I must admit I picked this book to read because of the cover. I didn’t even look at the blurb. I saw cowboy hats and a big field, and I was sold. While the story is set in Wyoming, throughout it I kept wondering, “Where’s the cowboy?” The main characters in Along Came Trouble are Elisa, a food photographer, and Brody, a restaurant owner. Brody is also a single dad with a not so great relationship with his ex-wife.
I struggled with some of this book. I actually really liked Elisa. She was strong, independent, smart, and I loved the way she interacted with Brody’s son. But Brody just didn’t appeal to me at all. He wasn’t a great businessman, his interactions with his son made him even less appealing, and emotionally he was all over the map. Hot and cold. While the last thing can sometimes make for an interesting dynamic between the main characters, ultimately it was the stuff with Brody and his son that kept me struggling with this book. And the back story between Brody and his ex-wife didn’t work for me either – it too made him less appealing to me.
But even with all that going on, I must say the sex scenes between Elisa and Brody were hot. This author definitely knows how to write two people between the sheets. After every sex scene I would say to myself, “Damn Brody! You’re hot!” Then Brody would disappoint me again. Boo. Which was kind of a bummer, because the premise and the heroine really worked and could have made for a great book. There is a small subplot with two secondary characters that was extremely intriguing, and I will for sure read their book if they get one. I couldn’t get enough of the two of them when they were on the page together.
Along Came Trouble by Erin Kern
November 19th 2013 by Forever
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