Title: Trouble in Loveland
Author: Jennifer Peel
Release Date: May 1, 2015
Charlee Jensen had what she considered the idyllic childhood growing up in a town named for that most prized emotion of all, Loveland, Colorado. At seventeen, her teenage crush, a man eight years older than her, marries and she naively thinks this is the worst thing that would ever happen to her. Then her parents divorce and her world crumbles. She finds herself being whisked away from her beloved home and estranged from her father.
Now eight years later, with two degrees that she never wanted in hand, and no job prospects, her father offers her a position with his CPA firm. With no other options available, Charlee accepts his offer and returns to the hometown she loved. While rebuilding her relationship with her father, she discovers that perhaps a romantic relationship is in the cards for her, with her old teenage crush, Ryan Carter, who just happens to still live next door and is now a partner in her father’s CPA firm.
Newly divorced and single dad, Ryan Carter, isn’t quite sure what to make of the girl next door, who’s all woman now. He finds himself having a hard time resisting this beautiful yet annoyingly charming woman, but their age difference and his complicated relationship with his ex-wife cause quite a bit of trouble for the couple. Ryan finds himself torn between keeping the peace with his ex-wife and mother of his child and his feelings for Charlee.
Can they successfully overcome their troubles in Loveland? Find out in this clean romance filled with sparks, humor, and of course, a little bit of trouble.
The other day I was in the mood to read another Jennifer Peel book, so I was excited to see this book on sale. I enjoyed reading this book. It had great depth to it while still being somewhat lighthearted. This book dealt with issues like infidelity and divorce and the issues those can cause. There was a roller coaster of ups and downs that the main character, Charlee, went through and a range of emotions she experienced. Charlee’s wittiness added quite a fun element to the book. I liked that the book stayed in her point of view. I really got to know her. And it added the element of only really knowing what she knew, like it is in real life. She didn’t know what Ryan’s thoughts were, and neither did the reader. It worked well for this book to have it that way. While this was perhaps not my favorite of Jennifer Peel’s books, I still really enjoyed reading it.
This book can be purchased from Amazon.