Trouble from the Start
By: Rachel Hawthorne
Available April 2015
Perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins, Lauren Barnholdt, and Susane Colasanti, Trouble from the Start is a sweet and romantic read about a good girl who falls for a bad boy.
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?
A companion novel to Rachel Hawthorne’s paperback original The Boyfriend Project, this title is perfect for fans of summer beach reads and sweet treats.
Avery is a good girl who does what all good girls do. She focuses on the future and doing the right thing, doesn’t party or date much. Fletcher is a guy with a reputation that no one would ever think of as being a match for Avery. Even though no one would see them as a couple Fletcher has noticed Avery for years. When she goes to a party and has her first experience drinking it is Fletcher who comes to the rescue.
I loved Avery. She has such a great family that you wish you could be part of, seeing the way they’re there for each other and for others was so wonderful. It is easy to see how she could be the kind of caring person who would have made an impact on someone without knowing it. Fletcher was one of those characters I couldn’t help but love either. He has had trouble in his life, which is how he finds himself taken under Avery’s dad’s wing, but he doesn’t broadcast it to everyone. He is more likely to make a joke and deflect than admit to his problems but he doesn’t see a future for himself because of it.
Seeing Avery and Fletcher make their way to a relationship is adorable. I loved seeing them get to know each other and learn to trust what they were building together. I also enjoyed learning about Avery’s family and their relationships too. Hearing about the way they give back and getting a hint of what her parents were to each other was heartwarming, it made me want to know a family like hers.
This book was so great if you enjoy reading about about opposites attracting and getting together no matter what everyone else might say. This was mostly light and lovely and it makes me want to read The Boyfriend Project pretty quickly to find out about Avery’s friends.