Nobody's Fool

Nobody's Fool

by Sarah Hegger

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In Sarah Hegger's latest Willow Park Romance, long-held crushes and past frenemies reunite—and wonder if there's ever a second chance to make a good first impression. . .

Holly Partridge had no plans to return to Willow Park, Illinois, until her troubled younger sister Portia fled her home and aimed herself straight at Holly's high school nemesis—too-gorgeous-to-be-true Josh Hunter. Riding a manic bipolar high, Portia's only a danger to herself, but Holly needs to find her before she crashes. That means asking Josh for help.

The ultimate love 'em and leave 'em lothario, Josh was never good for anything but a broken heart. But now he's lending a hand when Holly needs it most—and revealing surprising generosity and compassion. Has Josh shed his bad boy ways? Or is Holly suddenly grown up enough to acknowledge her own mistakes? Trusting Josh could be a disaster—or the first step in banishing the past to make way for a future happier than Holly ever imagined. . .

“Sarah Hegger's voice is rich and witty and in a word, addictive.”—Terri Osburn, author of the bestselling Anchor Island series

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420137415
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 08/25/2015
Series: A Willow Park Romance Series , #2
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,122,382
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Born British and raised in South Africa, Sarah Hegger suffers from an incurable case of wanderlust. Her match? A Canadian engineer, whose marriage proposal she accepted six short weeks after they first met. Together they've made homes in seven different cities across three different continents (and back again once or twice). If only it made her multilingual, but the best she can manage is idiosyncratic English, fluent Afrikaans, conversant Russian, pigeon Portuguese, even worse Zulu and enough French to get herself into trouble. Mimicking her globetrotting adventures, Sarah's career path began as a gainfully employed actress, drifted into public relations, settled a moment in advertising, and eventually took root in the fertile soil of her first love, writing. She also moonlights as a wife and mother. She currently lives in Draper, Utah, with her teenage daughters, two Golden Retrievers and aforementioned husband. Part footloose buccaneer, part quixotic observer of life, Sarah's restless heart is most content when reading or writing books.

