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Paper Fools (Hearts and Arrows Book 1) by [Hart, Staci]
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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.

*Formerly titled Deer in Headlights, Paper Fools has been rewritten and reedited for your enjoyment.*

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What if ... the gods of ancient Greece were real? What if they were still around? What if, even though they no longer make the splash on the social scene they once did, they haven't stopped playing their games with the lives of mortal men?

In Paper Fools, the first in Staci Hart​'s Hearts and Arrows series, we get a glimpse into that possibility.

Over the millenia, being a god that no one realizes still exists gets boring. So to help pass the time, the Greek pantheon have developed a series of games. When it's Aphrodite's turn to host, the challenge for her opponents is quite simple. Pick some schmuck who doesn't have a hope in hades of ever finding love and she'll try to find a match for them, and get them together, within 28 days. If she succeeds, she wins, if she doesn't, they win. Simple.

Apollo, desperate to extract a favor from Dita as she chooses to go by these days, picks Dean, a hot, brooding artist type who plays guitar and sings in a band ... and hasn't really experience real love ever in his entire life. Was never loved as a child, has never been in love as a man. May not even be capable of it.

To counter, Dita puts Lex in his path, which seems like a strong move, but there are complications. Lex, even though she's a serial monogamist, has commitment issues of her own, and of course, there is the small matter that she already has a boyfriend.

I had very little idea what I was getting myself into with this one, but I've always had a fascination with the myths and legends of ancient Greece, love a good romance and it's by Staci, so what's not to love?

What I found was a tale that, while being told third person, is constantly shifting its focus. From Aphrodite to Apollo to Dean to Lex and not stopping there.
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Do you ever feel that your life is in the hands of the gods?
Have you ever wondered what they do up there to pass the time?
Is it all just a game? To some degree, yes it is....

This book was quite interesting. It is classified as a contemporary romance and fantasy. The fantasy is based around the mythical Greek gods but the romance is in abundance! Staci Hart has cleverly weaved the gods into a modern day love story.

Aphrodite is the god of love and she is up against Apollo in the latest god games. She has a month to get a couple to fall in love, and Apollo has to keep them apart. Our modern day couple are Lexi and Dean, both with issues that won't make this an easy challenge for each god. As their story is being played out, we also get the history behind the gods and their love stories. I was intrigued by it all.

You don't have to know about the gods to comprehend this book, but you do need to pay attention to understand where everyone fits in. Once that is instilled, you can then treasure this enchanting amour.

*I received a copy for an honest review.
*Reviewed for JoandIsaLoveBooksBlog.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better Than Ever! 18 April 2017
By Sara Miller - Published on Amazon.com
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Way back in the day (okay, like 3 years ago ish) I discovered an amazing author during a takeover I immediately snapped up all of her books (that were out at that point) Paper  Fools is a re-edited and revamped edition of Book One in the Hearts and Arrows series and I was so excited to see how the story had evolved from that first version that made me fall in love with Staci's writing. 

Aphrodite (Dita) is still one of my favorite female characters of all time and in this revamped version she has only gotten more amazing. She is a force of nature, take no prisoners, and unapologetic about it. She is woman hear her roar! Haha I love her so much. Staci's books always feature a strong positive female role model character and Dita is definitely that. 

Along with Dita on the strong lady boss list is Perry (somehow the one I relate to the most! Not surprising if you've met me haha) but I love her and Dita's snarky bff's relationship. 

Now, Dita (along with the other gods on Olympus) engage in these games, usually meddling with Mortals haha and Dita is the best at this game -- she hasn't lost in over 3,000 years so her odds are pretty good right? You would think! But comic hijinks ensue when the rules of the game involve she picks the woman and Apollo picks the man. . . At stake for the Gods? (Besides bragging rights. . .) Is a token for one God to do another a favor. For the Mortals? This little thing called love. . . Happily ever afters and whatnot. 

