Friday, 19 February 2016

Liliana Hart - Trouble Maker - Book Review (ARC)

The Blurb—
Marnie Whitlock has never known what it’s like to be normal. She and her family moved from place to place, hiding from reporters and psychologists, all because of her gift. A curse was more like it. Seeing a victim, feeling his pain as the last of his life ebbed away, and being helpless to save him. It was torture. And then one day it disappeared and she was free. Until those who hunted her for her gift tried to kill her. And then the gift came back with a vengeance. 
Beckett Hamilton leads a simple life. His ranch is profitable and a legacy he’ll be proud to pass onto his children one day, work fills his time from sunup to sundown, and his romances are short and sweet. He wouldn’t have it any other way. And then he runs into quiet and reserved Marnie Whitlock just after she moves to town. She intrigues him like no woman ever has. And she’s hiding something. His hope is that she begins to trust him before it’s too late.

Marnie Whitlock has the ability to see into people’s minds, and into the future. It’s not something most people can handle, but Marnie has always found refuge and acceptance among the McKenzie family. After being sent away from Surrender and spending time building a successful photography career Marnie is back. She’s determined to make it on her own. She’ll never let anyone take advantage of her again and she’ll guard her battered heart so she can heal. Even from Beckett Hamilton, the boy who’d captured her heart when she was a young girl. 

But when her past catches up with her she’ll need the backing of the McKenzie’s might, and she’ll have to decide whether to embrace the future she envisioned with Beckett. 

I liked the concept of this story. The heroine with special abilities and the hero who accepts her and wants to protect her. It was interesting and grabbed me, but I felt like their story was a little rushed. The McKenzie family feature heavily, which was great because they’d been a big part of Marnie’s childhood and considered her an honorary member, but we got a little side tracked in the middle with Cooper and Claire’s story. The reader gets the feeling that something is coming, though and this keeps us hanging for Marnie and Beckett’s happy ever after.

I have to say, I really liked this couple. Someone like Marnie needs someone special who’ll take her as she comes without freaking out. And a man who’ll put ignorant, intolerant people in their place. 

The McKenzie family world is still a great place to escape.

*ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review. *


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