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Nobody's Fool 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Angst and intense love story in each book. Ver educational about Bi-Polar disorder. First book as well about alcoholism. CB
SaraBetty More than 1 year ago
Well written very sad story of real life... Holly grew up second oldest of 4 sisters.. Her Mom was bipolar and committed suicide when the girls were young... Dad takes off to form a new family, Grace (oldest) leaves to become a lawyer, marry a lawyer and live in Boston... Holly steps up and cares for the younger twins including Portia who is also bipolar... Life is not easy and gets worse when Portia stops taking her meds and runs away.. Holly heads to the only place she thinks she would go - back to the place outside Chicago where they lived and where the mother died... It is a tragic and involved story of futile searching and the introduction of all the characters in book 1... A lot of twists and turns in this one but eventually Holly gets her HEA when sister Grace returns and steps up to take over some responsibility... Lots of great characters and real life situations that will make you laugh, cry and also want to throw things...
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. It was better then the first one . Funny and sad but, even better hot hot parts. Can't wait for the next one
Majorly_Delicious More than 1 year ago
Josh Hunter wasn't your typical playboy. Yes, he had the looks and money, but an incident from his past changed him. While everyone looks at him at sees nothing but a smoking hot guy, he just wants everyone to let him be and see him for who he really is, a great guy who honestly cares about people. He's never met anyone who didn't like him or wasn't instantly drawn to him, until Holly Partridge walked back into his life. Holly Partridge didn't have your typical family growing up. Holly didn't get to enjoy her teenage years, she had an absentee father hiding away from his bi-polar wife. Whenever things got bad with their mother her dad would leave Holly and her sister Grace to care for their two younger twin sisters Emma and Portia. When Holly's mother passed away her father ripped them from the only place they really felt secure and the boy who drove her crazy. Holly was back in Chicago to find her younger sister Portia. Portia is bi-polar like their mother was and they recently discovered she had stopped taking her medicine and was missing. Last place she had been seen was outside their old home with the guy Holly despised, Josh Hunter. When Holly finally tracks Josh down at a local bar all the hatred she has for him is brought to the surface. When she confronts Josh about Portia he offers to call a truce and help her locate her sister. In the end Holly may find more than her sister in Chicago, she may have found the one man who can help her come to terms with her past and show her what true love and happiness is all about. This was a beautiful story of love, family drama, learning and finding your true identity. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good romance. Even though this is book two in the series it can be read as a stand alone as well. I received an eARC copy of this book compliments of the publisher and Tasty Book Tours for my hones review and opinion. All ratings and opinions stated are my own.
gaele More than 1 year ago
Sarah Hegger has veered from the more traditional contemporary romance pathways and added some difficult real-life situations that usually don’t take a front row. In Nobody’s Angel, the topic was alcoholism, and the story worked on several levels. This book tackles the difficulties of mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder, and how the disease effects the family, not just the individual. Holly has headed to Chicago to find her sister, fearing she isn’t following through with her medication regime. The eldest of four, Holly has always (and we never really get a solid “why”) been the ‘protector’, and it falls to her to find and return Portia to the fold. I found her difficult: yes, she had far more on her plate than most, and she is either oversharing or not letting people in. Josh is intrigued by Holly, and surprised as he usually doesn’t get too emotionally ‘involved’ with the women he meets. I felt more of a desire for a connection from his side, although their chemistry was uneven, especially after the sisters descended and the “alone time’ for the couple was nearly non-existent. Hegger writes a beautiful story, and bravely tackles issues that are relevant and prevalent today, but this was more family saga than romance, with the connection between Josh and Holly often took a backseat to drama with Holly, Portia, Grace and Emma. While I was frequently told that they were connected, rather than given that visceral emotional punch I hoped for. Not a bad story by any means, this is almost a tale of how a mental illness effects more than the person with the diagnosis. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
JensReadingObsession More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable enemies to lovers romance with lots of family drama. Holly ends up needing Josh's help to find her sister. While she grudgingly accepts his help, she begins to see that Josh is not the same person she knew in high school. Holly has tons of baggage and even though she and Josh grow closer, things get complicated once they find her sister. Josh is sexy and caring, so I totally understand why Holly lets down her guard around him. But for every step forward they take, Holly takes one back, blaming it on her sister's needs. Her going back and forth hurts Josh and was a bit frustrating for me. It's was great to see that she finally understood that having her own life is no less important than being there for her siblings, and that it does not make her a bad person. I absolutely loved the first book in the series and it was great to see Richard and Lucy again. So far we've seen Richard and Josh find love, can't wait for their brother Thomas' turn! I received an ARC via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own.
