Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Review: Trouble From the Start by Rachel Hawthorne

Perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins, Lauren Barnholdt, and Susane Colasanti, Trouble from the Start is a sweet and romantic read about a good girl who falls for a bad boy.

Avery knows better than to fall for Fletcher, the local bad boy who can't seem to outrun his reputation. Fletcher knows he shouldn't bother with college-bound, daughter-of-a-cop Avery. But when their paths cross, neither can deny the spark. Are they willing to go against everything and let their hearts lead the way? Or are they just flirting with disaster?

A companion novel to Rachel Hawthorne's paperback original The Boyfriend Project, this title is perfect for fans of summer beach reads and sweet treats.

ebook, 400 pages
Expected publication: April 28th 2015 by HarperTeen 
Genre: Young Adult/Romance

Kristine's Thoughts: 

**I received an advanced readers copy from HarperTeen via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**

If I had to use one word to describe this book I would have to say cute. I can really see young readers liking this story. Although it was at times predictable and perhaps not so original it still held enough "cute" moments to look past that.

There were also some lessons and great teaching moments for young readers in regards to rumours, reputations and judging books by their covers. All subjects that are very relevant to the teenage population. I thought that the author penned it in a very realistic light and that it will resonate with many young people.

I do have to say that although this book does deal with some heavy issues it is a clean story that is appropriate for even the youngest fans of this genre. The language is appropriate and there is only a little kissing.

I did not read The Boyfriend Project before reading this book and it was not necessary in order to follow along. Having said that, I will probably go back and read it in the hopes that it is as cute as this book was.

About the Author
Rachel Hawthorne believes in happy endings and adopting older rescued dogs. She also writes as New York Times bestselling author Lorraine Heath and as J. A. London with her son, Alex. She lives near Dallas, TX, with her husband and pooch named Jake.

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