Fool Me Once Author:Fern Michaels Thirty-four-year-old Olivia Lowell was reared by her father, Dennis, who told her that her mother, Allison, died in childbirth. Content with her job as a dog photographer and a ho-hum relationship with an accountant, Olivia nearly comes unhinged when she learns that her mother recently passed away—and willed her a mail-order empire as well... more ». But a letter from Allison, written 10 months before her death, reveals that she started her successful business with money stolen from a bank.
Allison requests that Olivia return her share of the money, then find her partners-in-crime and make them do the same. With the help of the romantic interest, Jeff Bannerman, a lawyer who's handler to a pesky Yorkshire terrier named Cecil, Olivia sets about resentfully fulfilling her mom's last wishes.« less
Fern Michaels has managed to incorporate her love for Yorkies into the writings of this book, by creating a central character with the same passion. This is an absolutely adorable, yet suspenseful, book that everyone should read.