Caroles_Random_Life More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this complicated romance. There really was a whole lot of story packed into this novel. I really do like the fact that this series isn't afraid to touch upon difficult subjects, including mental illness in this book. I do wish that the story focused on the romance between Holly and Josh a bit more than it did. This book really felt like it was more about Holly's family issues than anything else but I did enjoy the overall story. Holly is the oldest of four sisters and has always held the role of protector. In fact she has almost raised her two youngest sisters, Portia and Emma, along with help from her sister, Grace. When Portia disappears from their home in London, Canada, Holly goes to Chicago to find her. Portia is mentally ill and has not been taking her medication so Holly has a lot to worry about and only one clue....Josh. Josh is attractive and he knows it. He tries hard to be a good person and not take advantage of anyone. When he runs into Holly, he is shocked and is quickly pulled into her quest to find her sister. The pair soon develop feelings for each other but Holly isn't sure that she can fit a relationship into her life along with all the responsibilities that she has in caring for her sisters. I really liked the story and all of the characters but felt that the romance took a back seat to the drama involving Holly's sisters. At times, Holly's sisters seemed like stronger characters than Holly since their needs really took over the book. I really wanted more romance in this story. I didn't feel the chemistry between Josh and Holly that I had hoped for. I actually think that the pair were more interesting before they found Holly's sister. Of course, they never seemed to be alone together after that happened. As each sister appeared on the page, the chemistry seemed to weaken. I wanted their actions to show what they felt for each other instead of needing to be told. I did enjoy reading this book quite a bit. This is the second book in the Willow Park series but it can definitely be read as a stand alone novel. The only thing that this book shares with the first is the setting and a few of the characters. I didn't enjoy this book quite as much as the first book in the series but it was certainly a worthwhile read. I would recommend this book and found it to be a very easy to read and entertaining story. I plan to continue reading this series and look forward to other works by Sarah Hegger. I received an advance reader edition of this book from Kensington Books - Zebra via NetGalley for the purpose of providing an honest review.
FromTheSouth More than 1 year ago
The witty banner between this frenemies to lovers main couple is what made Nobody’s Fool an enjoyable romantic read for this NetGalley reviewer. The author’s writing style flowed, and she juggled a large cast of believable secondary characters within an interesting plot very well. My only complaint is the sisterhood theme/drama at times dominated the storyline, pushing the hero aside. If you are looking for a heart touching, angst-filled, "handsome former player reunites with feisty, self-sacrificing heroine desperately in need of a hero" romantic tale, you should consider reading book 2 of the Willow Park series, Nobody’s Fool. It certainly clicked with this reviewer. (This review is based on ARC e-book provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest, unbiased opinion.) Title: Nobody’s Fool, Series: Willow Park (Book 2), Pages: 352 , Author: Sarah Heggar, HEA, no cheating, stand-alone Book 1 – Nobody’s Angel, (Lucy & Richard), 3/31/15 Book 2 – Nobody’s Food, (Holly & Josh ), 8/25/15
ShayNeff More than 1 year ago
I love this story, it's book two of the Willow Park series but can easily be read as a stand-alone novel. Holly is so believable you can imagine her small but fiery frame, her accent amusing but accurate. Josh is a study of reality that no book is only it's cover, since he's not the shallow pretty boy womanizing dog most think from his looks. Portia made me want to reach in the pages and smack her. The author portrays very well how despite being adults, the twins act like spilled petulant children at times. The symptomology of Portia illness is fairly well done. A great book by a great author. #I was given an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion#
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
An awesome read! Holly Partridge has been taking care of her sisters for as long as she can remember. Now with her sister off her meds and missing, Holly finds herself facing the one man she never wanted to see again. Josh Hunter has a reputation. One he's earned in the past but is trying to change. But when Holly Partridge comes barreling back into Willow Park and Josh's life, that's not the easiest thing to do. This is a wonderful story of the stresses of caring for your family and the effects that responsibility can have on the rest of your life. I would definitely recommend this one!
RhennaMorgan More than 1 year ago
A heart-warming romance rich with meaningful situations and real world emotion. Nobody’s Fool is the second installment in Sarah Hegger’s Willow Park series and it was just as powerful as the first, Nobody’s Angel. As with the first in the series, Nobody’s Fool features difficult, real world issues not commonly tackled in the romance genre and does it with so much heart and emotion you cannot help but find yourself deeply enmeshed in the story. Each character is extremely well developed, so much so that many of their struggles resonated with me at a very personal level. And the romance…I just loved the way Josh and Holly’s story developed. The sass and sharp banter at first, the gradual shift into mutual respect, and the fight to overcome obstacles in the end. It was beautiful, particularly the way Josh fought for and believed in Holly, even when she couldn’t believe in herself. If you favor stories with depth and heart-touching emotion, both installments from the Willow Park series should be on your TBR. I can’t wait to see what Sarah does with her next release, Nobody’s Princess.
SuperReaderChick More than 1 year ago
Sarah Hegger has done it again!! Nobody's Fool hit the ground running and jumped right into the story. Holly is searching for her mentally ill sister and has to combine forces with Josh Hunter, even though it is the last thing on earth she wants to do. Holly and Josh have so much intensity and so many demons to overcome. All of their circumstances had me cheering them on, while feeling a bit hopeless about their situation. The dialogue between the characters was flawless and even had me laughing out loud at certain points. I am absolutely floored by Hegger's contemporary fiction. I highly recommend Nobody's Fool.