I Knew You Were Trouble

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I Knew You Were Trouble

An Oxford Novel, #4

I don't think the description particularly fits the book - in both a good way and a not-so-great way. I don't like love triangles, so I was relieved that Tay may have had some lingering feels for the rat-jerk, but it wasn't an active triangle. However, the blurb makes the story sound light-hearted, but this story hit right in my feels.

I feel for Tay - wondering about being lovable, having reserve mistaken for snobbishness, and the age-old question of "just how do I do this whole social interaction thing". That said, I wasn't always a fan of how she dealt with her vulnerability, but at least she never hits too low below the belt. Tay and Nick's back and forth hit the eye-rolling stage quick, but then they managed to pull it together soon, which was a relief. I liked Nick. He stuck his foot in it almost immediately, but I liked that he also started making amends just as soon as he realised his bad. Nick also has his demons, but I like that he doesn't let them get in his way. Much.

I liked I Knew You Were Trouble and despite the kick in the feels, the humor and sass keeps things rolling. I can't wait for the next book, hopefully one where a certain couple can finally open their eyes and see the light.

Book Blurb for I Knew You Were Trouble

New York City’s hottest bachelors are stirring up trouble in this fun, flirty Oxford Novel, as a love triangle forces a feisty beauty to choose between winning back Mr. Right or giving in to Mr. Wrong.

Taylor Carr has it all—a sleek job in advertising, a stunning Manhattan apartment, and the perfect man to share it with: Bradley Calloway. Even after Bradley dumps her for a co-worker on move-in day, Taylor isn’t worried. She’ll get her man eventually. In the meantime, she needs a new roommate. Enter Nick Ballantine, career bartender, freelance writer—and longtime pain in Taylor’s ass. Sexy in a permanent five-o’clock-shadow kind of way, Nick knows how to push Taylor’s buttons, as if he could see right through to the real her.

Nick’s always trying to fix people, and nobody could use a good fixing more than Taylor. Sure, she’s gorgeous, with mesmerizing silver eyes, but it’s her vulnerability that kills him. Now that they’re shacking up together, the chemistry is out of control. Soon they’re putting every part of their two-bedroom apartment to good use. Then Taylor’s ex comes crawling back to her, and Nick figures she’ll jump at the chance to go back to her old life—unless he fights for the best thing that ever happened to him.

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2017 4.00