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Thursday, March 14, 2013
VBT: Hot Bods Series ~ Giveaway & Review of Fool Me Once by Lacey Wolfe
I'm talking about the first book in the series for my part in this tour.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice…
Drew is the last person Skylar wanted to see across from her at a local bar. A month ago he’d wined and dined her all weekend, leaving her feeling fully in love, but then she awoke alone in an empty hotel room and she hadn’t heard from him since.
The weekend Drew spent with Skylar was phenomenal. There had never been anyone who made him feel as complete as she did. He shouldn’t have disappeared, he should have called, but his feelings for her scared him, so he distanced himself. But when he saw her again, he knew he couldn’t stay away any longer.
Skylar’s determined not to give Drew another chance to hurt her, but he’s just as determined to win her back. Although it won’t be easy, he’s up to the challenge, and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish his goal.
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What the hell was he doing there? Skylar was finished with her aerobics class. Grabbing a bottle of water and squirting some in her mouth, she checked her schedule. She had an hour before her next class. That meant she had an hour to figure out what he was doing at this gym.
Taking a towel, she wrapped it around her neck and wiped off the sweat. She headed out of the room, intent on finding him. He was easy to spot. He was in the cardio area, in the back row like a typical man, watching the ladies' butts jiggle as they worked out. Rolling her eyes, she started his way.
"Hi, Drew," she said sweetly.
He turned off his machine and grabbed his water bottle. She watched as he touched it to his full lips, taking in a long sip.
"If you're done, do you mind following me so we can talk a minute?" she asked. She knew a confrontation in the middle of the gym wouldn't look good for either her or the business.
Spinning around, she headed toward the staff only break room. Once there she stepped aside so he could come in. Luckily the place was empty. She shut the door and locked it.
"What are you doing here?" She placed her hands on her hips, trying to portray she was irritated by him, when all she really wanted was to feel his mouth on her again.
"Honestly, I had no idea you would be here."
"Yeah, and I should believe that. I haven't seen you in a month until last night and then today you show up at my work place."
He took a seat, clearly worn out from his run. "My company just switched gyms. I was having a tough morning, so I wanted to blow off some steam by taking a run."
"Sounds convenient," she retorted.
"Shit, I didn't know you would be here. It's a plus though." He eyed her belly, and she imagined his tongue there, licking her sweat off.
Silence filled the room. She didn't know whether to believe him or not. His explanation sounded logical, and she would hate to think fate worked this out. Fate was what she first thought brought him into her life to begin with. He seemed so perfect for her. When they made love, it was so hot it almost seemed like sparks were flying off their bodies. At least at the time she considered it making love. Now she knew it was just sex to him, nothing more.
"Come here." He motioned to her.
She snickered. "I don't think so."
"Please, I just want to feel you again."
"Ain't happening, buddy. You had your chance." She knew all she had to do was resist him; that was the hardest part.
He reached out, grabbed her arm, and pulled her to him. Yanking away from him, she took a step backward.
"Come on, Sky, I know you still have feelings for me."
"Oh, I definitely have feelings for you, just not the ones you're hoping for."
He chuckled. "You know, there's a thin line between love and hate."
"That line is pretty thick for me."
"I'm not so sure."
"I am." At least she hoped.
He stood, closing in on her. As he stepped toward her, she found herself once again flat against the wall. Shit, how does this keep happening? His mouth was too close for comfort. Her eyes drifted to it for just a second, knowing it was a mistake.
"This is not a good idea," she whispered. Desire stirred in her.
"I want to have you. I need to have you. You're all I have wanted."
Placing her hands on his toned chest, she pushed him back. "You're not doing this to me again, got it?"
"I will win you back," he said.
Here are the other books in the series (in order):
About Lacey Wolfe:
Lacey Wolfe has always had a passion for words, whether it’s getting lost in a book or writing her own. From the time she was a child she would slip away to write short stories about people she knew and fantasies she wished would happen. It has always been her dream to be a published author and with her two children now of school age, she finally has the time to work on making her dream come true.
Lacey lives in Georgia with her husband, son and daughter, their six cats and one black lab who rules the house.
