Thursday 12 May 2022

Audio: Fool me once

Narrated by: Ann Marie Gideon

Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins

Release date: 04-05-22

Publisher: Harlequin Audio


To review

This book, well it didn't really feel that romancy at the beginning. They had a long journey before them.

Lee has issues, all going back to her finding out her dad cheated on her mum. And then heartbreak followed until she decided not to let anyone break her, so she broke someone. All while thinking it was justified. Oh Lee, you have issues and need therapy. She no longer believes in love.

But she is kick-ass at her job, and wants to push through a green energy bill.

To help her she is paired up with an ex. Whose heart she broke. And they must get support for this bill together...and he has a girlfriend. Yes, see that is why it not felt romancy. First of all they had a lot of emotions to work through and were more enemies. Then she realises that obvi those feelings never went away. But he has a girlfriend!

Cheating is beyond wrong, so be at ease, they will of course end up together, but he will be single. Obvi that is not a spoiler. It is a romance after all. Still not really romantic. More like a journey of finding yourself, your inner depth and what you want in life. And then having wild smexy times and realising you are meant to be.

There are some funny moments in this one, it would work great on screen by the way. And I liked her, even if she sure had some issues. But she was human. All I wanted happiness at the end,

Good narration. I think this was my first time listening to her. A good book to listen to

Lee Stone is a 21st-century woman: she kicks butt at her job as a communications director at a women-run electric car company (that’s better than Tesla, thank you) and after work she is “Stoner,” drinking guys under the table and never letting any of them get too comfortable in her bed….That’s because Lee’s learned one big lesson: never trust men. After four major heartbreaks set her straight, from her father cheating on her mom all the way to Ben Laderman in grad school - who wasn’t actually cheating, but she could have sworn he was, so she reciprocated in kind.

Then Ben shows up five years later, working as a policy expert for the most liberal governor in Texas history, just as Lee is trying to get a clean energy bill rolling. Things get complicated - and competitive as Lee and Ben are forced to work together. Tension builds just as old sparks reignite, fanning the flames for a romantic dustup the size of Texas.


  1. So more women's fiction than romance? I'm glad it works out, but I think I'd be annoyed with the characters before I could finish it.

    1. It was strange in a way, but yes more that

  2. "You have issues and need therapy." - Ha! Don't we all.

    This sounds pretty good.

  3. yeah I'm not really into cheating books so I'm glad it's not the case here

  4. This sounds like it would be worth a try.

  5. "More like a journey of finding yourself, your inner depth and what you want in life. And then having wild smexy times and realising you are meant to be" I like that!



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