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Foolish Expectations

(The Sutherlands: One Family #4)

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  357 ratings  ·  51 reviews
Forever is the last thing they expected…

Lawyer Nash Sutherland encounters a spirited young woman with an untrusting nature in a Texas roadside bar. She’s as sexy as she is surly, and their undeniable attraction leads them to one night of pleasure…and a fateful condom mishap. By morning, the striking beauty has disappeared, but he can’t get her out of his head. She’s ever
Kindle Edition, 166 pages
Published June 12th 2016 by Alison Bliss
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Jun 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars!

Not realistic. This was soap opera style. Unexpected things happening. Was not a fan of the ending.
Red Cheeks Reads
Jun 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
‘Only moments ago, she had been untouched, but now . . . He’d somehow branded her, searing her with his mark. Mine.’

I really feel like Alison Bliss just gets me and what I want in a book. Foolish Expectations is a fast and fun read that is a bit over the top and yet surprisingly endearing all in one. Nash and Bailey’s relationship does not have an easy start. It is full of lies, deception and a surprise pregnancy. And yet neither can deny the uncontrollable chemistry they have, even if Baile
Jun 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Foolish Expectations is fun, engaging and has such feisty, amazing characters. I loved both Bailey Hobbs and Nash Sutherland. Both of them had trust issues and learn to trust each other.

Foolish Expectations is literally a whirlwind romance. Things move so fast in this novel. Both Bailey and Nash meet at a bar, exchange a few words, some witty banter and the rest as they say is history. Fast forward a couple months, they are married and figuring out how to live together. It takes some time, but B
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads Review:

SOOOOOO GOOD! Foolish Expectations was WONDERFUL. I LOVED Nash and Bailey's story. Sexy, sizzling, sigh-worthy, and laugh-out loud fun, this book HAD IT ALL! I didn't think this book could top Playing With Fire and sexy Cowboy, but I should of learned. I fell for Nash the moment he turned on the charm to Bailey. Even when she is in full prickly, bitchy mode, he clashes through her walls and their chemistry was OFF THE CHARTS HOT!

This story had me turning page after
Jun 17, 2016 rated it liked it
2.5 Ehhhh Stars

I think my main issue with this book is..


The heroine flip-flopped the whole time.
Like: No I hate you, Yes I like you, No I don't want to marry you, Wait I'm already married , Yes I'll marry you.

In 166 pages?
It's feels...
And inconsistent.

The plot was super fast moving, and I genuinely felt lost.. Idk. I expected more, but maybe that was foolish.
Jun 13, 2016 rated it liked it
2.75 RATING- This had the potential to be a cute yet cliche romance with a likable hero and a surprise pregnancy. Unfortunately, I disliked the heroine for the majority of the book and I just never really warmed up to her. Just an okay read.
Miranda Elaine
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Smooches review at Red Cheeks Reads
Jun 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Funny story but Bailey was one big pain in the a....!
4 Stars

This my first book from the author and i like it. Her writing style and the story works for me. It was light and enjoyable read.
Megan ~The Never Ending Book Basket
Foolish Expectations was another charming, perfectly heated, and completely enjoyable read by Alison Bliss. From the very first word until the very last, I was wowed once again by this author’s undeniable talent for creating such a distinct level of humor and charm, for crafting dynamic characters that jumped rooted themselves right into my heart, and her ability to create an authentic connection that just doesn’t quit. Her writing wholly submerged me into this book, heart first, and I could not ...more
Stacy J.
Apr 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There is not enough word to say how much I loved this book. This book has everything that I have come to expect when I read a book from Mrs. Bliss.

I really enjoyed the way that Nash pursued Bailey. Most books I have read, the alpha male tells the woman what to do or how it will go and she blindly follows. Or male tells female, female is snarky back which just upsets male further. Nash was not like this at all. He was most definitely alpha but he found Bailey's comments and snarkiness almost com
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A girl stepped into a bar

I was either laughing or crying. A one nightstand gets really complicated with a pregnancy. It's even more complicated when you find out a little detail in the courtroom. And just when you thought your relationship couldn't take another blow, it does. In spite of it all, do these two have a chance? Very, very entertaining.😊
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A guilty pleasure expertly written. Bliss captures raw desire and mixes it with flesh and bone characters struggling to do the right thing, for themselves, sure, but also for us, the reader. We go along with them as they try to figure things out, making us want to root for the home team. A great read, loved every minute of it.
Twinsie Talk Angie J
Jul 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Alpha Males, Contemporary Romance
Recommended to Twinsie Talk Angie J by: Alison Bliss
3.5 but rounded up

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This book was everything you want in a book…alpha male, alpha male and alpha male….Snickers….do you get the kinda guy Nash is? He is also sweet, caring, romantic and super loyal…..but he is also arrogant, cocky, annnd a
Kimi Porkchops
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was able to read this wonderful story when it was in the Sutherlands Anthology. It was one of my absolute favorites and it's definitely a must read.

