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Can there be a second chance for a first love?

When Presley Dawson falls in love with a married man, he knows it’s wrong but can’t help himself. For the first time, he’s wanted and desired and not so lonely. When his lover returns to his husband, Presley doesn’t worry. He always comes back — until he doesn’t.

Years later, Presley is stuck in neutral and lonelier than ever. He can’t forget his past and doesn’t know how to reach for his future. When his best friend suggests a support group to work through his grief, Presley agrees but without much hope; nothing has helped before. At the first meeting, he’s instantly attracted to Nate and struggles not to fall so far, so fast. He won’t be fooled again.

Nate Sherman is only attending a support group to get his family off his back. True, he hasn’t slept through the night in over three years, but he has reasons. Discovering your father — the man you love and idolize — is a liar and a cheater will do that. And dying in his girlfriend’s bed? No wonder Nate has trust issues.

Meeting Presley changes everything. Nate sees Presley’s sweet nature and good heart and when he sets boundaries for their relationship, Nate surprises himself by willingly going along. With Presley by his side, Nate is able to sleep again and find the trust that he’s lost in himself and other people. He can even fall in love.

But Presley is keeping a secret and if he tells Nate, it could be the end of everything between them. He knows it’s wrong to start another relationship based on a lie. But it isn’t a lie if you don’t say anything. Is it?

©2020 Felice Stevens (P)2020 Felice Stevens

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A raw, relatable second chance romance!

This was a sweet second chance romance. Nate and Presley both have trust issues and emotional baggage. Seeing them work through their inner turmoil and issues was refreshing. The characters felt real and relatable and the writing was engaging. I enjoyed how the author developed the relationship between Nate and Presley. It was a slow build which I quite enjoyed. Kale William's audio delivery was smooth and he gave the characters their own voices which made it enjoyable to listen to.

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A Redemption Well Deserved

I love a good redemption story, and if anyone needed one, it was Presley. I’ll freely admit I wasn’t Presley’s biggest fan when we first met him in “Running From my Heart”, but I also needed his story too! Felice certainly delivered on that with Presley and Nate’s story. I was a rollercoaster of emotions over both of these men. Presley and Nate had pasts that haunted them, keeping them from being able to fully move on in their lives. Their struggle felt so real and I couldn’t help but feel my heart thaw towards Pres. He unknowingly fell in love with the wrong man, and paid dearly for that. And Nate!! Having everything he thought he knew completely turned on it’s head. The two men needed each other more than they knew. The narration of their story really gave me all the feels for these two men. Kale really brought Presley and Nate to life for me. It made them finding themselves, and each other, even more emotional for me. The emotions just jumped out at me with this narration. I fell even more for Presley and was so happy he found what he was looking for most - love. I love, loved their story and the ending was one of a kind. This was a great start to a new series, and I can’t wait to see what else is coming our way!

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Great Listen

I enjoyed this story very much. I liked both Nate and Presley and enjoyed their meet cute as well as following their relationship develop. For me character development is one of the most important things in books I read. In Fool For Love author did an amazing job with both characters but especially Nate, his growth was impressive from the way he lived for years prior to meeting Presley and how his feelings changed him. Narrator did an awesome job and made this good story a perfect listening experience. I am looking forward to listening to the rest of the books in Lost in New York series and any other work by this author/narrator team.

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A beautiful, poignant story, superbly narrated.

First book in a new series by one of my favourite authors: I always know when going into a Felice Stevens’ book, that emotions will run deep and touch my heart! Fool for Love is a raw, gritty, emotional book about loss, and about two men that are trying to overcome their loss and find themselves in the process. The sudden deaths of Nate’s father and Presley’s ex-lover have left them both stunned, not only by the loss, but also by the inability to get answers, thus leaving them both without a sense of closure. When they meet at a grief support group the mutual attraction is immediate, but they both have to work trough secret, betrayals and trust issues to find their HEA. A beautiful, poignant story, superbly narrated by Kale Williams.

