Fools Rush In [NOOK Book]

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I glanced out of the window, my sights falling on a black Dodge 4 x 4 complete with chrome, mud flaps, oversized running boards, and those big tires that looked as if they were made merely for recycling as multi-person flotation devices. Not unusual ...
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Overview

EXCERPT FROM CATALOG:

I glanced out of the window, my sights falling on a black Dodge 4 x 4 complete with chrome, mud flaps, oversized running boards, and those big tires that looked as if they were made merely for recycling as multi-person flotation devices. Not unusual in Texas, but more than a little out of place in our neck of the woods. I held my breath as the door swung open and Dwayne Neeley stepped out.
"Whoa." My imagination hadn't done him justice.
Tall. Check.
Burly. Check.
Five o'clock shadow. Check.
I stopped checking after that, worried I might lose track of the reason for his visit. He drew a bit closer, and I took note of the fact that Sophia--who'd been sitting on our veranda next door--was now on her feet, giving him a solid once-over.
Watch yourself, girl.
As Dwayne ambled up the drive, the pointed toes of his boots moving in perfectly timed steps, my heart seemed to beat along in sync. After a few seconds of staring at his broad shoulders and rugged good looks, I sprinted to the front door, pausing only to double-check my appearance in the front-hall mirror before stepping out onto the veranda. Once there, I did my best to look calm and unassuming.
A smile lit my cowboy deejay's handsome face as he climbed the stairs to meet me on the porch. My, but the boy was tall.
"Dwayne Neeley?" I managed.
"The one and only."
He extended his right hand. I took it, but found it difficult to focus, because, now that we were within hand-shaking distance, something else stood out, something that totally threw me. His clothes were, well, dirty. And he had that same wet puppy smell Nick's boys always got when they'd been playing in the summer sun too long. And I was pretty sure he had--what was that, sawdust?--in his hair.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Bella Rossi is determined to make her parents' wedding-planning business a success, but her first booking requires a country-and-western theme. Unfortunately, Bella's Italian parents have kept her knee-deep in Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, totally out of touch with the realm of Johnny Cash. She sets out to find a DJ who can handle the job—and finds the perfect man for the wedding and possibly for her. VERDICT Bella's quirky, crazy family life adds humor to this modern love story. A light but satisfying series debut that will appeal to fans of Kristin Billerbeck.\
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441204608
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Weddings by Bella Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 11,071
  • File size: 627 KB

Meet the Author

Janice Thompson is a seasoned romance author and screenwriter. An expert at pulling the humor from the situations we get ourselves into, Thompson offers an inside look at the wedding business, drawing on her own experiences as a wedding planner. She is the author of the hugely popular Weddings by Bella series and the Backstage Pass series, as well as Picture Perfect, The Icing on the Cake, and The Dream Dress. She lives in Texas. Learn more at janiceathompson.com.
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  • Posted February 16, 2011

    could not finish it!'!

    It was free so no complaint on the cost! I truly liked the start of the story BUT about midway the story was lost and so was I! The storyline became very diluted by christian frivolous pushing! Not against religion in the least but the synopsis said NOTHING about it being of that genre. I could not finish it, and I CARED nothing for the characters by the middle of the book! I would not recommend this book!

    48 out of 81 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Wonderful book. A few little errors. Wonderful story line. Clean Book!

    38 out of 55 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 2, 2011

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    WONDERFUL!!!

    I downloaded this first book in the series for free and then immediately had to buy books 2 and 3. There is nothing better than reading a book and feeling like you are home again at your family's kitchen table listening to long since passed grandparents... nothing better than reading a book and laughing out loud and then crying happy tears of joy right along with the characters... The Weddings by Bella Series did that for me!!!!!!! You can't help but have a huge craving for books 2 and 3 as soon as you finish book 1. Be prepared to laugh out loud and if you are in public when doing so, proudly lift up the book and say "you gotta read this!"

    35 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2011

    Would Not Read Again

    Even though I liked this book, I would not read it again. I agree with the other reviewers, it had too much religion in it. I felt like it WAS preachy at times and I don't like that. I respect ALL religions equally but I don't like the fact that nowhere does it warn us about it. I probably would have passed on this book as well if I would have known about it.