Dean and Lex are the couple brought together and this is a battle of the musician who is a serial dater (Dean) and a artist ensconced in her quaint bookstore job (Lex) and boy somehow they are complete opposites but yet make perfect sense. I love stories with characters like that and these 2 have that sharp witty banter we have come to love from Staci's characters. Their story isn't a picture perfect unbelievable romance (thank goodness!) But it is perfectly imperfect for them. Its relatable, adorable, sexy and comedic in the best ways. This story is and always has been one of my top 3 favorites of Staci's and I know it's perfect for us die hard fan girls and newbies alike. I cannot wait to see how the rest of these books have evolved from the originals I have read. 
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Has the godesss of love met her match? 18 April 2017
By Old Dave's Romance Revue - Published on Amazon.com
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What if ... the gods of ancient Greece were real? What if they were still around? What if, even though they no longer make the splash on the social scene they once did, they haven't stopped playing their games with the lives of mortal men?

In Paper Fools, the first in Staci Hart​'s Hearts and Arrows series, we get a glimpse into that possibility.

Over the millenia, being a god that no one realizes still exists gets boring. So to help pass the time, the Greek pantheon have developed a series of games. When it's Aphrodite's turn to host, the challenge for her opponents is quite simple. Pick some schmuck who doesn't have a hope in hades of ever finding love and she'll try to find a match for them, and get them together, within 28 days. If she succeeds, she wins, if she doesn't, they win. Simple.

Apollo, desperate to extract a favor from Dita as she chooses to go by these days, picks Dean, a hot, brooding artist type who plays guitar and sings in a band ... and hasn't really experience real love ever in his entire life. Was never loved as a child, has never been in love as a man. May not even be capable of it.

To counter, Dita puts Lex in his path, which seems like a strong move, but there are complications. Lex, even though she's a serial monogamist, has commitment issues of her own, and of course, there is the small matter that she already has a boyfriend.

I had very little idea what I was getting myself into with this one, but I've always had a fascination with the myths and legends of ancient Greece, love a good romance and it's by Staci, so what's not to love?

What I found was a tale that, while being told third person, is constantly shifting its focus. From Aphrodite to Apollo to Dean to Lex and not stopping there. There are also parts that focus on Dean's only real friend Roe, Lex's BFF Kara and even her boyfriend Travis. Not stopping there, even some of the other gods get a look in on the action. All of which results in a narrative where the reader is constantly exposed to new clues, shading in between the lines of the unfolding drama on two different planes of existence.

You see, it's not just humans who have messed up, complicated lives. The gods have had thousands of years to interfere with each other's happiness, and secrets, lies and distrust can be found almost everywhere you look.

All of these threads are seamlessly woven together into a rich tapestry that depicts parallel stories which repeatedly intersect with each other, even if the humans are completely oblivious to how they're being toyed with, and perhaps, that's too strong a term. Perhaps someone on Olympus really does have their best interests at heart.

This book totally blew me away. The way the ancient gods were fleshed out as complex, nuanced characters and integrated into a modern setting. The way their games fed off of, and fed into their ongoing machinations. The way the human characters ignorant of their role in a greater contest struggled with competing priorities of love and desire contrasted against loyalty and obligation, fear and prudence set beside trust and hope.

Complete within itself, there are nevertheless abundant teasers for future strife between the gods, and I for one, can't wait.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 I Fell In Love With This Story Stars!!! 18 April 2017
By Franci Neill - Published on Amazon.com
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When I heard about this new book that Ms. Hart was releasing, I wasn't really sure I was going to like it or not. This is because at first I thought it was going to be told in paranormal type way and while I've enjoyed a few PNR books this last year, it's really not a genre that I'm drawn to.

I'm happy to say this book exceeded all my expectations!! While it has the fantasy/paranormal type feel to it, it's SO NOT your typical fantasy type book. Yes, there are all the players from Greek Mythology here, but in a truly modern vein and I truly got sucked into this book from the first page to the last!

