With chemistry that jumps off the page, banter that keeps you smiling, and intimacy that builds as the story goes on, this is everything you could want in a rom com. It gets deeper and more emotional as the story goes on, but doesn’t linger on the heaviness. Tangle was one of my favorite books of 2019 and Trouble does not disappoint as a follow up.
The story follows Penn, the endlessly playful and sexy player we met in the previous books (though this 100% stands on its own). He’s got some self worth issues that prevent him from ever taking things too seriously, and no one has ever pushed him to be more. That is until Avery enters the picture. Penn knows she’s not immune to his charms, but Avery won’t give in. And why would she? They slept together years ago, and Penn doesn’t even seem to remember her.
It’s a sexy slow burn with plenty of sexual tension, depth to the characters, and a hero you’re gonna love. I knew I’d like Penn’s story, but Locke hit it out of the park with this. He’s such a great guy – completely lovable – but his self esteem issues have held him back from expecting more for himself. Avery is the perfect complement to him – she’s strong and vibrant, but she also expects more from Penn. I loved this one from start to finish and can’t wait to see which resident of this small town finds love next. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC via NetGalley (then purchased it for my collection) and am voluntarily leaving a review of this light, sexy romance.
She wants something real. He wants something now. Together they’re trouble in USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke’s sexy and funny twice-in-a-lifetime love story.
With his shameless grin and let’s-play swagger, carpenter Penn Etling leaves women wanting in Dogwood Lane. What do they get? Avery Perry knows: a one-night stand. She’s been there. She remembers every hot pulse as if it were yesterday. But Penn? He doesn’t remember a thing. Now he’s making new moves, and Avery’s not falling for trouble…again. Is she?
How could the beautiful stranger resist him? Avery is going to be a challenge for the bad boy. She’s the kind of woman who digs deep—deep enough to see there’s more to Penn than meets the eye. But first she has to give him a chance. She has to say yes. Could she also be the woman to make him change his playboy ways?
When these two come together, it’s hard to pull them apart. But with love and trust on the line, can Avery and Penn get what they both want? This time for keeps?