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Posted May 19, 2014
I received a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads, so here is my review. This is the second story in the Troublemaker series and they seem to be getting better and better. They are funny and heartfelt and even heartbreaking at times. When Jessina is coming from her Aunt Lulu's funeral and she is on the trolley getting tossed into a very hard wall of man. Chase is trying to keep her upright by holding her to him. When she gets off the trolley, her thinks she has stolen his luggage. But he soon learns that she doesn't have his luggage and that his was gone along with the papers needed for his next client meeting. But things will take a turn for better or worse when Jessina shows up at his office six months later informing him that they are married according to Nevada laws. How did this happen? But when he thinks of a proposition to keep the marriage with Jessina will help him to get what he needs to win over Mr. Caplin. But can he keep his feelings out of it? Will Jessina be just like every other woman he has met, only in it for the money? Jessina has a secret to why she needs the money and when Chase finds out the truth, will he break her heart? This series is so good and I loved it. Can't wait to start Lucky Numbers (book 3). So if you haven't started this series yet, pick them up and enjoy, I did.
**Wicked Reads Review Team**
Posted January 16, 2014
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4.7 Star Review - Favorite Places
I recommend this book.
This book includes drama, passion, betrayal, and heartache.
Jessina and Chase shared a trolley ride months ago. Now she is at his office to let him know that somehow they are married. Her wallet, his missing luggage, and someone's idea of a joke. She breaks the news and he wants her so he comes up with a way to use the marriage to keep her for a little while.
Chase needs a wife to make a deal so he asks Jessina to stay married for a few weeks to get the deal and then they can get annulled. After she accepts money for the deal he believes she is a gold digger. As the days go on the chemistry pulls them together but he will never give his heart to a gold digger.
He finds out a secret about Jessina and automatic thinks the worst and pushes her away. When the truth comes out can he get her back or is it too late to save the relationship? Will she forgive him for thinking the worst or run from the chance of happiness?
Can't wait for the next book from Kelly.
Posted January 13, 2014
This book was given to Book Worms as an Arc for an honest review.
We awarded this book 4 stars.
A review was left by Hazel Hill a Book Worms Reviewer.
Thank you Hazel.
A review of Favorite places, A trouble maker novel by Kelly Gendron.
I read A LOT of romance novels and they can all be a bit the same so it was
refreshing to find a book with such an unusual premise. As the beginning of the
story is a little confusing I have had to explain it, this may act as a spoiler
to some but it really doesn't spoil the story to know these things. They are
revealed early on in the book anyway.
Jessina Landi is working in a diner and living in a dive when she flies back
from the funeral of her great aunt, carrying a 10th of her ashes. This isn't how
her life is meant to be, she is a trained accountant but trusting a man took
everything away from her, her career, her heart, the small amount of trust she
had mustered and her integrity. On the trolley at the airport she meets Chase
Lennox. ( a note to English readers, the trolley is what we call the Shuttle
Bus, not knowing this caused me to imagine them having some kind of bizarre
bumper car ride on the luggage trolleys at first but maybe that's just me)
As Jess and Chase bump into each other on the bus, sexual sparks fly but neither
of them could predict the journey could have such far reaching effects.
In a bizarre twist of fate, Jess reaches down to put her wallet away, placing it
into. Chase's identical luggage. She then departs the bus taking her own luggage
with her, Chase isn't thinking straight that day as he has a very important deal
to complete and on seeing Jess take what he believes to be his luggage he chases
after her, and some what aggressively demands the case back causing Jess to drop
the ashes. It transpires that Jess has the correct case but no wallet and Chase
has lost his case with Jess's wallet inside. The pair part on bad terms thinking
they will never meet again.
The twist really comes when Chase's stolen case with Jess's wallet inside falls
into the hands of pranksters who decide to use the pairs ID's to get married,
leaving the two temporarily unaware that they are married to each other. This
comes to light when Jess has to deal with her inheritance from her aunt.
Jess approaches Chase for an annulment but after a sexually charged meeting Jess
is involved in an accident and Chase takes it upon himself to care for her. He
claims this is because he has a business deal he needs her help with but can't
deny the attraction he feels for her.
Chase needs Jess, he needs to come across as a family man for a business deal.
Having a wife at his side will be the perfect cover. But he wants her too, he
wants it to be for just sex but his heart isn't listening. Chase has some major
trust issues and sees all woman as money grabbing gold diggers. When some
information about Jess's past comes to light it breaks Chase's heart to think
that she isn't as good as she seems and he was right to mistrust her all along.
Jess needs Chase, she needs the money he is offering to play his wife for a
little while longer, but she needs him for something more too, she has some
major issues with intimacy stemming from a traumatic event as a child and she
feels so good when in Chases arms she feels Chase can help her overcome this but
she gets more than she bargained for when it isn't just her body he soothes but
her heart too.
The couple have so many misunderstandings and miss so many opportunities to see
the good in each other. They are both good people who want the best for people
they care about, it just takes a little while to see that in each other but it's
so sweet when they do.
I really likes this book, so many romance novels are a little to perfect, things
happen to easily for my liking. I felt this book was more real for the setbacks
the couple suffered. The attraction between them was so much more Intense for
It was a good, easy read with a lovely feel good ending and I award it four
Thank you for your amazing book and I look forward to reading more from you in the future. :)
Posted January 13, 2014
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Favorite Places by Kelly Gendron is the second book in her TroubleMaker series. The star of the tale...A piece of luggage that happens to have a long lost twin. No, not really, but it does pretty much all begin with the luggage!
Jessina bumps into Chase, quite literally, on the trolley from the airport. They both have the same luggage and there's a massive mix up. So massive that they find out six months later that they are actually married and need to get their "Marriage" annulled.
Chase has a very low opinion of women. In his own personal experience they are only out for one thing, money. When Jessina storms into his office demanding an annulment he's all on board. Until he realizes that there is something she can help him with before he signs the papers.
This was a humorous, romantic story of how your past shapes you and not always for the good. It's a story about becoming strong enough to change and overcome your past in order to enjoy your now and to make a better future for yourself.
I'm eager to read more from this author.
Posted March 8, 2014
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