Andrea Laurence is an award-winning contemporary author who has been a lover of books and writing stories since she learned to read. She always dreamed of seeing her work in print and is thrilled to be able to share her books with the world. A dedicated West Coast girl transplanted into the Deep South, she’s working on her own “happily ever after” with her boyfriend and five fur-babies. You can contact Andrea at her website: AndreaLaurence.com.
Stirring Up Troubleby Andrea Laurence
Maddie’s life is perfectly sweet. Her bakery’s tasty treats are rising to the top of every must-have list
When a prim and proper baker and a laid-back bartender have a neighborly disagreement that gets them both in trouble with the law, a sweet reconciliation is stirred up in the playful third romance in Andrea Laurence’s sexy Rosewood series.
Maddie’s life is perfectly sweet. Her bakery’s tasty treats are rising to the top of every must-have list in town, and her commute is just a block away by foot. She loves everything about her little downtown Victorian bungalow—except for her unbearably noisy neighbor, Woody’s. The bar’s obnoxious and sexy owner, Emmett, seems to live to aggravate Maddie. But he mostly thinks she could use a stiff drink to dislodge the stick up her ass. He’s just trying to run his business. Bars stay open late, they play music, they serve alcohol. If she doesn’t like it, why did she buy a house across the street?
When Maddie and Emmett’s battle lands them in front of the local judge, they’re ordered to do several weeks of community service cleaning parks and painting over graffiti. As they scrub away the latest works of art by the town’s anonymous “Penis Picasso,” the baker and the bartender slowly begin to see there’s more to each other than meets the eye. So what happens if they wave the white flag and surrender into each other’s arms?
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Madelyn/Maddie owned the Rosewood Bakery. Maddie’s dad had helped her put together a business plan. She renamed it to Madelyn’s Bakery And tea House. She decided to offer a regular set of baked goods and each day add one item like lemon tarts. Maddie’s best friend was Lydia. Emmett owned Woody’s a bar that was across the street from Maddie’s house she had recently bought. Maddie is getting up very early to make her bake goods for her business . Maddy needs to go to bed very early at night but she isn’t getting much sleep as the noise from the bar keeps her awake. Maddy asked Emmett to tone down his bar but she was told he would try but but he wasn’t breaking any laws and maybe she should move. Maddie and Emmett get in a shouting match and have to do community service together. Then they start to really get to know each other. I really like this story it was really good and at times I laughed out loud. I didn’t really like Maddie as a character as Emmett was right why buy at house when you literally do have bakers hours. but I do like the ins and outs that Maddie and Emmett go through. I recommend. I received an ARC of this story for an honest review.
Everyone loves to hate the mean girl and Madelyn Chamberlain was such a nasty character that it took me several tries to get to the end of this book. It was very telling about her character that even her brothers could't stand to be around her for too long. The only reason I kept at it was Emmett. Maddie is the mean girl who grew up to become a mean woman and while she's a very talented baker and her pastries are to die for, her behavior leaves a lot to be desired and no one knows that better than Emmett Sawyer, the owner of the local bar. Since Maddie moved in across the street, Emmett has received enough citations for noise violations to paper his walls and very soon their feud lands them in front of the judge. Slapped with an order for community service, Maddie and Emmett must serve it out together or get thrown into jail for contempt of court, a fate worse than death for two people who can't stand each other. Maddie is an entitled daddy's girl and is used to getting her way all the time, so it's a huge surprise to her that she can't talk her way out of community service. The time spent with Emmett is good for her because Emmett does not consider her family name and their history in Rosewood to be a big deal and this allows Maddie to let down her guard around him. I really enjoyed Emmett's laid-back and carefree character and the fact that he took his relaxation seriously. The highlight of this book for me was the capture of the town vandal. STIRRING UP TROUBLE was an enjoyable and sweet story with the expected cast of small town characters and a clichéd but cute ending. This book got me interested in the previous book especially, which I'm enjoying very much and I would love to read Logan's story. Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Stirring Up Trouble is the third book in Andrea Laurence’s Rosewood series. I’ve read the first two books in this series and this is a great addition. Madelyn (Maddie) Chamberlain is one of the characters that you love and hate. She comes from a wealthy back ground and has been given everything in her life on a silver platter. At first she comes off as a spoiled brat. She is a baker by trade and has purchased a Victorian home directly across the street from Woody’s bar. When she is upset about not getting her sleep, she takes matters into her own hands and calls the police. Emmett Sawyer is the owner of Woody’s bar. He’s purchased the bar and moved to town. Maddie raises his ire when she calls the police on him for disturbing her peace – rather her sleep. He incurs fines upon fines as Maddie is relentless in calling the police for the nightly noise coming from the bar. During one disagreement, both Maddie and Emmett are hauled into jail. Community service is forced up on them. The more time they spend together, the more they are attracted to one another. Yet Emmett is from the wrong side of the tracks. He’s a bar-owner after all. Yet Emmett is hiding a secret from Maddie. Enter Maddie’s grandmother and Emmett’s secret comes to a head. Maddie is also hiding a past herself. Can this spoiled brat and likeable bar owner find their happily ever after? I loved the ending and how Emmett declared his love for Maddie. It was the perfect conclusion to this book. I highly recommend Stirring Up Trouble. It is a standalone book but the reader would enjoy reading the other books in the series. I’d like to disclose that I received an advance copy of Stirring Up Trouble in exchange for a fair and honest review.
This book was jam packed! There is mystery, secrets, mean spirited people and growing love. I had a hard time putting it down as the story line is exciting and the characters intense. This is definitely a book you do not want to miss out on reading! Gifted a copy for an honest review.