It has been a very very very long time since I've enjoyed a book as much as I enjoyed Alyssa Everett's debut novel, A Tryst With Trouble.
know most of the books I read and review on here are from the Christian publishing market... but last summer I was getting to the point of
frustration at not being able to find a book WORTH reading. There are
TONS of books out there--but I wanted to read something I would LOVE.
This is the very reason I thought I didn't like to read until I
accidentally stumbled upon Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca in my high
school's lending library at the age of fifteen. Up until that day, I
didn't know there were books out there which I would actually ENJOY
reading! Well, anyway, on a regular basis I find myself searching high
and low for my next captivating read... and more often than not, I
become disappointed by only delving into so many "just good enough"
I turned to my NetGalley account... in hopes of finding something to
abate this desire to be caught up in another world. And I'm so glad I
did. Gathering that it wasn't an "inspirational" book, I did look it up
on Goodreads first to see what was being said about it. Almost everyone
who'd read and reviewed it already had it listed as a 5 star novel...
"even though it didn't have a sex scene." Well, that last bit was what
made me really want to read it. A secular novel getting 5 star reviews
without having sex scenes littering the pages? Sounded like something I
A Tryst With Trouble was nearly perfect and
had me bursting out with laughter at times. The author's voice and
writing is exceptional... I could read it all day long without ever
growing bored of it. Having a story written from the first person point
of view of both the hero and heroine isn't something I see a lot of,
but whenever I do see it, I love it.
ONLY thing that I would have changed about this book was one "rated R"
scene (though I must add that it was NOT a sex scene, only... ALMOST
one... and entirely and laughably amusing). Once I was through with the novel, I realized it was actually a
fundamental part of the plot near the end. The hero and heroine both
felt guilty for their actions afterwards, and strived to do what was
best for the other person. Overall it was a rather clean read if you
love regency romance/suspense/humor. Even with that one quite racy scene
(as well as a few others which were only borderline) I cannot help but
give A Tryst With Trouble 5 stars.
read this as an advance reader ebook from NetGalley and hardly saw a
thing wrong with it. And that says a lot since I'm a fellow writer,
exceptionally tough critic, and an editor (of words, story and plot) at
heart. I just ordered it on Audible.com because I know this is going to be one of those books I will
always be able to turn to when I can find nothing else worth reading/listening to.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
The original publisher of this book went out of business last summer right before it was to go to press. The author was able to get the rights back and her new
publisher released it in eBook (for only $3.03!) and Audible formats on September 23, 2013.