by Avery Hale

NOOK Book(eBook)


Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now
LEND ME® See Details


A New Adult Contemporary Romance that's a fun, fast read with a dash of humor and a whole lotta drama!

As Jane Austen once said, �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?

*Contains explicit language and sexual content. Mature audiences only.*

*This is a stand-alone novel with no cliff-hanger.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148622475
Publisher: Avery Hale
Publication date: 07/11/2014
Series: Fools in Love Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 210
File size: 573 KB

About the Author

Avery Hale is a small town girl living in the big city of Chicago with her trusty Boston Terrier sidekick, Duncan. She�s a cog in the corporate wheel by day, and a Romance writer by night. When she�s not working or writing, she loves cooking, laughing, yoga-ing�and, of course, indulging in her ridiculous obsession with love stories!

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Lovefools 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
SRBradshaw More than 1 year ago
I loved this book.  It was such an entertaining read.  I couldn't put it down.  The description of the settings makes me want to plan a vacation in Costa Rica.  And the love scenes were so hot!  I need to know what happens with Phin and Byron!  I will be waiting for the second book to come out.  I'll def buy it the second that it's available!
LoriGarside More than 1 year ago
This is a fun, fast paced, and well written book. The characters are easy to connect with. Phin has been jilted by her fiancé, Doug, quit her job, and has gone on vacation to Costa Rica with her outspoken best friend. Dez is the friend we all need - brazen, outspoken, and unafraid to call bull whenever she sees it, but she also is a sexy free spirit who uses men like many men use women. Once there, Dez tries to get Phin to let go of the hurt and have some fun. They meet gorgeous, hot, latin men, and one mysterious American. Follow their adventure and buy the book!
HafwynD More than 1 year ago
This author was new to me so I wasn't sure what to expect from her book. The title and synopsis really pulled me in. As I started to read I had a hard time putting it down! This book has romance, drama, and suspense all rolled into one. We meet Phinegan Swift as she is going on vacation with her bold and brassy best friend Dez to Costa Rica. She just found out her long time lawyer boyfriend and now ex-boss Douglas was cheating on her. Dez has one mission for Phin to accomplish while in Costa Rica... get laid. Phin isn't sure she is up for that kind of fun like Dez is. At least until she meets Byron. Byron has his own agenda and Phin is his job. Things get a little too intimate and he realizes she couldn't be what she is accused of. He begins to work a way to keep her safe, which becomes a real job, and keep her close. Phin is a self proclaimed Lovefool and begins to wonder if this is a bad thing. Especially when her new Mr. Right has some serious secrets. And you can't have a good love story without the jerk ex Douglas trying to make another play! But Douglas has a secret agenda as well. Will Phin and Byron be able to overcome Byron's secrets and both be lovefools or will his secrets break them apart? Those are questions to find out! I enjoyed this story. It had a few small twists that made it suspenseful and the romantic element was wonderful. I loved the interactions between Phin and Byron. They didn't come together easily and clashed together hard. But when they give in they give in. Question is will it be enough? **I was given a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest and fair review**
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Favorite Quotes: Not the Public-Display-of-Embarrassment card.  Knowing Dez, this could mean anything from shouting "penis" as loudly as she could in as many languages as she knew the equivalent word (twenty-seven to be exact) to flashing the nearest unsuspecting bystander her double-Ds, which she'd nicknamed 'Laverne' and 'Shirley.'  The latter was her favorite P.D.E. by far.  On one occasion, her drive-by boobing victims included a thirty-man crew at a construction site in the Chicago Loop and a Catholic nun who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time." “Be still my quivering clitoris.” My Review: What fun! Our main character is suffering a broken heart from catching the love of her life with his pants down and being serviced by his 19 year old secretary, on her anniversary and the day before she is leave for her dream vacation.  And although she is miserable much of the time, her antics, while on vacation in Costa Rica with her outrageous friend, continued to put a smile on face despite her misery.  This little missive hopped several genres, I counted New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Humor.  It was a quick, well written, and easy read, with some delightfully steamy sex scenes – which of course are a near must for this old cougar.  It was short, I would have enjoyed a little more of the same, but it was probably just the right length to leave us wanting to read the next in the series. 
DDBean More than 1 year ago
