When a prim and proper baker and a laid-back bartender have a neighborly disagreement that gets them both in trouble with the law, a sweet reconciliation is stirred up in the playful third romance in Andrea Laurence’s sexy Rosewood series.
Maddie’s life is perfectly sweet. Her bakery’s tasty treats are rising to the top of every must-have list in town, and her commute is just a block away by foot. She loves everything about her little downtown Victorian bungalow—except for her unbearably noisy neighbor, Woody’s. The bar’s obnoxious and sexy owner, Emmett, seems to live to aggravate Maddie. But he mostly thinks she could use a stiff drink to dislodge the stick up her ass. He’s just trying to run his business. Bars stay open late, they play music, they serve alcohol. If she doesn’t like it, why did she buy a house across the street?
When Maddie and Emmett’s battle lands them in front of the local judge, they’re ordered to do several weeks of community service cleaning parks and painting over graffiti. As they scrub away the latest works of art by the town’s anonymous “Penis Picasso,” the baker and the bartender slowly begin to see there’s more to each other than meets the eye. So what happens if they wave the white flag and surrender into each other’s arms?
Release Date: October 12, 2015
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I'm a huge fan of Andrea Laurence and absolutely love her Rosewood series. I'll be honest and say I was somewhat hesitant to read Maddie's book, as she really hasn't been the nicest person in the first 2 books. However, I will say Ms. Laurence did a great job showing the character's growth in Stirring Up Trouble.
I loved Emmett from the moment we met him. I honestly think Maddie having to spend time around him is part of the reason she started her turn around to being a nicer and better person. I have to say, I've never laughed so hard as I did when Maddie and Emmett were sentenced to community service cleaning up all the "Penis Picasso" paintings around town. I'm from a small town originally and could totally see something like this happening in my hometown.
I have to say I was surprised how much I liked Emmett and Maddie as a couple. Their differences really seemed to work for me. I felt like there was more to Emmett than anyone really knew, and have to say I loved how different his background was before coming to Rosewood. I felt like Emmett and Maddie really did tend to bring the best out in each other and loved watching their relationship change the more time they spent together. They had really great chemistry and I really did fall in love with them as a couple.
I absolutely love the Rosewood series from Andrea Laurence and can't wait to read more books in the series.