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Fool Me Once

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  1,098 ratings  ·  273 reviews
I met Keegan when I was on the beach in Florida.
He literally crashed into my world.
I wasn’t looking for romance, but his two-dimpled charm made my heart go haywire.

We both had one thing in common: we were here to escape our realities.
One week. Just the two of us. Not a care in the world.
I didn’t know it at the time, but that week would forever change my life.

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307 pages
Published (first published March 5th 2020)
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Oct 19, 2020 rated it liked it
This is my first read by Miss Ash. From the blurb I was expecting drama/angst/ sad story. What I found is surprising. Fool Me Once is feel good romance. Not clean romance.

This is a type of story where 1 sentence promising drama then next sentence solved it quickly without drama. There are a lot of wooing with body massage and hot tub. The characters do not evolved.
The tension between Branden and Keegan is sometimes really stupid.

The last twist at the end caught me by surprise.

I do not hate i
Book Maniac Forever

⭐️ 4.5 "Jailbird" Stars ⭐️
When I first read the synopsis of Fool Me Once, I was already sold on this story. The fact it was implied that it was a secret baby romance made me even more excited as I enjoy those kind of stories. Nikki Ash had me completely captivated and swooning over this adorable, yet sexy and suspenseful novel!

Blakely and Keegan meet on a beach during spring break in Florida. They share a palpable connection right away and few moments of passion, before separating to get bac
MC The Bookaholic ♡
Yes, yes, & yes!

This book was everything I needed. The plot wasn’t anything like what I expected, especially with the twist of Keegan’s secret.

This was honestly the cutest book ever. Super worth it. It wasn’t too long, but it also wasn’t short. The HEA was everything. The chemistry and obvious love between Keegan and Blakely was precious.

I simply loved it.

5 stars! Must re-read!!!
Nikki Ash
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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🌊 Synopsis 🌊
I met Keegan when I was on the beach in Florida.
He literally crashed into my world.
I wasn’t looking for romance, but his two-dimpled charm made my heart go haywire.
We both had one thing in common: we were here to escape our realities.
One week. Just the two of us. No
Feb 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 - 4 Stars... I can't decide how I feel.

I'm going to be completely honest... I went into this book blind. The only thing I knew was that it was a secret/surprise baby.
But I was SO CLOSE to DNF-ing this thing. I am not a fan of books that have main characters still in high school. And at the beginning of this book, the heroine was 18 (legal) but still in high school. And eventually I had to pause and put a little bookmark on my kindle page so I could scroll through and see if there was going
Apr 13, 2020 rated it did not like it
DNF at 29%

I loved the premise of this one, and I tried to see if I could make it work. Unfortunately, I was never able to connect with the heroine. I ended up skipping a few chapters and trying to read at the 50% mark to see if I liked her better and could start again at 29% knowing that I would like her more.

Unfortunately, this didn't work for me and I am putting this one down as a DNF.
Tabitha Willbanks
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
*ARC Provided by the author forn yo honest review*

5 Stars

Fool Me Once is a stand alone, secret baby romance, by Nikki Ash, that will have you Cheshire Cat smiling, and your heart all a flutter.
Blakely and her sister, who have had it pretty rough, decide to spend their spring break at a beach resort. While Blakely is relaxing on the beach reading one of her favorite books, a football flies right into her, and her book goes flying into the atlantic. Whoops! But hello Keegan! He sets his sights on
Victoria Weston
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OH MY!! I absolutely loved reading this book it was completely fantastic.
This is the first book that I've read by this author and I didn't know what to expect, I'm glad that I've found another great author to read their work. I really liked the story line and thought that it was written awesomely.

Blakely 'B' is the older sister to Sierra 'S'. These two sister's have been through hell. They've been through a terrible tragedy together and after there parents both died, the girls had to be placed i
Mar 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story.

I really liked the two main characters. They both felt a connection when they met 4 years ago, but he dropped his phone almost immediately after they parted ways. She ended up preggers and worked really hard to go to school. I loved that he knew immediately when he saw her that he wanted another shot, and he knew by looking that the kiddo was his. In real life I get the need for DNA tests, but in books it can be really crass. That being said, the characters weren’t unrealistic and the
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
This story hooked me from the first page. I do love a second chance romance and the chemistry between the characters certainly was electric! The steady build-up of feelings had me immersed in the story with them, willing them on. The swoony lead and the standoffish heroine were just perfect, the writing kept me enthralled the whole way through, I laughed and had a few happy tears. Then, throw in a splash of drama and it was all I could do to put my kindle down and be an adult!

