I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: The McCauley Brothers #1
Published by Casablanca on June 3, 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Also in this series: How to Handle a Heartbreaker, Ruining Mr. Perfect, What to Do with a Bad Boy
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He can fix her sink, but can he wrench his way into her heart?
Flynn McCauley never thought he’d be so cliché as to fall for the girl next door. But when Maddie calls him over to help fix her faulty sink, he’s a goner. Too bad the fiercely independent interior designer wants nothing to do with him. Even worse, he’s forced to rely on the advice of his nosy brothers—and his five-year-old nephew!—to figure out how to make her give him a shot.
- Lately I’ve been in a contemporary romance kind of mood. Normally when I’m in these kind of moods I stick with tried and true authors but I saw this at BEA and it looked cute so I decided to take a chance and I’m so glad I did! It was cute and sexy and fun and just what I was looking for!
- I’m a sucker for a good contemporary series involving families. I love watching the family dynamics play out along with the romance.
- The Troublemaker Next Door was surprisingly funny. There were quite a few chuckle out loud moments.
- I absolutely loved Flynn and his brothers. I love how they sometimes got a little childish with each other, but knew when to back off. There was lots of ribbing and joking between them. Flynn also has a great relationship with his parents, which I also love.
- Maddie just got out of a relationship about the same time she lost her job (due to an unfortunate boss). She is aaaaangry, and rightfully so. It took a bit for me to warm up to Maddie. Her anti-relationshipness wore on me at first, but she changes as the book goes on and by the end she is someone that I can see being friends with.
- Maddie and Flynn have a slow at first then a fast tumble kind of relationship. There weren’t any moments that were completely over the top other than Maddie’s insistence (to others and herself) that she doesn’t need/want any kind of relationship.
- I also liked Maddie’s friends, especially Abby. I can’t wait to read her story!
- The Troublemaker Next Door is pretty steamy and a perfect summer read!
Overall I really enjoyed The Troublemaker Next Door and would recommend it to anyone looking for a cute and steamy summer read.
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