Nothing Easy is Ever Any Fun
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book Length (Est.): 170 Pages
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.
*I received an ARC of this book free from Barclay Publicity in exchange for an honest review*
I loved Aubry in Foolproof Love and couldn’t wait to see her surliness in full swing. She pretty much hates people and has no problem speaking her mind, which in real life would have me staying clear of her, but throughout these pages I couldn’t get enough. Aubry’s brand of craziness is addicting and her reactions to Quinn are both insane and hilarious.
Quinn has this sort of over the top personality, but only with Aubry. He loves to rile her up. Underneath that he’s a pretty great guy. His actions, all the little things he does without thinking, they are what make him an amazing man.
When Aubry is forced to choose between missing out on the opportunity of a lifetime or taking Quinn with her she’ll risk her sanity to accomplish her goal. Quinn, on the other hand, is in a similar boat. He needs someone over the top like Aubry to go with him so his family will stop throwing silicone beauty queens in his path. The problem is Aubry is the perfect woman to cause upset with Quinn’s family, but by the time they end up there he’ll be more worried about her than his family.
“Is orgasm deprivation a legitimate defense in murder? Because I might just kill him if he doesn’t let me come.”
Fool Me Once has the perfect mixture of crazy, sexy, and love me forever. It piqued my interest and easily captured my attention. I’m looking forward to the next Foolproof Love novel as there’s someone special who needs to find his heart again.
My Favorite Moments: There were two parts that definitely held my attention. First, a certain showering moment when all bets are off. No shyness, no rude comments, just simple lust filled desire. And second, there’s nothing like ordering room service or realizing you forgot to do something afterwards. Both scenes were a mixture of making me smile and turning me on…can’t beat literary moments like those!
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“You know, I’ve been thinking—”
“Good God, don’t strain yourself.”
“—and I’m thinking that I need a better nickname for you. Sweet cheeks might be accurate, but no one in my family is going to believe I’d call the woman I’m in a relationship with something that…lowbrow.”
She tilted her sunglasses down to stare at him over the top of them. It made her amber eyes stand out all the more. “How about you call me nothing at all? Because that sounds ideal from where I’m sitting.”
“Nah. I’ve always been a fan of pet names.”
“One—I can tell. Two—save your pet names for your actual animals.”
She’d left that one wide open, but he chose to ignore it. Just this once. He twined her hair around his finger again. “I was thinking bunny.”
“You can call me bunny if you want to provoke me to actual physical violence.”
Yeah, it didn’t fit, either. He relaxed back into his seat, starting to enjoy the idea of this. “Cherry.”
He wondered when she’d noticed that he was still stroking her hair. He hadn’t been lying when he said they would have to put on a good show for his family. That meant he had to get her used to him touching her, at least in these innocent ways. Or that was what he told himself as he kept playing with the ends of her hair.
And touching in the not-innocent ways?
To distract himself, he said, “Peaches. No, don’t look at me like that. You got to pass on three—that’s your limit. And you smell like peaches.” He leaned a little closer, keeping one eye on the road, and adopted his best Nicholas Cage voice, “I love peaches. I could eat peaches for hours.”
He sat back and laughed. “You have a problem with a man worshiping you that way?”
“I have a problem with Nicholas Cage comparing my lady bits to a fruit and, frankly, the image of him down there is enough to kill any desire the act would cause.”
She sounded so horrified that he laughed again. Or he started to. The problem with teasing her like this was he was now picturing himself between her thighs. Quinn shifted, trying to get his instant physical reaction under control. His cock wasn’t in a cooperative mood, though, and his brain kept serving up images of Aubry’s back arching, her fingers digging into his forearms, her head thrown back in ecstasy he was giving her.
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