Shame on Me

Fool Me Once, Book 2
Narrated by: Amy McFadden
Series: Fool Me Once, Book 2
Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (481 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Ex-model Paige McCarty is fed up with being just a pretty face. After her ex-husband’s gambling problem left her royally screwed and tragically shoeless, she started Fool Me Once Investigations with her best friends, Lorlei and Kennedy, to prevent other women from being similarly played and dismayed.

The job: Act as bait for a cheating husband. The target: Matt Russo. The case should be as easy as getting a man’s attention - and Paige has never had trouble with that. The problem is Matt - in all his nerdy-hot glory - turns out to be not such a scumbag after all.

And when the case hits closer to home than Paige could ever have imagined - landing her in a face-off with the mob - she wonders if taking the job just to prove that she has a brain maybe wasn’t her best idea.

This second outing for the Fool Me Once team follows in the same fun, feisty footsteps as best-selling author Tara Sivec’s Shame on You.

©2014 Tara Sivec (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Not Bad But Needs More Depth and Development

I didn't love this one as much as book one. It's still funny and has a great start, but I was less interested in the direction it went. This one focused a bit more on the mystery, and I wanted more time spent on the relationship between the two, since I wasn't into the mystery. The side characters and audiobook narration were both still excellent. I may have liked it better if it had been a bit longer and developed the characters a bit more.

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ehhh

It was okay- awkward romantic interactions I felt but ...ok. A little too predictable, but I do like the way all the stories involve different aspects of the same group of characters.

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Fool me 2

Fun, but not as fun as the first book in the Fool Me Once series. A lot of eye roll moments and forced ridiculousness but I was entertained. I still want to continue with the next book. The narrator is okay, she fit the character's.

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Not so cute this time

After listening to Shame On You and finding it a light, fluffy humorous tongue in cheek take on the private detective genre i purchased the next two works in the series. This work of fluffy female fiction started out in the same vein but then veered off way past parody and into caricature. Caricature is certainly an excellent definition of both Paige's mother and Matt's father; too broadly defined for even a network sitcom or a Hallmark Channel movie. As was Paige's ex Andy; a whiny narcissistic excuse for a man completely lacking in testosterone.
The action scenes were once more, caricatures that played way too broadly. A mafia hit man being assaulted by a couple of old ladies with pocketbooks and canes; well sure. Not to mention Paige's mother becoming a gun happy vigilante. Then Paige is elbowed twice in the ribs and kicked in the stomach by the above mentioned hit man and thirty seconds later she is being given a "crushing" hug by Matt; not even a squeak of pain emerges from her.
There is a limit to how much belief can be suspended in the written or audio format. Those are types of scenes that can be only be conveyed effectively in a visual medium. Perhaps it was too short a time between the time I listened to the first and second book. Maybe this one aims too often for the easy laugh the scene which requires little imagination to write. For whatever reason this one fell far short of the first book in the series.

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This is escapism.

This series is light, easy and fun . Not everything we read must be serious. There's no moral story, it's taking your brain out to lunch! We all need that from time to time.

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Ex-model becomes private investigator

Paige gave up her glamorous life as a model in order to catch bad guys. Fool Me Once Investigations started because the three of them wanted to help other women avoid looking like fools when the men in their lives played them. Paige wanted to prove she was smart and not just a pretty face. As a recently divorced ex-model Paige focused on being a private investigator. She was assigned Matt’s case to prove his wife was cheating on him. Her ex-husband Andy loved parading her around in front of people. He enjoyed spending her money. After the divorce she quit being a model. Matt Russo was the guy she was following. Her undercover work was a bust when she kept bumping into him on her stakeouts. Trope: rom-com, friendship, cheating, instant attraction and cozy romance. Overall: If you enjoy designer clothes and shoe conversation then Paige is your girl. If drinking wine is your favorite past time again Paige is your girl. Narrator: Listened at 1.9x speed reducing length time in half. Amy McFadden narrated Shame on Me. She’s a female performer. Amy specializes in mysteries, thrillers, and urban fantasy, but she performs for a large range of genres. This was an unabridged copy. I followed along with my ebook. Given Paige’s personality as a character in this book Amy’s performance was ideal.

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lost the humor of the first book

The first book in this series was cute and funny, this book went more for the sex scenes, most of them a rewrite of the few in the first book.

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The golden girls! Enough said! 🤣 In typical Tara fashion, the comedy and sarcasm were on point, I felt, more so than the first book in the series! Matt is clearly an amazing man and I loved his and Paige's story of coming together! Looking forward to the last book. Hope it makes me laugh just as much if not more!

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love it

such a good story. i really enjoyed paiges story. in so many ways she reminds me of the blonde from miss congeniality, only smart

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Fun!

Fun, quick listen on audiobook. This had the silly humor I enjoy and had me laughing out loud in quite a few places. Great side characters that added to the fun. Narrator did a really good job. She has a great voice and was easy to listen too. Heroine is a an ex-super model who wanted out of the business and decided to join forces with her two best friends starting a business called Fool Me Once Investigations. Paige was supposed to follow the clients husband and catch him cheating. When she hits on said husband and he rejects her, she begins to realize there is more to the story than the wife is saying. I liked it. It was fun and another quick read. The first book was a bit more funny to me which is why I rated that book a bit higher.

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  • Carôle
  • 12-05-16

A great performance

I use this as the strap line because, having listened to this narrator performi on the other two Fool Me Once novels, she is very good with voices and dialects! So much so, that I hated the main characters' voice! Hated it! She did it so well!!

So my advice to you is, listen to a sample first - just in case you truly can't stand it! It's just right for this character, but it's really grating to listen to!

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  • 08-02-15

Hilarious and sweet

Tara knows how to create a fun filled story with a dash of sauciness! Brilliant!