Genre: YA Contemporary
Received: For Review via Edelweiss (Thank You, Harper Teen!)
Published: April 28th, 2015 from HarperTeen
One of two companion novels from beach-read favorite Rachel Hawthorne, this cute, romantic paperback original is about a good girl who falls for a bad guy. Avery knows better than to fall for Fletcher, the local bad boy who can’t seem to outrun his reputation. Fletcher knows he shouldn’t bother with college-bound, daughter-of-a-cop Avery. But when their paths cross, neither can deny the spark. Are they willing to go against everything and let their hearts lead the way? Or are they just flirting with disaster? Trouble from the Start releases simultaneously with companion novel The Boyfriend Project. These heartwarming paperback originals are the perfect summer reads, great for fans of Jennifer Echols, Lauren Barnholdt, and Susane Colasanti.
Trouble From The Start was a really fun romance that would make for a great beach read. It is light and really heart warming. If you are looking for a quick read then I think you should give this one a try. I haven't read any of Rachel Hawthorne's other books before, but I would definitely do so in the future. This book was enjoyable, but it didn't blow me away.
Trouble From The Start was a sweet contemporary romance filled with lots of cliched tropes that occur a lot in YA Contemporary, such as the nerdy girl falling for the bad boy who she needs to reform but he starts going with on a dare. There were a few plot points that I really enjoyed such as Avery's family, it was nice to see a really wholesome good family dynamic in YA.
I did enjoy this book. It was a quick read that I maybe only read in a day or two. I think it would have been much more enjoyable as a beach read. It is the kind of romance that is really fun and you could get caught up in it, take your mind off things, and pick up your mood. I just think that it wasn't memorable enough for me. There were a few unique parts of the book, but overall pretty forgetful. This one is a solid three stars for me because of that.
Rachel Hawthorne is definitely a prolific author so I am going to check out more of her books. I haven't read the companion book this one; I might give it a try. Trouble From the Start was a cute romance, but I didn't find it to be that special or amazing.