Review: A Fool Again by Eloisa James

Posted June 27, 2011 by Holly in Reviews | 1 Comment

Publisher: Avon, Harper CollinsGenres: Anthologies (multiple authors)

 Holly‘s review of A Fool Again by Eloisa James

A Fool Again is the story of Genevieve, who once made a dash to Gretna Greene to marry, but was caught by her father. Now, a few years later, she attends the funeral of her elderly husband (not the man she ran away to marry) and who does she see but The One Who Got Away! Can they make their love work this time around or will Genevieve be A Fool Again?

This was a free Nook download. I’m not a huge EJ fan. I’ve read a few of her books and enjoyed them, but not so much I find myself anxious to read more. This novella was sweet and simple. I enjoyed it for the most part, though I did have issues. 

Genevieve was ready to marry the man of her dreams after only a few hours, but they were caught on their way to Gretna Green and she was forced to marry an old man instead. He has recently passed away and Genevieve has her cap set on marrying her late husband’s business partner. Who, it just so happens, has control of her trust until she marries.

Tobias Darby has been in love with Genevieve since the day they met. He left the country while she was married, but rushed back as soon as he heard she was a widow. He’s determined to have her now and nothing will stop him, especially not Genevieve herself.

I enjoyed parts of this, but I never really understood why Genevieve was so in love with her husband’s business partner. Therefore I didn’t understand the rest of her actions. Especially her stubborn refusal to see the good in the hero. Yes she thought he betrayed her 7 years ago, but even faced with proof of his feelings for her she still refused to admit he was a good man or that they had a future together.

I really liked Tobias and how quick he was willing to cop to his feelings. He understands why Genevieve is upset and truly wants her to be happy. It was hard not to like him, considering. I really liked the parts of the story that focused strictly on Tobias and Genevieve together. When they were getting to know each other. Those scenes were very sweet and made up for some of what was lacking in other areas.

Overall not a bad read considering the length.

This book is available from Avon in e-format only. You can buy it here or here in e-format.

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One response to “Review: A Fool Again by Eloisa James

  1. Dev

    I have this one in my tbr pile (can’t remember now if it was free or 99 cents). Anyway, I like EJ so I’ll probably be reading this soon (hopefully!!)

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