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Fools Rush In

(Cartwright Brothers #2)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  280 ratings  ·  66 reviews
Before Sam, I was the most boring, awkward and level-headed person you've ever met. I was my best friend's side-kick, the supporting actress to another person's life. And I was OK like that.
I was lonely.
But I was OK.
Then I met Sam. Our eyes locked and BANG my heart started beating. As my blood warmed and pumped around my body, everything changed. Before that moment, I had
Published April 30th 2018 by Lilliana Anderson
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Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
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Release Date-30/4/18

Well well well,
what a little gem this was, one that I really did enjoy.
"Fools Rush In" had such a unique way of relaying itself, one that I really loved.
Managing to deliver on its promise even though the relationship between Sam and Alesha wasn't at all angsty.
In fact, I still found this to have an abundance of humour and side drama that pulled it screaming into the forefront, making it definitely stand out in its genre.
I was rooting all the way f
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ARC received for an honest review

I have been waiting for Sam and Alesha's story from the minute I finished Fool Me Twice.

And Ms Anderson definitely has not disappointed.

Starting about halfway through the time line of Fool Me Twice, Sam and Alesha's story gives Alesha's POV of the story so far.

I thought I knew it all after reading Nate and Holland's story, but boy was I wrong.

In fact, I have done a complete 180 since reading Fools Rush In.

I used to think Alesha was cold and robotic once she got
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If I could give a book more than five stars, that book would be Fools Rush In. I thought I loved Holland and Nate (from Fool Me Twice) but Sam and Alesha, like the thieves that they are stole my heart!
I went in thinking I knew their story, as it played out at the same time as Nate and Holland’s did, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Seeing their story, through their eyes was completely different to what I was expecting and quite honestly it blew me away!

Alesha has always been the dutiful fri
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Note: This ARC was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review, which can be read in its entirety on Dog-Eared Daydreams.

I've been looking forward to reading Fools Rush In ever since I fell in love with the offbeat crime family that was the Cartwrights in Fool Me Twice, the first in Lilliana Anderson's Cartwright Brothers series. Well, okay, maybe not the entire Cartwright family because I certainly wasn't a fan of the matriarch, Jasmine. Also, when I call them a "crime" family, I'm
Escape into a Booksite
*5 Stars*

I loved this book. I should have continued the series earlier this year, when I read the first book, but as is the way of life, other things got in the way. I'm so glad I finally got around to read Sam and Alesha's story.

This gives you a whole new perspective on things, and a very different one from Holland's in the first book. Alesha is so much more than I thought, and I truly loved her character, and her growth in this book. It also made me dislike Holland and also Nate, quite a lot.
Penny Lisle
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This story is about Alesha and Sam! (this is an ARC sent by Lilliana)
It's safe to say that you will need to read Fool Me Twice to understand parts of this book.
Alesha was caught up in helping her friend Holland find a thief! What Alesha did not count on was to be caught by the thieves and put in a situation which made her make a decision, die or get married! The bonus side to this ultimatum is that Alesha got to pick which brother to marry (for Toby was the chosen brother for her) and Alesha p
Reading with 2 book lovers
Apr 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
this is Sam and aleshas story.
Ms Anderson really delivered with this book, I loved Sam he was so swoony and hot!
"woman like you are a gift, and I want to take my time unwrapping youm can you let me do that, peaches?"
I highly reccomend even tho this is a standalone that the first book be read first to fully understand this books timeline.
"do you really think I'm going to give up my unicorn just because her horn is a little bent?"
these Cartwright brothers really have me swooning!
Ann Reeves
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lilliana has done it again loved this couple, loved how they developed as a couple and Alesha as her own women and I and I enjoyed the development of the other members of family in this book. Lots of drama and a few laughs. Received an ARC for an honest review thanks again Lilliana.
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sam and Ashlea now married have to try to live with the family but one thing Ashlea wants is for Sam to love her can he will he or will family loyalty ruin it all and tear them apart? sweet, sexy, heartbreaking, loving and hot hot hot 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Anne Milne
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is book two of this series, I would say you have to read Fool Me Twice first. This book is told from Alesha’s point of view and it starts roughly half way through the events of book one.

