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Fool Me Once

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  521 ratings  ·  215 reviews
I met Keegan when I was on the beach in Florida.
He literally crashed into my world.
I wasnt 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 didnt know it at the time, but that week would forever change my life.

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Published (first published March 5th 2020)
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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 back to
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 wasnt looking for romance, but his two-dimpled charm made my heart go haywire.
We both had one thing in common: we were here to
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
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
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
Celia Pereira
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
Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: newadult
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
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
***4.5 Stars***

This was a quick, fun, smexy read with a nice little twist that I didnt 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 Keegans journey to their second chance HEA was a fun one. I enjoyed experiencing their first collision,
Britt The Red Hatter Book Blog
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: faves, 2020-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 Im experiencing. I dont 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 youll cry from happiness and twists and turns that having you gasping.
Keegan and Blakely have a story that is utterly captivating!
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.
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
Emily Goodman
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Readers will jump for absolute joy when they get their hands on Nikki Ashs 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 Ashs Id say this is sounding vaguely similar right? Ashs 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 pregnancy
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
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
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 shes got a plan for what she wants from life. Determined to go to college shes sworn off dates/men/fun until she makes her dreams a reality. I really liked Blakely. For an 18 year old shes pretty mature which isnt all that surprising given what shes been through. With no parents to lean on, a sister thats partying hard and closing herself off, Blakely is ready for the next stage of her life. Getting
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 didnt 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 ...more
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
Johnaka- Amity Book Blog
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 didnt 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. Shes the woman who swept him off his feet that one spring break. When he finds her, he cant help
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 dont pass ...more
Tara Horowitch -Sexy Book Divas
Top Read!

Leave it to Nikki to steal my heart and my tears when it comes to her writing.

I absolutely loved Keegan, Blakely and of course the love able and scene stealer Zane. This story as everything I love from Nikki, the perfect amount of angst, laughter, and cant forget the tears. Fool Me Once will have you hooked from start to finish.
Louise  O
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fool Me Once is a standalone 2nd chance love story that had me hooked from the moment it landed in my hands.

Blakely hasnt been living, when she tags along as chaperone to her sisters spring break, she meets Keegan; gorgeous and someone to have a holiday fling with. When they go their separate ways Blakely searches for Keegan but as time goes on she gives up hope until she comes face to face with a version of him she would never have expected. When Blakelys best friend gets her caught up in his
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 becoming
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What happens on spring break stays on spring break, unless a surprise arrives nine months later. Blakely has a full ride for college, but adorable little Zane throws a monkey wrench in those plans. Fortunately, her sister is by her side and willing to help once Blakely finds another university that will accommodate her special circumstances, and t happens to be in the town where Zane's father, Keegan, lives. Without a last name or a phone number, Blakely has been hoping to run into Keegan, but ...more
Joy Whiteside
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was an amazing read. It moves along at a wonderful pace, making it an easy read. The characters are great. You feel as though you have known them forever and no matter what you want to see them happy and the story will grab you and not let you go till the very last page. This is a must read, there is no doubt about it.
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fool Me Once is that story that pulls you in and you're addicted until you finish it. Blakely and Keegan are two characters that come to life on the pages and their story is something that plays like a movie. The secrets, the twists, the heat, the love. It all comes to together so well you forget you're reading. Another must read from Nikki Ash! Don't miss this one!
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this book! It had a couple of great twists that I did not see coming!! Im so in love with the characters , Keegan is so sexy!! Its hard to give any information without accidentally divulging spoilers so I wont say anymore! This is a must read! Nikki Ash does not disappoint! ...more
Sheila'S Book Corner
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What words are there to say about this book.... this is a new standalone book from Nikki Ash, and let me say you will not be able to put this book down. Keegan has stolen my heart and he will steal yours as well. This book gave me all the feels and cannot wait for you all to read it as well!
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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 shes 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.

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