Review: Fool Me Once by Nikki Ash

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Give Me Books Promotions.

Nikki Ash's latest novel is a second-chance romance standalone titled Fool Me Once. (Side note: The day after I received the ARC for this, I received an ARC from another author. The title? Fool Me Twice. I couldn't help the laugh that came out of my mouth when I saw both books side by side on my Kindle library.) When eighteen-year-old Blakely Jacobs decides to accompany her younger sister, Sierra, to the beach for a week, all she was planning for was to enjoy the sand and surf and finish the book she'd already started. When twenty-one-year-old Keegan Reynolds crashes into her, the attraction is swift and mutual. They agree to enjoy their time together and take it for what it is: temporary. But right before they part ways, Keegan gets her number. Weeks go by but he never calls, and Blakely finds herself wishing she had gotten his number as well. Four years pass before she bumps into him again, this time among the concrete buildings of her college campus. Maybe this is Fate's way of telling her that they deserve to be together--to give themselves a second chance for a future. But is Keegan playing her for a fool?

This was a good read overall, although there were moments where situations were resolved in a rushed manner. Blakely is a girl with a good head on her shoulders, but she does come off as very naive or maybe simply clueless when it comes to certain things, especially when it came to her best friend, Brenton Davis. She and Keegan clearly had chemistry and their connection was one that appeared to bounce back rather nicely even after four years apart. I don't want to spoil the book for anyone, so I'm not going to mention what I consider pertinent details in this review. What I will say is that I liked how Sierra, Kolton, and Zane (yes, you'll have to read the book if you want to know who they are and the roles they play in Keegan and Blakely's relationship) were part of the story as a whole, going on to highlight how important family was to our main characters. This is a complete standalone, so if you've never read anything by Nikki Ash in the past, this book would be as good place as any to experience her writing. Ash ended 2019 on a high with Through His Eyes, and is off to a 4.5-star start with Fool Me Once to 2020. ♥

Release Date: 05 March 2020

Date Read: 02 March 2020

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