I couldn’t get enough of Nash and Bailey. I was hooked from the first word and when you enjoy something so much its always too short. Nash Sutherland was enough alpha and enough of a gentleman that you want to pull him out of the book and make him your own. He is definitely HOT. Alison Bliss knows how to write her alphas males… He definitely had s
Sue Paulsen
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of Foolish Expectations by Alison Bliss in exchange for an honest review.

Foolish Expectations tells the story of Nash Sutherland and his relationship with Bailey.

Alison Bliss has this amazing way of telling a story. I loved Foolish Expectations. I honestly could not put the book down. I kept thinking that I had the story figured out and then there would be another twist that took the story down a totally different road than I expected. Such a fun read!

And Bailey and Nash?? The
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
So this little gem I bought at WOTR18! I found Alison Bliss at the WOTR17 and I am totally in love with her and her books.

Nash and Bailey was a hoot! This book was full of laughs and I have to say my favorite character was the Judge! Now if you want to know will have to read the book to find out! So far I have read 4 of Alison's books and I have loved them all! All her books so far has been well written and funny. I like my romance with a side of funny! I highly recommend this book!
Jun 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
A short and spicy read!

This novel is a bit shorter than Alison's two other books. However, I still enjoyed every second of it. Nash is the kind of country boy you definitely wouldn't mind accidentally falling for! I mean how could you not?

If you want a break from the longer stories and want one that still has all the good you enjoy in a length novel but can be finished in a day or so... Foolish Expectations is the freaking perfect choice for you.
Pamela Shorkey
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I read this book as part of The Sutherlands: One Family Saga, 10 Sexy Stories. It was my favorite story in the anthology. Just like usual, Alison Bliss throws humor in the romance and doesn't leave out the parts that make my cry too. ...more
Crystal Wegrzynowicz
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another hit by Alison Bliss. Every book she writes I honestly love, and can't wait for more! ...more
Heather andrews
Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Nash is not a bashful man, “I’m going to kiss you properly, and I don’t give a d*** who’s watching.” When his woman calls nash does not hesitate, that man is on it, "his hand flew to the phone, knocking it off the cradle, before he picked it up and lifted it to his ear, punching the button for line two. “Bailey, what’s wrong?” I really liked this book, I loved Nash. ...more
Marylou Marshall
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Once again Alison proves to be one of my favourite authors. There was a very unexpected twist which made the book even more unable to put down. Loved it!
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Was it a little far fetched? Sure, but aren’t most books we pick up? That’s why we escape into them in the first place. Nash Sutherland is completely swoon worth and Bailey well, she doesn’t make the best choices but has her reasons. It made for a good read and I enjoyed it.
Jan 08, 2017 rated it did not like it
Could be better.

Read Alison Bliss' Size Matters. This was ok, but the twists and turns and emotions and everything was just eh...
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
Meh, skipped from 45% to 76% just to finish.
Ann Meemken
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I read Foolish Expectations as part of the sutherland anthology. I could not wait to read this book. I always enjoy Alison's books there so much fun to read. I love the humor and banter between the character's. The story is always incrediable from start to finnish. You can go from crying to laughing your butt off in matter of minutes.

It should have been Bailey's happiest day of her life but it wasn't. She finds her new husband having a fling with some woman during reception. She gets revenge be
Becky Fenner anderson
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this book. Mrs. Bliss killed it with some great one-liners! This book is packed full of love, laughter and some really nice steamy scenes. :)

Nash is a lawyer, a very sexy lawyer, who usually has no trouble getting what he wants. One night he meets Miss. Bailey Hobbs and boy does she give him a run for his money! Against all her better judgement she goes home with him and indulges herself in a little bit of pleasure, but escapes Nash's bed before the sun comes up.

Nash wakes up and
Kim Mote
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Bliss's work is never boring. Her work always makes me laugh, she puts just enough humor in it to make the story. Bailey and Nash's relationship starts out like everyone's elses in the beginning boy meets girl at bar and then a one night stand follows. Bailey didn't plan on seeing Nash again after so her secerts were her's but Nash had other ideas. When he finds her after weeks she is sick and he takes her to the doctor. One thing leads to another and Nash convinces Bailey to marry him but o ...more
I liked this story a lot. Nash is so loyal, honest and has a huge heart. Bailey has trust issues, but when she opens her heart, she gives everything. Their relationship may have started as many others: a one night stand -as you will read, it wasn't just any day-. For a month they haven't seen each other, but when they meet again everything changes. From this point, they will receive good news and bad news; they'll have a lot of decisions to make if they want to be together forever. But what if t ...more
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Alison Bliss is a best-selling, award-winning author of humorous, contemporary romances. A born and raised Texan, she currently resides in the Midwest with her husband and her two kids. The youngest of five girls, she has never turned down a challenge or been called by the right name. Alison believes the best way to know if someone is your soul mate is by canoeing with them because if you both mak ...more

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