Series: Foolproof Love #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also in this series: A Fool For You
Also by this author: The Marriage Contract, The Wedding Pact, An Indecent Proposal, A Fool For You, The Devil's Daughter, The Hunting Grounds, Neon Gods (Dark Olympus, #1), Electric Idol , Wicked Beauty, Court of the Vampire Queen
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
Its no secret that I love most of Entangled Brazen books. They are quick reads, full of heat and usually some fun, quirky characters. Fool Me Once fits the bill overall, but its not my favorite Brazen book.
I felt that the characters weren’t really well developed or explained. This is a typical problem in a short book, but because Audrey was a bit quirky, I wished there was more depth to her. Quinn is a stereotypically ‘down home Texas boy’ and I wanted more from him as well. But, they aren’t poorly written overall-I just wanted more I guess.
So, these 2 hate each other (you find this out in book 1 but you don’t need to read that one in order to enjoy this one!). But, they soon discover they need each other. He needs a fake date to his sister’s wedding so that his family will get off his back and quit trying to set him up with someone to marry. She needs a bodyguard of sorts to help her at a convention where she gets to play a super exclusive video game that she loves. I was psyched to know that Audrey wasn’t just a female gamer, but an incredibly good one! Yay!! She was afraid to go to the convention because of her anxiety and Quinn was to be there to help her. Neither of them were particularly fond of the plan, but both agreed to go forward with it. So, of course, through the events they get to know each other better and the feelings happen. Predictable? Yes. However, it was still an enjoyable, steamy read and thats what I want from books sometimes! Its not overly angsty either, which I am thankful for. After finishing several books in a row with high angst, I needed the break.
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: Bargin, enemy to lover
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: standalone within an interconnected series.
- Cliffhanger: no
- HEA: View Spoiler »Of course! Brazen books always give me my HEA « Hide Spoiler
Where I Belong by J. Daniels, Wasted Words by Staci Hart, Calling it by Jen Doyle…then you will probably like Fool Me Once!
I just read this one yesterday and liked it a little more than you did. I think because I read it immediately after Worked Up (which I HATED), it made me like the book so much better. I would have liked to spend more time with the characters though and I agree it’s always so hard to flesh out characters in books this short. I’m glad you still liked the book overall though!