Welcome to Fool’s Gold, California, a charming community in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. There’s lots to do and plenty of people to meet, especially women. Because there’s just one tiny problem in Fool’s Gold: the men don’t seem to stick around. Maybe it’s the lure of big-city life, or maybe it’s plain old bad luck, but regardless of the reason, the problem has to be fixed, fast. And Charity Jones may be just the city planner to do it.
Charity’s nomadic childhood has left her itching to settle down, and she immediately falls in love with all the storybook town has to offer — everything, that is, except its sexiest and most famous resident, former world-class cyclist Josh Golden. With her long list of romantic disasters, she’s not about to take a chance on another bad boy, even if everyone else thinks he’s perfect just the way he is. But maybe that’s just what he needs — someone who knows the value of his flaws. Someone who knows that he’s just chasing perfect.
I was looking for a comfort read. Something to cleanse my palate after having just read Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. I found just what I was looking for in Chasing Perfect. Charity wasn’t the only one to fall in love with the town of Fool’s Gold. This town is charming and chock full of wonderful characters. People I would like to be friends with in real life. There are secrets that unfold that give the story some interesting twists and turns. The only part of the story I didn’t particularly care for was the subplot regarding the missing state funds only because it wasn’t well developed and really didn’t add to the story line. All in all, it was a quick enjoyable read.
Chasing Perfect is the first book in the Fool’s Gold series. There is also Almost Perfect (Liz and Ethan’s story) and Finding Perfect (Pia and Raoul’s story).