Fool Me Once
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.
Each book in the Foolproof Love series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Foolproof Love
Book #2 Fool Me Once
Book #3 A Fool for You
Fool Me Once is a fun, opposites attract, novella. I'm a huge fan of banter in my stories and that is one of the things I love about this one. Quinn and Aubry are frenemies and when they make a mutually beneficial deal with each other that has them spending several days together, they learn that the attraction is stronger than their dislike for each other.
I loved that Aubrey was geeky and had social anxiety. It's nice to read about people with real problems, not the perfect Ken and Barbie characters. The way Quinn helped her through her social anxieties was just plain sweet and makes you fall more in love with him. This was a fun, short read.
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A beautifully orchestrated story line!!!
This is book 2 in the Foolproof Love series. I was so excited to read Aubry and Quinn's story. Again, the dirty-talking cowboy is on point! Great job Katee Robert! Aubry is so socially awkward and anxiety filled that I was amazed at how horribly she and Quinn started out and then fell into step with each other without losing the character traits that made them who they were. Beautifully orchestrated characters and story line.
I can't wait to read the next one in this fantastic series.
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4.5 Hot, Sassy, Zombie-Fighting Stars
Aubry Kaiser and Quinn Baldwynn have what you might call an understanding. Aubry understands that she can't stand him, and Quinn understands that, while it's a lot of fun to get under her skin, she's about as cuddly as an armadillo. When circumstances arise that would make it mutually beneficial for them to drop the gloves and help each other out, Aubry's not sure that she can manage not to kill Quinn for even just a few days' time.
I like nothing more than a hot and sassy enemies-to-lovers read, and Katee Robert can write one like nobody's business. Having met Aubry and Quinn in FOOLPROOF LOVE, the first book in this series, I knew that they were like oil and water together, and when I saw that these two were getting their own story, I was all in.
Aubry is a take-no-prisoners, equal opportunity loather. She's made a career of shutting herself off from people, spending most of her time perfecting her skills as an online gamer. With a past like hers, it's no wonder that she's leery of letting anybody get too close, and is just as happy keeping to herself and keeping people at bay with her vitriol and snark, hiding her debilitating anxiety from everyone but her closest friend.
Quinn could not have come from a more different background, but he's happily left it all behind to do what he really loves, much to his family's dismay. When duty calls in the form of his sister's wedding, Quinn needs someone to step into the gap to help shield him from his parents' matchmaking ways. As luck would have it, the one person available to fill the bill is Aubry. Match made in Heaven? Uh, no, but desperate times require desperate measures, so a deal is struck, and the fun begins.
"I think you're asking the impossible."
"Do you? I think you're just a bit disappointed that you don't get to experience all I have to offer...I think the lady doth protest too much when it comes to wanting me."
"Oh my God, does that line actually work with women?"
"I think it just did...But it's not meant this time. This arrangement is purely business."
When Aubry and Quinn hit the road, it's with every intention of getting through the next few days without killing each other. That way of thinking comes to a screeching halt fairly quickly when it becomes apparent that the sparks that these two set off are Stage 4 epic, and not to be denied. Hot? Yep. Panty-melting? Definitely. Scenes so hot that a fan is definitely required? You bet. Because Katee is a mistress of hotness, and the action between Aubry and Quinn does not disappoint. And, if some feelings develop along the way, well, who could blame them?
I knew that FOOL ME ONCE would go on the list of my favorite recent reads, and I was right. Katee's second foray into the world of Devil's Falls and its residents is everything that I'd hoped for, and Aubry and Quinn and their quirky kind of love just make me happy. Now we just need Daniel's and Hope's book, and I'll call this series perfect. Add these books to your TBR. They're just what you need when you're looking for a sexy, sassy, smart book that will lift your spirits along with your temperature.