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Great start to new series

Mr. Williams did an amazing job at bringing Nate & Prez to life. This story is one of redemption, learning to trust and realize it's ok to love again. The sign of a great narrator is the ability to pull you more into the story, to be in the head of the reader when they do a reread. Many times I'll be in the minute of one of those moments and my brain just remembers the narration, the feels coming from the voice in my ear. Well done Kale and I can't wait to hear what you do with Ezra & Monroe

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Great Redemption Story

Presley Dawson really screwed up in a way that can make a character hard to like. (Especially in this case, where his actions caused deep pain for the very likable Arden from “Running From my Heart”.) Presley needed redemption and Felice gave it to him beautifully in “Fool for Love”. I went from cursing him in “Running From my Heart” to wanting to hug him and tell him everything would be ok. I also felt a lot of sympathy for Nate, even when I wanted to shake him for his self-righteousness. Felice Stevens is so good at making you feel for her characters. Both Nate and Presley are flawed and a bit lost. Felice put them through challenges that led to some great character development and growth, testing them in ways that humbled Nate and paved the way for Presley to become more confident and value his self-worth. I loved Prestley’s best friend Frisco and can’t wait to see how Felice handles him when it’s his turn. Fool for Love is a great start to the Lost in New York series. It’s a wonderful story about two men trying to move forward in spite of the emotional baggage that weighs them down and keeps them from being truly happy. Although this is the first in a series, it is a standalone, with no cliffhanger and a HEA. I was excited when I saw Kale Williams is the narrator of this book. He does a wonderful job, putting his heart into each role and acting out the scenes perfectly. He draws you right into this audiobook with his storytelling, reading with expression and giving each character a voice.

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Fool for Love

Felice Stevens has an uncanny way of making her characters come to life in words. The struggle it took for these two broken men to become whole again. The anguish each man went through to find their truths. So beautifully represented in this story. With that being said, I could have used a little more passion in the voice of the narrator. There were times I found myself drifting off and had to go back to re-listen to parts. Overall I loved the story. Thank you, again, Felice Stevens for another book well done!

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Kale made the story alive

Kale never disappoint me with his performance. With an emotional story, and the right narrator, Fool for Love is another winner from Felice Stevens

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Loved It!

I enjoyed Presley and Nate’s story. I think Felice Stevens wrote well rounded characters that you could relate to and fell in love with. From the beginning you fell right into the story and felt for the characters. You end up rooting for them and wanting to see them come out on the other side of their struggles. These men became like long lost friends that you want the best for. I think Felice Stevens definitely pulled off another deeply moving love story. Kale Williams was amazing as the narrator. I enjoyed the change in tone, inflection, modulation and cadence for each character. I was never confused as to which character was talking at anytime. You felt the emotions that each character experienced. It was definitely well done. I would recommend this book, this author and this narrator.

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Audible Narration (Mr. Kale Williams) 5 Stars ***** Story (Ms. Felice Stevens) 5 Stars***** Audible production: Mr. Kale Williams did a fantastic and professional job narrating the many characters. I especially enjoyed the voices of Presley, Nate and Frisco and I clearly understood which character was speaking. Mr. Williams had a great pace and perfect cadence. It was so wonderful to be able to melt into the story as the narrators voice was so soothing. He did a wonderful job during the more emotional scenes which added to the realism. I absolutely recommend this audible rendition that does justice to this 5 star story. Premise: I adored Fool For Love and was so excited to get the audible version. Ms. Stevens is my go to author and never disappoints. Poor Presley made a gigantic mistake in falling for the wrong man that hid the not so small fact that he was married. Despite trying to keep his distance once he learned the truth, he believed Jared truly loved him and was in a bad marriage. In defense of Presley because I am not a fan of cheaters, he was young, vulnerable and manipulated by his lover's lies. After Jared dies, Presley has been stuck in neutral unable to get on with his life. Pushed by his amazing friend Frisco (hoping he gets his own story) he joins a support group that helps people heal and learn to live with their losses. While there he meets Nate who is battling some serious inner demons while coming to grip with a major lose in his life. The two connect almost immediately. Nate is a very complex individual who has created some very high and somewhat unrealistic standards he expects from not only himself but anyone he is involved with. I don't want to give away any spoilers but there are reasons for his rigid behavior. The two mesh and I appreciated that their friendship did not turn into an instant physical relationship. They really took the time to get to know each other. As Presley learns more about Nate he realizes how strongly he hates dishonesty, especially anyone that cheats. I guess you can figure out Presley's dilemma. The story completely engrossed me and I loved how strong Presley becomes as the tale progresses. This is a tale of youthful mistakes and uncompromising outlooks that will clash and burn. The angst was not manufactured but the problems the two men encounter felt authentic. All in all a wonderfully satisfying story of finally letting go of the past.

