle: Three Little Words

Series: Fool’s Gold bk 13

Author: Susan Mallery

Genre: Contemporary

Isabel Carlisle thinks she’s cursed in the romance department. Her teenage crush, Ford Hendrix, ignored all her letters. Her husband left her for another…man. 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.

This is the book I’ve been waiting for, for what feels like forever. When I know it has only been a couple of months. When Ford walked out of the woods at the end of Just One Kiss, and calmly tells Justice he took the shot so he wouldn’t have to, I was in love.

Of all the heroes that have been in this series, Ford Hendrix is probably my favorite. There was just something about him, that I loved. When he came up with the crazy scheme to throw his mom of his scent, and thwart her attempts to find him a wife, but in a way that didn’t hurt I knew he was something special.

Isabel was a character I wasn’t sure about in the beginning, but by the time this story came around I had a feeling she was going to be awesome and I was right she was.

What works for this story is that both Ford and Isabel are so similar when it comes their past love lives. When Ford’s former best friend points out the truth to Ford I loved it.

There is also a secondary love story with Ford’s brother Kent and Consuelo which is really sweet and I hope we get to see more of them.

Of all the Fool’s Gold books out so far, Three Little Words is my favorite.

Grade A



  1. hotcha1

    only read LBD of hers

  2. Dee

    Great Review!! Like you I could not wait for, “Three Little Words”! Ford is absolutely irresistable! Isobel and Ford make a great new couple in Fool’s Gold!

  3. Patsy T

    It has been a great summer in Fools Gold and finishing up with Three little Words is the icing on the cake. Isabel and Ford discovering each other within the safety of their ‘fake relationship’ is priceless. And for me the 2 for 1 relationship just made my day. I love this book. Everyone should read it.

  4. Kortney

    So glad that you liked the book! I would have to say out of the three books this summer Three Little Words was my favorite too! I can’t wait to see what she has in store for the next books coming out!

  5. The Book Momster

    I loved Three Little Words. The trilogy this year has been the best of the series so far! Can’t wait to see what the future holds for FG!

  6. Jackie Heath Delude

    It’s a another summer hit that sizzles by Susan Mallery!

    Wow, talk about having a wonderful summer! Susan Mallery does it again with Three Little Words. How could you not love Ford Hendrix and Isabel Beebe? They have to be some of her best characters yet. Isabel was in love with Ford when she was just 14 years old and he was engaged to her sister. After things fell through with Isabel’s sister Ford leaves Fool’s Gold for the Navy and doesn’t return till many years later. You could say fate has brought them back into town at the same time and allows Isabel her chance at her first and only love. This book also gives you the story about Consuelo and Kent Hendrix with their story. What a wonderful book and a great way to end the summer!


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