Friday, June 10, 2016

New Release & a #Review ~ Foolproof Love (Foolproof Love, Book 1) by Katee Robert @EntangledPub @katee_robert #Giveaway

Release Week Blog Tour & Review

Foolproof Love by Katee Robert

Adam Meyer survived bucking broncos and the rough and tumble rodeo life, but can he survive coming home and falling in love with Jules Rodriguez? Foolproof Love is the first novel in the brand new series, Foolproof Love from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Katee Robert and Entangled Publishing.

Title: Foolproof Love
Author: Katee Robert
Series: Foolproof Love #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 6, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Print Length: 50,000 words
Format: Paperback and Digital

About the Book:

Bull rider Adam Meyer put Devil’s Falls in his rearview mirror years ago and hasn’t stopped running since. Now he’s back—temporarily, if he has any say about it. Restless, he finds himself kissing the sexiest girl in town…and agreeing to be the fake boyfriend in her little revenge scheme. 

Jules Rodrigez isn’t interested in the role of town spinster. Being seen with a hell raiser like Adam is the perfect way to scandalize the residents, make her ex jealous, and prove she’s a sexy, desirable woman. And if their plan includes ridiculously hot sex—in public, of course—all the better. 

But this thing between them has an expiration date. Putting down roots isn’t in Adam’s blood, and Jules’s roots in Devil’s Falls are bedrock deep. He’ll leave, even if it rips out his heart. But this time, he’s not sure he’ll survive it… 

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My Review:

Jules can't believe it when Grant, her ex, waltzes back into Devil's Falls after unceremoniously dumping her to pursue his dreams a number of years before.  It didn't help that Grant found Jules to be boring, too.  As if the town rumblings about their relationship, or past relationship, weren't already hard to bear, with him being back, everyone insists that Jules is better off with him than by herself.  What a blow to her self-esteem.  In order to shoot down those ideas and to make Grant jealous, she throws herself at the only eligible bachelor she can think of - Adam.

Adam got out of Dodge as fast as he could 7 years ago and hasn't really looked back - until he learns that his mother is sick.  His stay back in Devil's Falls is temporary at best.  When Jules slinks up beside him and requests his assistance in being in a fake relationship, he thinks that her distraction is just what the doctor ordered.

Except....the fake relationship produces some rather real feelings.  They walked into this relationship with a no strings agreement but will they walk away unbroken?

Foolproof Love is Book 1 in a new series by Katee Robert and I loved every single thing about it; from the main character, Jules, to her loathsome ex, Grant, and especially Jules' dirty talkin' fake boyfriend, Adam.  The emotions that Grant causes to bubble up in Jules make me despise the man just as much as she does, and the author does a great job conveying those emotions to the reader.  I understand Jules' need to prove that she's not boring, or old maid material, and that Grant, and the rest of the town need to leave her alone and let her live her own life.  Jules and Adam are in the fake relationship by mutual consent and both know exactly how it's supposed to end.  The fact that neither of them wants it to end made me so incredibly happy.  Their relationship grew and evolved in this shorter story - from one of fake feelings and fake displays of affection to super hot sex, and emotional attachment.  Their chemistry was off the charts from their very first interaction at the bonfire.

The emotional elements pertaining to Adam and his mother were well written and conveyed such a dynamic love between mother and son.  He has guilt for being away for so long.  She didn't want anyone to know of her pain and suffering.  Together, they will stand strong for as long as they can.  I love Adam's softer, more emotional side.

This book is written with realism.  The characters, especially Jules, are easy to relate with and are likable.  There is plenty of backstory given to the readers, giving us a nice foundation from which to begin Jules and Adam's story.  The supporting characters, Aubry, Daniel, and Quinn lend their support, snark, and assistance, rounding things out quite nicely.  I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

Review copy courtesy of the publisher, at no cost, in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Read an Excerpt:

“That’s really sweet, Grant. It was great seeing you, but my boyfriend is waiting for me.”

He frowned. “Boyfriend?”

