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Fool Me Once (International Romance Series Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Mona Ingram
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)

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Book Description

What do you get when you combine a feisty female journalist and a former Special Forces operative?
Olivia MacMillan wonders what she's let herself in for when she agrees to accompany Josh Morgan to the European Riviera. Josh says he wants her contacts in the casinos so he can play in exclusive, high-stakes poker games. But she soon learns that his motives are more sinister than a simple game of poker. What could make a former Special Forces specialist come out of retirement for one last, kick-ass mission?
Join Olivia and Josh as they visit Monte Carlo and Marbella in search of an arms dealer, then travel with them to Josh's ranch in Montana, where the truth threatens to tear them apart.


Editorial Reviews

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"This book was an exciting read. It hooked me from the beginning, and I could not put it down until I'd finished it. Olivia and Josh are well-rounded characters who experience an instant attraction and a deeper connection that develops over time. The sexual tension is palpable, and the sex scenes are minimal so as not to detract from the story. There is much more to the story than just the romance between Olivia and Josh, however."

"I enjoyed this book. It was a free book and now I'm going to buy the rest of Ingram's books because the solid character development and her writing style are just what I love in a book. I enjoy a book that I can't put down and when I do put it down I find myself thinking about the characters! I love that! Can't wait to read more by Ingram!"

"I really enjoyed this book, I was totally taken in by it and even missed conversaton around me because I was so engrossed in it. I loved Josh and Olivia, they were great together. A little adventure, a lot of romance. My kind of book!"

From the Author

This book was a natural extension of my previous book "Deception" which featured Justine. Now the focus switches to Olivia, and her adventures with Josh, a man on a mission...literally! It was exciting to write and I'm delighted to know that readers feel it's an exciting read as well.  Enjoy!

Product Details

  • File Size: 1431 KB
  • Print Length: 205 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00563EYAS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #282,283 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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54 of 56 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars REALLY????????????? May 11, 2013
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This story had the makings of a really good story. However, if there is one thing I cannot stand it is a heroine that is minus a brain. He is a spec. ops guy, retired and running his ranch in Montana. One hunky cowboy. She is a journalist in London, writes really heavy duty articles on the war, etc. So, you would think here is a chick with a brain.

She agrees to pose as his fiancée to help him gain entry to the casinos where there are high stakes poker games. His mission has several people involved, the government backs them and they are going to bring down a big time arms dealer. Lots of danger, etc.

Our heroine tells anyone that will listen that the engagement is a fake. Naturally it gets back to the arms dealer. I never made it to the sex scenes. I gave up. I couldn't believe she would be so stupid as to blow his cover, endanger his life and that of the other operators plus blow the chance to get the arms dealer. Stupid, stupid, stupid. I didn't like it. I'm sure other will but not my cup of tea.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Romantic Suspense March 16, 2012
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Olivia is a successful journalist, but she's missing a personal life. Forget about her non-existent love life. While attending her best friend's engagement party, she meets a charming American special ops soldier named Josh who has an unusual proposition. He wants her to pretend to be his fiancee and accompany him on a Mediterranean vacation. Her ties to the overseas casinos (on which she has previously reported) will help him gain access to the high-stakes poker rooms. After a little persuasion, Olivia agrees. (Her life is desperately missing action and adventure, and this "vacation" has the potential to make a good story.)

Josh takes Olivia to a charming seaside villa, a luxurious yacht, and in the midst of a dangerous illegal weapons operation. As romantic feelings bloom between the two, Olivia uncovers deep secrets regarding Josh's true motives. Olivia wonders who is the "real" Josh: the high-rolling gambler, the all-American cowboy, or the ruthless military agent?

