Title: Foolproof Love
Author: Katee Robert
My Rating: A
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Foolproof Love #1
Main Characters: Adam and Jules
Release Date: June 2016
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Sexual Intensity: hot
Jules Rodrigez isn’t interested in the role of town spinster. Being seen with a hell raiser like Adam is the perfect way to scandalize the residents, make her ex jealous, and prove she’s a sexy, desirable woman. And if their plan includes ridiculously hot sex—in public, of course—all the better.
But this thing between them has an expiration date. Putting down roots isn’t in Adam’s blood, and Jules’s roots in Devil’s Falls are bedrock deep. He’ll leave, even if it rips out his heart. But this time, he’s not sure he’ll survive it…
This was a good book. I loved the premise of the story. Jules needs to break out of the mold that the town has put her in. At only 26 or 27, they already have her slated to be the crazy cat lady, old maid. So when her ex moves back to town, she proposes a scheme to Adam, the town bad-boy who's only in town for a few weeks. He can be her pretend boyfriend and she can add a bit of scandal to her reputation that she desperately needs.
My heart hurt for Adam. He's home because his mother is sick. What he can't get her to admit is just how sick she is. He's a guy who has a hard time committing to anything. He works on the rodeo circuit because he likes constant new challenges and new situations. It's something he's accepted about himself. He'll never be a guy to settle down in one place. He just doesn't see that ability within him.
For the most part, Jules is happy with her life. She has her cat cafe and yeah, it's a little different, but she's okay with that. I love how she latches onto Adam and wants to add some scandal in her life. Usually stories that take place in small towns feature characters who are doing everything they can to keep people from talking about them. I like that Jules is the total opposite of that. The more scandal the better, in her book.
Then there are the friends. I found myself even more fascinated by the friends than the main character just because there were such complex characters involved there. Jules bff (the redhead...I loved that Adam just called her that) is such a introvert and curmudgeon. She's such an extreme, I fell in love with her...completely and totally. And then there is the story of the four boys...three who lived, Dan, Quinn, and Adam...and the one who didn't, John. All three of the survivors have scars from losing their best friend and they each coped in their own way. Wounded heroes...I do love them.
Overall this was a great book with a completely engaging and entertaining story. To add even more benefit to me as a reader, the book takes place around my part of Texas...and I like that, too.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.