Author: Katee Robert
Released: August 1, 2016
Recieved an ARC from publisher
They say opposites attract, but this is just ridiculous.
Aubry Kaiser doesn’t like people—actually, that’s not right. She loathes people. With her crippling anxiety, there’s no way she can demo her favorite video game at a convention with five thousand other people. Maybe if she brings someone to act as a shield…
But the only person available is the sexy cowboy she can’t stand.
Quinn Baldwyn is in a mess of his own. He’s been dodging his wealthy family’s matchmaking attempts—and life advice—for years, but with his sister’s wedding on the horizon, he needs of a shield of his own.
He and Aubry can barely hold down a civil conversation, but in bed…fireworks. And the closer they get to Quinn’s sister’s wedding, the more he realizes that he might actually like Aubry.
Now it’s up to him to convince her she might actually like him, too.
Fool Me Once was nothing if not predictable, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it. When you read as many romance books as I do, there tends to be a little bit of predictability to them. I have the plot down but I still read predictable romance books because I enjoy them most of the time. This was one of those times.
Fool Me Once is a normal story of guy and girl both needing something from each other but they can’t stand each other, so what do they do? They help each other out anyway, find out they have amazing chemistry, and then of course, the kicker, they fall in love. I really did enjoy it though.
Aubry is firecracker, literally. She has bright red hair that I would kill for. She might be a firecracker, but she has crippling anxiety that stops her from having many friends and going to a video game convention that she is dying to go to. She is also a runner. There is nothing I hate more in a story than a character who always runs from their problems instead of facing them head on. I wanted to smack her half the time and tell her to get over herself and just man up. Sometimes she did, others she didn’t. Aubry is kickass though and I wish I could have more of her story. I love videogame nerds J.
Quinn is a cowboy. Now, being from Texas makes that stereotype a little less sexy because I know what a real cowboy entails, but not by much. I still loved Quinn’s character. He was a player with a heart of gold, like most other romance stories. He loved pushing Aubry’s buttons to get her riled up but he was also conscious of what she needed and he was good in the end. I loved him and I also want more of his story.
I seriously need to stop reviewing romance books because I feel like all my reviews sounds the same… Oh well. Fool Me Once was a really good book that you can read in less than two hours and get some simple enjoyment from! It’s a quick easy read that is worth it if you love romance books.
And now it is time for an excerpt! Enjoy!
“You know, I’ve been thinking—”
“Good God, don’t strain yourself.”
“—and I’m thinking that I need a better nickname for you. Sweet cheeks might be accurate, but no one in my family is going to believe I’d call the woman I’m in a relationship with something that…lowbrow.”
She tilted her sunglasses down to stare at him over the top of them. It made her amber eyes stand out all the more. “How about you call me nothing at all? Because that sounds ideal from where I’m sitting.”
“Nah. I’ve always been a fan of pet names.”
“One—I can tell. Two—save your pet names for your actual animals.”
She’d left that one wide open, but he chose to ignore it. Just this once. He twined her hair around his finger again. “I was thinking bunny.”
“You can call me bunny if you want to provoke me to actual physical violence.”
Yeah, it didn’t fit, either. He relaxed back into his seat, starting to enjoy the idea of this. “Cherry.”
He wondered when she’d noticed that he was still stroking her hair. He hadn’t been lying when he said they would have to put on a good show for his family. That meant
And touching in the not-innocent ways?
To distract himself, he said, “Peaches. No, don’t look at me like that. You got to pass on three—that’s your limit. And you smell like peaches.” He leaned a little closer, keeping one eye on the road, and adopted his best Nicholas Cage voice, “I love peaches. I could eat peaches for hours.”
He sat back and laughed. “You have a problem with a man worshiping you that way?”
“I have a problem with Nicholas Cage comparing my lady bits to a fruit and, frankly, the image of him down there is enough to kill any desire the act would cause.”
She sounded so horrified that he laughed again. Or he started to. The problem with teasing her like this was he was now picturing himself between her thighs. Quinn shifted, trying to get his instant physical reaction under control. His cock wasn’t in a cooperative mood, though, and his brain kept serving up images of Aubry’s back arching, her fingers digging into his forearms, her head thrown back in ecstasy he was giving her.
About Katee Robert
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. She found romance novels at age twelve and it changed her life. When not writing sexy contemporary and speculative fiction romance novels, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her wee ones, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.
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