Author: Kate Robert
Series: Fool Proof Love
Published by Entangled Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: August 1st 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
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I read a lot of books. Many are solid, well written with good stories, but few really stand out. Fool Me Once falls into the “stand out” category. I was hooked in the first few sentences and remained engrossed until the last word. The characters and story are great and the dialog was particularly entertaining.
Robert manages to create a heroine who is completely neurotic, prickly as can be and yet totally sympathetic, even likeable. Quinn is amazing with Aubrey. He’s compassionate and understanding and seems to always know how best to approach any given concern Aubrey’s tortured mind creates. Quinn’s sympathetic side doesn’t equate to softness. He’s caring, he caters to Aubrey’s needs, he never makes her feel bad for her fears and he’s still strong and assertive. I found this completely loveable.
In the week they spend on the road together, they decide to give into their attraction and the sex is off the hook hot. Quinn is amazing in finding Aubrey’s fantasies and giving them to her, including using words to create a virtual voyeur for one especially steamy session. It’s ingenious to create the illusion of sex in front of a stranger without actually inviting someone in.
It wouldn’t be a good novel, or very realistic, if there wasn’t some strife and these two find plenty, both real and imagined. Between Aubrey’s many phobias and Quinn’s family, the weeks is much more involved that just a stop at DeathCon and Quinn’s sister’s wedding. Every day, every situation is rife with stressors. Quinn does so well until Aubrey’s jealousy causes her to pull back completely. Initially, he reacts badly to her overreaction and all seems lost. When help comes from an unlikely ally and confidant both must admit to themselves that they’ve fallen in love.
The epilog is really sweet but I won’t spoil your surprise. I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading more from Robert.