Seeing events from Alesha’s perspective gave the story a different edge. I will admit to disliking her I thought she came across as cold and unfeeling but the more I read the more my option changed.

When the actions of book one came back to torment the family there were two particular scenes that broke me. Th
Lilliana Anderson
May 01, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
💌 FOOLS RUSH IN - a backwards romantic comedy 💌

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Our eyes locked as my heart stuttered in my chest. “I don’t want to have this conversation anymore,” I said in a rush, gathering the sheet around my body as I scrambled to get off the bed. The moment my feet hit the ground, I rushed for the bathroom, only to be jolted to a stop when the
Louise H  -  ⭐ Life in the Book Lane Reviews ⭐
When the choice is marry or die, just what exactly is a girl meant to do?

This is the story of a socially awkward woman and the sexy thief she is forced to marry. Whilst this can be read as a standalone, it runs concurrently with Fool Me Twice. There are events in that book that I feel would both improve enjoyment of this book, and provide a much richer back story. We first met Alesha in Fool Me Twice and I was really curious to understand her change in attitude towards Holland, her best frie
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Please note: I did NOT read book one in this series (Fool Me Twice). However, I did not feel like I was missing any information or lost at any point.
Story Line: Alesha and her best friend Holland find themselves in a life or death situation. Either marry one of the five Cartwright brothers, or die. Since these girls obviously value life, they choose the clear choice. Holland marries Nate and Alesha marries Sam. I’m not going to lie to you. I’ve read quite a few thrillers these past few weeks so
Ria -  Reading Is Our Satisfaction
Sam and "Peaches" a perfect combination

Oh Lilliana, you caught me with FOOL ME TWICE, but you definitely trapped me with FOOLS RUSH IN. The second in the CARTWRIGHT BROTHERS series, this book definitely had me sitting up and paying attention to this amazing family of five brothers.

I loved Nate and Holland's story in book one, and although Sam and Alesha have a similar beginning, I found that their story was much more fun. I would definitely recommend reading FOOL ME TWICE before this one, as th
Jennifer Pierson
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have been going over and over in my mind on how I would write this review, and finally when I ran out of time to write it, I concluded that I would just have to wing it. So forgive me for any confusion, because I will have to tiptoe through it in order to not provide any spoiler douchery, as can happen when a story like Fools Rush In cross my path if I'm not careful. This is a completely 100% original series, so it's hard to describe correctly in general terms. Anyway, here goes. First of all, ...more
Sunny Shelly Reads
Fools Rush In -- the second book in the Cartwright brothers' series -- was just as good as the first, Fool Me Twice. This book tells the story of Nate's brother, Sam, and Holland's friend, Alesha, who are also forced into marriage. The story starts with the double wedding, and takes place alongside the second half of Fool Me Twice, so I definitely recommend reading that first so the reader is aware of the backstory. Many of the same scenes in Holland's book are retold from Alesha's POV here, and ...more
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wanting to be loved

I had been anticipating the second book in Lilliana Anderson’s Cartwright brothers series since I fell in love with Nate and Holland from Fool Me Twice. I was glad to know we’d be getting Holland’s best friend Alesha’s story since she was so involved in the first book and Lilliana definitely didn’t disappoint.

Unlike Holland and Nate, there was no very little initial attraction between Alesha and her Cartwright brother and chosen husband Sam - by saying that I mean they met
This is the second novel in the Cartwright brothers. This storyline interweaves with the first book due to the fact heroine in the first book Holland is best friends with Alesha(the heroine in this novel) and that they both got married to the brothers at the same time. Through most of the book Alesha is dealing with self doubt saddened that her father wants nothing to do with her because of her sudden marriage that didnt include him or the rest of her family and her constantly wondering if Sam c ...more
~lil maso~
Apr 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
When you marry into a family of crooks things are bound to get interesting.

I loved Alesha and Sam together even though circumstances are not the best they are meant to be.

My heart broke for her with how she felt unworthy, Sam and his brothers did not agree they absolutely love her.

Sam is swoon-worthy, I love how he is with her.

What can I say about Alesha, she’s hilarious and determined to make the best of her situations. I absolutely loved her what a great character.

