I received this book for free from Rachel's Random Resources in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Fool Me Twice at Christmas by Camilla Isley
Published by Pink Bloom Press on September 28, 2021
Genres: Adult Holiday Romance
Source: Rachel's Random Resources
There are two types of relationships: fake and real.
Chuck and Kate’s used to be real, oh-so-real. But after she broke his heart four months ago, leaving him, it became all just pretense for the sake of their entwined families.
With parents who are best friends and business partners, it’s not easy for Chuck and Kate to announce they’ve split up. But with the holidays looming over them, they can no longer keep pretending.
They head home for Christmas, determined to tell the truth—and end up accidentally engaged instead. The more they try to pull apart, the more the Universe seems to push them back together, shortening the road to the altar. And when just-for-show kisses stir up forgotten feelings, things get even more complicated.
Now, with the midnight hour approaching, will Chuck and Kate’s relationship turn out to be fake or real?
Now you know I’ve been talking about how I don’t read holiday books till after Halloween. But this one came up by an author that I really have liked her books in the past, so I had to jump on the blog tour! And you know what? I am so glad I did give in and read a holiday book early for me. Because I loved this one!
It’s like every time that Chuck and Kate turned around something else messed up their plan to confess their break up to their parents. Literally. Chuck bending down to pick up the ring he had just been showing Kate right as their family stopped by their room, and suddenly he has to go through with the proposal that it looks like. And then they decide to wait to tell their family till after Christmas but it slips out that he proposed as he tries to tell his buddies something and suddenly the whole town knows and is congratulating them.
They come up with a way they think they can save face about their break-up and it gets accidentally mis-overheard by Kate’s mom and all of a sudden the stakes to get married as soon as possible are even higher!
Every single time and every single thing that happened made me laugh and made me feel so sorry for the two.
Hearing the things Kate had done that made her decide to leave Chuck in the first place, like the towel drop in front of your boyfriend playing video games? I remember watching those TikTok or whatever videos. The ending though, the bus full of girl scouts and Chuck weaving the story of their love from the very first kiss up until the not the right time wedding, I loved it. It was so perfect. I was left smiling so much at the cuteness and perfection of the end of the book.
I might now also be ready to read some more holiday books. Before Halloween. I know, crazy, right?
About the Author:
Camilla is an engineer turned writer after she quit her job to follow her husband on an adventure abroad.
She’s a cat lover, coffee addict, and shoe hoarder. Besides writing, she loves reading–duh!–cooking, watching bad TV, and going to the movies–popcorn, please. She’s a bit of a foodie, nothing too serious. A keen traveler, Camilla knows mosquitoes play a role in the ecosystem, and she doesn’t want to starve all those frog princes out there, but she could really live without them.
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