Title: Fool for You
Author: Rina Gray
Genre: Romance, contemporary fiction
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Pages: N/A (eBook edition)
Publication Date: 18th July 2016
My Rating: 4/5
About Fool for You
Sports journalist Melanie Foster has achieved most of her goals: Bomb.com job—check. Tomboy-to-smoking-hottie makeover—check. Convince her best friend, Damien Richards, to slide a ring on her finger and father her two-point-five kids—not so much. When she activates Operation: I’m Gonna Make You Love Me, she never imagines her BFF already has plans to stroll down the wedding aisle with another woman.
Damien is in the middle of crisis mode. The non-profit for young athletes at which he volunteers is in financial trouble. He’ll pull out all the stops to rescue the organisation that saved his life after his career-ending injury—even if it means sacrificing his personal happiness.
But when he finally wakes up to love and the very non-friendly feelings he’s long held for Mel, it might just be too late. Damien must convince her that he’s worth the risk and turn the tables to show her he’s the one ready to be a fool for love.
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This was definitely a different novel and one which I enjoyed a great deal. Melanie has been crushing on her best friend Damien for years, but somehow he hasn’t seemed to notice her feelings towards him. After landing her dream job, can Melanie finally pluck up the confidence to admit her true feelings to Damien. Everything couldn’t be going more perfectly, right? Well that is until Damien’s boss is gravely ill and he requests Damien to marry his daughter. Life can never be quite that easy after all. After Damien proposes to Vanessa, can Melanie ever be truly happy? You’re just going to have to read to find out.
Admittedly, I didn’t enjoy elements of this book. I’ll never be a fan of anyone trying to break a couple up for their own personal gain. I really enjoyed Melanie’s character and Damien’s at times, though towards the end of the book I really hated elements of Damien’s character. To be honest, Damien is stubborn, stupid and quite dislikable at times. But he does have redeeming features and his care and compassion shine through the book.
The plot was well written and enjoyable with twists and turns to pique your interest. It’s a realistic story which may be relatable for many. I really enjoyed the author’s writing style whilst reading the book as she made it a real page turner.
One thing is for sure, this is a well written, captivating story and certainly an adventure you won’t want to miss!
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Rina Gray is one of the newest African American romance writers on the rise. She is also a digital marketing professional who discovered her love of writing in 2012. Writing has always been Rina’s passion, though initially, she tried to deny it. In college she served as the copy editor for the entertainment magazine and newspaper. During her tenure, she had the opportunity to interview various talented entertainers including Chris Rock and the cast from Reno-911.
Rina has always been an avid reader, sneaking to read her mother’s books she had no business reading i.e. Stephen King’s The Stand, It, and Anne Rice’s various vampire series. As a pre-teen, she received a load of romance novels from a family friend and from that point on, she devoured any book related to romance or horror. When she’s not writing, she can be found with her head stuck in a book, kickboxing, or dominating game night with friends and family. Rina resides in Atlanta with her husband.