Thursday, July 3, 2014

ARC Review:4 1/2 Stars for Looking for Trouble by Victoria Dahl

A good reason to be bad...

Librarian Sophie Heyer has walked the straight and narrow her entire life to avoid paying for her mother's mistakes. But in tiny Jackson Hole, Wyoming, juicy gossip just doesn't go away, so the last thing she needs is for history to repeat itself. Falling hard for the sexiest biker who's ever rode into town would undo everything she's worked for. And to add insult to injury, the sexy stranger is none other than Alex Bishop--the son of the man her mother abandoned Sophie's family for. He may be temptation on wheels, but Sophie's not looking for trouble!

Maybe Sophie's buttoned-up facade fools some, but Alex knows a naughty smile when he sees one. Despite their parents' checkered pasts, he's willing to take some risks to find out the truth about the town librarian. He figures a little fling might be just the ticket to get his mind off of family drama. But what he finds underneath Sophie's prim demeanor might change his world in ways he never expected.

What I thought about Looking for Trouble

Alex returns home to Jackson to face down the twenty-five year old family scandal, bury his father's remains and deal with his mother’s borderline personality disorder. What he didn’t count on was meeting Sophie, the sweet librarian living a few houses from his mother, but from the minute they meet, their sexual attraction is off the charts.

I really liked Alex and Sophie. This is a great little love story and I thought the author did a good job of showing them gradually falling in love with each other, yet knowing that their lives were so very different, it would probably never work. Even so, they can’t help the attraction and their developing feelings or ignore the way they can heat up the sheets.

All of this is framed around the incident from years ago and the scars it left on both of their lives. There’s a great series of scenes at the end when everything just blows up for both Alex and Sophie and the conversations that come afterward are thoughtful and seemed very real. Not only was I choked up, but I was rooting for these two to find some way to make it work.

I might be falling a little in love with the stories in this Jackson series with its endearing characters. Recommended. 

ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley

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