Wednesday, July 16, 2014

[Review]: "Problems in Paradise"

Problems in Paradise by Kelsey Browning
Publisher: Carina Press (July 14, 2014)
Series: Texas Nights, 3
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Eden Durant hasn't always been Eden Durant. She's made a fresh start in Shelbyville, Texas, far from her mother's notoriety. Running the Paradise Garden Café is as much excitement as Eden wants—or it was, until she meets Beck Childress. Although he's the one man who could expose her past, she's willing to open up enough to see if he might be her future.

Chief Deputy Childress is determined to get to know the real Eden, when he isn't busy cleaning up after the sheriff and running in the election to replace him. When several men fall sick after eating in Eden's café, he investigates even as her mysterious past raises both his suspicions and his protective instincts.

As their relationship heats up, so do the pressures of Beck's campaign. When Eden's secrets are revealed, jeopardizing his dream of becoming sheriff, he'll need to choose: serve and protect the town he loves or the woman who makes it home.

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Reviews of Browning's Previous Books:

Personal Assets (#1) -- TBQ
Running the Red Light (#2) -- TBQ

My Review:

Kelsey Browning writes amazing contemporaries, full of heat, wit, charm and unique characters. I've been a fan since her debut (Personal Assets) and Problems in Paradise did not let me down!

Eden has a very . . . unusual past. I liked that Browning was not afraid to throw in something different like that, and it helped me to connect with Eden more. But then again all of Browning's heroines have been like that to some degree, which is one of many reasons why I love these books!

Beck was such a fun hero, too. I loved the interactions between Beck and Eden about his junk food habits. Oh, and Eden's redneck jokes and gag gifts for him. There were many scenes that made me snort and smile. And of course Beck is a very sexy hero.

The romance was well done, both sweet and extremely sexy. This, too, is another common theme in Browning's books. And again, I'm not complaining!

Problems in Paradise made me very happy, which is always a good thing. I highly suggest Kelsey Browning. She may be a relative new comer to the party, but she's kicked off her career with a bang and has a fan for life!


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

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Have you read Kelsey Browning? If not, I highly recommend you do! 

Remember, I interviewed her today AND there's a great GIVEAWAY! )

Also, what's your favorite small town to revisit in romance-land?


Until Next Time,


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kelseybrowning said...

TBQ - thank you SO much for featuring Problems in Paradise today! Book bloggers rock!


The_Book_Queen said...

:) Ah, thanks, my dear!

Mary Anne Edwards said...

I have read the first two in this series. Great books! I just started reading Problems in Paradise. It’s going to be a goody!

The_Book_Queen said...

I'm glad to hear that -- you will have to let me know your final thoughts, though I am confident you will enjoy it! :)

kelseybrowning said...

Thanks so much, Mary Anne!