Fool Me Twice (If Only Series)

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If Only . . . he hadn't broken her heart

Mackenzie and Landon were the perfect couple . . . until he dumped her and broke her heart. Fast-forward a year and they're back where they first met—Serenity Ranch and Spa, where they are once again working together for the summer. Talk about awkward.

Then, Landon takes a nasty fall and gets amnesia. Suddenly, he's stuck in the past—literally. His most recent memory is of last summer, when he and Mack ...

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Overview

If Only . . . he hadn't broken her heart

Mackenzie and Landon were the perfect couple . . . until he dumped her and broke her heart. Fast-forward a year and they're back where they first met—Serenity Ranch and Spa, where they are once again working together for the summer. Talk about awkward.

Then, Landon takes a nasty fall and gets amnesia. Suddenly, he's stuck in the past—literally. His most recent memory is of last summer, when he and Mack were still together, so now he's calling her pet names and hanging all over her. It's the perfect chance for revenge. The plan is simple: keep Landon at arm's length, manipulate him so he's the one falling love, and then BAM, dump him. There's just one problem: Mack can't fall for Landon all over again.

The If Only romance line is all about wanting what you can't have, and Mandy Hubbard's hilarious break-up/love story is sure to captivate anyone who has ever wished for a second shot at love.

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Editorial Reviews

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"A great romantic read for any girl." —VOYA

"A great summer read for teens looking for a love story. Mackenzie is a sly, spunky character who is relatable and authentic." —School Library Journal

"For everyone who has lost in love and longed for an epic do-over, Fool Me Twice is laugh-out-loud, feel-good fun." —Jennifer Echols, author of Forget You and Dirty Little Secret

"Part comedy of errors, part romantic-fantasy, this fast-reading playful novel takes the idea of feeling out of place to a hilarious extreme." —Publishers Weekly, on Prada & Prejudice

"Readers will love this fantastically funny, heart-warming book about getting much more than you wish for." —VOYA, starred review, on You Wish

Voya Reviews, April 2014 (Vol. 36, No. 1) - Debbie Wenk
Revenge for a heart so callously broken seems too good to pass up. Mack is back at her ranch job for the second summer. The previous year, she had fallen for a summer ranch hand and they had enjoyed a blissful few weeks. The first week back at school, however, she discovers him kissing his supposed ex-girlfriend. She is determined to forget Landon this summer, but he suffers amnesia from a fall off a horse and believes it is the previous summer, thinking the two are still a couple. Mack’s friend, Bailey, cooks up a payback scheme to break Landon’s heart. After very little hesitation, Mack agrees to the plan. She will make herself irresistible to Landon then dump him at the final, big event of the summer. Predictably, things do not go exactly as planned. This book is a disappointment. There is no character development and little depth to the story. Mack elicits little empathy with her vacillations between going along with the revenge plan and actually falling for Landon again—or rather, admitting she never got over him. Bailey gets the barest of sub-plots, and readers never get a chance to care about her one way or the other. Landon is mostly just described as incredibly hunky and good looking—readers never see why Mack fell for him in the first place except that he paid attention to her. There are certainly better romance novels out there, but this will probably find an audience among young teen chick-lit fans. Reviewer: Debbie Wenk; Ages 11 to 15.
Voya Reviews, April 2014 (Vol. 36, No. 1) - Madeline Miles
Fool Me Twice is a great romantic read for any girl. It is a heartrending adventure that really draws readers into the story. It is a comedic love story, and it is one of the best this reviewer has read. It is the perfect book to read after getting over a hard breakup because it is a feel-good, funny, enjoyable story. Recommend this to any teenage girl who has had boyfriend trouble, and even the ones who have not. Reviewer: Madeline Miles, Teen Reviewer; Ages 11 to 15.
Kirkus Reviews
2014-03-12
A light romantic romp from Hubbard begins in medias psychodrama. Mackenzie is returning for another summer at Serenity Ranch and Spa, working in the stables, where her red- and blue-striped hair won't be noticed by the ritzy spa's guests. Also returning is Landon, the boy Mack had a summer romance with last year—and who dumped her on the first day of school. Mack is struggling with her still-unresolved feelings when Landon takes a bad fall, hitting his head and getting amnesia. Landon now thinks it's last summer and that he and Mack are still dating. That gives Mack's best friend, Bailey, an idea: Mack should get Landon to fall in love with her, then dump him and break his heart. It's the perfect revenge, except for one problem. This time around, things are different between Mack and Landon. And since she never really got over him, it's even easier to fall for him again. But what will happen when Mack reveals the truth? The characters are fairly stock, with Mackenzie in particular feeling flat. That the girls can keep Landon's amnesia a secret from him requires a monumental suspension of disbelief. Still, this book, which launches the If Only series along with Kristin Rae's Wish You Were Italian, isn't really about realism. As romances go, it's harmless enough. (Romance. 14-18)
School Library Journal
05/01/2014
Gr 9 Up—It's another summer of lesson coordinators and tending to horses at the Serenity Ranch and Spa for Mackenzie, Bailey, and Landon before they head off to college in Washington State. The previous summer, Landon and Mackenzie were the perfect couple until he dumped her for another girl. Now Mackenzie has plans to hang out with Bailey, go shopping, and play the field. However, that changes when Landon bumps his head and loses his memory. He thinks that he is 17 again and he and Mackenzie are still dating. Bailey convinces Mackenzie to take advantage of his accident and get back at Landon for dumping her by pretending they are back together for the summer. After several pranks and lots of deception, the protagonist finds herself falling for Landon all over again, making this a great summer read for teens looking for a love story. Mackenzie is a sly, spunky character who is relatable and authentic. Readers who like horses will also find this enjoyable.—Karen Alexander, Lake Fenton High School, Linden, MI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781619632295
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 5/6/2014
  • Series: If Only Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 731,818
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Mandy Hubbard is the author of many books for young adults including PRADA & PREJUDICE and YOU WISH. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and daughter. She works as an agent at D4EO literary.www.mandyhubbard.com @mandyhubbard

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