Wednesday, 28 May 2014

{Review} Fool Me Twice (If Only #1) by Mandy Hubbard

Posted by Donna
Release Date: May 6th, 2014
Finished Date: May 11th, 2014
Publishers: Bloomsbury UK 
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance 
Source: For Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 235
Mackenzie and Landon were the perfect couple . . . until he dumped her and broke her heart. Fast-forward a year and they're back where they first met—Serenity Ranch and Spa, where they are once again working together for the summer. Talk about awkward.

Then, Landon takes a nasty fall and gets amnesia. Suddenly, he’s stuck in the past—literally. His most recent memory is of last summer, when he and Mack were still together, so now he’s calling her pet names and hanging all over her. It's the perfect chance for revenge. The plan is simple: keep Landon at arm’s length, manipulate him so he’s the one falling love, and then BAM, dump him. There’s just one problem: Mack can’t fall for Landon all over again.

The If Only romance line is all about wanting what you can't have, and Mandy Hubbard's hilarious break-up/love story is sure to captivate anyone who has ever wished for a second shot at love.

The Review: Fool Me Twice is an incredibly cute read, courtesy of teens and even adults who love YA books too!

Mackenzie and Landon have worked together at Serenity Ranch during the summer for the last few years, however, this year won’t be the same because last year they were dating, and this year they are not because Landon dumped Mackenzie. Mack’s been trying to get over Landon but so far, she’s had no luck. When Landon take a fall, gets amnesia and believes it’s still last summer – where he is dating Mack, Mackenzie hatches a plan with her best friend…….revenge is a dish best served cold and Mackenzie is determined to get it.
Fool Me Twice is a perfect summer read. It’s so easy to get lost in this story especially with the setting at the Serenity Ranch. All the way through the book I was wishing I had an experience like Mack got – maybe not the relationship experience – but definitely the work experience. I would have loved to have worked away for the summer and I found myself slightly jealous of Mack. I just loved the whole setting…..and the pranks the girls played on Mack were full of laugh-out-moments.
The story wasn’t at all predictable and I was slightly worried at one point that there would be no happy ending for the characters. There’s a few twists to the story which I really enjoyed too.  My problem was from the start was that I fell for Landon. Even though he’s portrayed as the ‘bad guy’, there is just something about him that makes you root for him and Mack all the way through. So I was completely worried for the outcome at the end of the book. Their scenes together were fun and sweet and their relationship, while not perfect, was certainly very entertaining and touching. It was a fun relationship to read about and it even left me wanting a little more after I’d finished.
In all, a very well done to Mandy Hubbard!
Favourite Quote: “I thought I loved him before, and I did, but this, what I feel for him now, it’s all-consuming. Maybe because now I know what it’s like to lose him.”

5 comments:

Michelle@ Book Briefs said...

I read the second book in the if only series (the italy one) and I loved it. It was also super cute and fun. A great, quick summer read. I am happy to see that this one is just that too.


Those are always my favorite reads. I love some darker paranormal, thriller, fantasy and all of that for books as well, but I always turn back to fun contemporaries in between them to lighten my mood.


Great review Donna :)

DonnasReviews said...

Thanks Michelle! I've read two of them now and really enjoyed both! Hope you manage to get the other two books =)

Stephanie said...

This sounds adorable. When your review came up in my news feed it was the cover that made me pause. I love it. I would tatally read this and am adding it to my TBR. Thank you for your review..

popprincess5678 said...

I really want to read these 2 books in the 'If Only' series, I keep seeing them on lots of different blogs and they look like the perfect reads for summer. Plus I have been on a bit of a contemporary kick this year.

OK kayy said...

This book sounds adorably cute. I will be reading this in the future.