Thursday, August 4, 2016

Fool Me Once by @Katee_Robert - New Release, Review and Giveaway @Barclay_PR

Fool Me Once
by Katee Robert
Series: Foolproof Love, #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 1, 2016

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.

     She pinched the bridge of her nose. “If I say you’re right, am I ever going to live it down?”
     He didn’t answer, and she opened her eyes. Their reflection was slightly distorted in the passenger window, but even she could see he had a seriously tense look on his face. She belatedly realized that they were pressed together, her back to his front, and that he was…
     Oh my God. She couldn’t resist leaning back into him, just a little. Yep, that’s not a micro penis. A shiver worked its way through her, leaving goose bumps in its wake, and her nipples perked right up, showing through the thin fabric of her T-shirt. There was no way he didn’t feel her reaction, not with his arm creating a band across her ribs, his forearm against the underside of her breasts.
     Even as she noticed, he started to release her, his hand sliding over her stomach, but he stopped when he hit her hip, his pinkie finger dipping below the waistband of her shorts, just a little. It wasn’t anywhere near anything vital, but that little intrusion made her moan all the same.
     “Fuck.” The word was barely audible, but she felt it in the way his body tensed behind her.
     She shivered again, torn between telling him to back off and getting the top button of her jeans all undone for him. If she didn’t make a decision—and fast—he was going to back off again. It was written all over the tension she could feel emanating from his body.
     Aubry started to reach for his hand, still undecided on whether she wanted to encourage or threaten him, but he moved, bending down to brace one hand on the truck in front of them, the other still on her hip. The move brought his mouth against her ear, and his harsh exhale made her shake.
     She arched against him. She couldn’t help it. Her body took over, a primal part of her knowing he could give her all the pleasure she could handle, and was only too happy to extend an invitation by rubbing her ass against his hard length.
     His grip on her hip tightened, but he didn’t try to stop her. “You’re playing a dangerous game.”
     She knew. They had to stop for so many reasons, the least of which was that they were on the side of a freaking highway and it was only a matter of time before a car drove past.
     But she didn’t want to stop.

This book was all sorts of fun! This enemies to lovers story had great characters, great banter, and a sizzling chemistry between the H/h – everything I’ve come to expect from a Katee Robert story!

We met both Aubry and Quinn in the first book in this series and it was obvious that beneath all the “I don’t like you” was a sizzling chemistry that was waiting for the right circumstances to catch fire. When these two agree to help each other out and find that maybe they have a bit more in common than they thought and they might actually…like…each other, what started off as just great sex turns into the possibility of something more.

I just loved these two together. Their bantering back and forth was so much fun to watch. Quinn always new just how to push all of Aubry’s buttons, and I loved watching Aubry turn things right around on Quinn.
“How am I going to escape the zombies if I don’t have sweet cardio skills? This is something I’m going to have to work on. I can’t rely on a trusty steed to be in my vicinity every hour of every day.”

He wasn’t sure if he should be insulted she’d just called him a trusty steed, but he couldn’t resist such a perfect opening. “I have something in particular that you should be riding.”

“Oh, for fuck’s sake. I’m sitting here worrying about the inevitable zombie apocalypse and you’re thinking with your dick.”
But the best parts were seeing underneath all of the banter and watching these two begin to care for one another. Quinn handling Aubry’s anxiety attacks, Aubry giving Quinn support when he had to face his overbearing family – I loved watching Quinn and Aubry as they began to recognize that they really did care about one another. And it goes without saying that they certainly brought the heat and a lot of naughtiness to the pages…

We got a glimpse of what is going ton with Jules and Adam (Foolproof Love, Book 1) and also got to see a little bit of Daniel – can’t wait to see what is in store for him! And yes, Ninja Kitteh and some of the other cats from Cups and Kittens made an appearance as well.

Although the heroine is a bit difficult and causes a bit of angst in the book, knowing her back story and learning about her anxiety disorder make this heroine easy to forgive when she gets a bit snarky and difficult. The author does a wonderful job creating two characters who are so much more than what they appear on the surface and revealing just enough of what’s beneath at just the right times, which kept me caught up in the characters and the story.

Another great read by Katee Robert that is sure to appeal to any romance lover who enjoys a road to a happy ever after filled with snarky banter, sexy times, and two great characters who are so much more than they seem.

I received a copy of this book NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Also in the Series:

Book 1: Foolproof Love

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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