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Fools Paradise (Backstage Boys #1)

4.62  ·  Rating Details  ·  8 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Bobbyjay and Daisy are trapped in a family feud, powerless to stop it from exploding. Then a Porsche Targa full of live smelt brings them together, and they fake a betrothal that carries them to crazyland.

This romantic comedy introduces the world of stagehands, those blue-collar knights of chivalry, those workaholic, playaholic, unsung heroes behind the curtain.
Published 2010 by Book View Press (first published December 31st 2009)
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Dianne Owens
Dec 31, 2010 Dianne Owens rated it it was amazing
Genre: Romance/Comedy

I’d like to start this review by saying that I don’t read a lot of romance. However, when I was given the opportunity to read Fool’s Paradise, I decided to check out Jennifer Stevenson‘s take on the genre. It didn’t take me long to realize that I wasn’t reading a simple kissy novel. I soon found myself giggling at her playful use of wit and cliche to tell the story.

Fool’s Paradise begins with Bobbyjay Morton being called out to the lake from his shift at a local opera house
Katharine Kimbriel
Apr 25, 2010 Katharine Kimbriel rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Folk who love humorous romance.
Recommended to Katharine by: Read it to interview the author.
FOOLS PARADISE gives us Daisy and Bobbyjay, the youngest sprigs from modern Capulet and Montague trees, in a blue-collar Jacobean comedy of feuds, follies, and getting your fingernails dirty. Set in today's Chicago world of union families, ethnic mixes and purely finding yourself, FOOLS PARADISE shows us that there are a lot of smarts, manners and good humor hiding under these blue-collar folks. It's not so easy to break free of your assigned place in the family, whether you're grandpa's little ...more
Nov 26, 2010 Melissa rated it it was amazing
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Oh man this was so funny I loved the quirky fun loving read with some intense hot yummy scenes. This book is about bobbyjay and daisy who's families have fought with each other for 35 years.

This fighting brings bobbyjay and daisy together in a very good way as they try to work together to stop the fighting.

Fools of paradise was a great story, I read book two in the stagehand series "king of hearts" first before this book as I was chosen to review it and I loved it so much I needed more.

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“Packard rolled his cigar from one side of his mouth to the other. "I ast you not to start a riot with my boys and now I hear you kicked one of my stagehands in the nuts. You got anything to say about that?"
Daisy said, "Never happened.”
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