Paton has pubbed two books earlier this year that I really enjoyed, including the first book in this series One Night Wife. I really enjoyed ONW but Fool Me Forever didn’t work well for me. It felt slow and I never fully connected with the characters. The hero, Halsey, is the younger brother of the hero in the previous book. Halsey is everything I like in a hero including awkward and a someone straddling the line of right and wrong. Lenny, the heroine is smart and independent and hesitant to be involved with Halsey. It had an enemy to lovers start, but they were never truly enemies. It was also a slow burn and once it ignited, it wasn’t super hot. I loved them individually but I just didn’t connect with them as a couple. This wasn’t a terrible read, it just wasn’t great either.
Bad Reputation by Stefanie London
August 7, 2018
The whole premise of the series is there is an app that exists that allows women to post “reviews” of the men they have dated. It worked well for me in the first book. As someone who has spent time on dating apps this sounds slightly appealing. But I also know how dangerous it could be and therefore okay if it just stays as an idea in fiction. Okay so back to this book. So the comments that are being left about the hero, Wes, all pertain to the extraordinary size of his penis. It felt a little squicky.
The heroine, Remi, is a sort of retired ballerina. Wes is starting a new off-off Broadway show and needs a ballerina. They meet. He’s intrigued. He wants her to be his ballerina. She’s reluctant. Some dialogue about how much they want each other and the sizzling chemistry. But I wasn’t picking up on it. And with the squickiness about his large penis being the set up for some sort of conflict, I decided it was best to declare this book a DNF.
Faking It by Jennifer Crusie
March 29, 2011
At the suggestion of a Twitter friend, I picked up a book that I know makes me happy. Faking It is my favorite Crusie book. I love the snappy dialogue. I love Davy and Tilda’s interactions. I love when they play “poor baby.” I’ve had quite a week and I need some “poor babying” in my life. As of this writing, I am about 20% in and I am loving my time revisiting the Dempsey and Goodnight crew.