I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Looking for Trouble by Victoria Dahl
Series: Girl's Night Out #1
Published by HQN on July 29, 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
A good reason to be bad...
Librarian Sophie Heyer has walked the straight and narrow her entire life to avoid paying for her mother's mistakes. But in tiny Jackson Hole, Wyoming, juicy gossip just doesn't go away, so the last thing she needs is for history to repeat itself. Falling hard for the sexiest biker who's ever rode into town would undo everything she's worked for. And to add insult to injury, the sexy stranger is none other than Alex Bishop--the son of the man her mother abandoned Sophie's family for. He may be temptation on wheels, but Sophie's not looking for trouble!
Maybe Sophie's buttoned-up facade fools some, but Alex knows a naughty smile when he sees one. Despite their parents' checkered pasts, he's willing to take some risks to find out the truth about the town librarian. He figures a little fling might be just the ticket to get his mind off of family drama. But what he finds underneath Sophie's prim demeanor might change his world in ways he never expected.
What I Thought…
I don’t enjoy writing these kind of reviews, but Looking for Trouble flat out annoyed me.
• It says that it’s the first in a series, but there are things that happened “before” that are never really explained in Looking for Trouble.
• Alex’s mother is completely crazy. You find out a little bit about the why (again, I never felt like I fully understood why) but it was so completely over the top and I just needed it to stop. Basically Alex’s father ran away with this Sophie’s mom 25 years ago and Alex’s mom is hell bent on screwing up Sophie’s life and is calling her a whore and a slut and being the biggest bitch ever to her all because she looks like her mom. There was soooooo much of this, at least once a chapter she was being hateful and rude to Sophie.
• Alex’s mother got a little more crazy and then there was this crazy explanation for the extra dose of crazy. Maybe this is a real thing, I don’t know, but you can’t take someone who has been that awful the entire book and then suddenly say this is what made her extra awful and now she’ll be this great person.
• Alex and Sophie seemed like they would be good together, but it was hard to tell because most of their interactions were about sex. Not a whole lot of other stuff going on here.
• One thing I really did love was the small town setting. I’m a sucker for small towns and all their cuteness and gossipness. This small town has potential. I also liked the reason behind why Sophie didn’t want to leave Jackson, I wish there would have been a bit more of that and less crazy mama.
Overall this contemporary romance just didn’t do it for me.