Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Dual Review: His Kind Of Trouble by Terri L. Austin

His Kind of Trouble
(Beauty and the Brit, #2)
Terri L. Austin
Sourcebooks Casablanca
November 3, 2015

     Monica Campbell may have a history as a wild child, but she’s changed her ways. She’s responsible, and most importantly, she’s sworn off bad boys. That is, until filthy rich Cal Hughes shows up with his sexy British accent and killer smile.

Cal remembers every steamy moment he shared with Monica years ago, but he barely recognizes the straight-laced woman she has become. Determined to lure her into dropping the prim and proper act, Cal uses every trick he knows to remind her of who she used to be back when she was his.

Tanya's Review:

   If there is anything sexier than a bad boy it's a bad boy with an English accent. This book was an enjoyable fast read with a sexy Brit and a woman who thinks she needs to be perfect. We first met Monica in book 1 of the series, His Every Need, and she was a troubled teen whose mother had just died and she was lost and rebelling. Book 2 picks up a few years later and she has changed, a lot. She is struggling to be someone she thinks everyone wants her to be and she is just miserable. Enter the sexy brit Cal. Cal remembers the sexy, free spirit Monica used to be and is determined to bring her back. I enjoyed watching the banter between these 2 characters. The struggle Monica had to make her family proud, to break free from her sisters shadow and the need she felt to make up for her wild lost teen years was something I think a lot of readers could relate too. 
        Even though this is book 2 of the series, the reader does not have to read the first to enjoy this book. Characters from book 1 do appear in this one and you would get a little more background but it is not necessary. I would recommend reading book 1 just because I really liked book 1 and I have a thing about reading a series in order, but that is just me.
     Overall a sexy easy read, if you like those sexy bad boys with an accent, and really who doesn't, this is a great read for you. 

His Kind Of Trouble:    3.5/5  stars 

Laura's Review:

  I completely agree with Tanya - there's not much sexier than a bad boy with a British accent. Cal was completely swoon-worthy right from the start, but Monica took a little warming up to. She was trying too hard and it made her unlikable (even if it was very relatable)- and I found myself disliking her uber-controlling sister, as well, if not more. Of course, that just made me want to read more hoping Monica would stand up for herself (spoiler alert: she did!) I did not read the first book in the series, so I was missing that bit of background that I do think would have been helpful to understand the characters' motivation and make me commiserate more. I did warm up to both of them as the book progressed and Monica found her spirit and gumption to stand up for herself and her sister softened a bit to that. Overall, a sexy, entertaining read with great character chemistry. I'll be sure to pick up the first one so I can see how it all started!

Oh, and a quick nod of approval to the cover designer - it captured sexy Cal perfectly!

His Kind of Trouble: 3.5/5 stars

Note: Copies of this book were provided by Sourcebooks Casablanca through NetGalley in exchange for these honest reviews.

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