Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Trouble with Love - Review & Giveaway

Review by Darcey Pickett

Something’s are always worth the fight!
As book number two of the trilogy picks up, we are back in the quaint little town of Sugar Creek, Vermont, where we meet Rocky Monroe as she is running her bed & breakfast and her Cupcake Lovers Club. 

Rocky has to travel to NYC to work out the details of a cook book for the Cupcake Lovers Club, and her bad luck has followed her.  She is in a strange town and has to reach out to the one person she has been trying to avoid, Jayce Bello.  Jayce and Rocky have history together and the passion that sparked between them all those years ago is still ever present.  Rocky was deeply hurt by Jayce and has done her best to put him out of her mind.  But with one crack in her foundation, she finds herself in his company and all those feelings come flooding back.

Jayce Bello, a family friend, had an intimate moment with his best friends little sister.  Faced with the demons of his own family drama and the fact he doesn’t want any more, he up and leaves Sugar Creek for NYC to become a police officer.  Having Rocky need him is the sign he was looking for and he is bound and determine to explain himself after 13 years and with the hopes of proving his love for her.

The romance between Rocky and Jayce was fun, it wasn’t sugary sweet and this novel offered a bit of mystery as well.  I found this book to be a fun read, and even though it is part of a trilogy I did not feel like I needed to have read the first book to understand and develop a relationship with the characters of this book.  But I can tell you that it had me wanting to go back to read book one and looking forward to seeing what happens in book three!  I recommend this fun read and encourage you to read the entire trilogy!

Storytelling comes naturally to award-winning author Beth Ciotta. Dubbed "fun and sexy" by Publisher's Weekly, Beth specializes in writing Romantic Comedy with a Twist of Suspense and is published in contemporary, historical, steampunk, and paranormal romantic fiction. "I can't think of anything more fulfilling than writing stories where everyone (except the villain, of course) gets a happy ending!"
Beth lives in NJ with her husband, two zany dogs, and a crazy cat. A retired professional performer, Beth now pours her artistic passion into her writing. 

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