Review: Trouble from the Start – Rachel Hawthorne

Review: Trouble from the Start – Rachel HawthorneTrouble from the Start by Rachel Hawthorne
Published by HarperCollins
Published: April 28th 2015
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Perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins, Lauren Barnholdt, and Susane Colasanti, Trouble from the Start is a sweet and romantic read about a good girl who falls for a bad boy.

Avery knows better than to fall for Fletcher, the local bad boy who can't seem to outrun his reputation. Fletcher knows he shouldn't bother with college-bound, daughter-of-a-cop Avery. But when their paths cross, neither can deny the spark. Are they willing to go against everything and let their hearts lead the way? Or are they just flirting with disaster?

A companion novel to Rachel Hawthorne's paperback original The Boyfriend Project, this title is perfect for fans of summer beach reads and sweet treats.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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I have been a Rachel Hawthorne fan for a long time. Actually when I first got big into reading 4 years ago Rachel’s books Love on the Lifts, Thrill Ride and Labor of Love were 3 of my favorites. She just has a way about her writing that makes you smile and feel good about life. So when I saw she was finally coming out with a new book I was beyond thrilled. I knew it was what I had been waiting for for a long time. And I can say it lived up to every one of my high hopes and expectations. It was amazingly awesome!

Trouble from the Start is the story of Avery, the daughter of a cop, the good girl. She has done everything by the book for as long as she can remember. She picks the right guys, does the right thing, makes the right friends. But when her path begins to intersect with Fletcher, the local with the bad reputation, Avery starts to develop feelings for the guy she knows she should stay away from. And honestly the last thing Fletcher needs is to date the daughter of a cop. But as they two of them get closer and closer they need to decide is it better to be who they are supposed to be or give in to the feelings of love.

Have I mentioned how much I loved this book? I can’t really describe what it is about a Rachel Hawthorne book that just makes me so happy. She just has this way about writing her characters that pulls you into the story and makes you invested. I mean Avery and Fletcher could not have been farther from each other’s type but Hawthorne made it work. She made the perfect girl see past the bad boy image and the bad boy see more than a goody two shoes. She made me believe they were the perfect match.

Seriously when all was said and done I loved Fletcher and Avery’s relationship so so much. Fletcher really hurt my heart. I wanted to hug him so bad and I was so happy that he ended up with someone like Avery and even Avery’s family, in his corner. The kid had a bad go of things and he just needed people to be there for him. And Avery was pretty great too. She had trouble being herself around people because they all expected her to be a snobby tattletale and she wasn’t . She was smart and dorky but she wasn’t what everyone thought her to be. Reading about her and Fletcher together really filled me with an amazingly happy feeling.

Basically I didn’t realize how much I missed Rachel Hawthorne until I was lucky enough to get to read another Rachel Hawthorne book. She gets teenagers in a way that so few people do. Her books are fun and with heart and a great story. I highly recommend picking up Trouble From the Start and any other Hawthorne books you can get your hands on!

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Don’t forget to check out my Blog Tour post from 5/1 with a giveaway for this book and The Boyfriend Project or One Perfect Summer.

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Blog Tour: The ABCs with Avery from Trouble from the Start by Rachel Hawthorne (Giveaway)

Today we have a special edition of The ABCs brought by a character in Rachel Hawthorne’s newest book Trouble from the Start. The book is one in a companion series which is out in stores and online now. You can find out more on the book and enter the giveaway for either Trouble from the Start and The Boyfriend Project  or two of Rachel’s previous books bound into one book called One Perfect Summer (Thrill Ride and Labor of Love). But now let’s welcome Avery (and Rachel) to the ABCs!

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Participating in THE ABC’s is a fun challenge. As someone who is way too smart for her own good, I—Avery Watkins—love figuring out challenges. While I’m not much of a shopper, I do have a few items that I would love to have because they speak to me in one way or another.

Accessory- Infinity Necklace by James Avery
An infinity necklace by James Avery because I’m a math geek and love anything associated with numbers. It also represents the boundless love I have for Fletcher. (Or will have by the end of our story; in the beginning, I think the guy is nothing but trouble.)

Book-Winter by Marissa Meyer
I love love love the Lunar Chronicles and can’t wait to get my greedy little hands on Winter. I’m fascinated by the way Marissa Meyer has taken fairy tales and given them a twist in a futuristic world.

Clothes- Polyvore Red Leather Jacket
Since I’m spending a lot of time on the back of Fletcher’s motorcycle, I want a jacket that matches the red helmet he gave me to wear. I like this one by Polyvore. It’s simple but stylish—and that suits me. I’ve never been very flashy.

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Blog Tour: The ABCs with Avery from Trouble from the Start by Rachel Hawthorne (Giveaway)Trouble from the Start by Rachel Hawthorne
Published by HarperCollins
Published: April 28th 2015
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One of two companion novels from beach-read favorite Rachel Hawthorne, this cute, romantic paperback original is about a good girl who falls for a bad guy.

Avery knows better than to fall for Fletcher, the local bad boy who can’t seem to outrun his reputation. Fletcher knows he shouldn’t bother with college-bound, daughter-of-a-cop Avery. But when their paths cross, neither can deny the spark. Are they willing to go against everything and let their hearts lead the way? Or are they just flirting with disaster?Trouble from the Start releases simultaneously with companion novel The Boyfriend Project. These heartwarming paperback originals are the perfect summer reads, great for fans of Jennifer Echols, Lauren Barnholdt, and Susane Colasanti.

About Rachel Hawthorne

Rachel Hawthorne, who also writes as Lorraine Heath and Jade Parker, is the daughter of a British beauty (her mother won second place in a beauty contest sponsored by Max Factor® during which she received a kiss from Caesar Romero-who played the Joker on the old Batman TV series) and a Texan who was stationed at Bovingdon while serving in the air force. Lorraine was born in Watford, Herts, England, but soon after moved to Texas. Her "dual" nationality has given her a love for all things British and Texan. She enjoys weaving both heritages through her stories.

When she received her BA degree in psychology from the University of Texas, she had no idea she had gained a foundation that would help her to create believable characters—characters that are often described as “real people.” She writes for both adult and young adult readers. She received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Americana historicals. Her novels have been recognized with a RITA, Romance Writers of America’s most prestigious award for excellence, a HOLT medallion award honoring outstanding literary fiction, a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award, five Texas Gold Awards, the Golden Quill Award, the Rising Star Award as well as other awards and recognitions. Her novels have been selections of the Doubleday and Rhapsody Book Club. Her novels have appeared on bestseller lists, including USA Today, Waldenbooks, and most recently, the New York Times.

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US ONLY! Enter to win Trouble from the Start and The Boyfriend Project OR One Perfect Summer. Ends May 15th at 12am.

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Tour Schedule:
Week 1:
Mon., 4/27 – The Irish Banana Review
Tues., 4/28 – My Guilty Obsession
Wed., 4/29 – FictionFare
Thurs., 4/30 – Swoony Boys Podcast
Fri., 5/1 – Andi’s ABCs
 
Week 2:
Mon., 5/4 – Book Rocky Betty
Tues., 5/5 – Supernatural Snark
Wed., 5/6 – Reading W/ABC
Thurs., 5/7 – No BS Book Reviews
Fri., 5/8 – Gone With the Words

 

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