A Novel

eBook - 2016
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For Morgan Yancy, an operative and team leader in a paramilitary group, nothing comes before his job. But when he's ambushed and almost killed, his supervisor is determined to find out who's after the members of his elite squad--and why. Due to worries that this unknown enemy will strike again, Morgan is sent to a remote location and told to lay low and stay vigilant. But between a tempting housemate he's determined to protect and a deadly threat waiting in the shadows, keeping under the radar is proving to be his most dangerous mission yet. The part-time police chief of a small West Virginian mountain town, Isabeau "Bo" Maran finally has her life figured out. She's got friends, a dog, and a little money in the bank. Then Morgan Yancy shows up on her doorstep. Bo doesn't need a mysterious man in her life--especially a troublemaker as enticing and secretive as Morgan.
Publisher: [S.I.] : HarperCollins, 2016
ISBN: 9780062419002
Branch Call Number: e-book
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: Library2Go


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Apr 01, 2018

In a book that had over 600 pages I probably read about 200. The story about the dog was charming at first but then just out and out boring. How many times can you read about talking a dog for a walk or a car ride. I love dogs but this was just too much so that the character development of the main people suffered. Not to mention detailed town hall meetings that lasted forever I love Linda Howard but would not recommend this one at all.

Aug 19, 2017

At page 232.
An odd but interesting setting. Odd pairing of boy meets girl. Odd but whimsical townsfolk. Odd dog. Just about odd everything, though emotional suspenseful.
Then the hormones click in. All bets are off! All control out the window! Formulaic romance blossoms like a nuke.
Yes, a little much.

Jul 15, 2017

An easy, good read with some mystery and romance. Loved the two main character Bo and Morgan. Tricks, the golden retriever played one of the main characters as well. I love having dogs intertwined in a story but at times it was a little much. But nevertheless I enjoyed the book.

JCLTraciM Jul 12, 2017

Not my most favorite Linda Howard book, but definitely a good romantic suspense. I was interested to see her upcoming book, The Woman Left Behind, will feature one (or more?) of the Troublemaker character.

Jan 24, 2017

I really liked the main male character, Morgan. However, the very slow pace and all the détails about walking the dog, feeding the dog and dog faces were a big downer.

Dec 02, 2016

My first Linda Howard read....very enjoyable. Book held my interest.

Oct 19, 2016

Not one of Linda Howard's better books. I was so disappointed with this one. The storyline with the "genius" dog was incredibly strange and annoying.

Sep 08, 2016

I have waited a long time for the next Linda Howard book and I am not disappointed at all with Troublemaker. I love all of Linda Howard's books and I love this one as well. I love the story and all of the characters, especially Tricks. I would love to have a dog like her. I would also love to have a boyfriend like Mason and a friend like Bo.

Jul 11, 2016

Linda Howard doesn't disappoint. One can expect a good storyline, interesting characters (well developed), and well constructed prose (with no annoying grammatical errors).

Jun 11, 2016

Not one of my favorite Linda Howard books. I read it to the end but thought it was slow going through most of the story.

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Jul 11, 2016

"All of those thoughts and realizations were racing through her mind like strobe flashes. The inner turmoil of realization was so great that she felt the blood draining from her face, literally felt her flesh contracting."

Jul 11, 2016

"Consciousness - or the lack of it - was a strange thing, fading from one to the other and back again without a line of demarcation and without any direction by him. Sometimes he surfaced a few degrees from total nothingness to a vague and distant awareness of being, and the same vague and distant acknowledgment of the black nothing, and even knowing what it was, distinguishing between the two. Then he'd sink back down, and there was nothing until the tide of consciousness floated him upward like a piece of trash in the sea."

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