Published by Swoon Romance on September 20, 2016
Series: Nashville U #1
Genres: New Adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
Allergic to fun
He’s all dirty jokes and curse words, while she’s quiet and shy. She blends into the background, while he is the center of everyone’s attention.
Clay Mitchell never expected to fall in love. Especially not with a girl he’s known all his life and one who’s always been off-limits.
Opposites might attract, but in this case of explosive chemistry, someone's heart is bound to be shattered.
As enemies become friends and friends morph into more; Clay has definitely met his match.
Looking for Trouble is the first in a new adult contemporary romance series, called Nashville U, by Stacey Mosteller. This is the first book I have had the pleasure of reading by author Stacey Mosteller. I really enjoyed Looking for Trouble. it is what I would consider a classic new adult tale of falling for the wrong brother, but with a twist. Stacey kind of takes the idea and spins it on its’ head, making it feel fresh. I really enjoyed it. even though I knew which brother was going to be the love interest, I expected the book to take a few different twists and turns, and I was pleasantly surprised when they didn’t happen.
Looking for Trouble is told in dual narrative between Kat and Clay. Kat has had a crush on her best friend, Max for as long as she can remember. Max just happens to be Clay’s brother- who is a huge pain in Kat’s side. You know where this is going. Except…maybe you don’t. I loved that Stacey took such a classic storyline, and made it her own. I can’t wait to read more of this series and more by this author. I am not sure who the next book is going to be about, but I have a feeling it is going to be about a new couple.
Clay is the stereotypical player with a soft side. Even though him and Kat are always butting heads, Clay isn’t a total jerk to her. Sure, sometimes he says jerky things, but honestly. he really does seem to take into consideration for her feelings. Which is more than I can say about his brother- her supposed best friend. In fact, my only gripe about Looking for Trouble is that we didn’t get a good enough picture of the friendship between Kat and Max. I wanted to see why they were so close, but a majority of the story was spent on Clay and Kat instead. Not that I am complaining about that, because they are pretty explosive together. And I absolutely loved that this was a slow burn romance. It wasn’t some hot and heavy right off the bat thing where the characters regret afterwards. They slowly worm their way deeper and deeper into the life of the other, until they are en grained. That is my favorite kind of romance.
Bottom line: If you are a fan of new adult stories featuring falling for the wrong guy, I think Looking for Trouble is a really great series for you to start. It felt similar to other stories, but it is very well done and Stacey Mosteller has managed to put her own twist on the story. This is a series I am looking forward to continuing. Be sure to grab a copy when it releases on September 20th.Get an advanced look at the #NashvilleU series by @StaceyMosteller @SwoonRomance & @bookBriefs #review of Looking for Trouble Click To Tweet