Embarrassing Crushes by Susan Mallery guest blog and giveaway

When I was younger, I had a deep and abiding love for a celebrity who shall remain nameless. I wasn’t the kind of girl to hang his picture in my locker or cover my room with his posters – ours was a private love. I grew up in LA, and my dad worked in TV, so I was convinced that my one true love and I would one day meet. And when we did, I didn’t want him to think that I was like the millions of silly girls who had a crush on him. They didn’t know him. I did. My love was real, and as soon as we met, he would recognize me as his soulmate.

Back then, I didn’t tell anyone how I felt because our love was sacred. Today, I still won’t confess his name because, frankly, I’m embarrassed. What was I thinking?! He wasn’t very smart, only marginally cute, and he ran like a girl. (There’s your one hint – he was on a TV show that required running. And he had dark hair. Two hints, but that’s it.)

In THREE LITTLE WORDS, my latest Fool’s Gold romance, Isabel Beebe knows all about embarrassing crushes, though hers wasn’t on a celebrity. When Isabel was 14, she had a crush on Ford Hendrix, her sister’s then-fiancé. Worse, Ford knew how she felt because when her sister broke up with him, Isabel chased after him, sobbing, begging him not to leave. And when he joined the Navy, she wrote him dozens of long, impassioned letters.

Over the years, her letters became less like teenage love letters and more like a “Dear Diary” kind of thing, but that brings its own special twist of humiliation. Because now Ford is back in Fool’s Gold to open a bodyguard-training facility, and this dangerously sexy ex-Navy SEAL knows all her most embarrassing secrets. He knows about her first kiss. He knows when she lost her virginity and where (*cough* inthebackofatruck *cough*).

All summer, Isabel has been ducking around corners to hide from Ford, but as THREE LITTLE WORDS begins, she’s decided that enough is enough. Fool’s Gold is too small for her to avoid him forever, especially since he just rented the place next door.

Who was your embarrassing teenage crush? Why are you embarrassed?

About the Author: 6_25 susan malleryWith more than 25 million books sold worldwide, 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 comes to heartfelt contemporary romance, Mallery is in a class by herself.” With her popular, ongoing Fool’s Gold series, Susan has reached new heights on the bestsellers lists and has won the hearts of countless new fans.

Susan grew up in southern California, moved so many times that her friends stopped writing her address in pen, and now has settled in Seattle with her husband and the most delightfully spoiled little dog who ever lived. Visit Susan online at www.SusanMallery.com.

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Comments

  1. Kirk Cameron. Posters on the wall and all. And I’m embarrassed because he turned out to be such a bigoted ween.

  2. Lesley L. says:

    I had a lot of teenage crushes. The one that I still crush on today is Bruce Willis. Love him! I loved this book and I hope everyone enjoys it!

  3. Love the Fool’s Gold series. My highschool crush was Donny Osmond. Had all of albums.

  4. This is my favorite Fool’s Gold book so far!!! I am so glad that Isabelle finally found love with Ford, she waited long enough!!! Kent’s story was a great bonus making this a perfect book!!!

  5. just recall one crush on a friend of my brothers, they were on the same basketball team. didn’t last long.

    I love this series and just when I think I’ve read the best another one comes out and it’s even better.
    If anybody needs a $1 coupon off a paperback For Three Little Words, just released today, let me know.
    Julie

  6. Pat Lieberman says:

    A boy all long my h.s. years – he didnt give a hoot about me.

  7. Jackie Delude says:

    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!

  8. The Fool’s Gold Series is wonderful!! Love all the letters that Ford saved from Isabel, such a special touch. Susan Mallery develops such interesting characters that you want to know more! Looking forward to the cookbook and the christmas story!

  9. Hm… My most embarassing teenage crush would have been Nysnc. I had posters of them and the Backstreet boys covering all of my walls and doors. Now looking back I am like wow…

    Loved the Fool’s Gold books and Susan’s other books! Can’t wait to see what she has instore for us with the cookbook and the Christmas book!

  10. Ricky Nelson and doesn’t that age me. 😉
    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.

  11. This book was wonderful and was a great way to finish this summer’s Fool’s Gold series! Isabel and Ford are just perfect together and I just love the chemistry between them!

  12. Always love returning to Fool’s Gold. It is like returning home!! I love starting my summer reading a new Fool’s Gold book!! Just One Kiss, Two of a Kind, & Three Little Words are all great books to read.

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