Title: Love & Other Trouble
Author: Jackie Walker
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: August 17, 2021
Cover Design: Kim Bailey, Bailey's Cover Boutique
Photographer: Reggie Deanching of RplusMphoto
Cover Model: Aidan Stewart
"Jackie Walker has another winner in this book. I love that CJ and Archer are both in their 40's and are mature characters who can have a relationship without childish drama. You want to read this book" - Judy Lynn Loves Books
"Jackie did it again with another HILARIOUS romcom that was also full of spice, emotion and super swoon worthy moments that yanked at these heartstrings of mine." - Michelle, GoodReads Reviewer
"I want to be an Amos-hole!" - Debbie, GoodReads Reviewer
"This is the fourth book in the Amos family saga and it is the best! I have actually said this after the last two, but they just keep getting better." - Lisa, GoodReads Reviewer
Putting everyone else first with a smile on my face was working out pretty well for me when out of nowhere, Archer Bliss — a growly single dad — drops a bomb on my carefully constructed happy life.
It seems my boyfriend has been cheating on me with Archer’s girlfriend. Even worse? She’s my coworker and secret archnemesis.
The old me would have forgiven them and wished them the best.
But the new me has had enough.
So, I do the (ir)rational thing and dump my lunch all over the backstabbing cheaters. Then I plant a kiss right on Archer’s very kissable lips right in front of both of them.
That’s right — I started a war by serving up a dish called revenge, which is best served with lips and lo mein.
And now, I’ve somehow teamed up with this hunky beast of a man to get even with our cheating exes.
At least it started that way, but now it’s an excuse to spend time together… some of which is horizontal.
The catch? He’s got three kids who need him, and I’m still trying to figure out who I am. Starting a romance with each of us fresh out of a messy breakup is only asking for trouble.
But the new me likes trouble.
And Archer Bliss is trouble with a capital T.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This book is technically a stand alone novel. Please use caution if you have not read the author's works for the Amos Family. Just wanted to warn potential readers that this is child #3, in the Amos family.
CJ cannot believe what she has heard! She has been cheated on. When she learns that she was the fool, she dumps the cheater and kisses the messenger. With an exciting start, this story continues with hijinks, humor and revenge.
Archer is a single dad of 3, and very attracted to the amazing CJ right from the start. It took a while for me to really get into this story. I found it to be a bit wordy and more like diary entries. Once I got over my issues the story moved right along and made me laugh plenty. While I had issues with the beginning, this is a fun read.
***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.
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One day during the COVID quarantine (a.k.a. the dark time), Jackie was reading yet another laugh a minute rom-com by Lucy Score or Pippa Grant, and she thought to herself - hey, I can do that. And so, she did and it turned out even better than even she thought possible.
Jackie is a fresh face on the romance author scene destined to shake things up with her signature blend of light-hearted comedy, over the top characters and romantic heartwarming moments. A voracious romance reader herself, Jackie writes stories featuring the four S's: Snark, Swoons, Steam and Sarcasm. Her heroines are bad-ass and her heroes are easy on the eyes and heavy on the charm.
When she is not writing funny stories about swoony heroes and the women who get to play with them, she is reading all types of romance novels or taking care of her army of cats and her teenage son (who also speaks fluent sarcasm).