This was a well crafted, well written story about the effects meddling parents can have on the lives of their grown children. ~ Guilty Pleasures
WHEN YOU GO LOOKING FOR TROUBLE… Avery Price is taking her life back. Fleeing her uber-rich, overbearing family, and an arranged wedding to a wealthy, cheating fiancé, she trades couture for country and makes her way to Trouble, Wyoming. Going incognito gives her the chance to try things the old Avery wouldn’t dare, like having a sizzling, no-strings affair with her sexy new boss, Noah McDermott-and discovering he’s the kind of mistake she can’t resist.
Noah didn’t become a successful business owner by letting people get the best of him. He knows Avery is running from something, and if getting the beautiful blonde into his bed is the only way to find the truth, well, he has no problem with that. Trouble is, Avery is everything he never expected: sassy, smart, and the kind of understanding woman cowboys like him don’t deserve. Can he put his pride aside and convince this city girl to settle down with him once and for all?
This was a well crafted, well written story about the effects meddling parents can have on the lives of their grown children.
When we first meet Avery Price, she comes across as a spoiled princess, wearing designer clothes and driving a Mercedes-the one she uses to knock down Noah McDermitt. We soon learn, however, that she is struggling to ditch the princess image and stand on her own two feet. She decided this when she found her fiance in bed with another woman, and her parents insisted she marry him anyway. In an effort to escape their control, she has taken off and found herself in Trouble, Wyoming.
After knocking Noah down, she takes him to his car, and later finds he has left his wallet in her car. She tries to blackmail him into giving her a job. He tricks her, but she ends up working for him anyway.
For his part, Noah has his own family difficulties in the form of a father who wants him to follow his footsteps into the restaurant business. As a successful contractor, Noah has no desire to be part of the family business, but his father is relentless in trying to get him to join the firm.
When Noah and Avery embark on an affair, in spite of the fact she works for him, both families find ways to interfere with their relationship. Can they overcome the interruptions, efforts to control them, and their own secrets to find their own HEA?
This is classified as new adult, and does contain explicit, though vanilla, sex scenes. Avery seems a bit old, at 28, to be throwing off the parental shackles, and she never completely realizes what it means to be on her own, as she quits her job before having a new one. In spite of that, she is a likable character and she does make the effort to quit being the spoiled princess. Noah is yummy, but a bit too quick to judge when Avery’s secret is revealed.
Overall, a fun read and an author I will try again.