Keegan is a spectac
Celia Marisa
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh Keegan!!😍

As usual Nikki doesn't disappoint!
I always say I love Nikki Ash's books, but damn! I just loved this book! It had everything you are accustomed to getting from Nikki. Laugh out loud moments, shocked moments, hot up in here 🔥 moments, dying moments 😭 and loving the book again moments❤ FMO makes you fall in love with every character and cheering for everyone involved. It's definitely one of those books that makes you believe in second chances and fate 😉 absolutely loved everything abo
***4.5 Stars***

This was a quick, fun, smexy read with a nice little twist that I didn’t see coming, but definitely helped bring everything together in an interesting way.

I loved Keegan and Blakely. Blakely is strong, focused and determined. She has a huge heart and gives as good as she gets. Keegan is simply a really good man. Charismatic and protective the man was simply lethal.

Blakely and Keegan’s journey to their second chance HEA was a fun one. I enjoyed experiencing their first collisio
Jenn Amy
Jul 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Ahh! My heart! What a book hangover!! I cannot stop thinking about these characters. I LOVED everything about this book. I devoured every single word from beginning to end. Second chance romance is my top favourite trope in the romance genre so as soon as I read the blurb I knew I would love it and I absolutely did. Blakely and her sister, Sierra had a tough childhood. I loved the friendship and closeness amongst these two sisters. In the beginning Sierra was in a tough place and she comp
Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)
This was my first Nikki Ash novel and I cannot express enough how much I loved it!!

Fool Me Once touched on several tropes which is why I think it touched on so many of my emotions. The story began with a heavy look on the relationship between Blakely and her sister Sierra. The family they now were, the family they lost, and the connection that Blakely was deeply trying to regain with her only remaining family member. There were so many times their relationship reminded me of my daughters and the
4.5 Stars

I have come to really enjoy Nikki's books and this book did not disappoint!
Blakely and Sierra are sisters who are pretty close until tragedy causes Sierra to withdraw and distance herself. Sierra wants to go on a trip and the only way their guardian will allow it is if Blakely goes. Blakely decides to go in parts she hopes that it will bring her and Sierra closer again. Blakely is left alone on this vacation but she meets Keegan and he helps to pass time. Keegan and Blakely have undeni
Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Nikki Ash had me completely captivated and swooning over this adorable, yet sexy and suspenseful story! Filled with heartfelt emotion, swoony romance, moments so sweet that I about died (!) of happiness and twists and turns that stunned me. Keegan and Blakely have a story that is utterly captivating!

I was blown away at this amazing tale of second chances with unique twists that left my head spinning. The connection between Blakely and Keegan was instant and the twists and turns that s
Britt The Hatters
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-faves, faves
Here I am yet again after reading a book by Nikki Ash and being left unable to pick up anything else due to the epic book hangover I’m experiencing. I don’t even know if I can word enough to explain just how incredible this book is. Fool Me On e was so much more than I ever dreamed it would be. Filled with heartfelt emotion, the swooniest of romance, moments so sweet you’ll cry from happiness and twists and turns that having you gasping.
Keegan and Blakely have a story that is utterly captivating
Mar 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great listen by Nikki Ash! Blakely & Keegan’s story is not a typical one. Love the twists & turns in this book. Awesome narration by Kelsey Navarro & Tim Paige.
Mar 06, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Too boring! Really predictable! Very long paragraphs, making reading really irritating!

H has a son of 3 years and yet when he finds about it, he is yeah okay I have a son. It was a shock but why not, I've a great dick I make awesome babies!

His reaction after meeting his son was so simple so basic! I was clearly expecting more! Anyway, that little boy Zane their son, has hardly two to three lines in the whole damn book!

h was quite irritating! Always crying and running around for sympa
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. Great second chance meeting years later. One of my favorite reads so far this year.
Emily Goodman
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Readers will jump for absolute joy when they get their hands on Nikki Ash’s new release Fool Me Once. Set in the sunny sands of Florida, Ash brings together Blakely and Keegan during a week long spring break that changes the course of their lives forever.

