FOOL ME TWICE by Carrie Aarons
4 Grief Stricken Crowns
This was my first book by Carrie Aarons and I have to say I enjoyed it. This book gives you all the feels and will take you on an emotional journey of acceptance and grief. Carrie’s writing was effortless with a certain charm and grace that I loved. And the storyline was very intriguing I couldn’t wait to see where she took the characters.
Lincoln’s smile is pure devilish, as if Hades himself whispered in the boy’s ear all the naughty things he’d get to do to me tonight. My heart gallops with glee, while my vagina flutters with anticipation.
So, I know in the context of this story Lincoln is supposed to be the bad guy. But I didn’t really find anything I particularly hated about him, yes, he was cocky and arrogant but he’s a Quarterback in College seems about par for course. Maybe that’s just the type of guy I’m attracted to, but he wasn’t bad at all. And not only that as the story progressed and his and Henley’s relationship evolved, I fell more in love with him. All his interactions with Henley just proved over and over that he’s a good guy. So, I didn’t get the villainous aspect of him in this story, if anything, everything was a misunderstanding and yes, he did something douchey in High School but it’s High School.
In his eyes, one green and one blue, I see nothing but lames. Carnal desire, which must mirror my expression.
It took me some time to like Henley I didn’t at first. She comes off as super arrogant and not in a good strong woman way. It’s more of a douchey kind of way and it turned me off from her character. But as the story progressed you got to see more of who she is on the inside, the part that she keeps hidden from others and that’s where you’ll start to like her. Her grief is palpable, and you know it’s the driving force behind so many of her actions. That’s why when you get to see who she is behind those motivations you start to like her. The person she becomes in order for her to fulfill her friends bucket list is not a likable person and when you find out the reason for her destruction of Lincoln you realize it’s very childish and immature. But they were High Schoolers, so I guess on some level it makes a little sense.
In one last fleeting second, I let myself picture Henley’s face. Feel the full weight of how much I miss her, love her, hate her.
I thought this was a good introduction for this author to me. I liked the story line and was super excited to see how the story played out. There were some aspects that just missed the mark for me but overall, I enjoyed this book. Carrie has an addictive way with words that has you completely engrossed in the story and had me reading this cover to cover in one sitting.
When my best friend died of cancer just before her eighteenth birthday, she left her coveted bucket list to me.
The things she already crossed off? Skinny dipping, going to Paris, completing the local hot wing challenge, road tripping to the ocean, and sending out a message in a bottle.
So, it falls on me to finish it for her, to honor her memory. In the next year, it’s my mission to:
1. Dye my hair
2. Have sex
3. Camp out in a tent
4. Go bungee jumping
5. Get revenge on Lincoln Kolb
Most are doable, some terrify me, and then there is the last item on the list. When the raven-haired football god dumped my best friend during senior year of high school, she was devastated. The jerk with charm for days found out she was sick, and betrayed her in the worst way possible.
But he doesn’t know me, I went to school a town over. Now, to fulfill my promise, I’m the newest freshman on the campus where he is the big man. If there is one thing, aside from cheap beer, that a jock can’t pass up, it’s a shiny new girl.
So when I catch his eye, play hard to get, and then fall into his bed, I know my scheme is working to perfection. But what Lincoln can’t see coming is the beatdown I have planned for his ice-cold heart.
Unfortunately, what I never saw coming was the one he had planned for mine.
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About the Author:
Author of romance novels such as The Tenth Girl and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the love stories of her imagination, and the athleisure dress code, much better.When she isn’t writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She’s a Jersey girl living in Texas with her husband, daughter and furry son.
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