Though they're still wonderfully in love, it's challenge enough for Andrew and Kelly to decipher what it means to be a family-and a growing family at that-between takes on set. But Andrew also brings history with a temperamental co-star, assorted paparazzi, and someone out there who has serious, perhaps obsessive, issues with him into the mix. Suddenly the Reynolds-Pettigrew clan must fight not just to stay together, but to stay safe.
In Trouble Me, the sequel to Fix You and third novel from RITA® finalist Beck Anderson, Kelly and Andrew struggle to stay sane within their whirlwind life. It's a life that's equal parts amazing and amusing, less glamorous than you might expect, and spiked with very real fears no amount of stardom can overcome.
Will Andrew and Kelly be torn apart, or will they help each other stay strong at their broken places?
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3 - Everything ebbs and flows." Stars. Trouble Me picks up approximately 18 months on from Fix You, Andrew and Kelly have worked through the problems and issues they were dealing with in that installment and are moving on together as a family, with her two children Beau and Hunter. Andy Pettigrew’s star is at its peak, and as always his pushy and extremely motivated Manager Jeremy is there making sure he takes every opportunity that is offered to him. We spend time in LA, New York, Boise and Oregon over the course if this book, and as you would expect meet a few new characters, and revisit some recurring ones along the way. ”This is not how it was supposed to go.” I was really excited to find out that Beck had written a further book for this couple, the first book in the series was a real surprise for me when I read it, I had expectations of one thing and the author turned everything on its head, I liked that, I liked that it was different and looked at the picture of fame, fortune, addiction and loss from an alternative perspective. The writing is just as lush and engaging in Trouble Me but I have to be honest and say I didn’t really feel a lot of the storyline really added anything to this couple as a whole. We also have added suspense in Trouble Me to ‘spice’ things up and keep things moving along, for me it was a cross between Fatal Attraction and Single White Female but it wasn’t very suspenseful in the end, usually I am the last one to the party when it comes to working out who the villain, stalker, killer etc is in the piece I am reading, but I clocked it right off the bat with this one, so it was more of a waiting game after that, on when they finally went bat-shirt crazy, and what the fall-out from it would be. ”I wish I could make it better for you.” The dynamic between Andrew and Kelly is very much in the fore again as well, and where we saw a definite shift in Fix You in regards to who it was that was actually struggling to deal with their life and the things happening to them, it flips back around again in this one, Kelly very much becomes the vulnerable party, and Andrew becomes the pillar that she needs to lean on. I liked that, and I liked the strengthening of their family unit as the book progressed, I just feel that where the first book offered something different, this one offered up a homogenized mix of tropes that I have read many, many times before. Still good, but not different. ”Life is precious and short.” I enjoyed this book, it just didn’t quite meet the high expectations I have of this author, it isn’t a bad read at all, and I would still happily recommend it, I would say that you should make time to read Fix You if you haven’t already, as it shows just how this couple came to be together and how much they went through to get where they are in this book. ARC generously provided by the Publisher in exchange for the above honest review.