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Love Fool by A.F. Zoelle
A Good Bad Idea Story, Book 4
Everybody thinks my best friend is in love with me, including my cheating ex-boyfriend. When I have to see that jerk at my boss’s wedding, bringing Jules as my fake date is the perfect revenge. But why stop there? After all, if everyone is going to accuse Jules and I of being together, why shouldn’t we enjoy ourselves as friends with benefits?
Ohhhh, it’s because our arrangement makes me fall in love with him for real. Oops?
I’ve ignored my feelings for Xander so many years that I’m convinced I only love him as a friend. It’s totally a coincidence that thinking of him with his awful ex-boyfriend makes me burn with raging hellfire, right? When we’re fake dating, I’m obviously going to have fun teasing him with obnoxiously cutesy nicknames, like calling him my pookie—crap, I’m actually in love with Xander, aren’t I?
How do you tell your best friend, “Surprise! I just figured out I’ve been stupid in love with you forever,” without sounding like the world’s biggest idiot?
Love Fool is the fourth book in the Good Bad Idea series. This novel features a friends to lovers and fake boyfriends romance. Full of cute sweetness and sexy fun, every story ends with a satisfying HEA and no cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.
Chapter 3: Xander Dandridge
For someone who was so smart, how could I be so damn dumb? Being satisfied on every level by Jules that morning had shown me what an idiot I was. Why would I think others could give me that kind of pleasure when I couldn’t lower my guard around them? It was only with my best friend that I felt safe enough to be myself, to let go completely without worrying about the consequences. That was because I trusted him in a manner no one else had ever proven they deserved. Did that mean all my relationships in the future would fail for the same reason?
“Shhh, keep it down.” Jules’s voice came out in a deep rumble, making my dick perk up with interest. “I can hear you thinking.”
His answer shouldn’t have surprised me. “You’re overthinking what it means that I made you feel better than your asshole exes.”
When we were kids, Jules used to pretend that he was psychic and could read my mind. While I logically knew that was impossible, sometimes he would be so accurate that I almost had to wonder. “What was my conclusion?”
He yawned before replying. “You trust me enough to be yourself. There’s nothing wrong with that, so stop worrying.”
I rolled over to face him with a frown. “If I couldn’t be myself with Josh after six years of being together, why the hell did I waste so much time with him?” The unspoken instead of being with you hung heavy between us.
Jules reached out and pulled me into another hug. “Don’t focus on that.”
“But it’s not just Josh! All of my exes—”
He stopped me with a soft but insistent kiss. I was quickly becoming a big fan of his silencing technique. “You’re spiraling. There’s no need to beat yourself up for stuff in the past. It changes nothing.”
“But what about the future?”
“Does worrying about it now help?”
How could I not be concerned about it? In what future would I find a man who could make me feel as good as Jules did? Who understood me the same way? Where was I supposed to meet this mythical person who didn’t exist? And what did that mean about our friends-with-benefits arrangement? Would it go on indefinitely, or was there an end date for when it was all over? What if that deadline was when Jules found someone he wanted to be with more?
Acid churned in my stomach at that unbearable thought. It drove me to act without thinking, pushing Jules onto his back to straddle myself over him. Before he could ask a question, I kissed him hard, demanding entrance to his mouth with my tongue. He opened for me, letting me explore him with a passionate need for more. He was right; the future didn’t matter when he was mine for now.
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A Good Bad Idea Stories
Book 1: Bet On Love
I went to Las Vegas to marry my fiancée but ended up married to my best man instead. Considering I’m straight, I never imagined I would wake up in bed with a husband. We obviously need to get an annulment to undo our mistake. The only problem is, it turns out my feelings for my best friend Luci aren’t quite as platonic as I thought.
What are the odds that my bad idea ends up being the best thing to ever happen to us?
LUCIEN “LUCI” ST. AMOUR
After Rhys and I secretly shared our first kiss as teenagers, I spent years suppressing my confusing feelings for him. But now that he’s my husband, it exposes the truth about the depths of my love for my best friend.
Could I really be lucky enough that he feels the same way about me?
Bet on Love is the first book in the Good Bad Idea series. This novella features a friends to lovers second chance romance. Full of cute sweetness and sexy fun, every story ends with a satisfying HEA and no cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.
Book 2: Love Means More
I’ve only met one person I couldn’t seduce—Augie Murphy, the man I love who thinks I’m straight. When I have a chance to be his fake boyfriend, it’s too much temptation to resist. It turns out that’s literally true, since I get carried away with a passionate kiss. He thinks it’s just a game, but it’s so much more than that.
Can I convince my best friend I want to be his boyfriend for real?
AUGUST “AUGIE” MURPHY
Ambrose is handsome, irresistible, and completely off-limits. That didn’t stop my stupid heart from falling in love with my best friend the first day we met. When he suggests we pretend to be boyfriends on a double date, my curiosity defeats my common sense. Even if we’re only pretending for one night, I want to know what it’s like to be loved by him.
Is it possible to turn my fake boyfriend for a night into my real one forever?
Love Means More is the second book in the Good Bad Idea series. This novella features fake boyfriends in a friends to lovers bisexual awakening romance. Full of cute sweetness and sexy fun, every story ends with a satisfying HEA and no cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.
Book 3: Love Means More
A twenty-year-old like me doesn’t stand a chance with an older playboy like Rune. Yet despite being total opposites, I’m lucky enough to call him my friend. Anything more than that would be greedy, but that doesn’t stop me from wishing he would teach me how to satisfy the passionate desire I feel for him. All of my fantasies are about experiencing my first time with him.
Could I be lucky enough that it happens for real?
The only relationships I used to be interested in were meaningless hookups with no strings attached. But Callum’s kindness touched a part of my heart I didn’t know existed, changing me forever. I desperately want him, but he deserves to be cherished by someone who thinks true love is real and isn’t a jaded thirty-year-old like me.
Can he really turn a sceptic like me into someone who believes we could have a romantic happy ever after together?
Fancy Love is the third book in the Good Bad Idea series. This novel features a grumpy/sunshine, age gap, first time, opposites attract romance. Full of cute sweetness and sexy fun, every story ends with a satisfying HEA and no cliffhangers. Each book can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.
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About A. F.:
Under constant siege from persistent plot bunnies, A.F. Zoelle enjoys humoring them by writing about gorgeous men being in love. Her contemporary romances are full of witty banter, sexy fun, and lovable smart-asses. She’s left academia behind for a new adventure, which will hopefully include adopting Ragdoll cats of her own someday soon.
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