Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Review for Fooling Around by Noelle Adams - 5 out of 5 stars!


In this steamy novel from New York Times bestselling author Noelle Adams, a notorious tech mogul makes a mild-mannered woman an offer she can’t refuse. What he gets is a battle for control—and a million-dollar affair.

Eric Vincent isn’t in the habit of asking for help. As the founder of a lucrative sports videogame franchise, he’s accustomed to getting his way and enjoying the fruits of his hard-earned success. Then all his illusions of dominance are shattered by a skiing accident that leaves him hobbled, facing a string of surgeries and months of immobility. The only way he’s going to survive is with someone by his side to anticipate his every desire. Someone who will devote every waking second to his comfort. Someone like Julie Nelson . . .

Julie’s life revolves around other people: her students, her parents, her sister. But even she has her limits. Julie has zero interest in playing personal assistant to Eric Vincent, a man who’s as arrogant as he is charismatic . . . until he ups the salary to one million dollars for three months’ work. Soon Julie’s struggling to bite her tongue—and resist the chemistry that draws her to Eric. But after one scorching kiss, Julie decides it’s finally her turn to be selfish. And this time, she’s going to get what she wants.


I found Fooling Around to be really sweet, and I enjoyed the chemistry between Eric and Julie. The romance is definitely the focus of Fooling Around, so not much else happens, but I happen to enjoy romance centered books, so I didn't mind that there wasn't a whole lot of other stuff going on. Julie has been taking care of her parents for the last 6 years due to illness, so she hasn't lived for herself in long time, and when both of her parents have passed; her dad has passed already when the book begins, and her mom passes away within the first couple pages of the book, Julie is unsure what to do with her life now that she doesn't have anything holding her back from doing what she wants. As Julie is leaving the hospital, she gets trapped in an elevator with Eric. Eric has just broken his leg and is in need of a wheelchair, and he also in a very grumpy mood about the whole situation. During their brief meeting, Eric decides Julie is exactly the type of person he needs to help him out while he is in a wheelchair, so he offers Julie a crazy amount of money to be his helper for 3 months, but Julie is weary of Eric's offer; especially since he wasn't exactly a nice guy when she first met him, but she knows that it would be foolish not to accept such a generous offer. I liked that Julie doesn't let him walk all over her, and although Julie is quiet and understated, she is strong, and I liked her compassionate nature. I liked Eric too; I liked his gruffness, and I like that he is commanding, and even though he could be a bit of a brat sometimes, I didn't mind it too much, and I found his gruffness sort of adorable. I like when characters fight against the attraction they feel for each other because I enjoy the moment when they can't help themselves any longer. The sex scenes were a bit tame, but I still enjoyed them. Also, the pace is a bit slow, but I was interested in the story the whole time. I'm looking forward to reading more from Noelle Adams!


  1. This does sound like a sweet romance. Too bad the sex scenes were a little tame haha!!

    1. They were still spicy, but tame compared to what I'm use to reading! Some books the sex scenes are whole chapters!