Friday, October 9, 2015

[Kame's Review]: "Stirring Up Trouble"

Stirring Up Trouble by Andrea Laurence
Publisher: Pocket Star (October 12, 2015)
Series: Rosewood, 3
Genre: Contemporary Romance

When a prim and proper baker and a laid-back bartender have a neighborly disagreement that gets them both in trouble with the law, a sweet reconciliation is stirred up in the playful third romance in Andrea Laurence’s sexy Rosewood series.

Maddie’s life is perfectly sweet. Her bakery’s tasty treats are rising to the top of every must-have list in town, and her commute is just a block away by foot. She loves everything about her little downtown Victorian bungalow—except for her unbearably noisy neighbor, Woody’s. The bar’s obnoxious and sexy owner, Emmett, seems to live to aggravate Maddie. But he mostly thinks she could use a stiff drink to dislodge the stick up her ass. He’s just trying to run his business. Bars stay open late, they play music, they serve alcohol. If she doesn’t like it, why did she buy a house across the street?

When Maddie and Emmett’s battle lands them in front of the local judge, they’re ordered to do several weeks of community service cleaning parks and painting over graffiti. As they scrub away the latest works of art by the town’s anonymous “Penis Picasso,” the baker and the bartender slowly begin to see there’s more to each other than meets the eye. So what happens if they wave the white flag and surrender into each other’s arms?

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Reviews of Laurence's Previous Novels:

Heir to Scandal (#3) -- Pat

Thirty Days to Win His Wife by Andrea Laurence (#2) -- Kame

Kame's Review:

Emmet owns the bar across the street from Maddie's house. Each have a career that has them keeping odd hours. Lack of sleep causes them to lash out in public and the result is a month of community service.

I liked Emmet right away. He seemed to have a good business sense and seemed to genuinely care about Maddie from the very beginning. I can understand why he wanted to keep parts of his past a secret. Maddie had to work hard to win me over. She was rather snobby. But in the end she redeemed herself.

The reason I requested the book was a combination of the cover and the setting. It was rather Gilmore Girlsish in location - a small southern town with quirky characters. The plot was full of them and a few side plots that kept things interesting. The writing was entertaining enough to have me look for this author again.

3 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! :) 

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