Book Review: A Fool for You

Title:  A Fool for You

Author:  Katee Robert

Series:  Foolproof Love – Book 3

Release Date:   October 3, 2016

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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This second chance romance follows former high school sweethearts, Hope Moore and Daniel Rodriguez.  Hope and Danny were inseparable until a tragic accident changed the course of their lives and their relationship.  Hope lost her brother and was severely injured in the accident.  Danny struggles with guilt over the accidents since he was driving at the car.  Guilt causes him to abandon Hope when she needed him most.  When she returns to Devil’s Fall years later, she finds Danny has become a shell of the person he used to be.   Hope still finds herself drawn to him and her attempts to play catch up with him at a family gathering leads to more than either of them bargained for.

What I liked:  The main characters were both real and relatable.  Hope has been dealt a tough hand in life, but she refuses to let it define her.  She’s broken, but not beaten.  I adore that quality in a leading lady.  What I absolutely loved about her was her mean streak. She threatens bodily harm to Daniel several times over the course of the novel.  He totally needed a kick to the shins and I really wish she had followed through on a few of those threats.  Daniel’s character is mired in grief and self-loathing.  He’s still hanging on to the guilt over the car accident that sent his relationship with Hope into a tailspin years ago.  It was great to read about a relatable man who knows he has issues, but tries hard to resolve all the problems confronting him and the woman he loves. 

What didn’t work for me:  As much as I liked Daniel, he grated on my nerves a bit.  I wanted him to just get over himself already!  My other issue was that everything happened rather quickly.  Like…super-duper fast.  The ending was also abrupt.  I wanted to know what happened next, but was left hanging.  I’m all for a quick read, but I wanted a bit more buildup and information after the resolution of the conflict.  I assume we’ll see more from these characters in subsequent books and be able to experience what happens next at that time.

Overall, this was an entertaining read.  The characters are flawed, but relatable.  It’s a fast read, but didn’t disappoint.

I rate it: 3.5 Stars

*I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy.

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