This book was an exciting read. It hooked me from the beginning, and I could not put it down until I'd finished it. Olivia and Josh are well-rounded characters who experience an instant attraction and a deeper connection that develops over time. The sexual tension is palpable, and the sex scenes are minimal so as not to detract from the story. There is much more to the story than just the romance between Olivia and Josh, however. The connection between Olivia and a school friend comes full-circle in a delightful way, as do her connections with other characters (particularly a charming little girl). I only wish there was an epilogue. The ending is a bit uncertain; I'd like to know what Olivia's career plans are. Overall, it's a delightful read that does not follow the over-done conventions of a typical romance novel.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book with one flaw September 14, 2012
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I found FOOL ME ONCE to be a terrific book except for one big flaw -- Josh used his real name and real residence while he was working for a secret organization which no genuine agent would do! As it stood, the one name that was known to the dealers who could be suspected of being undercover was Josh Morgan and that would mean that he and everyone he was connected with would be marked for death after the mission was over.

However, aside from that one point, I would have definitely rated this story five stars because the writing and editing were excellent, the dialogues were authentic and fun to read, and the imagery was vivid and realistic. All the characters' personalities were well-defined, complex and likable (except for the arms dealers, of course). I found it very easy to immerse myself in the story.

Overall, this book was a light, quick read and I enjoyed reading it very much, even with that flaw. For those people who are bothered by course language, I can assure them that this book doesn't contain any. If you are looking for a really nice contemporary romance, then I recommend that you give this book a try. Happy reading!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Sequel to deception, almost better!!! April 4, 2013
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Okay I love Mona Ingram and the two books I have read from her, I read Deception first and it was off of reviews and the description, I fell in love with the characters and definitely wanted more! At first I was sketchy of getting a sequel that wasn't about the main characters of the first book, but they are involved enough in this one that you are not missing them and you fall in love with Olivia and Josh! Coming from 2 different worlds, when they collide, its combustion! I loved the way that their relationship developed and how the action packed and suspense mixed in with romance. Josh exposes Olivia to something new and when he finally opens up and becomes the man that SHE wants and needs.. It gets screwed up! Ahhh! But I am happy with how it ended and that letting go of pride let them love and feel again! Great great read.. I loved it!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good book for a rainy day June 29, 2012
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Format:Kindle Edition
I got this book when it was offered as a free kindle deal and it's a gem - an entertaining and enjoyable read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fool Me Once March 17, 2014
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Great read! Story was exciting, had plenty of adventure, romance and caring feelings for our fellow man. On same par as book 1 of the series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sexy and Fun January 22, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
A sexy and fun read that is even better than book one of the series. While this is the second book in the series, you could enjoy it as a stand alone book. If you love cowboys, you're going to love Fool Me Once. Throw in a high-stakes mission and you've got a romance novel that will keep you up long past bedtime.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The main characters are Josh and Olivia. Josh is ...
The main characters are Josh and Olivia. Josh is pretending to be an arms dealer and recruits Olivia to play the part of his fiance. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Beverly D. Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Fool me once
Good romance story. The characters were interesting. Lots of action and suspense. Nice scenery. No profanity. No typos and such.
Published 1 month ago by Kathy Q
4.0 out of 5 stars easy read
Enjoyed this one. Light reading. Romance, intrigue, it had a little bit of everything. Good strong characters, especially the females.
Published 1 month ago by Leah211
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!
I never knew that a romance story could be so exciting! The storyline was exceptionally well written and the plot of this story was so believable. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
I like the unknown but not to deep. The kindness of the charters that were the good guys. Some of the sex could be left to your out.
Published 2 months ago by Judy Taylor
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Simple plot, very light reading....
Published 2 months ago by J. Duetsch
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!!!!
Great book!!! Has the romance and the twists and turns and intrique that keeps you interested and not want to put the book down!!!!
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 2 months ago by Alichia Decker
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Nice enough read.
Published 2 months ago by Elena Lobatch
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
It was good but predictable
Published 2 months ago by Sandy
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More About the Author

Mona Ingram is the author of 22 romance novels, including two novellas. Many of her stories take place in British Columbia, where she has lived since the age of twelve. In recent years she has lived in the Okanagan Valley and on Vancouver Island. In addition to reading and writing, traveling and bird watching are among Mona's favourite pastimes.
Mona wrote formerly for Avalon Books, a respected New York publisher which was bought by Amazon's Montlake Press in early 2012. Her five Avalon books are now available from Amazon in e-book format as well as print editions.
E-mail: mona@monaingram.com
Blog: http://monaingram.blogspot.com



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