WOW! For me this book really hit home in more ways than one. Thank you Mrs. Dane for a beautifully told story of not only love, but of friendship and finding trust. I am sure like most people, we all deal with past issues and experiences that shape our lives. ~ Piper, Guilty Pleasures
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!
Review copy provided for a honest review
WOW! For me this book really hit home in more ways than one. Thank you Mrs. Dane for a beautifully told story of not only love, but of friendship and finding trust. I am sure like most people, we all deal with past issues and experiences that shape our lives. They make us who we are, and sometimes shape how we handle and react to things in our lives going forward. I connected with Natalie on many levels. I am Natalie in many ways. I may not have had a drug addict for a father, or a mother who walked out on me, but like Natalie, I too put walls up. Natalie went through so much as a child and young women that she felt she had no choice but to protect herself from hurt and disappointment any way she could. Natalie has built a group of great friends over her years in college, but it took her awhile to let herself trust them. Natalie and Paddy’s story, was for me, a true look into what happens when you have past things influence your life and letting those past things effect how you handle and react to things.
Paddy Hurley and Natalie Clayton met as young, wild and crazy kids. They spent two weeks together while Paddy and his brother’s band Sweet Hollow Ranch, were playing in a dive bar Natalie worked in. When Paddy and his brothers left for Los Angeles, and the success and fame they soon would find, Natalie “cleaned” up her act and went to college and made her life into something she could be proud of.
It has been 12 years since Natalie and Paddy have seen each other, but Paddy knows who she is the moment he sees her. Natalie is now a Librarian at the Hood River library. Paddy is home in Hood River at his family’s ranch getting ready to start working on Sweet Hollow Ranch’s next album. I really loved that Natalie pretended that she didn’t know or remember who Paddy was. I loved that she made him work for it, when Paddy has never had to “work” for any woman. Like his mom Sharon says, his charm is his superpower. Natalie finally gives into Paddy, and from there they start to build a wonderful friendship and love story.
Like I said before, this story hit home for me. The situations and feelings that Paddy and Natalie experienced jump off the pages at you. Mrs. Dane KNOWS how to write a believable story that draws you in, makes you think, and makes you feel for yourself what her characters are feeling. There were several times I had to put the book down and walk away, because the emotion hit me hard. There is no shortage of the HOTNESS that I have come to love from Mrs. Dane. Like for Natalie and Paddy, sometimes it take a BIG emotional, painful event to make you realize things about yourself and your life. Sometimes we are able to work through those hurts and come out better, like Natalie and Paddy did.
The Best Kind of Trouble is the start to Mrs. Dane new Hurley Boys series. We met the Hurley boys of Sweet Hollow Ranch in Mary and Damien Hurley’s story Lush, which is part of the Delicious series. Like most readers I fell in love with the Hurley boys and immediately hoped they would get stories of their own. Mrs. Dane has granted that wish to her readers. You don’t have to have read the Delicious series or the Brown Siblings (Delicious is a spin-off of this series) series for that matter to truly enjoy this book. But, if you’re looking for some great stories with great characters and even more great HOTNESS, then be sure to pick up the Brown Siblings and Delicious series.
This was a great start to a new series. I am looking forward to Ezra and Tuesday’s story, which will be out in November.