You can find Lacey at the following places:
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This was a second chance erotic romance meant for adults. Drew and Skylar spent a wonderful weekend together. Drew left without leaving a note and didn't call. Skylar was deeply hurt by his lack of care. She had thought they had the makings of something deep and real.
They meet again at a bar one night and the connection and chemistry is still there. She tries to leave without speaking to him but he follows her. They get hot and heavy in the alley and he promises himself that he'll do whatever it takes to get her back again. She makes a vow of her own though. She vows to not let him hurt her again.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. This book was a quick steamy read and I enjoyed it.
***Lacey will be offering Three (3) Digital Copies (Winner's Choice) from the Hot Bods Series to randomly drawn commenters throughout the tour.***
Here is the Tour Schedule.
The more comments you make, the better your chances of winning! :-)
True or False, Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
I'd love to know what you're thinking. Please leave a comment!
Posted by Brenda Demko at 2:00 AM
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I hink it's true....at the same time i've a tendency to forgive to easily and to be too trusting so while it never happened to me i hope it will never ( now i'm also really emotional so i would be more than hurt, devastated and to manage to get me to forget that wouldn't be easy)ReplyDelete
i do hope this book has an hea^^.... am'i right to think each book can work as a stand alone?with a new couple?
I've only read the first one so far but I believe they would be stand alone and yes, they each focus on a different couple.Delete
Miki, you sound a lot like my daughter. She wants everyone to be happy, so she puts up with a lot of stuff that I wouldn't. She also forgives very easily, wants to give everyone that second chance. She gets hurt so easily that as a mom it's hard to watch her go through it, but she has to learn how to handle these situations.Delete
I on the other hand, maybe from things that happened when I was young, but I don't forgive easily at all.
It's not easy for her that's sure but don't worry there will be a moment when she will start to think about protecting herself ( not necessarily with success but i think that it would be a progress just wanting it)Delete
Like Miki, I can be very trusting. Some might say, very gullible. =/ I do like to think I learn my lesson eventually, though!
I confess I have a problem with the expression "Shame on you!" in general. I don't think shame accomplishes anything, any more than Hester Prynne's "A" did. Yes, it definitely had social consequences for her and her child, but it didn't seem to change what she privately believed. Shame alone won't make a con artist more virtuous (although it might make him more cautious), though it might make a trusting person into a cynical, misanthropic skeptic (because sometimes the best way to fight your own nature is to go to the other extreme).
I see your very valid point. I never really thought about it like that.Delete
I always love reading Miki and +JMJ+'s responses. Always so insightful! I always make sure to read them after I post my thoughts though, because I want to post my opinions first, because I know they're probably going to make me rethink when I read theirs.Delete
I agree +JMJ+, someone who feels strongly enough about something will fight for that belief, even if society tries to shame them.
Thanks a lot, Evanlea Author! =)
Sounds like a book I would enjoy!ReplyDelete
Give it a try. It was pretty good. ;-)Delete
I love reading stories like these where people find eachother again. But in real life I'm too pessimistic, so if something like that happened to me, it would be very very very hard to trust the person againReplyDelete
I'm like you VeRONIca. I trust easily but if you break that trust, than it will take forever for me to trust you again.Delete
That saying in so true. This sounds like a great readReplyDelete
I think so too Emily. :-)Delete
Sounds like a really good series. I definitely want to read it now and see how he wins her back. :)ReplyDelete
She makes him work for it Melissa.Delete
I like to believe in people. Hard for me to keep from being fooled.ReplyDelete
Debby236 at gmail dot com
I hear you Debby. It's hard to find a happy medium.Delete
I totally agree with that! But I also believe that you have to give people second chances, so I'm always willing to forgive but maybe not forget.ReplyDelete
Oh sounds delish!ReplyDelete
thanks for the opportunity
Totally agree. I believe everyone deserves a second chance. Just a second. I don't give thirds. : ) lcminer at windstream dot netReplyDelete
Definitely. If you keep letting the same things happen, then it's your fault for letting the person get away with the behavior. This is something I've been working on with my daughter, because some of her friends like to walk all over everyone else, including my daughter. It's definitely a lesson we all learn at some point in our lives I think.ReplyDelete
evanlea at gmail dot comDelete
I need to get these books!ReplyDelete