Review: Paper Fools by Staci Hart

Posted April 17, 2017 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Paper Fools by Staci HartPaper Fools by Staci Hart
on 4/17/2017
Genres: Mythology, Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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Also by this author: Deer in Headlights, Snake in the Grass

Formerly titled Deer in Headlights, Paper Fools has been rewritten and re-edited just for you.

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.


This is an updated review of one I did back when this book was titled Deer in Headlights. I felt so much of what I did then.  It’s been updated, recovered, and retitled. The steamy scenes are steamier, and I still absolutely LOVED this book.  I can’t wait to read the next one in the series again.

I’ve always been intrigued by mythology. I love reading stories that are based around it, especially Greek mythology.  This story has some of our favorite Gods and Goddesses, except with a twist.

What do the Gods do to pass their time lounging about in Olympus, oh yeah, that’s right they place bets, and play games using humans.  This may seem kind of cruel, but it was entertaining. It was almost like watching a reality show. You know, the train wrecks you can’t take your eyes off of?? The fact that Aphrodite has to work her butt of to try to keep Apollo from winning is even better.  The goddess of love shouldn’t have to work so hard to make people fall in love.  We get glimpses into the lives of the gods, past and present, while also watching the ups and downs of Dean and Lex.

I like the spin Hart put on the gods.  Especially the looks into their pasts.  It makes them seem more human, and you realize how much pain and other emotions they’ve dealt with through their long lives.  The story moves along pretty quickly.  I mean there is a time limit for this relationship to happen.  There are ups and downs, fear of being hurt, and fear of stepping into the unknown. We can see why Dean and Lex have come to be who they are.  And we hope that they can get over the hurdles set before them to become an item.
As I said before, I love the spin, and found myself rooting for both gods to win. But you’ll have to read the book to see the outcome!

About Staci Hart

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.

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About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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