Monday, 11 January 2016

Review: Borrowing Trouble by Stacy Finz (Nugget #6)

n the beautiful mountain town of Nugget, California, staying out of the limelight is easy, but staying out of love is a bit more challenging…

Back in Los Angeles, Sloane McBride was a great police detective, but after she uncovered corruption on her own squad, the job became nearly impossible. In the bucolic hills of Nugget, she can start to imagine a life after all that, where she keeps her head down, does her work, and doesn’t bother anyone. But her delicious next door neighbor isn’t going to make it easy to keep to herself…

Brady Benson’s wildest dreams came true in LA—but they were paired with a living nightmare. As executive chef of a searing-hot restaurant, he was lauded, adored… and then found himself caught in the sights of a lovelorn stalker. Now, laying low in Nugget, he finds his own heart ensnared by the beautiful new cop with her own reasons to start over.

Neither Sloane nor Brady came to town looking for love, but it seems to have found them. Trouble is, so have their pasts. And they’ll have to stop hiding from both if they hope to come out the other side together…

Paperback, 292 pages
Expected publication: February 2nd 2016 by Lyrical Shine

Terri's Thoughts

** I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  The expected publication date is February 2nd 2016**

This is book six in the Nugget series.  It is not required to read them in order to be able to enjoy this.  I did however red book five Getting Lucky (see review here ) and was quite excited when I realized I was reading the next in the series.

I enjoyed this one more than Getting Lucky however to be honest after reading two stories I really want to go back to the beginning to read them all.  The reason for this is that the stories are interesting.  Also, there are a lot of characters in this book and it can sometimes be difficult to keep them all straight and they all seemed to have really interesting history.  This is where it would be beneficial to read them in order however you can still enjoy the content of this story on its own.

I loved how Sloane was a police officer yet she was still a "girly girl".  While tough when it came to her job she has a soft side outside of work which included frilly home décor.  Brady was also interesting.  We were introduced to him in the previous story with his rugged good looks and plethora of tattoo's.  While not normally my thing, I could totally visualize.  Think Adam Levigne or David Beckham....yummy!  And he could cook to boot.  I was always told that my perfect man would be a chef so I am not sure what Brady was doing in the pages of this book instead of in my life...don't tell my husband ;-)

The real highlight of this story is the community of Nugget.  Everyone has a genuine concern for each others welfare (and gossip) and would do anything to assist each other.  This was really heartwarming.  The town was as much part of the story as Sloane and Brady.

Lastly, I loved how Finz poked a little fun at her series in this story.  I was reading and thinking to myself that the hunky man ratio for such a small town was off of the charts.  In the story Sloane makes a comment about if word got out all single woman would be moving to the town of Nugget.

I recommend this story and this series.

About the Author

Stacy Finz is an award-winning former newspaper reporter. After more than twenty years covering notorious serial killers, naked-tractor-driving farmers, fanatical foodies, aging rock stars and weird Western towns, she figured she finally had enough material to launch a career writing fiction. Her first book, GOING HOME (Kensington), is due out October 13, 2014, and is part of her Nugget romance series about a small mountain town that has a strange way of giving people unexpected reasons to start over--and find the most irresistible chances to fall in love.

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