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Thursday, October 06, 2016

*Grabby Hands* Release & Review - A Fool for You (Foolpoof Love #3) by Katee Robert

Title: A Fool For You
(Foolproof Love #3)
Author: Katee Robert
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 3, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
He never thought he’d get a second chance.  A Fool For You is the third and final novel in the Foolproof Love series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Katee Robert and Entangled Publishing.  

It’s been thirteen years since Hope Moore left Devil’s Falls, land of sexy cowboys and bad memories. Back for the weekend, she has no intention of seeing the man she never got over…or the two of them getting down and dirty. It’s just a belated goodbye, right? No harm, no foul.

Until six weeks later, when her pregnancy test comes back positive…

Daniel Rodriguez hasn’t forgiven himself for how things went down with Hope all those years ago. He knows she’s better off without him, but when she shows up on his doorstep, panicking because she’s pregnant with his baby, he can’t help seeing it as a chance to make up for the past.

Too bad Hope has no intention of going along with his plans.

He turned to find Hope standing behind him. Again. “You sure move quiet when you want to.” Especially for a woman with a bum leg. Not that he could say as much without sounding like a jackass.

“You mean since I had my knee replaced.” Of course she knew what he meant anyway. Apparently damn near reading his mind was one annoying habit she hadn’t outgrown.

“I didn’t say that.”

“You didn’t have to.” She leveraged herself down next to him, the move not quiet as smooth as it’d been when she was eighteen.

Daniel almost cursed. He had to stop doing that. Comparing her now to how she was then wasn’t fair to either of them. It was another lifetime completely, and thinking about it was just fucking depressing. “Hope—”

“Are you seeing anyone?”


“Why not?”

He was so surprised by the question that he answered honestly, “Why the fuck would I bother?”

“Oh, I don’t know, because you don’t want to be a creepy old man who lives in the middle of nowhere and has to run off silly high school kids with his shotgun because they tell ghost stories about him?”

He looked at her, half sure that she was the one who’d lost her damn mind. “That’s not a thing.”

“It is most definitely a thing.” She leaned back on her hands and stared at the sky. The most move arched her back and pressed her breasts against the fancy tank top she wore. It was made of some kind of drapey fabric that looked soft and shiny, and it highlighted the fact that he seriously doubted she was wearing a bra. “You’re too young to just give up.”

“It’s not about giving up.” Though he didn’t expect Hope to understand that. He’d checked up on her a few times since the accident, and every single time he was amazed at the things she’d accomplished. Life had kicked her in the teeth and she’d come back swinging. She’d taken two years off and then attended the University of Texas and graduated with honors. She ran her own successful consulting business to work with companies that wanted to set up scholarships and nonprofits.

She shifted to look at him. “It looks like giving up from where I’m sitting.”

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. 

4 “Darling, I've been waiting for you” Stars 

ARC via NetGalley

Thank you, Entangled Brazen! 

I’m pretty sure “A Fool For You” is the last book in the Foolproof Love series by Katee Robert, and this is a great way to end what has become one of my favorite romance series.

Just a few months ago I read the first book and fell in love with the characters and the small town this author created. Since then, I’d been hearing a thing here and there about Daniel and Hope, two of the three people involved in a car accident that killed Hope’s brother and Daniel’s best friend. This accident also shaped the lives and futures of the other characters in the series, but not as much as Daniel and Hope’s. Both these characters lost a lot that day: someone they loved and each other, since their relationship didn’t survive their tragedy.

Daniel is the one to blame for that, apparently. His guilt over the accident that not only took Hope’s brother from her, but also damaged her leg, was so big that he couldn’t stay by her side. He was trying to punish himself by leaving her, but he didn’t realize it meant punishing her, too.

Hope always loved Daniel and never blamed him for the accident. But she couldn’t just sit around and wait for him her entire life, so she moved on (not completely, because she still loved him), but she made great things for herself.

We saw Hope for the first time (I’m pretty sure) in the last book, but it was too fast to really say we “knew” her. This time, we start the story with Hope going back to the small town where she grew up and fell in love, but also lost a lot. In the beginning it doesn’t look like she’s ready to see Daniel again, but life has other plans. With the help of Jules (I still love you!!), she’s face to face with the love of her life and WOW. Like every Katee Robert story, things heat up pretty soon.

Look, I don’t think I read the blurb to this book (I probably requested it just after seeing the cover), because I really surprised by the early sex and pregnancy plot. I went into this thinking Daniel and Hope would try to stay away from each other longer and *insert drama*. But we get lots of sex and drama in the form of an unexpected pregnancy. I’m not complaining here, just mentioning that I did not see it coming.

The author takes her sweet time reestablishing the connection between Hope and Daniel, both emotionally and physically, though the first one is a bit slower than the second. Daniel isn’t an easy man to love because he has the tendency to shoulder all the blame and responsibility in the world, but Hope is an intelligent young woman and her love for him is big enough to encourage her to keep trying.

I wish I’d seen more of Hope and Daniel with the rest of the group since this is the last book in the series, but the short scenes I had with Jules, Adam, Aubry and Quinn warmed my heart. Plus, Daniel and Hope had a lot to work on and figure out, so it made sense to focus on them.

I normally don’t read a lot of second-chance romances (I like to see the characters falling in love for the first time), but this book kept me interested from start to finish. It was probably because I knew a little bit of each of them from the other books and was curious to see their own story.

Overall, this was another sexy read with interesting characters and a great end to a beloved series.

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