Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Review: "Fool Me Once" by Katee Robert (Contemporary Romance)

Fool Me Once
by Katee Robert

Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC (Brazen)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: August 1st 2016

Series: Foolproof Love (#2)
Foolproof Love (#1) (affil.)
A Fool for You (#3) (affil.)

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Description 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.

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My Musings:
I really loved this. It was refreshing to read about a heroine who was neurotic, introverted, nerdy, rough around the edges, and fierce, who knew that she wasn't "normal" and embraced it. She was strong and a feminist and stubborn. And Quinn was almost the exact opposite. Easy-going, charming, outdoorsy,... But also fiercely independent and strong.

This was a Brazen story, so lots of super hot sex scenes (holy moly, understatement!), but had such great depth to it as well. The borderline vitriolic banter between Aubry and Quinn is actually fun, and you can't help but smirk when the two start to recognize - and fight - the crazy chemistry they have. The two push and pull at one another in all ways and in all instances, and make each other better.

I appreciated how relatable and not overly dramatic the big wrench in their relationship was, as well as how tentatively they both approached that relationship to begin with (once they realized what they wanted). The way they interacted felt natural.

By the end of this, there is no doubt that these two fit. And the epilogue was awesome!
I received a digital ARC from the publisher for an honest, unbiased review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is my 100% own.

About Katee Robert
Katee Robert learned to tell stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her favorites then were the rather epic adventures of The Three Bears, but at age twelve she discovered romance novels and never looked back.

Though she dabbled in writing, life got in the way—as it often does—and she spent a few years traveling, living in both Philadelphia and Germany. In between traveling and raising her two wee ones, she had the crazy idea that she’d like to write a book and try to get published.

Her first novel was an epic fantasy that, God willing, will never see the light of day. From there, she dabbled in YA and horror, before finally finding speculative romance. Because, really, who wouldn’t want to write entire books about the smoking-hot relationships between two people?

She now spends her time—when not lost in Far Reach worlds—playing imaginary games with her wee ones, writing, ogling men, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.
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