Fool Me Once by Catherine Bybee Release Date: September 19, 2017 Publisher: Montlake Romance Book #1 in the First Wives series Number of Pages: 350 Kindle Edition Source: Kindle Lending Library (June selection) Contemporary Romance M/F Rating: NC-17 Read 6/21/18 to 6/23/18
Obviously, when I finished Treasured by Thursday from this author’s Weekday Brides series, I had no idea she had done a “spin-off” (for lack of a better word). I had said she was stopping the series at “just the right point.” I’m going to stick by that, but that has no reflection on how I feel about this new series. Truth be told, it was wonderful to see Sam, Neil, Rick and more again. But since none of them were the main character it worked. It seems this series will feature many of our favorites, but also focus on some of the Allegiance women after their divorces, which is a new spin on things.
We’ve met Lori before in the previous series, but she wasn’t a main player. The same goes for Shannon, who we’ve seen even more of than Lori. Trina and Avery round out their new take on the First Wives Club. Don’t worry, I don’t think you have to read the Weekday Brides series to enjoy this, but they are really fun books so you should read them.
I love the chemistry between Lori and Reed. Even from the start, the reader is aware that Reed isn’t being up front with Lori. But it’s as though you just know he’s not out to hurt anyone. He almost immediately comes across as a really good guy. Of course, there are plenty of times throughout this story that I just shook my head at Reed and yelled at him to fess up already!
This series really started out great and I can’t wait to see where it takes us. Not only to we have the First Wives to keep us entertained, but there’s the addition of some stealthy spy-types to boot. This should be interesting…