Saturday, July 26, 2014

[ARC Review]: "Looking for Trouble"

Looking for Trouble by Victoria Dahl
Publisher: Harlequin HQN (July 29, 2014)
Series: Jackson Girl's Night Out, 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance

A good reason to be bad...

Librarian Sophie Heyer has walked the straight and narrow her entire life to avoid paying for her mother's mistakes. But in tiny Jackson Hole, Wyoming, juicy gossip just doesn't go away, so the last thing she needs is for history to repeat itself. Falling hard for the sexiest biker who's ever rode into town would undo everything she's worked for. And to add insult to injury, the sexy stranger is none other than Alex Bishop--the son of the man her mother abandoned Sophie's family for. He may be temptation on wheels, but Sophie's not looking for trouble!

Maybe Sophie's buttoned-up facade fools some, but Alex knows a naughty smile when he sees one. Despite their parents' checkered pasts, he's willing to take some risks to find out the truth about the town librarian. He figures a little fling might be just the ticket to get his mind off of family drama. But what he finds underneath Sophie's prim demeanor might change his world in ways he never expected.

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Reviews of Dahl's Previous Books:

So Tough to Tame (#3) -- TBQ

My Review:

Damn, I need to take a break from contemporary romances that remind me of my personal life . . . But I suppose that's really not relevant to my review of this book, so moving on!

I loved Looking for Trouble. Dahl created a sexy hero, Alex, who is more than just a tattooed biker. 

She'd make dinner and show her family that everything was okay. Everything would be fine.

But she'd been pulling this same trick since she was five years old, and she was beginning to suspect it had never worked at all.

Then she paired him with Sophie, a strong heroine who tries so hard to be average and take care of her father. In reality, she's a bit on the naughty side, wearing garter belts and fine lingerie under her prim librarian clothes. She dreams of a life outside of Jackson but is too scared to leave her dad. (I'm telling you, I keep finding this theme, which hits very close to home for me.) 

Sparks fly and dirty fun time begins!

Looking for Trouble is full of emotions and real problems. As I said, it hit me hard, perhaps harder than for other readers. Regardless, I loved every minute of it.

“I don't want a boyfriend. I'm terrible with men. I'm awkward and inattentive and not feminine and cute like you. I'll be forty in a few years, for God's sake. I just want to be used like a cheap rag. Several times a month. Is there a service for that? Dark room? No talking? Big cock?”

Dahl writes smart, sexy small town romances – everything I love! And Looking for Trouble delivers all that and more. I loved visiting Jackson again, and I hope Dahl continues to return to this town. I highly recommend it to fans of dirty talking heroes, strong yet vulnerable heroines, and a true story to go alongside the wild sex! :)


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I received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for my honest opinion.

*Note: The quotes used belong to Victoria Dahl; TBQ's Book Palace does not claim them.

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I so love Dahl's romances -- they are truly wonderful! And I'm not just saying that because she's a local author for me! 

Have you read Victoria Dahl? Do you have a favorite of hers?


Until Next Time,


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Sophia Rose said...

I like the sound of this one. Naughty librarian and biker with a past like that intrigues me. Nice review!

The_Book_Queen said...

I know -- I was already interested because I love Dahl's books, but when I saw "naughty librarian" and "bad boy biker"? Yeah, I may have done a happy dance or two . . . :)