Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Review: Fool's Gold (Hearts and Arrows #3.5) by Staci Hart

Title: Fool's Gold (Hearts and Arrows #3.5)
Author: Staci Hart
Source: Author Request
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella
Release Date: February 10, 2015
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 4
Sexual - 3

Life is never black and white.

It’s a fact Josie knows too well, right next to wanting what you can’t have. And even though Jon is her friend and colleague, he pushes those boundaries on the regular. There are times when she feels like she can’t escape him, and others where she doesn’t want to.

The tension twists tighter every time they meet, but Jon’s unavailable. Live-in girlfriend of years unavailable. As much as Josie cares about him, and as much as she wants more, his flirting is a cruel tease. Unfair. And she’ll push him away if she has to, if that’s what it takes to protect herself.

As far as Aphrodite’s concerned, Jon and Josie getting together is inevitable. But keeping them together may be harder than any of them realize, and what Josie thinks is her happy ending may just turn out to be fool’s gold.
Warning - this is not Josie and Jon's happily ever after.  This is how they met, how they fell in love, and how Jon totally screwed it up.  But - if you're reading the series in order, then you've already had their HEA and the is just a bit of bonus history for them.

I really enjoyed how they interacted with each other.  Both trying not to act on their feeling for the other because Jon currently has a girl-friend.  Don't worry, he's not a cheater, that works itself out wonderfully.  There really isn't a "bad guy" in this one other than life itself and all the wrenches it can throw your way (with a little help from Hera).

Beautifully told, I really loved getting know the two of them better.

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