Friday, July 18, 2014


Author: Avery Hale
Title: Lovefools, (Fools in Love Series, Book 1)
Genre:  A New Adult Contemporary Romance
 Event Organized by:  Drue's Random Chatter

Here is the synopsis for LOVEFOOLS. Since I also read the book for review, it'll be posted after the synopsis. More information about Avery Hale and about the blog tour will follow my review.

We are all fools in love. Twenty-two year old Phinegan Swift is no exception to that rule.  In fact, she’s been accused of being a certifiable lovefool.  But she’s proud to wear her heart on her sleeve and risk it all for love.

That is, until her high-powered lawyer boyfriend betrays her, breaks her heart, and causes her to question everything she ever believed in.  Devastated by his betrayal, Phin escapes to Costa Rica for a week with her best gal pal, hoping to give her heart a chance to heal.

Dez—a foul-mouthed, man-eating sex-pot—makes it her mission to distract Phin from her breakup woes with a healthy dose of sun, fun,…and Costa Rican man-candy.

But the only man who catches Phin’s eye is a handsome and mysterious stranger she meets at the airport.
Byron is a guy whose angle Phin just can't figure out.  All she knows is that he’s a thief... First, he tries to steal her luggage. Then, he tries to steals her massage.  Finally, he tries to steal her heart.

But Byron has his own secrets—the real reason he’s in Costa Rica being one of them.  When Phin uncovers his duplicity, she is faced with yet another heartbreak.
Things take a dramatic turn when a ghost from Phin’s past resurfaces to win her back...or so he claims.

Will Phin learn to believe in love again…or will love play her like a fool?

In Patti's Imagination Review

Amazon/Goodreads rating: 4.5/5 stars (listed as 5 stars)
In Patti's Imagination rating: 9/10 stars

As a reader, this is one of the best first novels I've read since I discovered Brenda Rothert and Cora Carmack. Like I did with both of those authors, I will eagerly anticipate what Avery brings to the table next, and I think anyone who likes either of those authors will enjoy this book. I know I did!

Not only did I fall in love with Byron, like Phin, I fell for Costa Rica, too. Avery infuses her stories with humor and still keeps the heat in the equation. And yes, there is definitely heat here. Byron and Phin have a palpable chemistry. Pool scene, anyone? Love does often make you a fool, but for a love like theirs, I think I'd gladly hop on board the train.

Secondary characters were very well fleshed-out here without taking over the story. Dez is fabulous and easily deserves her own book. The wonderful Estevan, questionable Carlito and jerk-extraordinaire, Douglas, were all perfectly rendered and served their purposes well. And though not a character, Costa Rica proved equally memorable.

When you're a writer, it seems like you should hate meeting other talented writers, but it's exactly the opposite for most of us. We love discovering talented people who share our obsession with fictional people and their lives. Avery is one of those people for me. Her natural talent is evident even in this first work (and I originally saw an earlier version, so I'm not speaking of just the great changes she made to the final product). I can't wait to read more from her.

AMAZON    ~    B&N    ~    SMASHWORDS

“Take it from me—love is a bitch. The biggest bitch you’ll ever meet. So it’s best to stay out of her way.” - Dez, Lovefools by Avery Hale

Avery Hale is a small town girl who lives in the big city of Chicago.  She holds down a day job and spends the rest of her time cooking, laughing, yoga-ing…and, of course, indulging in her ridiculous obsession with love stories!  She writes Romance and YA Paranormal (under the pen name Jane Lively.)

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