    On another note, I don't think the story was developed well enough. If it was supposed to be a romantic story/novel I feel like the relationship between the two main characters was not developed enough. It seemed to me like they met, barely spent time together, and Boom! they're in love. I would not really recommend this book.

    23 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 3, 2009

    Boot Scootin Good Time

    Bella Rossi, a 29-year-old Italian, transplanted to Texas, meets a handsome cowboy in a hilarious moment of mistaken-identity. What ensues is comedic and romantic. How can Bella run her family's wedding planning service when she has no idea about themed weddings? Especially a country one?

    When Italian meets Texan, sparks fly, hilarity ensues, and the reader is left with a stitch in their side. Thank God for friends and chivalrous cowboys!

    Janice Thompson does not fail to deliver a boot-stomping good time with FOOLS RUSH IN! A thoroughly enjoyable read.

    23 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2011

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    Great Read!

    Good, clean, romantic comedy!

    18 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2012

    Light hearted reading.

    Coming from the north east with an italian family it was great to read the phrases my nonna used to speak. I loved the romance and the hints of God's hand in every aspect of your life. Whether praying for your life, love, finances, lost souls or even a crazy bird, it takes you on a fun, romantucally clean and funny journey about trusting God in ALL things.

    16 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    Great easy read

    I really loved this book! The story was really good and kept me entertained! I also loved the message and could kind of relate to the main character Bella! This was a really sweet love story that is fun and quick to read! Love how janice brings in scripture and italian sayings! I would definitey recommed this book if your looking for a fun christian fiction love story filled with hope, faith, and the love of Christ!

    15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2011

    If you're looking for a Christian chick lit... maybe not even then

    the first few chapters were light & entertaining enough, but it soon got very repetitive and in the 2nd half of the book it felt like every other paragraph was about how great God is and how everyone should just listen to God and trust in God, God in his mysterious ways always works things out, etc. etc. I guess if you're looking for a book for teenage girls to read for Bible Study then maybe this would work? Otherwise skip it.

    14 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2011

    Easy, Cute Read

    This is a very cute book. Doesnt really take much thought. Very easy read. I purchased the second one and am almost finished. It does get a little preachy, but if you dont mind that, then you will enjoy this.

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    Bookreader

    This is a funny book! DO NOT LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE WITH BAD REPORTS! THEY DONT HAVE A FUNNY BONE IN THEIR BODY! This is a christian book. So funny get it right now! It free so how could you complain about a comdy filled free christian book!:) ;)

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 29, 2011

    Good read.

    Easy book to get into. Very funny from the beginning.

    8 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 14, 2011

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    I didnt get thru the book

    I have to say that this book was very long winded. A lot of needless information about her family that has nothing to do with the story. It was like Bella's family and Jenna friend was the main story and her romance with Dwayne is a side story. I know this book is free and becouse of that I'm not that upset about how unfulling it turned out to be. I hope this help any who would like to read this. I would say its a good clean book for any one who is young(pre teens or teens) who wants to try out reading romance novels.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    Really grea

    This book was sooo good ad it had no sex or people speaking of sex so it was really appropriate. I love this series!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2011

    Cute story but too much religion!

    I enjoyed it but i could've done with out the religious stuff, not my thing. I did purchase the other two books. I recommend this book but keep in mind that it has alot of religious reference.

    5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Great book

    Very good reading without the sexual things found in too many other books.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2011

    Couldn't finish it.

    I normally power through books just to give them a true chance, but this one was not worth it. I'm sure it might be a nice change of pace if I were a devout christian to read a book that mentions the Lord or praying at least every other page, but it was distracting and didn't drive the story. Nothing did and that was the ultimate problem. Too much development of the side characters and not enough protaginist interaction. We romance readers want romance and a storyline, and this one just couldn't connect it all together.

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2011

    Fun ... but particularly for SE TX people!

    Loved reading this book. Interesting characters and enjoyed all the local landmarks. Finished it on a rainy, lazy day and it was perfect.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2012

    Boring!!

    Slow story. Very religous to a fault.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

    OK

    It is quick, funny read but the plot is rather weak. It did make me smile several times, but didn't seem to have an ending. When I got to the end, I turned the page thinking there had to be more.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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