Review: Trouble Me by Laura Moore

Trouble Me by Laura Moore
Trouble Me by Laura Moore 
Series: Rosewood Trilogy (# 3)
Release Date: March 27, 2012
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages: 432
Source: book provided by the author

Trouble isn’t the only thing on her mind.

The youngest and wildest of the Radcliffe sisters, Jade is the last to return home to her family’s sprawling Virginia horse farm and its unsettling memories. She never planned on a night of passion with a stranger before starting her new life as a teacher and riding instructor—or the shock of recognizing the man who gave her so much pleasure standing right there in her classroom.

Officer Rob Cooper is stunned. Not only is the woman who rocked his world his daughter’s second grade teacher, but she’s the troubled teen whom he blames for his wife’s death years ago. Worse, now that he sees her in the light of day, he wants her more than ever. Time has softened Jade’s hard, rebellious edge—she’s spirited, honest, and sexy to distraction. But will the feelings ignited in the heat of desire be enough to heal a past that needs forgiving?


Review: Trouble Me is the third and final book in the Rosewood trilogy and Laura Moore wastes no time in heating things up! There is no slow build to passion; Jade Radcliffe runs in to Officer Rob Cooper quite by accident but because it’s been years since they’ve seen each other, they have no idea that they are enemies – mainly because they are so swept away by passion and decide to not exchange names.

From start to finish, Trouble Me is an excellent conclusion to the series. We get to see where Jade’s sisters are in their lives (their stories were told in book one, Remember Me and two, Believe in Me). By the time Jade’s story is front and center, if you’ve read the first two books, you are emotionally involved with this family and if you are like me, you’ve been waiting for this story to be told.

Rob Cooper harbors a lot of anger toward Jade who was the poster child for bad behavior in her teens. On the night that his beloved wife tragically dies, he is busy hauling Jade in for underage drinking. He blames Jade for not being there when his wife needed him and finding out that his hot one-night-stand is none other than the woman who is the root for all of his misery has Rob majorly conflicted.

Jade comes home to Rosewood to start her life over. She’s gotten her life together and is coming home to teach not only elementary school but horse riding lessons to children. All of her well-crafted plans come crashing down around her when she turns to find Rob Cooper sitting in her classroom on meet the teacher night!

Laura Moore tells a compelling story of how two people who were once bitter enemies with nothing in common can overcome their pasts to create an incredible future. Jade and Rob heat up the pages of Trouble Me from start to finish and in between the steamy scenes, we are once again treated to a glimpse in to the world of horses and training and showing them. Plus we finally get to the bottom of Jade’s mom’s diary and who the elusive TM is.

I read this series slightly out of order when I originally found book two and read it first. Each of these stories can be read alone and you would have no trouble keeping up with what was going on but as a series, it’s fantastic.

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