Troublemaker

Troublemaker

Large Print - 2016
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For Morgan Yancy, an operative and team leader in a paramilitary group, nothing comes before his job. But when he's ambushed and almost killed, his supervisor is determined to find out who's after the members of his elite squad-- and why. For his safety, Morgan is sent to a remote location and told to lay low and stay vigilant. But between a tempting housemate he's determined to protect and a deadly threat waiting in the shadows, keeping under the radar is proving to be his most dangerous mission yet. The part-time police chief of a small West Virginian mountain town, Isabeau "Bo" Maran finally has her life figured out. She's got friends, a dog, and a little money in the bank. Then Morgan Yancy shows up on her doorstep. Bo doesn't need a mysterious man in her life-- especially a troublemaker as enticing and secretive as Morgan.
Isabeau Maran, a police chief in a West Virginia mountain town, crosses paths with Morgan Yancy, the leader of a paramilitary group who's been ambushed and almost killed.
Publisher: New York, NY :, HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2016]
Edition: First HarperLuxe edition
ISBN: 9780062466358
0062466356
Characteristics: large print.,rda
617 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Trouble maker

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ScorchingSun
Aug 19, 2017

At page 232.
An odd but interesting setting. Odd pairing of boy meets girl. Odd but whimsical townsfolk. Odd dog. Just about odd everything, though emotional suspenseful.
Then the hormones click in. All bets are off! All control out the window! Formulaic romance blossoms like a nuke.
Yes, a little much.

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Zoelexi777
Jul 15, 2017

An easy, good read with some mystery and romance. Loved the two main character Bo and Morgan. Tricks, the golden retriever played one of the main characters as well. I love having dogs intertwined in a story but at times it was a little much. But nevertheless I enjoyed the book.

JCLTraciM Jul 12, 2017

Not my most favorite Linda Howard book, but definitely a good romantic suspense. I was interested to see her upcoming book, The Woman Left Behind, will feature one (or more?) of the Troublemaker character.

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vipep
Jan 24, 2017

I really liked the main male character, Morgan. However, the very slow pace and all the détails about walking the dog, feeding the dog and dog faces were a big downer.

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0007548100dmw
Dec 02, 2016

My first Linda Howard read....very enjoyable. Book held my interest.

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a_duea
Oct 19, 2016

Not one of Linda Howard's better books. I was so disappointed with this one. The storyline with the "genius" dog was incredibly strange and annoying.

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LDRoberts_1
Sep 08, 2016

I have waited a long time for the next Linda Howard book and I am not disappointed at all with Troublemaker. I love all of Linda Howard's books and I love this one as well. I love the story and all of the characters, especially Tricks. I would love to have a dog like her. I would also love to have a boyfriend like Mason and a friend like Bo.

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slang123
Jul 11, 2016

Linda Howard doesn't disappoint. One can expect a good storyline, interesting characters (well developed), and well constructed prose (with no annoying grammatical errors).

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pktab
Jun 11, 2016

Not one of my favorite Linda Howard books. I read it to the end but thought it was slow going through most of the story.

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Ontariotrekker
Jun 08, 2016

When a Navy seal is attacked at home and is seriously injured, his commander sends him to a small town to recuperate while they search for the reason for the attack.

The characters are okay but the most compelling one is the heroine's dog Tricks. The plot bogs down in the middle and becomes a basic love story only to be resolved in the last 2 chapters. It read more like one of Howard's earlier paperback series romances.

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slang123
Jul 11, 2016

"All of those thoughts and realizations were racing through her mind like strobe flashes. The inner turmoil of realization was so great that she felt the blood draining from her face, literally felt her flesh contracting."

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slang123
Jul 11, 2016

"Consciousness - or the lack of it - was a strange thing, fading from one to the other and back again without a line of demarcation and without any direction by him. Sometimes he surfaced a few degrees from total nothingness to a vague and distant awareness of being, and the same vague and distant acknowledgment of the black nothing, and even knowing what it was, distinguishing between the two. Then he'd sink back down, and there was nothing until the tide of consciousness floated him upward like a piece of trash in the sea."

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