Friday, September 12, 2014

[Kame's Review]: "His Trouble in Tallulah"

His Trouble in Tallulah by Cathryn Fox
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (August 12, 2014)
Series: In the Line of Duty, 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance

When faking it takes on a whole new meaning…

Tallulah Duncan is excited about her brother’s upcoming wedding in Louisiana, but what she’s not looking forward to is facing the man who will undoubtedly be waiting for her. Years ago she and an old boyfriend made a pact. The next time she comes home, if she’s still single, they’ll get engaged.

He’s a nice guy, but Tallulah doesn’t love him—or the idea of being an undertaker’s wife. And the smokin’ hot guy next to her on the plane is a loud-and-clear reminder that her biological clock is on the fritz.

Security specialist Garrett Andersen is pretty sure the gorgeous woman next to him on the plane is about to have a panic attack. And when he tries to distract her, she does the most enchanting, adorable thing he’s ever seen. She blushes.

Since they’re headed to the same wedding, he finds himself agreeing to step into the role of adoring fiancĂ©. In real life, she’s his comrade’s kid sister, so it’s hands off all the way. Except behind closed doors, her all-out campaign of sweet seduction is burning that strategy to ashes…

Warning: This book contains some very hot, very steamy sex, with a smokin’ hot security specialist who knows just how to hit his mark—and make it explode. Did we mention it was hot?

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Kame's Review:

Tallulah is on the way to her brother's wedding and she is dreading it. She loves her brother but she does not want to face her parents or her ex-boyfriend. They all want her to abandon her dreams in the city and come back to the small town. Garrett is also on that flight and also going to the wedding. Tallulah's brother is marrying his sister. When he gets home he must convince his boss that he is stable and the right man for the promotion. Maybe there is a way they can both get what they want.

Garrett feels he was always a disappointment to his family; most importantly to his father. It is a feeling he just can’t get away from even though his father passed years before. How is he going to make his boss think he is stable when in his heart he doesn’t think he can ever be what a family needs – it is just easier to not plan on ever having a wife and kids. This is not a unique character trait but for some reason Garrett took a stronger hold of my heart than other heroes.  He seemed to really want to be a family man. Tallulah seemed to be a soft soul and I question her desire to be a daycare director; I didn’t feel she was driven to do that. She seemed rather passive in her career and seemed that she believed she was destined to her fate of coming home and following her family’s wishes. Garrett and Tallulah sizzled on the page together and I was convinced they had feelings for each other.

The plot was easy to follow and was mostly about the wedding.  As soon as the wedding week festivities were over the plot moved fast. I would have liked to see more of a relationship between Tallulah and Garrett once they returned home. The conflict was understandable, and the resolution was done very sweetly. Since this is a book in a series I envision the lack of epilogue is because you will see the continuation of their love story in other books.

This is the second book in the series, but the first I have read.  I found it wonderfully written and will definitely find time to check out the first book in the series and the follow up books.

4 1/2 STARS! 

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

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Thanks for the review, Kame! :) This sounds like a great series; why haven't I heard of it before? Oh well, they are on my list now! 

Have you read Cathryn Fox before? Do you have a favorite of hers?


Until Next Time,


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1 comment :

Lover Of Romance said...

Great review Kame!!! I have never heard of this one, so I really love the sound of it.