Here Comes Trouble
Tremayne Family, Book #2
By Anna J. Stewart
Author’s website: http://authorannastewart.com/
Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Jerjen
The troublesome Tremayne family is back in the next captivating romance from the author of Asking for Trouble.
Former beauty queen Sheila Tremayne looks dainty, but she’s tougher than she seems. The hard-as-nails business woman is determined to bring down corruption among Lantano Valley’s rich and powerful. Her latest scheme to get technology tycoon Chadwick Oliver is going perfectly until a distraction arrives in the form of Malcolm—the man who broke her heart and who happens to be Chadwick’s son…
Malcolm spent five long years away after his father publicly blamed him for some shady business dealings. Now he’s back to exact some revenge. Reconnecting with Sheila was never part of the plan, but the second he sees her, there’s no way he can resist…
Sheila and Malcolm quickly fall into the sizzling passion between them, but Malcolm has no intention of staying once he’s finished with his father—even if leaving Sheila again might be more than he can bear…
Sheila Tremayne has her hands full. She is busy running her event planning business and helping to get things ready for the opening of the Pediatric Cancer Treatment Center that her sister is opening. And oh, yeah, she is also a member of Nemesis, a modern day Robin Hood organization. So when she sees Malcolm at a birthday party for his grandmother, she knows that she has more than she can handle. Her and Malcolm have a history, and she never got over his leaving her five years earlier. He is going to throw a wrench in her plans to get Chadwick Oliver, Malcolm’s father, to pay for the crimes that he has committed.
Malcolm Oliver has returned to attend his grandmother’s birthday celebration but he has an ulterior motive. He has come to exact revenge on his father, who forced him to move away five years earlier. He knows that Sheila has a plan to cause his father some problems, so he wants to hook up with her in her plan. He also wants to hook up with Sheila on a personal basis because he knows he never got over her. He knows that gaining Sheila’s trust will be an impossible task but he is willing to do whatever it takes to win her back.
The characters are well developed and well rounded. Sheila is a person with many layers. She is a strong business woman and she knows how to get what she wants concerning that area of her life. But in her personal life she is much more unsure of what she is doing. She knows she misses Malcolm and wants to trust him again but she is afraid to take a chance with her heart. She is an artist but she has been unable to paint since the death of an important child in her life. Malcolm has regrets from his past and he has a lot of hatred for his father. He is proud that he has reinvented himself in the business world and that he has been successful. But he feels he cannot get on with his life until he makes his father pay for his previous sins. He knows that a son should not feel that way about his father but he cannot help it. He also has some medical problems that he has to deal with and is unsure about his prognosis. Sheila and Malcolm both have a lot of problems to sort through before there is any chance of them reuniting.
I enjoyed reading about some of the characters from book one. It was great catching up on Morgan, Sheila’s sister, and Nathan, her brother, and see what is happening in their lives. It was also fun to read about Morgan’s in-law family. I also enjoyed reading the interaction between the members of Nemesis.
The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy ready. This book seems to have it all: romance, suspense, friendship, guilt and forgiveness all blended together nicely. The author is very talented in creating characters, settings and suspenseful situations. In some parts I could not turn the pages fast enough, especially when reading about Nemesis and the art thefts.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys contemporary romance. Since I was fortunate enough to have read book one, which I really loved, I knew the characters and the background story. I do not thing you need to read book one first, but I do not know why you would not. Both books are great reads.