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Fools Paradise

(2009)
(The second book in the Backstage Boys series)
A novel by

 
 
Fools Paradise is a blue-collar romantic comedy of feuds, follies, and getting your fingernails dirty.

When Bobbyjay's relatives fill Daisy's grandfather's vintage Porsche full of live smelt, Bobbyjay and Daisy have to get engaged to prevent these backstage Montagues and Capulets from reanimating an old blood feud.

REVIEWS

I loved this book, there was romance, heartache, foul play, and the biggest ... feud ever thrown into this story. … I melted for Bobbyjay … I’ll love you Bobbyjay, come to mama and she’ll make it all better Gorgeous. *kiss* why don’t you all grab a copy of his book and have fun. It’s a great read. Enjoy!!
Goodreads Madame D *****

Oh man this was so funny I loved the quirky fun loving read with some intense yummy scenes.
Amazon Melhaf *****

Daisy and Bobbyjay are great leads for the novel, bringing sanity and intelligence to two families filled with moronic males.
Goodreads Dianne Leigh Owens *****

FOOLS PARADISE gives us Daisy and Bobbyjay, the youngest sprigs from modern Capulet and Montague trees, in a blue-collar Jacobean comedy of feuds, follies, and getting your fingernails dirty. Set in today’s Chicago world of union families, ethnic mixes and purely finding yourself, FOOLS PARADISE shows us that there are a lot of smarts, manners and good humor hiding under these blue-collar folks.
Amazon Katharine Eliska Kimbriel *****

Any time a romantic comedy can make me laugh out loud, it’s a winner as far as I’m concerned. There is one particular bedroom scene that is absolutely hysterical, but the entire book is lots of light-hearted fun interwoven with beautiful character development. I didn’t know a thing about stagehands or how unions work, so I got a bit of an education about that as well. I liked this book so much I came back to purchase King of Hearts!
Amazon Barbara Meyers *****

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About the author:
Jennifer Stevenson lives in the Chicago area with her very own stagehand hero and two kittens who won't grow up. She gardens, bikes, and skates with the Fleetwood Speed Skating team.
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About stagehands:
King Dave says of his calling, “I wouldn’t have picked anything else. For those of us in it, it’s a noble calling. Show business doesn’t happen without us. We’re the guts, the dirty underbelly, the grease on the transmission under all the chrome and shiny headlights.”

Jennifer says about stagehands: "I love my stagehand heroes. Who wants a skinny, self-absorbed actor or rock star who wears more makeup than I do? Stagehands have more fun, more family, and in many cases they make more money. They're also stronger, hunkier, better with their hands, more chivalrous, and less worried about their hair. A stagehand can get you backstage–boy can he get you, backstage–but he can also fix your car. Stagehands are trained to have good manners by waitresses, who don't take any guff. This could be why they so often end up marrying them.

Genre: Romance

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Audio Editions

May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Fools Paradise
Author(s): Jennifer Stevenson
ISBN: 1-5226-0151-1 / 978-1-5226-0151-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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November 2013 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Fools Paradise
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November 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Fools Paradise
Author(s): Jennifer Stevenson
Publisher: Audible Studios
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November 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Fools Paradise
Author(s): Jennifer Stevenson
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Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fools Paradise (Backstage Boys Book 2)
Author(s): Jennifer Stevenson
Publisher: Book View Cafe
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