The Trouble with Bad Boys by Katherine Garbera

Posted July 24, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Desire, Owned, Series, Series Multi-Author, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

A playboy who’s all about the likes…

Is about to get a lesson in love!

Notorious social media influencer Zach Benning is happy to swoop into Royal, Texas, promote the Soiree on the Bay and leave with a fat paycheck.

While he’s at it, he’ll give plain-Jane event planner Lila Jones a makeover, online and off.

The last thing he expects is to fall for his ravishing creation! But is he really seeing the captivating woman underneath all the newfound hype?

Titles in the Texas Cattleman’s Club: Heir Apparent include — Back in the Texan’s Bed by Naima Simone  At The Rancher’s Pleasure by Joss Wood  Blue Collar Billionaire by Karen Booth The Trouble with Bad Boys by Katherine Garbera – Texas Tough by Janice Maynard – Trapped with the Texan by Joanne Rock – How to Catch a Bad Boy by Cat Schield – Bidding on a Texan by Barbara Dunlop –

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Title:  The Trouble with Bad Boys
Series:  Texas Cattleman’s Club: Heir Apparent #4
Author:  Katherine Garbera
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  May 25, 2021
Publisher:  Harlequin Desire
My Rating:  4.5 stars

I’ll be frank and say that I’ve yet to read a Katherine Garbera story that I didn’t completely love and enjoy – so, The Trouble with Bad Boys, the fourth title in the Texas Cattleman’s Club: Heir Apparent multi-author series gave me exactly what I always expect from this author… an excellent story.  Yet.  What a unique spin on bad boys Zach turned out to be!

There were so many times that I really wanted to dislike Zach, and many of his actions or reason did give me pause.  But there is a vulnerability beneath the surface of Zach that was easily seen from the start.  All that attitude and bravo were like a cloak that he settled on his shoulders, a role that he took on perhaps without really seeing what he’d been doing.  He admits to many of his shortcomings to himself along the way, yet it will take a deep emotional smack to get him to finally toss away the chic sunglasses and take a good hard look at himself.  I adored Zach, even when he was being his baddest.

Lila is such a sweetheart, the town good girl, one who might dream of more but probably wouldn’t take that jump on her own.  One bet, one man, and the future of the “Soiree on the Bay” depends on Lila getting Zach involved – she simply didn’t expect to lose her heart along the way or to discover what lays beneath her own surface dreams.  I’ll admit to quietly smiling while reading of every new adventure, new experience that Lila took in The Trouble with Bad Boys.  I ended up adoring this couple and had a few nail-biting chapters on their way to an eventual happy ending.

We’ll run into some familiar faces as the “Soiree on the Bay” slowly comes to life… and that mic drop of an ending (that I think most readers of this series have been waiting for) was simply a perfect segue into the next story.  I had such fun with Lila and Zach – if you haven’t started the Texas Cattleman’s Club: Heir Apparent series just yet… now would be a good time.

I own a Kindle edition of this title.

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