I can’t spill any details of
Britt The Red Hatter Book Blog
Apr 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Action packed, emotionally charged, and flat out fun Fools Rush In had me hooked from the very start! I actually didn’t read the first book, but from what I’m gathering this book starts running parallel from some of book one, but shows you everything from Sam and Alesha’s point of view. I wasn’t lost at all starting from their story, but I definitely want to go back and read the first book now! With a running theme of family before everything else and a romance that tugs at your heart strings it ...more
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fools Rush In is the second book which features one of the Cartwright brothers and this one gives us Sam and Alesha's story. I enjoyed the story a lot, but it did take me a while to get into Alesha's character. I felt as if the beginning of the story focused too much on her inexperience's, lack of self-worth and she seemed so dramatic about everything that was going on with and around her. I absolutely loved Sam! He was so sweet, caring, protective and attentive when it came to Alesha. The Cartw ...more
May 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lilliana is nailing this funny as hell series, the second book Fools Rush In is so well written and so funny.
Sam and Alesha’s story piqued my interest in Fool Me Twice and I’m so glad their story was book 2.
Sam is so cool and fun, he’s way more chilled out then Nate and very protective of what’s his. Alesha has a very low self-esteem which has stemmed from those close to her leaving or ignoring her all her life. Sam comes along and his calm personality seems to put her at ease immediately and sh
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love the cheeky Cartwright brothers! They are like the Point Break boys.. surfers by day and theives by night. This is a standalone, but reads much better having the backstory of Nate and Holland from Fool Me Twice. Alesha is Holland's best friend and we learn that she was dragged into this lifestyle when her best friend was busted trying to find Nate. Their options became marry the two brothers or die. Tough choice!

Now Alesha must try and fit into the Cartwright clan and try to make her husba
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sam's and Alesha's story is one for the books! It keeps you guessing page after page! You get a new side and look at the Cartwright family, how they work and why plus you get a whole new level of crazy (the good kind), surprises, family love, and loyalty, but you also get a bit of what family is like. If you thought you knew it all in Nate and Hollands book, you're in for a big ole surprise! Remember actions speak louder than words and never judge a book by its cover y'all! You WON'T be disappoi ...more
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I always find it interesting to see other peoples' point of view because it shows that no two people see things in the same light.
Fool Me Twice, book one about the Cartwright family, was written from Holland's point of view, and I loved her. This book, book two, was told from Alesha's point of view, and I found it very interesting to read her take on the situation and her friendship with Holland.
I loved the book, and I really love the rest of the brothers, especially Toby, but I must say, after
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing

This is the second book is the Cartwright Brothers series. It could be read as a standalone but I do recommend reading book one as the second half of that book goes along side this one. Plus book one is just as good as this book. Alesha aka peaches is Holland's friends for the first book. She and Sam get married in this book they have Insta chemistry but it much more physical. Alesha is raised as a good girl always following the rules of her very strict upbringing so it was odd to see her marrie
Margaret Neal
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thought Lilliana was a master at the tearjerkers (I still haven't forgiven her for 47 Things), but I think i love her for her rom coms just aa much.
This woman is SERIOUSLY FUNNY,I may have snorted a few times. Her wit is lightning fast and the banter between the Cartwright brothers is exactly how my brothers act.

Sam and Alesha are so right for each other, and having no other option but to marry each other they find they are highly attracted to each other.
Can lust turn into love?
Can Alesha fin
Jamie Chomyc
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book!! Fools Rush In is the 2nd book in the Cartwright Brothers Series by Lilliana Anderson!! I would recommend you read Fool Me Twice which is Nate and Holland's story book 1 in the series!! It just gives you a way to see events from a different point of view!! Now Sam and Alesha are definetly an opposites attract type of couple!! Sam lives his life with his own and set of rules and Alesha(Peaches) was raised with a strict Catholic upbringing!! They have both had bad pasts ...more
Wendy Livingstone
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In my opinion, “Fools Rush In” needs to be read first, as this story runs concurrently with that one. This is Sam and Alesha’s story. Sam lives his life by his own set of rules, and Alesha is seeking a family that she never realized she missed. This is a well written story, which is action packed, emotional, humorous, and with twists and drama which had me hooked and intrigued throughout with this amazing page turner. I cannot wait to read the next book in this series, and highly recommend this ...more
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