Title: Paper Fools
Series: Hearts & Arrows #1
Author: Staci Hart
Author: Staci Hart
Release Date: April 17th, 2017
Aphrodite knows love — just don’t ask her to figure out her own mess.
Rather than deal with her sticky love life, she toys with the hearts of unwitting humans. It’s a little game she plays, and the stakes are high. Lucky for her, she’s just found the perfect match.
Lex is everything Dean needs, but he can’t have her.
It doesn’t matter that her eyes speak to a long forgotten part of him, or that her art and poetry touch his shredded heart. She’s off limits — crossing that line would implode his band and everything he’s ever cared about. There’s only one option: stay away from her, no matter the cost. Even if the price is his heart.
Dean is everything Lex wants, but she can’t take the risk.
The second she meets him, she knows her heart is in danger. She’s convinced it’s only attraction that has her hung up on the dark, quiet lead singer, but with every day that passes, she knows it’s more. It’s just that she can’t put her heart on the line. She won’t — love has never been worth the sacrifice.
If only they knew they were just pawns in a much bigger game. And in the game of love, Aphrodite never loses.
About the Author:
Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life: a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife, even though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f and ends with k.
From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's sleeping, cleaning, or designing graphics.
To be honest, this is a difficult book for me to review. On one side I quite enjoyed Lex and Dean's story. There were few things in it that didn't exactly sit well with me but in total, it was OK. On the other side, there were too many story lines and POVs to follow. Adding to that the jumps between past and present and I was lost half of the time. It was simply hard to follow all the time considering that there are two completely separate story lines to follow.
Lex and Dean are two very interesting characters. They are both emotionally unavailable and the skeletons in their closets prevent them from finding their other half. Well, at least until they meet each other. There are quite a few bumps on their road to each other (and I don't specifically agree with some of them) but in the end they end up together and find the love of their lives.
The whole Greek gods part of the book is quite interesting but I think it just makes the story too complicated and difficult to follow. I think I would've enjoyed the book much more if I had only Lex & Dean or only the mythology part.
As a whole, the story is not bad but there too many things to follow which for me, made it difficult to read. I would've enjoyed it much more if I had only one story line to follow. I would still recommend you check it out, as it might be something you will enjoy but it just wasn't my type of read.