Problems in Paradise

Problems in Paradise

by Kelsey Browning

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Book three of Texas Nights

Eden Durant hasn't always been Eden Durant. She's made a fresh start in Shelbyville, Texas, far from her mother's notoriety. Running the Paradise Garden Café is as much excitement as Eden wants—or it was, until she meets Beck Childress. Although he's the one man who could expose her past, she's willing to open up enough to see if he might be her future.

Chief Deputy Childress is determined to get to know the real Eden, when he isn't busy cleaning up after the sheriff and running in the election to replace him. When several men fall sick after eating in Eden's café, he investigates even as her mysterious past raises both his suspicions and his protective instincts.

As their relationship heats up, so do the pressures of Beck's campaign. When Eden's secrets are revealed, jeopardizing his dream of becoming sheriff, he'll need to choose: serve and protect the town he loves or the woman who makes it home.

91,000 words

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426898686
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication date: 07/14/2014
Series: Texas Nights , #3
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 108,438
File size: 389 KB

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Kelsey Browning writes sass kickin’ love stories and cozy mysteries. or

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Problems in Paradise 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Eden Durant moved to Shelbyville in search of a much needed new start, and to make a attempt at escaping her mother's fame and lackluster reputation. She is excited about opening her new business, and hopes the townspeople will be accepting of her approach to healthy eating. And little by little she is beginning to win some of them over, and has more customers trickling through the door, but someone isn't so fond of her new ideas and wants to run her and her business right out of town. Lucky for Eden she just so happens to have a very handsome deputy on her side who is more than willing to do all he can to keep her doors open... Beck Childress has been enamored with Eden Durant she since moved to his little town, and he wants nothing more than to win a place in her heart. But she isn't so willing to let him in, so he has resorted to friendship first in hopes that he can slowly chip away at the wall she has built around herself. And just when he thinks his plan maybe working someone decides to put her business and life in danger, and also try to discredit his loyalty to her... Once again Ms. Browning has provided readers with a highly entertaining story that they can dive right into and enjoy! I thoroughly enjoyed reading Beck and Eden's story, it was packed with heat, humor, and mystery that kept me intrigued from start to finish! If you haven't made a visit to the Texas Nights series yet, I must tell you that not only are you totally missing out on some exceptional reading, but also some really charming characters too!! ARC provided in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.
ArizonaJo More than 1 year ago
Problems In Paradise by Kelsey Browning is the third in her Texas Nights series. For me, this is probably my favorite of them all. Eden Durant has a history that she doesn't want any one to know about. I have to say that Kelsey knocked this one out of the park. Eden's history is very unusal and very emotional. Eden is smart and funny and tries so hard to be independent. Her cafe is just beginning to take off in Shelbyville and she is hoping to now begin to have a full life by including a certain Chief Deptuy. I loved the "redneck" gifts she found for Beck. Beck Childress is a local boy that made good in New York City but came back to his hometown after some dramatic events convinced him that New York City wasn't the place for him. He is all alpha with a touch of redneck but he loves Shelbyville and the citizens. The man is patient, honest, tough but fair. He had so much patience with Eden as their relationship began to grow that showed me that he really loved her. I laughed several times because of Beck and Eden's banter and there chemistry was off the charts. A lot of heat but genuine caring for each other, too. I am definitely looking forward to the next book in this series. I was given an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review. The opinions are my own and not influenced by the author's gift of the book.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
What do a California born health food cooking café owner and a small town deputy chief of police in Texas town have in common? And, is it enough to create and sustain a relationship? Well, they both have crazy annoying relatives and a past that needs to be discussed. I loved Beck’s care for the community and his desire to protect. I loved Eden and her ability to overcome. I admired both of them, enjoyed the growing of their relationship and all that went into this story. The sex scenes sizzled and were thoroughly enjoyable. I want to thank Kelsey Browning and her assistant, Amy, for the copy of this book to read and review.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
PROBLEMS IN PARADISE is the third instalment in Kelsey Browning’s adult contemporary Texas Nights romance series focusing on the men and women of Shelbyville, Texas. This is Chief Deputy Beck Childress and café owner Eden Durant’s story.  Although this is the third in the series, it can be read as a stand alone without too much difficulty. Some of the previous storyline characters play a secondary role and any information necessary from the previous storylines is revealed when needed. The focus of the story is the building relationship between Beck and Eden, and the investigation into a series of poisonings at Eden’s Paradise Garden Café.  With Eden the prime suspect, Beck struggles with his need to be objective while on the job and his need for the woman who calls to his soul. But someone is hoping to take Eden down and in doing so, compromises Beck’s run for the sheriff of Shelbyville Texas. It is a small town where everyone knows your business but in some cases, it is the past that comes back to destroy your life. The relationship between Beck and Eden is sensual and seductive.  The sex scenes are hot; definitely adult in nature.  There is an immediate attraction between our couple and one that is not accepted by many of the town’s people including Beck’s recently relocated sister. The secondary characters are colorful and drive a good portion of the storyline. Small town living is not for everyone especially when the town is run by people who refuse to move forward-out of the past. Beck and Eden will caught up in a power play for struggle and control-not of their making. Kelsey Browning writes a storyline that invites the reader into a world of romance; where betrayal comes at the hand of family; and where love comes from an unexpected source.
