Hometown Troublemaker by Brighton Walsh

Monday, March 18, 2019


by Brighton Walsh
Series: Havenbrook #2
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: March 14th 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

Woo! I was so happy to dive into a new Brighton Walsh book. She is one of my all-time favorite authors and every book of hers has just been a complete delight. Hometown Troublemaker was no different and I pretty much inhaled this book!

I don't think I've read many books with an age gap where the heroine is the older party, but I am 100% here for this trope. Prim and proper Rory is dealing with being a single mother after her dipshit of an ex-husband cheated on her. She is trying to rebuild her life to make herself happier and to give her two daughters the stability they need. I really loved Rory and how driven she was to pick up the pieces after what happened to her. She had a good head on her shoulders and worked very hard. It's hard not to admire her and her desire to be independent. Rory was a great mother to her daughters even if they may not see it that way (one of her daughters blames her for the divorce). There was one particular scene in this book where Rory and her eldest daughter bond and it was such a sweet moment! It made me miss my mommy back home! I also really loved how close to her sisters Rory was. These Haven girls made for such a great supportive team, even if her youngest one was being mad at her! The only Haven that makes me mad is the patriarch of the family. Thankfully, all of the ladies in his family are there to kick his butt when he is being a knobhead.

Then, there was Nash. He was just ... sex on a stick! Can I just leave my description at that? No? If you've read Brighton Walsh's books, then you know that her heroes are simply some of the best out there. They are supportive, swoony, and such gentlemen. Nash is probably one of my favorite heroes from Brighton. I loved the guy so much. I loved how he consistently showed Rory how beautiful and amazing she was. I loved that he fell HARD for Rory. I don't know about you guys, but there is something about heroes who fall completely in love with their heroines that just makes my heart go pitter patter. Like Rory, Nash too had a few issues with self-confidence, particularly when it came to his father. He worked hard for his family business to bring it to back to its peak. I loved how passionate he was for his job. Nash was an all-around great guy. As you can imagine, the chemistry between Rory and Nash was fiery hot. Nash has got a filthy mouth on him, a mouth that has Rory clutching her pearls. He knew just how to push her buttons, but also make her feel good. It was really fun for me seeing the two of them circle each other, then, later on, pounce on that attraction they shared.

Hometown Troublemaker was such a satisfying romance. I loved being back in the town of Havenbrook and I can't wait to read more. If you haven't read Brighton's books yet, change that ASAP.

What are some romance novels you've read with an age-gap?
Let me know in the comments below!

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