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Fool Me Twice: An If Only Novel


Fool Me Twice: An If Only Novel

Just a year ago, Mackenzie and Landon were madly in love. They spent a whole summer working on a ranch together and by the end of it, Mack was positive that they were perfect for each other. That is, until Landon turned around and dumped her. Now, Mack is doomed to spend another summer working with him at the ranch and she dreads every second of it. While she struggles just to keep her cool in front of him, Landon seems surprisingly unaffected by her. In fact, he even has the nerve to tease and laugh at her.


Not too long into Mack's dreadful summer, something unexpected happen --- Landon has a terrible fall and when he wakes up, he thinks he's still dating Mack. He kisses and hugs her, completely oblivious to the fact that he already broke up with her a year ago. Mack immediately jumps on this opportunity to get revenge. She devises an elaborate plan to make Landon fall head over heels for her so that she can turn the tables on him and break his heart. The only problem is that she's still in love with Landon.

Mack’s colorful and bold personality matched very well with Landon’s serious one.


Overall, the plot of the story was cute and unique. The story was very light-hearted and filled with plenty of lively events to keep it moving. I especially liked the compatibility between the two main characters. I felt that Mack’s colorful and bold personality matched very well with Landon’s serious one. At the beginning, I was not very fond of either character. However, as the story progressed and we learn more about their lives, I really grew to like the both of them. 

I was a bit disappointed by the story’s predictability --- I felt that the book was building up to a climax that I already expected from the start. Otherwise, the book was a very funny and easy read.

From horse races to fancy dances, FOOL ME TWICE by Mandy Hubbard is a whimsical story great for those who love cute romance novels.

Reviewed by Lynn W., Teen Board Member on May 9, 2014

Fool Me Twice: An If Only Novel
by Mandy Hubbard

  • Publication Date: May 6, 2014
  • Genres: Youth Fiction
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
  • ISBN-10: 1619632292
  • ISBN-13: 9781619632295