Mar 7, 2016

Serving Trouble by Sara Jane Stone Review

Serving Trouble
Second Shot #1
By: Sara Jane Stone
Releasing March 8, 2016
Avon Impulse


The first sexy contemporary romance in Sara Jane Stone’s brand new Second Shot series!

Five years ago, Josie Fairmore left timber country in search of a bright future. Now she’s back home with a mountain of debt and reeling from a loss that haunts her. Desperate for a job, she turns to the one man she wishes she could avoid. The man who rocked her world one wild night and then walked right out of it.

Former Marine Noah Tager is managing his dad’s bar and holding tight to the feeling that his time overseas led to failure. The members of his small town think he’s a war hero, but after everything he’s witnessed, Noah doesn’t want a pat on the back. The only thing he desires is a second chance with his best friend’s little sister.

Josie’s determined to hold onto her heart and not repeat her mistakes, but when danger arrives on Noah’s doorstep and takes aim at Josie, they just might discover that sometimes love is worth the risk.

I loved Running Wild, which is the prequel to Serving Trouble; so that already set this book up to a high standard! Did Serving Trouble live up to it….well you will have to read on to find out…

When your life has fallen apart and you feel defeated, what is the one thing that we all do…we go home and that is exactly what Josie Fairmore has done. But now she needs a job to pay off the large amount of hospital debt and she goes to the one person who offered to always help her…Noah Tager and after 5 years she hoped that was still true!

The last person Noah Tager expected to turn up at his bar looking for a job was the one women he could never get out of his head! Not matter how hard he tried! But standing right in front of him was the even more stunning Josie Fairmore.

Even though they are both now back home, both of them are struggling with what haunts them but slowly they find each other again…that is until danger rears its ugly head again and Noah is determined to keep Josie safe, so he can finally have his second chance, that he has always wanted.

I am going to be blunt, I read read this book 3 time in a row! NOT because it was bad! But because it was so beautiful that I honestly couldn't get it out of my head! To say that I had a bad case of book hangover is honestly an understatement. This book is both gripping and heart breaking! From when Josie tells Noah and then her father (much later in the book) her truth and why she came home, I cried so hard! It was truly a heartbreaking moment for me! But then there was lots of fun and light hearted moment, especially when Daphne was in the picture! That women is the perfect mixture of sassy and sense! I love her! I will give you one quick teaser about this book and you will know what it means if you have read Running Wild…we see the bull again!!

There are so many characters that I absolutely love in this book, that I honestly could go on forever about how great they all are! But I want to move on to the other components of this book such as the writing and the storyline. The writing is magnificent as pretty much every Sara Jane Stone book is and I am highly jealous of that! But I think you can also feel her passion though her books.

This plot; much like every other Sara Jane Stone book that I have read, has a military influence running though it, but it doesn't overwhelm the book or confuse me with military lingo. You can see the research the author has put into any main point of the book, she didn't guess or was vague  but is detailed and precise and that is truly the mark of an amazing author and Sara Jane Stone is truly an amazing author.

I give Serving Trouble 5 stars!

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After several years on the other side of the publishing industry, Sara Jane Stone bid goodbye to her sales career to pursue her dream-writing romance novels. Sara Jane currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her very supportive real-life hero, two lively young children and a lazy Burmese cat. Join Sara Jane’s newsletter to receive new release information, news about contests, giveaways, and more! Visit and look for her newsletter entry form.

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1 comment :

  1. Thank you for hosting SERVING TROUBLE today! Lovely review!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours