"Fool Me Twice" [If Only . . . Series, Book 1] by Mandy Hubbard (aka Amanda Grace)
Author's Book Description : Enjoy "Fool Me Twice" and the other standalone titles in Bloomsbury's contemporary If Only romance line centered around an impossible problem: you always want what you can't have!
Mackenzie and Landon were the perfect couple . . . until he dumped her and broke her heart. Fast-forward a year and they're back where they first met-Serenity Ranch and Spa, where they are once again working together for the summer. Talk about awkward.
Then, Landon takes a nasty fall and gets amnesia. Suddenly, he's stuck in the past-literally. His most recent memory is of last summer, when he and Mack were still together, so now he's calling her pet names and hanging all over her. It's the perfect chance for revenge. The plan is simple: keep Landon at arm's length, manipulate him so he's the one falling love, and then BAM, dump him. There's just one problem: Mack can't fall for Landon all over again.
The If Only romance line is all about wanting what you can't have, and Mandy Hubbard's hilarious break-up/love story is sure to captivate anyone who has ever wished for a second shot at love.
My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! A year ago, Mackenzie (Mack) and Landon had an unexpected whirlwind romance while working at Serenity Ranch and Spa during their summer vacation before they had to start their senior year of high school. It was a great romance up until their senior year began and Landon broke Mackenzie’s heart by getting back together with his ex-girlfriend. So now, as high school is over and they are both working at the ranch again, Mackenzie’s biggest goal is to get revenge on Landon for hurting her so much. Then when Landon gets into an accident causing him to suffer amnesia and for him to believe they are a couple again, Mackenzie has the perfect opportunity for her revenge, which is if she can keep her heart from falling for him all over again too.
This fun, flirty, horror movie quoting novel is one that will keep you guessing from beginning to end, as Mackenzie goes about to either earn Landon’s love or finally get her revenge. Though some twists I saw coming a mile away, this novel’s charming ending blew me away. Mackenzie is one to push the limits but is still learning who she wants to be while Landon is a “good-ole boy” whose main goal is to not become just like his father, yet during their “second time around” at romance they find they have more in common with one another then they first thought. In truth, they are a perfect couple full of playful banter with tons of pranking. My only wish would be if it could be longer, and that I could’ve hated Natalie more. 😂 😋
I recommend it to those looking for a playful contemporary sweet romance that is right in between the YA and NA age groups.
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Book Teaser(s) :
We face each other, and the smile slips from my face as I see the intensity of his look. He steps towards me, cupping his hands around the back of my neck, and pulls me to him.
I'm breathless as our lips touch for the first time in nearly a year. His are soft, warm, so perfect, that I find myself leaning into it, the world around us disappearing. It's him and me and the night and nothing more.
And then the fireworks explode above us. ~ within Chapter 21
"I would never reveal my accomplices," he says.
"Of course it's plural," Bailey mutters under her breath. "He probably had half the cowboys on this ranch filling Solo cups all morning. How did we not catch wind of this?"
I ignore Bailey's commentary and stare down Landon instead. "We'll get you back for this you know," I say.
Landon grins. "Aw, just look at your face; 'it's vacant, with a hint of sadness. Like a drunk who's lost a bet.'"
I drop my jaw. "Shaun of the Dead does not count as a classic horror movie. It's a satire at best. A total blight on zombie movies everywhere."
His grin just widens, so I shake my head and close our cabin door, not ready to deal with dumping out the water and stacking up thousands of cups. Landon is entirely too smug over there in the shade, enjoying his tea. ~ within Chapter 25
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