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Charming the Troublemaker
by Pepper Basham
From the back cover:
Troublemaking never looked so good…
When Dr. Alex Murdock is demoted to a university in rural Virginia, the last thing he expects to find is a future. But country charm never looks as good as it does on Rainey Mitchell.
Rainey Mitchell doesn’t need a high-class flirt in her wounded world, but trouble and temptations wafts off the new professor as strong as his sandalwood-scented cologne.
When circumstances thrust them together to save her tutoring clinic, can the troublemaker find the hero inside and encourage the reticent Rainey to open her heart again.
About the author:
Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes novels inspired by her love for history and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Her Penned in Time series has garnered recognition in the Inspys, Grace Awards, and the ACFW Carol Awards. Her contemporary romance novel, A Twist of Faith, received 4-stars from Romantic Times, and most recently, her newest release, The Thorn Healer, received a Top Pick from RT with 4 ½ stars. Her newest contemporary romance, Just the Way You Are, releases in April 2016. You can get to know Pepper on Facebook, or over at her group blog, The Writer’s Alley, or Instagram.
I love a good love story, don’t you? Even if you agree with me, though, we could have two very different ideas in mind. How do you define a good love story? Do you look for witty banter between the characters and lots of physical attraction and “kissy scenes”? Or do you prefer deeper characters who, while attracted to each other, focus on the character struggles and heart more than the heat?
Charming the Troublemaker fits the bill for the first kind of love story. Fun characters, humorous dialogue (countered with sage advice from Mama Mitchell), and a sweet little girl combine to create a light-hearted romance. And don’t forget plenty of kissy scenes!
The story is well-written (and Sarah is precious!), but lately I have preferred books with more depth to them. If that’s what you’re looking for, too, this one may disappoint you. Not because it’s a bad story but because it’s a light, fun story instead.
If you’re looking for something funny that would allow you to simply escape for a while, Charming the Troublemaker may just have the troublemaking fun you’re craving.
(I received a complimentary copy of this novel. The thoughts expressed here are entirely my own.)
Charming the Troublemaker Giveaway:
To celebrate her tour, Pepper is giving away a grand prize of a paper copy of A Twist of Faith, a mug from the Blue Ridge Parkway, one driftwood scented candle, one mango scented candle, and a Troublemaker snickers 😉 highly appropriate. Chocolate with a nutty personality :)!!
Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! (If the form doesn’t show below this paragraph, refreshing your page may help it appear!)
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