Grandma_Tami More than 1 year ago
Ok I Love this series!! 4.75 lol Wish Eden would have shown him a bit more of herself soon and have them deal more together but that is Just me! lol Beck is like the perfect guy next door ! He had is own family prob to deal with but gave Eden all his Love and Understanding even with his nut of a sis doing her best to stop things. Love Books that make me lol/ snort because you just cant help it . ( hubby gives me some weird looks sometimes hehe) .I can not wait for the next one!
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
A five star start, veering toward three near the end, but averaged out to a solid four all together... Problems in Paradise had some definite laugh out loud moments. Some of my favorite parts were the heroine's redneck-themed gifts to the hero--just too funny!--and Voltaire, the hound they share "custody" of. Kelsey Browning definitely has a flair for writing the ridiculous--the dialogue snark between Eden and Beck is great, and often made me giggle. You could practically see the steam rising off of my ereader when those two got together--wowza. Fun reading. :) Beck was a great hero overall--man in uniform who loves dogs alert--he made redneck sheriff look sexy ;) I definitely shared his (as well as Allie's, Roxanne's, and Ashton's) frustration that Eden wouldn't trust him (them) enough to reveal her secrets. It made sense up to a point, but then it felt like she really needed to show them all more respect than her silence was doing.  Eden was a very sympathetic character for much of the book--she had a difficult upbringing and tons of family issues (though, hey--Beck's sister is a piece of work too ) and she was really trying to build a commendable business and getting some very unfair flack in the process. She had such great intentions, and so much that happened wasn't at all her fault--it was heartbreaking. However, she did have a tendency to get too bogged down in her internal my-toxic-past-will-make-everyone-hate-me-and-hurt-the-ones-I-love dialogue. I so wanted her to get over it several chapters before she did. But she finally does--her apology is definitely unique!--and we get our HEA, plus there's a dog, so... ;) This one was my favorite in the series so far, and for the first three-quarters or so, I absolutely loved it. The end was a bit shaky with too much of the non-communication/I'm-doing-this-for-your-own-good vibe to it--but overall this was a four-star read for funny scenes, an awesome dog, and a smokin' hot relationship between the hero and heroine. Hopefully the next book will be Ashton's--hers is one I'm definitely looking forward to reading! Rating: 4 stars / B rating I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
AMR0406 More than 1 year ago
My favorite book of the series!
TobiForgetHousework More than 1 year ago
4.5 Baskets! First thoughts after… I can't wait to read the next book! How distracted did I get? Problems in Paradise is a fun and sassy contemporary romance with a tad bit of suspense.   Eden is a fun, quirky leading lady!  I love all her awesome gifts she gives Beck through the story. (I want a few for myself!)  I love her relationship with Allie and Roxanne even if she's not completely truthful with them about her past.  Beck is a hottie mctottie redneck sheriff that will sweep your heart away.  He runs with Eden's jokes and throws some back in their banter.  Clare, Beck's sister, is a snotty you know what that drove me nuts and I wanted Eden to tell off a time or two.  At times I was stressed with the goings on that  I had to put the story down for a minute or two.  The story is perfect if you enjoy a twisty turvy RomCom.
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
4.6 Star Beck and Eden have super hot chemistry. Beck wants Eden and will do anything to get her. Eden just wants to keep her past a secret. When Edens's secrets are revealed will Beck stick with her? Or will her secrets cause him his job? Kelsey writes a great sassy romance that will keep you turning the pages. You will find yourself laughing out loud during parts of this story.
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. It had me right from the start. Loved Eden and Beck. Beck was oh so yummy, great hero material. Some of the characters I wanted to smack them for putting in through the trouble, but that's what makes a story interesting. loved the humor. I defitely laughed out loud a few times. I always love books that make do that. I recommend giving this book a look.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
LOVE IT!!! Kelsey Browning has done it again, another FANTASTIC book! I could not put this book down. Beck is the town’s chief deputy and has his eye romantically on Eden since she got to town. He keeps hoping he will get his chance with Eden but doesn’t want to scare her. He gets a call that there has been a break in at Eden’s place so he goes straight there even though he is off the clock. He arrives to find Eden hanging from her fire escape several stories from the ground.  They both are attracted to each other, but Eden is trying to hide her feelings because she is afraid of her past. She needs to put her past behind her so she can give Beck a chance. The book has is all humor, suspense, and a hot chief deputy. We also get to read about the other characters we love from Kelsey’s other books. If you love a laugh out loud, sexy romances then you need to read this book as well as the other books in this series. You will not be disappointed!  A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
DeleneY More than 1 year ago
What do you get when a Texas Lawman and a California Foodie meet up? A Fun, Hot Sexy and Thrilling read!!! "Problems in Paradise" is the 3rd book in Kelsey Browning's (Texas Nights Series) This book can be read by itself as a stand alone book! But don't deny yourself the pleasure of "Personal Assets" (#1) and "Running The Red Light" (#2) Throughout all 3 brooks you will learn more or updated on what is going on in Shelbyville with Hero/Heroine of previous books. The main character's in this book are Eden a sexy chef/cook owner of the "Paradise Garden Cafe" and Beck, a Cheif Deputy with enough Texas charm and swagger to make any red blooded woman swoon! These 2 areso attracted to each other you can feel the heat coming off the pages. Throw in Eden's secret past, Beck's meddling sister and some questionable break-ins at the cafe. You'll get a book that will have your emotions on that big Texas Roller Coaster ride! This author will be an auto-buy for me! I'll read anything she writes, it is that GOOD!