Monday 25 August 2014

✤ The Best Kind Of Trouble ✤ Lauren Dane ✤ The Hurley Boys #1 ✤

© Bianca ✰ 

The Hurley Boys #1
• release date: 26 August 2014
• 384 pages

The Hurley Boys is a contemporary romance series featuring Paddy, Ezra and Vaughan and Damien Hurley (who found his HEA in LUSH). Set in their home town, Hood River, Oregon, these three brothers and founding members of mega alt rock and roll band, Sweet Hollow Ranch will find their HEA. First up is lead singer Paddy in The Best Kind of Trouble out in August 2014, followed by Ezra in December 2014 and last but not least is baby brother Vaughan in March 2015.


4.9 Stars

She has complete control and he's determined to take it away

A librarian in the small town of Hood River, Natalie Clayton's world is very nearly perfect. After a turbulent childhood and her once-wild ways, life is now under control. But trouble has a way of turning up unexpectedly
especially in the tall, charismatically sexy form of Paddy Hurley.

And Paddy is the kind of trouble that Natalie has a taste for.

Even after years of the rock and roll lifestyle, Paddy never forgot the two wickedly hot weeks he once shared with Natalie. Now he wants more
even if it means tempting Natalie and her iron-grip control. But there's a fine line between well-behaved and misbehavedand the only compromise is between the sheets!

Natalie & Patrick

Nat is a librarian in the quiet town of Hood River and Paddy is a Rock'n'Roll Superstar.

But 12 years ago Natalie was a 19-year-old waitress and Paddy was trying to make a living with his brothers and their band Sweet Hollow Ranch.
Natalie and Patrick had a very intense and erotic 2-week 'affair' but then she went off to college and he and his brothers went off to LA to record their first album.

Fast forward 12 years. Paddy is a world famous rock star and Nat has left her wild days behind and is now a librarian in Paddy's hometown!

As soon as Patrick sees her buying her daily drugs - aka COFFEE - he's fascinated again.
He never forgot her - of course there were a million girls between then and now - but now he's back home for a while and he wants to see what could happen between the two of them - again.

Natalie isn't all that happy about Paddy's flirting - she thinks she doesn't want the complications that come with being with a rock star - she's just a quiet librarian now - not this wild girl she used to be.

And then there's her less than happy past - with her addict of a Dad and her rich grandmother.
She doesn't want to be reminded of her life growing up in the middle of a house full of drugs.

But Paddy proves to be very persistent in his wooing....and she agrees to go on a date.
A date and another date and then there's the SEX too!! ☺

They start something pretty serious - and it all moves along really nice and problem-free.

With Patrick she seems to be able to let go - let go of her constant need to control every aspect of her life.

But Nat's past keeps getting in their way.
Thanks to her Dad, she can't take it if people around her get drunk....and Paddy - being a rockstar and all - there might be some alcohol here and there. But he's not an alcholic - he knows what addiction can do to a family because Ezra is/was an addict. (his brother Ezra's & Tuesday's story will be book #2 in the series!!!)


I'm not telling you that of course ☺


When I read the word ROCKSTAR in the blurb, I knew this book had to be read asap!

I just love rockstar romances - and Navy SEAL and CEO romances - pfff I love them all - but I REALLY love ROCKSTARS!!!

Nat & Patricks's story was really sweet and full of funny scenes and moving scenes and yes, of course - lots of sexy and romantic scenes!!

It was such a sweet romance - everything about it was perfect. The whole Hurley family for one. I would sooo love to be part of this crazy family! They're all so funny and cute and nice - plus, most of them are ROCKSTARS!!!!☺☺☺

Then we have Natalie with all her fears - she never wants to go back to the way she had to live as a kid - having to clean up after someone, taking care of someone who doesn't want to or doesn't deserve to be taken care of. She just wants to keep on living her quiet and nice life.
But now she's with a rockstar....things might not always be quiet and nice anymore.
Is it worth it???
I would say HELL YES - but I didn't grow up the way Natalie did.....but maybe/hopefully Paddy can help her through all her fears ...... ♥

When I started reading I was kinda expecting something different - something more exciting, or more no idea - more suspensy maybe.
But the book just flows along like one of those 90's rock ballads - maybe NOVEMBER RAIN by Guns'n'Roses... I really have no idea what I mean though☺ Maybe when I read the words ROCK STAR in the blurb - I kind of expected the book to be like SEX ON FIRE by Kings of Leon, but like I said, it's more of a long and slow ballad....BUT - that doesn't mean that I didn't love it - I totally did.
The only things that bothered me a bit were the overuse of ALSO and PLUS at the beginning of a sentence... I could live with one person doing that - but they all say it ☺
And the sex - while nice and sexy - I would've enjoyed it a bit sexier and dirtier - they even call it dirty all the time, but it's not dirty at all!

But all in all.....

THE BEST KIND OF TROUBLE - was a beautiful & adorably sexy Rockstar-Romance! You'll love Nat & Patrick!!!!!

I would totally sit in front of a TV every week if someone would make a tv-series out of this amazing Hurley Family!!!! Fangirling at rockstars every week??? HELL YEAH! ☺

And now - please hurry december - I soooo need to read Ezra & Tuesday's story - Tuesday btw. is Natalie's best friend!!!!




Lauren Dane has been writing stories since she was able to use a pencil, and before that she used to tell them to people. Of course, she still talks nonstop, and through wonderful fate and good fortune, she’s now able to share what she writes with others. It’s a wonderful life!

The basics: Lauren is a mom, a partner, a best friend and a daughter. Living in the rainy but beautiful Pacific Northwest, she spends her late evenings writing like a fiend when she finally wrestles all of her kids to bed.