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  • 12-17-20

Lovely Holiday Romance

Fans of Kale Williams, don't miss Fool for Love! He does a lovely job with is too. Filled with emotion, drama, angst, and lotsa Felice Stevens worthy sex, this is an enjoyable holiday romance.

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Beautiful and emotional

Kale Williams did such a beautiful job of bringing nate and Presley to life My heart broke at times well listening to fool for love Feels emotions heartbreaking moments i felt every one of them I would definitely recommend reading and listening to this story Everyone deserves a second chance

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  • HMM
  • 04-08-20

annoying

In the first chapter the two protagonists meet and one of them tells a lie. So, as a reader, you know this will be the compulsory fallout. It is really annoying to wait a full length novel for the point where it becomes surprising.

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  • AliE
  • 03-29-20

So good

I enjoyed both the story and narration. I know when I read a book by this author that I will not be taken away from the story by countless typos. The plot is well crafted and makes perfect sense. Yes, I knew exactly what would be their problem as a couple, but it didn't take anything away. I liked that Presley and Nate are in their thirties and well established in their respective careers. I loved how descriptive the book is, particularly with regards to Presley's business. The relationship takes a while to develop although attraction is instant, which is a further positive point. The secondary characters are well-rounded and I suspect both Monroe and Frisco will get their own books. The narration by Kale William's is clear and nicely paced. I had no problems following despite my hearing problems. His voice is without affectation which gives an almost comforting feel. He brings the story and characters to life.

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  • 03-25-20

as good as the ebook

The story is always full stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook. I can't listen to an audiobook without knowing the book, that's not possible for me. The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. It took me a little bit, to come into the narrator, but at the end, it worked. I only have to take a few breaks between. I'm just not yet finish with the book, I’m over the half, but I listen enough to give a review. PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!! To my ratings: 5* - very very good it's like an A+ 4* - very good and will be often re-listening it's like an A 3* - it's more then a one-time-listening. it's like a B

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  • Kazza - On Top Down Under/Dark Hints Book Reviews
  • 11-30-20

Romantic. Heartfelt. Wonderful MCs.

I read Fool For Love earlier this year and fell for Presley and Nate. When I saw it had an audio version I grabbed it straight away and I'm so glad I did. This audiobook gave me all the feelings I had when I first read this emotional love story. You know how sometimes you're just not sure if the narrator will add or subtract to your favourites? Well, I was worried, but I needn't have been. I loved Presley all over again, he is so sweet. I also enjoyed Nate more in this audio version. This was a solid 5 star listen. Kale Williams embraces Felice Stevens' words, her MCs inner turmoil, bringing it all to glorious life. Williams delivers the lust, the hurt and comfort, the fear, the yearning for love, all the pathos. He also gives depth to the secondary characters - Nate's brother, Ethan, and sister-in-law, Ally, and especially the wonderfully honest and totally fantastic Frisco. Speaking of Frisco, I cannot leave this review without mentioning him more. Frisco is Presley's best friend, and a more loyal and devoted friend it would be hard to find. Everyone deserves a Frisco cheering them on from the side lines, or sometimes being up in someone's face when they need it. I laughed so hard when he called Nate a "sanctimonious b@stard" and also adds "I don't care about your opinion" in perfect Frisco style. Kale Williams captured his unique voice and flavour so well. If you love a really good gay romance (MM) and feel you might enjoy listening to it instead of reading it, my eyes need a bit of a rest these days, then I can most definitely recommend this audiobook of Fool For Love.