Previously reviewed: Ripple
Synopsis: Last summer, Mackenzie and Landon were the perfect couple. And then he dumped her and broke her heart. Fast-forward a year and they’re back at their summer jobs at Serenity Ranch and Spa with Mack and her best friend Bailey, spending their time fantasising about making voodoo dolls and playing childish pranks on Landon.
Luckily for Mack, the perfect opportunity presents itself. Landon takes a nasty fall and suddenly he’s stuck in the past – literally. His most recent memory is of last summer, when they were together, so now he’s calling Mack pet names and hanging all over her.
The plan is simple: keep Landon at arm’s length, manipulate him so he’s the one falling in love, and then, BAM, dump him in the most epic revenge plot in the history of everdom. There’s only one teensy problem: Mack can’t fall for Landon a second time.
200words (or less) review: Fool Me Twice is exactly that book it tells you. It’s a cheesy contemporary romance with Mack playing “childish pranks” on Landon. If you’re expecting something beyond that, this story isn’t going to be for you but if you want fun escapism then it is.
Mack is a likeable narrator. She quotes horror films, has a unique dress sense and dyed her hair blue and red. Her best friend Bailey is cast as the more traditional pretty flirty girl. Despite their differences the friendship between them is strong. It was nice to have a positive and supportive relationship that didn’t end up suffering because of ‘boy’ issues.
The story is straight forward, after Landon loses his memory Bailey and Mack plot revenge. Mack wants Landon to know what it feels like to have your heart broken and if they can play a few pranks along the way all the better. Some pranks are pretty funny and because I wanted Mack’s story to work out I was happy to go along with it.
I enjoyed Fool Me Twice, it may be cheesy but I happen to love cheese.