REVIEW by Lorna: Trouble by Samantha Towle – RELEASED 11/19 (@samtowlewrites, @Mollykatie112)

Mia Monroe is running. Running from a person she doesn’t ever want to find her. Running from a past she doesn’t ever want anyone to know. Desperate to find a future, that yesterday, she could only dream of having.

Jordan Matthews likes easy. Easy women. Easy life.

Then he meets Mia.

She’s damaged, troubled and has more baggage than any person can carry. But the more Jordan gets to know Mia-for the first time in his life-he finds himself wanting to try hard for something … for someone … for her.

And then life isn’t so easy anymore.

Jordan is everything Mia shouldn’t want. A whole bunch of dirty hotness, tattooed, cocky bad boy, who made his money at poker tables and picked his women up in bars. Yet, Mia finds herself falling for him. Then the past Mia was running from, quickly starts to catch up with her. Because that’s the problem with running … you have to stop sometime.

And when you stop, you get caught.

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I read Samantha Towles’ Alexandra Jones series, then her Mighty Storm series and loved both series so much that when this book came out, I immediately bought and read it the day it was released. This writer is on my favorite authors list and never disappoints. This book is a stand alone.

What I liked about this book:

The characters of Mia and Jordan were so well drawn by the author that it made the book flow effortlessly or seemingly, anyway. Mia is so broken by life in a gut wrenching, stomp on your heart way, that you can not help caring what happens to her. Jordan is determined he will never love anyone due to the extreme loss he feels after his mother died. When these two characters meet, it’s nothing short of amazing to see the effect each has on the other.

I can’t say I enjoyed the premise of the story, but only because of how bad things are in Mia’s life. But I can tell you that the premise was very relevant in several ways, to some of the ugly problems that afflict society today. So that puts it in the like column for me.

I also liked that the author tells the story from both Mia and Jordan’s point of view. It really made the story a page turner for me.

As usual with this author’s work, I loved the writing itself. She is such a good writer that even though she lives in the UK, the book could have been written by an American. It takes place in the U.S. and there was not one time that I thought that she was out of her element, ie no English slang to be had, that I noticed.

There is so much to like about this book. The emotions, the romance, the pacing, the characters and yes even the horrible villains in this book, all contribute to a fantastic read.

What I didn’t like about this book.

This is easy. One word. Nothing!

Who I recommend this book to:

This is not a Young Adult book. I would recommend it to anyone over the age of 17 that enjoys a wonderful romance. It will appeal to anyone that doesn’t mind a book hangover either, because I had a major one after reading this. It is so emotional and it does make you think, so if that’s not your thing then I won’t recommend it to you, although you will be missing out on a great read.

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