Now, as a huge fan of Ash’s I’d say this is sounding vaguely similar right? Ash’s debut novel, Fighting for a Second Chance from her successful Fighting series is set up very similarly. Guy and girl meet have a one time fling, unexpected pregnan
Jenifer Briggs
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I just finished this book a few minutes ago, and I am just so blown away!!! Everything about it was simply amazing!

During spring break of high school, estranged sisters Blakley and Sierra go on a trip that will change both of their lives forever. After losing both of their parents in an accident that should have never happened, they are currently in foster care, and by the grace of God they were able to stick together. Even though they haven't been close to one another since the accident, they
Viridiana Dimas
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
All The Stars!! All. Of.Them!

I have just read the end to Nikki Ash's best book yet and my new favorite! I'm talking, crack for your eyes type of addictive, unputdownable, page turner. Nothing could've prepared me for the twists and turns Keegan and Blakely's story took, and loved every single page of it. I couldn't get enough of these two, and the adorable Zane! Fool Me Once was all consuming in a "the rest of the world was nonexistent" kind of way. I devoured every word and felt every emotion
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Get ready to fall for Keegan! This guy is going to win you over in no time.

Blakely is 18 and she’s got a plan for what she wants from life. Determined to go to college she’s sworn off dates/men/fun until she makes her dreams a reality. I really liked Blakely. For an 18 year old she’s pretty mature which isn’t all that surprising given what she’s been through. With no parents to lean on, a sister that’s partying hard and closing herself off, Blakely is ready for the next stage of her life. Getti
Tiffany Readz
Excellent Read!

Good grief did Nikki Ash pack one heck of a story in under 300 pages! This is the kind of book I LOVE! Great storyline, steamy and a twist that will knock your socks off. The blurb doesn't do it justice, however after reading it, you'll see why. Plus the cover...a perfect fit! Unfortunately, this review will also be vague as to protect the various storylines.

Keegan and Blakely have a typical spring break fling, a one and done if you will, but fate wants something different for the
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Without doubt, Nikki Ash is becoming one of my favourite authors. Her writing is fab, the characters are great and so likeable, and she keeps me turning pages, never wanting the story to end!!

I adored Keegan and Blakely. The time they initially spent together and the eventual reconnection showed just what chemistry and spark this pair had.

Blakely and her sister Sierra grew as siblings and BFFs throughout the read, given their history and how things were going between them at the start of the st
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have been a huge fan of Nikki Ash for a long time. With Fool Me Once, I was blown away at this amazing tale of second chances with unique twists that leave your head spinning. The connection between Blakely and Keegan was instant though she didn’t feel that way at first. But Keegan wore her down. The twists and turns that separate these two were heartbreaking but also can so see that happen. I think that is one thing that really drew me in. The level of how much this book felt like it could pl ...more
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Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fool Me Once by Nikki Ash
“Second chances, 5 stars”

Keegan and Blakely met on a beach during spring break. They spent all their time together and when it came time to go their separate ways they didn’t want to, but had to. Over the years Blakely has looked for Keegan only for him to never pop up, until he does. Is finding Keegan too good to be true?
Keegan has wondered about Blakely throughout the years. She’s the woman who swept him off his feet that one spring break. When he finds her, he can’t h
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love me a Second Chance Romance!!!!

This was such a great read! I loved it from beginning to end! It had all of the things I love while reading, second chances, sweet heroes, strong heroines, awesome side characters…. I mean the list just goes on and on

Keegan and Blakely were perfect for each other. I loved how they came together both times lol…. this was a super sweet and yet steamy read all at the same time.

I could have easily read another 5 chapters about this couple. Ms. Ash is quickly becomi
Laurie Jovanovic
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
You know what did NOT fool me once... Nikki Ash writing another amazing story! From the first page to the last I was captured by the vast entertainment of Fool Me Once. Keegan and Blakely are two of my all time favorite characters. They have chemistry like no other. This book is smokin hot, funny, clever, surprising, and leaves you feeling like you never want it to end. A real page turner, with revelations the whole way through. If you are looking for a 5 star read with all the feels don’t pass ...more
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Nikki Ash resides in South Florida where she is an English teacher and mom by day and a writer by night. When she’s not writing, you can find her with a book in her hand. From the Boxcar Children to Wuthering Heights to the latest Single Parent Romance, she has lived and breathed every type of book.

Reading is like breathing in, writing is like breathing out. - Pam Allyn

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