Fool's Gold by Cassandra Dean
Series: Diamond series #2
Published by Decadent Publishing
Publication Date: January 9, 2013
Genres: Historical, Western
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Christmas Eve, the Diamond Saloon is empty of its people, and Pearl la Monte has a hankering to retire early. A pounding at the Diamond’s door rids her of such a fool notion. Her irritation rises when she sees the prissy, polite-like Garrett standing outside.
Ethan Garrett has a powerful need to gain succor. When the saloon’s voluptuous redheaded singer scowls at him from the threshold of the Diamond, he doesn’t stop to think on how his ire at her has disappeared. Or how he just wants to spend some time in her company.
When a blizzard storms in, trapping them, will they spend their time arguing or find their irritation for each other disguises something more?
Ethan Garrett and Pearl la Monte don’t get along. She thinks that he looks down on her and he thinks she’s amazing in her flirtatious comebacks. The truth is that neither can stop thinking about the other when they’re alone. When Ethan shows up at Diamond’s door Pearl is not a happy woman. He talks her into letting him in and when she learns some some information about him that she finds disturbing she tries to kick him out. The blizzard, however, has rolled in faster than they thought it would and they find themselves stuck together in the Diamond.
Pearl tries to give Ethan the silent treatment but when push comes to shove and Ethan makes his move for comfort Pearl is more than happy to provide it.
This is very short but cute book. The characters were written well and we definitely got more information about each than I thought we would when I first started. There isn’t much of a romance that we’re shown – more that we’re told – but that ended being just fine. Ethan and Pearl were cute together and it was a nice peek into their lives.
Rating: 3 out of 5