Perfect Kind of Trouble by Chelsea Fine — JENN’S REVIEW

perfect kind of trouble


The blurb hooked me. It sounded fun and sexy with a bit of mystery thrown in.


4 stars


Twenty-one-year-old Kayla Turner has lost everything. After spending most of her life taking care of her ailing mother, she just wants to spot a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. So when her late father-a man she barely knew-leaves her an inheritance, she finally breathes a sigh of relief . . . until she learns the inheritance comes with strings. Strings in the form of handsome playboy Daren Ackwood, her father’s protégé. To see any of her inheritance, she’s forced to team up with him. From his expensive car to those sexy dimples, Kayla’s seen his type before. But Daren isn’t who he seems to be . . .

Struggling to make amends for his family’s mistakes, Daren has a life more Oliver Twist than Richie Rich these days. He’s beyond grateful that James Turner included him in his will, but working with Turner’s princess of a daughter to fulfill his cryptic last wish is making Daren wonder if being broke is really so bad. Still, she’s just as beautiful as she is stubborn, and the more time he spends with Kayla, the less it feels right being without her. Soon Daren and Kayla begin to wonder if maybe the best gift Kayla’s dad could have left them . . . was each other.

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“Good God, woman. What does a guy have to do to achieve ‘friendship’ status with you? I thought tonguing each other would do the trick but clearly we didn’t do it right. Let’s try it again.”

This book was awesome. I stumbled across Perfect Kind of Trouble and the blurb hooked me. It sounded fun and sexy with a bit of mystery thrown in. I was not disappointed

When the death of Kayla Turner’s father brings her back to hometown of Cooper Springs, she expects to bury her father, sign some papers and try to restart her life somewhere else. She isn’t expecting to get tangled up, literally, with Daren Ackwood.

Daren Ackwood loved James Turner like a father, which was good for Daren since his father was a world class jerk. When Daren is asked to attend the reading of James Turner’s will, he expects to be getting back his box of baseball cards James took from him when he was a kid.

Little do both Kayla and Daren know, but James has much more in store for them. In order to receive their “inheritance”, they must remain handcuffed together until they can find it. While the premise might be a bit farfetched, it worked perfectly for the story. For two people who at first don’t like each other, this has disaster written all over it.

Daren and Kayla are initially attracted to each other, as two good looking people would be, but they are both bogged down by past impressions. Can they get past their preconceived notions and explore their chemistry, or will it all implode.

I really enjoyed the writing in this story. It was well written, well paced and descriptive. The banter back and forth between Daren and Kayla was hysterical. I laughed out loud often and have tons of highlighted passages in my kindle.

“We have dirt on our faces, candy in our mouths and metal restraints around our wrists as we stand in a corner of the park. We look like two jacked-up toddlers in time-out.”

I also swooned hard over Daren, who never thought he was good enough for a girl like Kayla, but damn did he want her.

“Being stuck with you was the best thing that’s ever happened to me. And the moment we took those handcuffs off I felt like I was missing something. I want to be stuck with you.”

I love how once Kayla and Daren started to trust each other they grew closer and less judgmental. Both characters went through a tremendous amount of grown throughout the story. I enjoyed going along for the ride. This is the first book I have read by Chelsea Fine, but it will not be the last.

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