Lovefools by Avery Hale was a sweet, sometimes funny, and at parts very hot romance. All of us have a friend like Dez. Dez and a Costa Rica vacation are just what Phin needs in order to take her mind off of her cheating ex. Of course, she would have to meet Byron at the airport and keep running into him throughout her trip. Sparks immediately start to fly and misunderstandings will happen. There were many times in the book where I wanted to shake Phin. She just does not always use common sense. Dez made me snort/giggle more than once with her antics. There were times when you could see where the story was heading and others where it would deter and have you scratching your head and wondering why you didn’t see that one coming. I loved this book. It was quite entertaining. I give this book a 4 star rating. I would love to read a story of Dez and her love conquest from Costa Rica. This is a good book to read while lying on a beach and drinking some of the drinks that are mentioned in the story. It made the time fly and before I knew it, I was at the end.
MaureensBooks More than 1 year ago
When I read the blurb about ‘Lovefools’ it immediately sounded like my kind of book. A love story based in a beautiful country. What can possible be bad about it? I participated in the cover reveal of ‘Lovefools’ at June 24th and I seriously loved the cover. The cover of ‘Lovefools’ is just very natural and thankfully it fitted this book perfectly. So you can understand I was very excited to start in this book. In ‘Lovefools’ we follow Phinegan Swift. Phinegan is heartbroken ever since her boyfriend broke her heart in a trillion little pieces. Thankfully, Phin has Dez, her best friend who also happens to be a complete man-eating-sex-addict. Dez is determined to make Phin forget about her bad ex. But Phin isn’t easily distracted. That is until she meets Byron. And soon the only thing to get Phin from thinking about her ex is the extremely handsome Byron. But who is this man? Byron is a mystery man who Phin met on the airport. Somehow Phin and Byron keep bumping into each other and soon Phin finds herself being swept of her feet. But Byron is keeping secrets and Phin isn’t prepared to get her hard broken all over again. ‘Lovefools’ is the perfect summer-time read. From the first page on I liked this story. It’s easy to read, funny and there’s a nice dose of friendship and love concealed in this book. I can totally see myself reading this book with a cocktail in my hand while lying on a nice beach. But it was also totally worth reading on my sunny balcony. LOL Although this book travels very fast sometimes (I mean there a declarations of love after the third meeting :|) I still really enjoyed it. I loved the chemistry between Phin and Byron, and the best friend Dez really made me laugh a lot. In the beginning of this book there where many times when I wanted to scream at Phin to not be so damn stupid. Phin was pining over her stupid ex and I really wanted to smack her in the face. Thankfully Dez was not afraid to open up her mouth, and she told Phin what I really would like to have said to her if this was real life. The one down fall about this book was the length. I really would have loved to read more about Phin and Byron. This book was just too short. But at the other hand I don’t think this book would ever be long enough.
BPond1970 More than 1 year ago
I have not picked up an Avery Hill book until now and I loved Lovefools! It had everything a good book should have in it. Excitement, Love,  Pain, Regret and some very hot sex! Phin is just getting over walking in on her boyfriend with his sexy secretary going down on him in his office. What way to get a low down cheating man out of your life? Go out of the country of course! Phin and her best friend Dez go to Costa Rica to have a little fun in the sun.  Phin hopes to let her heart heal and Dez wants to get laid and party . While Phin is trying to heal her broken heart, she ends up in lots of drama and meets a handsome man who she and Dez brush off because according to Dez, he is gay. Don't count him out, looks are so deceiving. I fell in love with Bryon right at the first meeting. If only  the world was full of those kinds of guys--loving, sweet and has a conscious. Dez is such a trip! She has the energy that was tiring me out just reading about her. She lives life to it's fullest and the more she gets laid by great looking guys the better as long as they leave as soon as the sex is done. No sleepovers for her. She loves Phin and you can  tell she really wants what is best for her best friend and tries really hard to cheer her up.  Couldn't put the book down once I started this book. I look forward to reading much more from this talented author. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am usually not a big romance novel person, but as soon as I started reading it, I literally was unable to stop. Avery Hale had me at Costa Rica, but it was very easy to become quickly attached to her characters. Phin and Dez sound like any one of my girlfriends and it never hurts to throw in some hot guys either! i definitely laughed out loud at some parts of the book because it just has a really familiar feel to it. I also became very invested in what would become of her and Byron and Douglas! It had some nice twists and I am waiting anxiously for more! You need to check out this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
total riot. entertained from start to finish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
loved this book!  i got this as a gift from my husband and i could not put it down!  i cannot wait to see what happens next! the love scenes were hot!  easy and fast read and well written!  hurry up avery hale ! I am on pins and needles to know what happens next
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ending was a serious waste of time. Should have left Byron in jail because Phin's almost assault was a direct result of Byron keeping secrets. Sorry, but Phin should lose all claims to being an adult woman. Her utter lack of ability to stand up for herself made me nauseous.