Series: The Hurley Boys #1
on August 26th, 2014
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She has complete control… and he's determined to take it away
A librarian in the small town of Hood River, Natalie Clayton's world is very nearly perfect. After a turbulent childhood and her once-wild ways, life is now under control. But trouble has a way of turning up unexpectedly—especially in the tall, charismatically sexy form of Paddy Hurley….
And Paddy is the kind of trouble that Natalie has a taste for.
Even after years of the rock and roll lifestyle, Paddy never forgot the two wickedly hot weeks he once shared with Natalie. Now he wants more… even if it means tempting Natalie and her iron-grip control. But there's a fine line between well-behaved and misbehaved—and the only compromise is between the sheets!
The Best Kind of Trouble is the first of The Hurley Boys series though one of the Hurley brothers got his HEA in an earlier book. This book gives us the chance to get to know the other brothers better, especially Paddy.
I liked the beginning and end of this story but was bored with the middle of it. The beginning was great when Paddy recognized Natalie but Natalie acted like she didn’t remember Paddy. I like that she played hard-to-get and made Paddy work for her attention. Through the story, we see Natalie grow and take a chance on love even though she has dealt with an addicted father and grandmother who is constantly putting a guilt trip on her. Even though Paddy learned over time what buttons not to push with Natalie, I didn’t feel Paddy really matured. While he is nice and an adorable man, he seemed too selfish and wrapped up in himself to be a good match for Natalie. There were a couple of times in the story where it seemed he realized his shortcomings and was ready to work at being a better person, but then he reverted back to old habits.
Ms. Dane has an unusual writing style that took some getting used to, but overall I like her writing. Her characters have great voices and she gives them wonderful things to say. Even though I am not a Paddy fan, I really liked what Natalie had to say and how she dealt with her family issues.
I really liked the Hurley family, especially Ezra, and look forward to getting to know the others better in future stories.