able to speak candidly in front of your son.
your ex-wife will be out of the country for a while and you are currently his
primary caregiver, I’m sure you understand why we need to establish boundaries
and etiquette. I think it would be best if we just pretend that we met in
person for the first time today.
his education is a top priority for both of us, I hope I can count on you to
respectfully refrain from grinning at me, using that sexy tone of voice, and
undressing me with your annoyingly beautiful brown eyes if we should happen to
interact with each other again in the future.
such, I respectfully agree to refrain from doing all of the aforementioned
this summer. I’ve been thinking about it for the past month. It’s interesting
how humorless and uptight you are about my son’s totally awesome personality,
given that I have personally witnessed just how flirtatious and talkative you
yourself can be when mildly intoxicated.
Welcome to my stop on the release blitz tour for Kayley Loring’s Troublemaker. After a break-up with an on-again/off-again boyfriend, Emilia Stiles takes the leap and moves to Los Angeles to live with her best friend and luckily gets a position teaching in a very desirable school. Alex Vega is a famous director and co-parents his son Ryder with his ex-wife. While she is out of town on a dance tour, Alex is thrilled to have Ryder with him fulltime. Even more so when he gets called in to meet with Ryder’s teacher and realizes who she is.
Troublemaker is one of the funniest books I have read in awhile. This should be an award winner for hilarious and quirky banter between characters (especially between Alex and Ryder). Emilia and Alex’s text messages were one of the highlights of the novel, although, be prepared to be embarrassed for her a time or two!
All of the characters are amazing and I was floored by Loring’s character development, but Alex stills this show, hands-down! Where do I find an Alex? He’s hot, sexy, intelligent, has a weird sense of humor, and a complete romantic. Swoon….. He and Emila together are probably one of the easiest couples that I have read. From their instant chemistry to building a friendship – they just fit from the first moment.
There is a little conflict in the book (the fact that she is Ryder’s teacher), but otherwise, this is a drama-free, happy love story that will just make your heart swell. There is nothing that I did not love about this book and it comes with my highest recommendation. This was my first time reading Kayley Loring and I plan on devouring her other novels as soon as possible.
*Thanks to Give Me Books for providing this ARC in exchange for my honest opinion!
got a BFA in creative writing from a Canadian university and had a fifteen-year
career as a screenwriter in Los Angeles (under a different name). She mostly
wrote PG-13 family comedies that studios would pay her lots of money for and
then never make into movies. In 2017 she decided to move to the Pacific
Northwest and write about all the fun stuff that she wasn’t allowed to write
about in those PG-13 scripts. Now she’s breathing cleaner air and writing
dirtier words. It’s an adjustment she’s happily getting used to.