I had no expectations coming into reading KC Enders’ debut bowl Troubles- well except for knowing that there was a hot Irishman Aidan Kearney ready to sweep me (sorry Lis) off my feet 😉 And I was so pleasantly surprised by this sweet tale of finding love when you least expect it and learning that family is more than those you are related to.
I really connected to heroine Lis - the woman who has a plan, has her goals and doesn’t want to rely on anyone but herself. Asking for help is not something that comes easily to Lis and she is super self-reliant, so watching Aidan recognise that and find ways to help Lis that she couldn’t say no to was very heart warming. And Aidan was a swoon-worthy hero who I fell in love with from the very first chapter. A kind, considerate, romantic man - I couldn’t help but get swept away by his charm and that Irish accent 😍
What I especially liked about Troubles was that is was a quick easy read and despite reservations from both Aidan and Lis, it thankfully wasn’t a slow burn romance (which I do like but this story benefited from not being so slow). At the same time, it wasn’t insta-love either - Troubles is just the ideal romance: watching two people who weren’t looking for love find it and realise they can’t fight it.
It’s not all smooth sailing either and Karin creates a cast of characters who you will love to hate. And the frustration you’ll feel when things go pear-shaped is all due to Karin’s fabulous writing and her ability to draw you into the story and what the characters are feeling.
And I have to mention Lis’ best friend Gracyn whose book I can’t wait for. She’s a secondary character you’ll be desperate to know more about and I’m looking forward to G finding her chance at happiness.
Troubles is an outstanding debut novel and Karin’s writing style and story is one that deserves praise and recognition. I’ve read a number of debut novels in the last year and Karin’s is up there with one of the best I’ve read - so I hope she continues writing such wonderful romance novels for us to enjoy.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 684 KB
- Print Length: 316 pages
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0777VKX5R
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 73 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,743 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)