Stirring Up Trouble is the third book in the Rosewood Series by Andrea Laurence and can be read as a stand alone. In Stirring Up Trouble we get Maddie's story, who I was excited to read about, and also cringing, because she wasn't the nicest character in the previous books. I will admit, at times, especially during the beginning, I found it extremely hard to like Maddie's character, but as the book grew on, I ended up liking her more and more.
Maddie starts a war with Emmett, the local bar owner, for disturbing her sleep at night. With her waking up early and going to bed early, the noise coming from the bar each night is driving her nuts. She's used to everyone cowering down to what she wants so when Emmett didn't back down, things got interesting. Emmett isn't a fan of Maddie's, he calls it like he sees it, and believes she's a stuck up snob who believes the world should bow down to what she wants. He's met girls like her before, and isn't about to let her walk all over him. When he doesn't back down, and they end up in a screaming match, they are brought in and forced to do community serviced together.
The chemistry between Maddie and Emmett is definitely hot, and I wanted them to give into what they both wanted, but enjoyed the wait that Andrea Laurence put us through. Maddie and Emmett start to open up to one another, and they both learn that there is so much more to each other, then they originally thought. Seeing Maddie lowering her defenses, and seeing how her attitude affected others was awesome, and I enjoyed seeing her starting to change her ways and ask for forgiveness for the things she's done to make people dislike her so much. Emmett is keeping secrets from Maddie, and as much as I loved his character, I despised that he kept something so huge from Maddie. I understand why he did it, but Maddie should never have found out the way she did about who Emmett really is.
This was an enjoyable read, and I loved getting to see more of Pepper, Grant, and Blake. It is a little bit over the top, but at the same time, a story that I couldn't help but fall in love with. Emmett and Maddie's story had me laughing, cringing, and swooning over and over again. I highly suggest this book if you are looking for a contemporary romance with some definite laughs.
I have received this book as a member of the XOXperts, XOXO After Dark’s official street team, in exchange for an honest review.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1907 KB
- Print Length: 269 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07XJDNQ5M
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 3 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,165,650 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)