While the story centers around Dean and Lex, just like in Greek Mythology, there's so much more at stake here. I just wish my college Mythology classes had been this entertaining; I probably would have done so much better in them! This book has it all, romance, comedy because those Gods, they like to one up each other, angst, sassiness like I've not seen recently and an overwhelmingly well written story!

While Ms. Hart is still a relatively new author for me, with this third book that I've read and loved by her, she has now moved into the automatic one-click category and I will devour each and every one of her books both old and new.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 "All is fair in Love and War" Stars! 18 April 2017
By Imani - Published on Amazon.com
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Ok so, let's be honest. Simply because I don't know much about Greek Mythology, nor do I have much interest in it, and as much as I love Staci's work, I sincerely thought I wasn't going to like this book. Like at all. But again, it's Staci freaking Hart. By the end of the first chapter, I was more than intrigued and anxious to continue. Paper Fools is unlike anything I've read before. With a look into two different worlds at once, we get thrown into what is potentially two different journeys of love. Not only is Staci's writing style impeccable, but the stories that unfold are more than unexpected as they are liberating.

It's silly that time again; it's Dita's turn to participate in the next set of challenges. Being the goddess of love, this is practically her calling and she couldn't be more ready to go at it again as the raining champ.

"'It's been too long since I've had a real challenge. There is nothing I love more than making love matches.'"

And the objective of this challenge?

Get Dean Monroe and Alexis Greene to fall in love, and more so, get them to be together indefinitely.

And that's exactly what she intends to do.

Because Dita never loses.

Dean led a simple carefree life. Or so one would thing. Simple? That's questionable. But carefree, in more aspects, definitely so.

"He was too damaged to care about anyone, not even himself."

But then he met Lex. But not only was she as unavailable as one can be, but because of Dean's reputation in general, he had to stay away from her. Which isn't as easy as he'd originally hoped...

"Her eyes were a brilliant shade of blue and green, her skin like porcelain, and when her cheeks had flushed and her lips parted, he'd felt his do the same."

He was immediately taken with her. Too bad he just couldn't have her.

Lex had an easy life. She had everything she could possibly need to be happy. And, in a sense, she was just that... happy.

But then a person can waltz into her life and make her question everything. Dean was clearly bad news, and Lex needed to protect her heart.

But with the attraction and the look in Dean's eyes, it just gets more difficult for her to stay away.

"As he took shape on her page, her heart cracked and chipped while she wondered how someone so beautiful could be so broken."

Broken Dean wasn't as broken when it came to Lex. And all she had to do was one thing for him to come to that revelation.

"The barriers he had in place were impenetrable, and women were a novelty, unable to break in. But all Lex had to do was exist."

The dance between the two continued. But the outcome was inevitable...

"The kindest thing he could do for her was to watch her walk away."

"She felt like she'd been shoved into an icy river, the shock of the experience bringing her painful clarity."

So the questions remain:

Will Dita succeed or will she finally fail?

Are Dean and Lex truly meant to be?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!! 18 April 2017
By Jennifer Van Wyk - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I don't hide the fact I ADORE Staci Hart's writing. When I started reading her books I became a tad obsessed. Like... oh my gosh where has she been my whole life obsessed.

I'll admit, I hadn't read Deer in the Headlights and aside from knowing that Staci wrote it so I couldn't wait to get my grubby hands on it and it had a hint of mythology woven into the story, I really went in pretty blind.
And came out seeing vivid, bright colors!!!!

Paper Fools was a story filled with angst, humor, steam and everything in between. It was what I've come to expect from Ms Hart but shaken and stirred and all sorts of unique.
Dean and Lex were the epitome of "wow their past is gonna cause some... ahem... issues" but I loved their parts. Their struggles. The way they overcame. And Apollo and Dita (Aphrodite) intermixing (and TRULY MIXING) just made for a fun, fast-paced story that I loved turning the pages in.
It was really a refreshingly "new" read. Bravo, lady Hart!

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