Saturday, July 19, 2014

Blog Tour, Review: Lovefools by Avery Hale


Author: Avery Hale

Title: Lovefools, (Fools in Love Series, Book 1)

Genre:  A New Adult Contemporary Romance

 Event Organized by:  Drue's Random Chatter


We are all fools in love. Twenty-two year old Phinegan Swift is no exception to that rule.  In fact, she’s been accused of being a certifiable lovefool.  But she’s proud to wear her heart on her sleeve and risk it all for love.

That is, until her high-powered lawyer boyfriend betrays her, breaks her heart, and causes her to question everything she ever believed in.  Devastated by his betrayal, Phin escapes to Costa Rica for a week with her best gal pal, hoping to give her heart a chance to heal.

Dez—a foul-mouthed, man-eating sex-pot—makes it her mission to distract Phin from her breakup woes with a healthy dose of sun, fun,…and Costa Rican man-candy.

But the only man who catches Phin’s eye is a handsome and mysterious stranger she meets at the airport.
Byron is a guy whose angle Phin just can't figure out.  All she knows is that he’s a thief... First, he tries to steal her luggage. Then, he tries to steals her massage.  Finally, he tries to steal her heart.

But Byron has his own secrets—the real reason he’s in Costa Rica being one of them.  When Phin uncovers his duplicity, she is faced with yet another heartbreak.
  
Things take a dramatic turn when a ghost from Phin’s past resurfaces to win her back...or so he claims.
Will Phin learn to believe in love again…or will love play her like a fool?




AMAZON    ~  B&N    ~  SMASHWORDS  - Kobo



“Take it from me—love is a bitch. The biggest bitch you’ll ever meet. So it’s best to stay out of her way.” - Dez, Lovefools by Avery Hale




My Rating:


Favorite Quotes:

Not the Public-Display-of-Embarrassment card.  Knowing Dez, this could mean anything from shouting "penis" as loudly as she could in as many languages as she knew the equivalent word (twenty-seven to be exact) to flashing the nearest unsuspecting bystander her double-Ds, which she'd nicknamed 'Laverne' and 'Shirley.'  The latter was her favorite P.D.E. by far.  On one occasion, her drive-by boobing victims included a thirty-man crew at a construction site in the Chicago Loop and a Catholic nun who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time."

“Be still my quivering clitoris.”

My Review:

What fun! Our main character is suffering a broken heart from catching the love of her life with his pants down and being serviced by his 19 year old secretary, on her anniversary and the day before she is leave for her dream vacation.  And although she is miserable much of the time, her antics, while on vacation in Costa Rica with her outrageous friend, continued to put a smile on face despite her misery.  This little missive hopped several genres, I counted New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Humor.  It was a quick, well written, and easy read, with some delightfully steamy sex scenes – which of course are a near must for this old cougar.  It was short, I would have enjoyed a little more of the same, but it was probably just the right length to leave us wanting to read the next in the series.

Empress DJ



Avery Hale is a small town girl who lives in the big city of Chicago.  She holds down a day job and spends the rest of her time cooking, laughing, yoga-ing…and, of course, indulging in her ridiculous obsession with love stories!  She writes Romance and YA Paranormal (under the pen name Jane Lively.)

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