“Oh, yeah, it’s a new thing. We haven’t exactly gone public with it—you know how Devil’s Falls can be—so you wouldn’t have heard.” She gave him a pat on his arm. “It was nice seeing you. So great. Really, we’ll have to catch up sometime soon.” And then she stepped around him, dragging Aubry behind her.

“What are you doing?” Aubry whispered.

“Winging it.” She stopped by the trio of men, all too aware of Grant watching her. “Hi, Daniel. Quinn. Adam.” They raised their beers.

Daniel looked over her shoulder with a frown. “Is that your piece-of-shit ex-boyfriend I see?”

“The very one.” She disentangled her arm from Aubry’s. “Speaking of, I need a favor.”

“Anything for you, kid.”

She tried not to roll her eyes at him calling her kid. He was a whole seven years older than her. Not exactly ancient. “Actually, it’s not you I need the favor from.” Before she could talk herself out of it, she sidled up to Adam and put her arms around his neck. To his credit, he didn’t shove her on her butt in the dirt, merely raising his eyebrows. Jules kept her voice low so there was no chance of Grant overhearing. “So as you’ve noticed, my ex is watching me really closely right now, and I might have told him a tiny white lie about me dating someone in order to avoid a devastating dose of humiliation. And since I can’t date Daniel and no one would ever believe I’d date Quinn—”

The man in question frowned. “You really know how to hit a man where it hurts, Jules.”

“—that leaves you.”

Adam’s face remained impassive. “I see.”

There wasn’t a whole lot to work with in those words, but he also had let his free hand drift down to settle on her hip, so she just kept talking. “If you could just play along and maybe kiss me like you want to do filthy things to me in the bed of your truck, I’d really appreciate it.”

If anything, his eyebrows rose higher. “That guy really got under your skin, didn’t he?”

“You have no idea.” Next to them, Daniel made a sound suspiciously like a growl, but neither of them looked over. Adam’s hand pulsed on her hip, the heat of it shocking despite the warmth of the night. His calluses dragged over the sensitive skin bared by her T-shirt, and she shivered. Maybe this was a terrible idea. She didn’t have time to really reconsider, though, because he set down his beer, cupped the back of her neck, and dealt her the single most devastating kiss of her life.

No, not a kiss.

He took possession of her mouth, his tongue tracing the seam of her lips and then delving inside. He tasted of beer and something darker, something that hinted at exactly what she’d asked for—like he wanted to do filthy things to her in the bed of his truck. She closed her eyes, giving his tongue a tentative stroke, and had to fight down a moan at the way the move made her entire body go tight. More.

He lifted his head, breaking the kiss and slamming her back into the real world. She blinked up at him, all too aware of her body pressed against the entirety of his, of how he was hard in all the places she was soft, of how goddamn good he smelled. “Wow.”

There went that eyebrow again. “You think it was believable?”

Meet the Author:

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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The Foolproof Love series continues…

Fool Me Once 
Coming August 1, 2016

Aubry Kaiser doesn’t like people—actually, that’s not right. She loathes people. Combine that with her crippling anxiety around crowds and she’s in a mess when she gets an exclusive invitation to play a demo of her favorite video game, Deathmatch…which will be held at a convention with five thousand other people. The only solution? Bring someone else with her to the con to act as a shield—and unfortunately the only person available is the one man she can’t stand. Quinn.

Quinn Baldwyn is in a mess of his own. He’s been dodging his family’s matchmaking attempts for years, but with his sister’s wedding on the horizon, he’s in need of a shield of his own. Who better to drive off any potential marriage-seeking women than the fire-breathing dragon known as Aubry?

Things start to go sideways almost immediately when Quinn’s truck breaks down, forcing them to spend a seriously hot night in a B&B. They might barely be able to hold down a civil conversation, but in bed those fireworks are only the good kind. The closer they get to Napa Valley and Quinn’s sister’s wedding, the more he realizes that he might actually…like Aubry. But can two polar opposite people from completely different worlds ever really connect outside of mind-blowing orgasms? 

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