Fool Me Once: First Wives Series, Book 1 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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An Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestseller.
From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee comes a dazzling series about newfound friendship, unexpected love, and second chances.
Cynical divorce attorney Lori Cumberland lives by one motto: Love is grand, but divorce is a hundred grand. With one failed marriage under her own personal belt, Lori had fallen hard and early - and it isn’t something she plans on repeating. She’s content focusing on the temporary marriages of her rich and famous clients. When she joins some of her recent divorcées on a celebratory cruise, her only vow is fun, sun, and new friends. But Lori finds herself tempted by a jury of one.
For Reed Barlow, falling into the world of private investigation was easy. He knows the law and knows how to avoid breaking it - all while doing his job. His rule to live by? No emotion, no involvement...until Lori. His charming smile and cocky attitude distracts Lori and lowers her guard, which is exactly what Reed desires.
But what appears as a one-time-only flirtation may be a plot orchestrated by Reed. As he’s taking his investigation to a dangerous level, it’s Lori who could end up in jeopardy. Reed has only one shot for Lori to grant him a second chance. But if he comes clean with her, he blows his cover. And that just might cost him the opportunity for an alliance of family...and of love.
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|Listening Length||9 hours and 40 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||September 19, 2017|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #101,432 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#1,991 in Family Life Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#3,803 in Women's Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#8,271 in Contemporary Romance (Audible Books & Originals)
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Can also read any of them as stand alone but more fun as the series in order
A little unconventional, this was a fun and interesting read. The women's personalities are very different, each with a well-developed voice. The friendship among the women is wonderful and even Lori's cynicism and mother hen actions are on target. It is well-written and the characters introduced in the context of a cruise and singles mixers. There is humor, mystery, romance and suspense along with some content falls in the "adult" category. This is the first in the First Wives Series (and my first by Catherine Bybee. I'll be reading more by this author for sure.
Lori has dedicated her life to her job as a divorce attorney. Alliance, a company that pairs couples in a temporary marriage where one party has a need met, and the other party has a prenuptial agreement for the time of divorce, a financial payment and any other perks that might be allowed (like a home), is her main client. She is taking three women on a cruise ship who are having trouble adapting to their new circumstances. Shannon was the temporary bride of the governor of California before he got elected. She fell in love with her ex and is having trouble moving on, even after three years. Avery is just divorced and plans to enjoy her new freedom, new wealth that isn't dependent on her parents and all the men. Trina didn't get to the divorce part of her Alliance contract before her husband committed suicide. Now she has lots of new problems to deal with. They plan to help and support each other while they enjoy some sunshine.
Reed is an ex-cop and current private investigator. His client had interest in this Alliance group. So he "accidentally" meets Lori at the cruise ship bar. Her nature isn't to trust men, but Lori is comfortable with Reed and the more time she spends with him the more she likes him. Reed begins to fall for Lori also, but he has a paying client to satisfy and a web of lies to untangle without breaking her trust...a pretty impossible goal. Will they be able to work it out as the truth comes out?
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Reed is differently the calm strong ,gentle ,darning hunk most women dream and yarn for........
Lori is beautiful, charming, smart and witty , without being a hitch .....
They and all the lead characters bring humour , love, forcefullness ,hope and ternassenceity to the for......
The Author has you from the 1st page and brings you on a gentle but thrilling tale , which brings twist ,turns and red herrings right up to the last page .... With the ending you all want ....so draw up that comfy chair or couch with the hot chocolate or drink of choice and settle down to the end........ lol. 🤭😍👌💖🆗🐘