The story starts off with a bang- literally! Troublemaker by Linda Howard #BookReview #amreading #mgtab

A thrilling, fast-paced novel of romantic suspense from sensational New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Linda Howard.




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. Due to worries that this unknown enemy will strike again, 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.

The harder they fight the intense heat between them, the closer Morgan and Bo become, even though she knows he’s hiding from something. But discovering the truth could cost Bo more than she’s willing to give. And when Morgan’s cover is blown, it might just cost her life.


My Review

I’m a huge Linda Howard fan and was excited to come across this new release!

The story starts off with a bang- literally- as operative Morgan Yancy is shot, and almost killed, when returning home from a much-needed fishing trip. Fearing his elite squad is in danger, Morgan’s supervisor sends him to small town Virginia to recuperate.

Isabeau Maran is finally getting her life in order after a series of bad choices, so when the step-brother she hates sends her a parcel in the form of a gravely injured man, she wants nothing more than to turn him away. The temptation of a large payout convinces her to re-think her instincts.

Much of the story is written with Bo’s love of a frisky, but loveable Golden Retriever named Tricks and playing nursemaid to Yancy.

I’m not sure I would label this as suspense, it’s more of a contemporary romance. If you’re looking for Howard’s trademark suspense’s this probably won’t fit the bill.

I give Troublemaker 4 lovely kisses- Tricks is adorable!




About the Author

linda howard


Linda Howard is the award-winning author of many New York Times bestsellers, including Up Close and Dangerous, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Cover of Night, Killing Time, To Die For, Kiss Me While I Sleep, Cry No More, and Dying to Please. She lives in Alabama with her husband and two golden retrievers.


  1. libertyblake says:

    Loved the book and the dog! I wouldn’t mind living in that town.

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    1. Me too. I read some negative reviews and wasn’t sure about buying the book, I’m glad I did 🙂


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