Trouble by Samantha Towle

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Mia Monroe is running. Running from a person she doesn’t ever want to find her. Running from a past she doesn’t ever want anyone to know. Desperate to find a future, that yesterday, she could only dream of having. 

Jordan Matthews likes easy. Easy women. Easy life. 

Then he meets Mia. 

She’s damaged, troubled and has more baggage than any person can carry. But the more Jordan gets to know Mia-for the first time in his life-he finds himself wanting to try hard for something … for someone … for her.

And then life isn’t so easy anymore. 

Jordan is everything Mia shouldn’t want. A whole bunch of dirty hotness, tattooed, cocky bad boy, who made his money at poker tables and picked his women up in bars. Yet, Mia finds herself falling for him. Then the past Mia was running from, quickly starts to catch up with her. Because that’s the problem with running … you have to stop sometime. 

And when you stop, you get caught.


Trouble a better read than I expected. The author took this character that most would have written in a way that annoyed me, but made me love. Mia could have been not so good, but instead I just wanted all the best for her. A sweet read that I really loved.

Mia has not had the best life. Her father is horrible and when the book opens she thinks she is finally free. Finally she does not have to live the nightmare that she has been, only almost instantly she finds herself in a similar situation. She was a hard one to fit into a box. She knows she shouldn't stay where she is, but she doesn't really know anything different. She thinks it will just happen again and again so kind of like what is the point? When something finally happens that pushes her too far she runs. She runs to try and figure everything out, what to do with her life, and ends up trying to find her mom who left her as a child.

When Mia shows up in a town halfway across the country she gets directed to a small hotel up in the mountains where Jordan works. Right off the bat she is attracted to Jordan, but also weary of him. He is a big, tough, strong, tattooed guy who obviously could hurt her if she lets him. She wants to trust, but is scared to.

For his part Jordan was amazing with Mia. He has his issues, he doesn't do relationships and just hooks up with girls and stuff, but he is such a sweetheart underneath all that. He likes Mia, but something is going on with her and he wants to figure out what. He was so wonderful, just there for her when she needs someone. He tries not to push her, to make sure she isn't afraid of him, and to let her know he would never hurt her. Not like whoever did in her past. He was wonderful.

Through the story Mia tries to keep everything together and figure out where her mom is. Jordan is right there for her ever step of the way. Sometimes it is a bit overwhelming, but he is by her side no matter what in whatever way she will let him. For the first time in his life he wants to try. He wants to be perfect for someone else. He will do whatever he can to protect Mia. Only outside circumstances enter and things get a bit dicey. Oh, I hurt for both of these characters. It was so heartbreaking and I just wanted all the best for the both of them. Mia has some other issues she has to deal with as well so when everything blows up around her it is not very good. Thankfully these two just have that connection that they can't really break. They just need time to figure everything out and be in a place where they can see where this will all go. Such a great read. I love seeing broken people find what they need and learn that they are stronger than they ever thought. I love that Mia has a bunch of issues to overcome, some that I rarely see in books I read. It was a really great story and I can't wait to read more by this author.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2


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