Feb 24, 2014

Book Review: Trouble by Samantha Towle

Title: Trouble
Author: Samantha Towle
Publication Date: November 18, 2013
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary
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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.

My Thoughts

Damaged by her past and running away from a man she doesn't want to have any more relationship with, Mia finds herself staying in a hotel far away from home with a determination of finding her mother. Along her stay, she meets Jordan, the son of the hotel's owner and is currently responsible as the receptionist. Secrets revealed, a shocking discovery and love met Mia as she takes on the road to finding the person who left her in the hands of cruelty with the help of a boy who's got quite a reputation.

Feelings of happiness and sadness were emitted from me while reading Trouble. At first, Mia was a bit confusing to understand since she hates her boyfriend and then she doesn't want to leave him. She kept saying the opposite of what's inside her mind. She finds her boyfriend cheating on her, she was relieved because finally she's got an excuse to break up with him, but then she cried. I don't understand her..at first. And that's when everything went down when her boyfriend's true nature came out. I feel in that moment that she was scared. She's living in fear and she wants to get away but she's afraid she can't do it without him hurting her. The scene seemed so real that it was hard not to feel hurt towards Mia. And I'm glad to read the confusing character was just in the first few chapters because it I feel like it'll affect the story and regress Mia's character since she grew some spine in the later chapters.

It was fun reading the book knowing that Mia's safe and she's finally opening up, and she found a friend in Jordan, Beth and even Jordan's dog, Dozer. Although with Jordan, she found love and a family which made me a happy reader. I'm also glad that there's a side to Jordan that cares and understands Mia as he was in lust at first sight at her. The twist (or that wasn't really a twist) was good although at some point I have a minor issue that won't be discussed further because there are possible answers in my head and it's going to spoil. This is a spoiler-free review.

I'd recommend this to readers who enjoy New Adult books and are into those romantic type of setting. Main characters aren't annoying, for me, so it's good. And if you love dogs, you're going to love Dozer or more especially, Jordan and Dozer.

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