Aug 26, 2014

Book Review: The Best Kind of Trouble

She has complete control… and he's determined to take it away

A librarian in the small town of Hood River, Natalie Clayton's world is very nearly perfect. After a turbulent childhood and her once-wild ways, life is now under control. But trouble has a way of turning up unexpectedly—especially in the tall, charismatically sexy form of Paddy Hurley….

And Paddy is the kind of trouble that Natalie has a taste for.

Even after years of the rock and roll lifestyle, Paddy never forgot the two wickedly hot weeks he once shared with Natalie. Now he wants more… even if it means tempting Natalie and her iron-grip control. But there's a fine line between well-behaved and misbehaved—and the only compromise is between the sheets.

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As I believe I have mentioned before when I am looking for contemporary, sexy romance, Lauren Dane is one of my favorite authors.  Not only does she tend to base her books here in the Pacific Northwest but she really brings her characters to life.  So I am sure that it doesn't surprise anyone that I jumped on the chance to review the first book in a new series set in Hood River Oregon.  

What I loved the most about THE BEST KIND OF TROUBLE is the characters.  Natalie is a woman that I could really relate too, especially her need for control.  This is a trait that one finds common among children that were raised by substance abusers be it alcohol or drugs.  I never became a librarian though I did think about it.  And Paddy is just the kind of man I fell for when I was younger though the ones I found never had the heart of gold under it all.  

The plot is moves along nicely with the help of some secondary characters that make me very happy that THE BEST KIND OF TROUBLE is only the first book in the series.  I want to know what happens with Ezra and Tuesday as well as the rest of the brothers.  

Oh and I did mention sexy.  Well let's put it this way, the tension between Natalie and Paddy is off the scale and I am very happy that everything wasn't left of the imagination.  This book would have melted a block of ice.  

I do recommend this book to any of my adult readers that enjoy a hot, contemporary romance.  Scenes do get explicit but don't involve any whips, chains or Great Danes.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.


  1. Okay - you made me want to start reading this kind of novel!! LOL!! I'm going on a trip this weekend w/my family, and am expecting some down time on the beach, so I might need this to keep me from falling asleep and getting sun burnt! Am heading off to Amazon - since we live in Phx it arrives the next day,....regardless! (perk!!)

    1. I hope that you enjoy it. I have found that anything by Lauren Dane to be a good read.


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