May 29, 2020

Review: Trouble’s What You’re In by Danielle Allen

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Review: Trouble’s What You’re In by Danielle AllenTrouble's What You're In by Danielle Allen
Published by Amazon Digital Services LLC on May 28, 2020
Genres: Suspense, Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 185
Format: ARC
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three-half-stars

Trouble's What You're In

It was a prank.
It was a stupid prank.
I didn’t know all the details, but the plan seemed simple enough.

Get in.
Get out.
Get even.

My job was to flirt with my crush Aiden Black.
Yeah... THAT Aiden Black.

But the night didn’t go as expected.

I knew the plan, but I didn’t expect it to be more than that.
I knew it was a prank, but I didn’t expect it to be a set up.

I didn’t go looking for love.
I didn’t go looking for trouble.
But somehow, when I ran for my life, I found both.

Those of you who have followed my reviews for a while know that I appreciate a good romance novel with a healthy dose of suspense. Danielle Allen’s latest release, Trouble’s What You’re In,  is a mixture of a whodunit and a solid friends-to-lovers romance.

Let’s get into it, shall we?

Brooklyn’s finishing up her last year of college and some mix up with her scholarship and financial aid leaves her without housing. As a result, she’s forced to live in the cheerleading squad’s house with her former best friend and a number of catty girls who don’t like her and wish she wasn’t there. Things take a drastic turn for the worse when a prank goes horribly wrong and she’s left running for her life.

Fearing for her safety and torn on how to protect herself, she runs into the arms of her best friend, Jay. He provides her with a place to stay and a listening ear. While these two try to figure out how to solve this mystery, close-quarters force these two to take stock of their true feelings for each other. Being together will be murky though due to a common thread in their past and their current dilemma – not to mention fine ass Aiden Black: a guy Brook has her eye on.

The romance takes a little bit of a backseat to the overall story. While I liked seeing how the romance would play out, I was more intrigued by the truth and motivation behind the tragedy. The girls were mean, the gossip was sensational, and trying to prove the truth was stressful. I was all in.

I will say based on the synopsis, without giving too much away, I expected to be more invested in Aiden than I was and was looking for a bit more friction. There was a spark there that I felt never turned into a full flame.

Overall, this was a solid book with a sweet and sexy romance and suspense to keep you reading until the end.

three-half-stars

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