BOYFRIEND BOOKMARK RATING:★★★★
Mia Monroe is running. Running from a person she doesn’t ever want to find her. Running from a past she doesn’t ever want anyone to know. Desperate to find a future, that yesterday, she could only dream of having.
Jordan Matthews likes easy. Easy women. Easy life.
Then he meets Mia.
She’s damaged, troubled and has more baggage than any person can carry. But the more Jordan gets to know Mia-for the first time in his life-he finds himself wanting to try hard for something… for someone… for her.
And then life isn’t so easy anymore.
Jordan is everything Mia shouldn’t want. A whole bunch of dirty hotness, tattooed, cocky bad boy, who made his money at poker tables and picked his women up in bars. Yet, Mia finds herself falling for him. Then the past Mia was running from, quickly starts to catch up with her. Because that’s the problem with running… you have to stop sometime.
And when you stop, you get caught.
The beginning of Trouble was a little hard for me to read, I tend to always struggle with books dealing with abuse and the first 10% or so of this book put me right in the mix of all that. It was dark and twisted… I didn’t know all that I was in for, or how I would handle it, but I’m very glad that I stuck it out because Trouble ended up being one of my most moving and emotional reads to date.
Our leading lady, Mia, was broken when we met her. She tried to be brave and deep down you could she was strong…well, really she had to be to deal with all she had and make the move she was making, but still, she had her insecurities which was understandable given her past. She definitely didn’t trust men. Enter Jordan… he’s a hot bad boy who Mia is immediately attracted to. But Jordan is set on never falling in love, he’s a man whore and he has no shame in admitting it. Of course he’s also attracted to Mia, thinks she’s super sexy, but he’s not going to go there because he needs to focus on NOT sleeping with his family’s hotel clientele.
Blah, blah, blah… we all know where this goes and thank goodness it did!
Jordan and Mia were wonderful together! They were sweet, sexy, passionate. They were there for each other in every way each of them needed. It was a dark and troubled start, but it turned out to be a passionate ride arriving at light with joyous love. Trouble will make you cry, laugh, swoon and then cry again for a completely different reason. It’s not a light read but it’s not terribly dark after you get past the beginning either. I definitely recommend this book to all of our readers. Samantha Towle never disappoints!
If you ever think you’ve got serious issues, read this book. You will know instantly that no matter how bad you think your life is, there is always someone out there that has had a tougher life than you. Mia is that person. My heart was so broken for her. Spending so much of her life being abused by her father and her boyfriend, she knew there was no escape. Until the day something snapped and she left. Just like that, she knew she had to reclaim who she was and part of that was learning where she truly came from.
This book tore me up. It made my heart ache and the only thing that could fix that ache was the one thing that could help Mia… Jordan. When Mia escapes the only life she has ever known, she wants nothing more than to find her mother and get answers. When she stumbles into Durango, Colorado she is directed to a hotel where she knows she will stay for a couple of weeks. But the things that happen in those two weeks change Mia’s life.
This book deals with some real tragic issues as well as a huge social issue. It was gripping and heart-wrenching and I was just left in awe that Jordan was able to give all he had to help Mia but not only that he was able to do it, but he wanted to do it. There was a connection between these two characters, an unspoken bond. But in Jordan, Mia saw so much more than just a guy looking for another one night stand. She saw a man that she could trust, that she could be brave with, that she couldn’t be close enough to. But I think just as much as Jordan was saving Mia, she was doing the same for him.
That is what makes this such a great story in my mind. He was afraid of his feelings for Mia because of his past. There is no way she will stick around once she finds out about the horrible things he has done and at the same time, Mia knows that Jordan will never want her knowing about her past.
This was not a light read. It was deep and dealt with some pretty tough issues, which at times made it difficult to read. My heart just broke reading about Mia’s life. The only life she had known. But along with the extreme sadness I also felt hope. Jordan was good for Mia and Mia for Jordan. The hope that shines throughout this book makes the sadness seem to fade away.
I loved that this book shows strength and growth in the purest of forms, love. It shows that no matter the obstacle, with love, there is no situation that cannot be tackled. You may not win right away, but keep fighting and things could change. This was a great read and very moving.
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About the Author
Samantha Towle began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn’t stopped writing since. She is the author of The Mighty Storm, The Bringer and the Alexandra Jones series, all penned to tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, and more of her favourite musicians. A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.