Monday, August 8, 2016

Fool Me Once by Katee Robert - Review

Author: Katee Robert
Publication Date:  1 August, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Series:  Foolproof Love, book 2
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Age Recommendation: 18 and Up
Rating: 4 Stars
~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~ 

Book Description:

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.

My Review:

So I am finding that one of my favorite tropes is the fake relationship into real relationship story and Fool Me Once plays it out perfectly.

When two people who despise each other turn out needing one another for support you get a snarky, engaging, and sexy read.

I am a big fan of Aubry.  She's a geeky, anxious, strong-willed, introvert...she feels a bit like me and that makes her completely relatable.  I just wish I had her snark ability, she could flay a person as easily as flaying a fish...something she would never EVER do...that person though, they best walk with care around her, she isn't going to put up with crap.  I really appreciated the realistic portrayal into what it's like for female gamers.  I could have been even happier if the author may have spent a little more time delving into the difficulties that Aubry faces everyday from the male dominated gaming community.

Quinn, how can you not fall for the quiet caring cowboy who can give as good as he gets.  The guy that takes the time to listen to Aubry, to understand her challenges both personally and professionally.  They guy who would walk away from wealth because he can't abide by the community he would have to become a part of.  The guy who will bear that community and their nastiness just so he could be there for a loving sister.

I love the tension and play between Quinn and Aubry and can say that I am really sad now that have missed out on them in the first book in the series, I will definitely need to go back and read it just so I can go back to the beginning of their long and complicated relationship.

The only two things I could have wanted to make this a 5 star for me would have been what I talked about above as far as Aubry's professional challenges and seeing Quinn's family get their freaking comeuppance, a pet peeve of mine is nasty people not getting their due.  I always feel like if an author is going to make a point out of showing that nastiness then there needs to be some sort of resolution and my go to is a public putdown that shames them.  I carry a vindictive streak though so I think that may just be me, haha.

I am really looking forward to the next book in there series, A Fool for Love, 9scheduled to release 3 October) which is Daniel and Hope's story and I am most certainly going back to read the first book Fool Proof Love because I am definitely a fool in love with this series!  This is a wonderful Contemporary Romance read that would be a great addition to your summer reading list.  It's a fairly quick read that will lead you completely fulfilled in the story and the couples HEA.


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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