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Series: Trouble #1
January 17, 2014
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance (NA)
Ashley Parker knows trouble. And Nathan Williams--star quarterback and charming ladies man--is trouble. She knows he'll only break her heart. But that doesn't stop her from jumping in feet first. When her whole world is flipped upside down, her guitar and her lyrics become her only solace. Along with sexy guitar player Caleb Mathews.Fueled by heartache, love, and lust, Ashley finds herself in the best kind of trouble. Boy trouble.
Ashley Parker is still trying to get past her recent break-up. Colin, the boy who avoided labeling their relationship, slept with her friend, and his half-assed, “I’m sorry,” isn’t doing the trick. Enter Nathan Williams, star player both on the football field and off, and things are about to get messy. Nathan is James Dean cool and knows just how good looking he is, but though Ashley knows better than to fall for his charms, she can’t help herself. It seems Nathan is equally unable to fight the connection, as he pursues her just as intently as she tries to avoid what she’s sure will only lead to another heartbreak. And when the inevitable happens, Ashley turns her back on boys and turns toward the one thing she can count on — her music. But with success comes a tour, complete with nice guy Caleb and lots of chemistry. She’s not over Nathan, but is she ready to move on? I’m not so old that I’ve forgotten how messy breaking up and rebounding can be, but I don’t quite get Ashley. She has one hell of a connection with Nathan, and while I’m all for netting the unattainable guy, there were times when he didn’t seem like he was worth the trouble. I mean, he dumped her, chased after other girls, and then went all caveman when Ashley tried to move on. She spent a lot more time crying over it all than she should have, were he just honest with her in the first place. There’s a bit more story to him, but I feel like his big secret doesn’t really excuse his behavior. But perhaps he can redeem himself later in the series. Speaking of the series… If you pick up this book, plan on getting the next one, too, because the end of The Best Kind of Trouble is more like a commercial break at a critical moment in the story. Yes, the dreaded cliffhanger is here.
I think the story just drove me a bit nuts, and I’m probably still a little sidetracked by the “What the hell’s gonna happen next?!” loop playing in my brain. There were things I loved loved loved about it, and there were things that made me want to shake some sense into the characters. I think my real problem, though, is that there was no closure, just a lead-in to the next book. I can usually get past whatever drama has taken place and even begin to understand and forgive a character’s faults when it’s all explained and resolved, and I suspect that’s exactly what will happen once I get my hands on the next book. For now, though, I can certainly say it was an addictive read!