Format: .mobi (A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss for the purpose of an honest review. )
Release Date: May 10, 2016
For Morgan Yancy, an operative and team leader in a paramilitary group, nothing comes before his job. But when he’s ambushed and almost killed, his supervisor is determined to find out who’s after the members of his elite squad—and why. Due to worries that this unknown enemy will strike again, Morgan is sent to a remote location and told to lay low and stay vigilant. But between a tempting housemate he’s determined to protect and a deadly threat waiting in the shadows, keeping under the radar is proving to be his most dangerous mission yet.
The part-time police chief of a small West Virginian mountain town, Isabeau “Bo” Maran finally has her life figured out. She’s got friends, a dog, and a little money in the bank. Then Morgan Yancy shows up on her doorstep. Bo doesn’t need a mysterious man in her life—especially a troublemaker as enticing and secretive as Morgan.
The harder they fight the intense heat between them, the closer Morgan and Bo become, even though she knows he’s hiding from something. But discovering the truth could cost Bo more than she’s willing to give. And when Morgan’s cover is blown, it might just cost her life.
What’s it About? After Morgan Yancy is ambushed and almost killed he is sent to a remote location by his supervisor while an investigation is launched. Morgan has to keep his guard up though because the unknown assailant is still out there and to make matters more complicated, his housemate is police chief Isabeau “Bo” Maran. And she’s becoming a distraction.
My second issue with Troublemaker was the snail’s pace of a romance between Morgan and Bo. The romance felt like more of an afterthought. There was an almost “Oh yeah and these guys fell in love, blah, blah, blah” feeling to it. There was so much potential for Morgan and Bo’s romance to be off the charts good but it fell so flat.
My final problem with this book was the lack of real action, suspense, and resolution. All three should enhance the story and hook a reader’s attention from beginning to end and that just didn’t happen here. It took me quite a long time to finish this book! There were too many space filler scenes that should have been cut in order to speed things up. I’m not saying a rush job should have been done but there was just too much time spent on the mundane happenings of everyday life and yes, on Tricks the dog. And this is coming from a dog person.
Click It or Skip It? Skip It. Not enough interesting material to make Troublemaker worth the trouble of reading. I’ve heard that this is not the standard for Linda Howard so I’m game to try another book of hers. Perhaps an earlier one.
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