Charming The Troublemaker Review and Giveaway!

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I am so excited to have Pepper Basham back on the blog today as part of the Celebrate Lit Tour for Charming the Troublemaker. She is fun and quirky, and brings that into her stories as well. This book was, well, I can’t even describe it to you. It was just amazing!

About the Book

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Title: Charming the Troublemaker

Author: Pepper Basham

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: November 1, 2017

Troublemaking never looked so good…

When Dr. Alex Murdock is demoted to a university in rural Virginia, the last thing he expects to find is a future. But country charm never looks as good as it does on Rainey Mitchell.

Rainey Mitchell doesn’t need a high-class flirt in her wounded world, but trouble and temptations wafts off the new professor as strong as his sandalwood-scented cologne.

When circumstances thrust them together to save her tutoring clinic, can the troublemaker find the hero inside and encourage the reticent Rainey to open her heart again.

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My Perspective

Those of you who have read one of Pepper’s stories can sympathize – when you see the last page you sort of sigh. You might start to read the words a little bit slower just so it’s not over. No more laughs, no more love interest, no more kissing scenes that make you want to go lay a big smooch on your hubby, and no more of Pepper’s delightful writing! I had a HUGE book hangover when I was done reading this. I didn’t even want to think about the next book I needed to read, as I wanted to continue the story of #AdorkableAlex and Rainey in my head. And I did. Don’t laugh, but I really did create an extended ending in my head. You know you’ve all done that at one point in your life!

These characters are just so easy to love. Can you say #TeamAlex? Yeah, I am pretty sure I fell for him from the very beginning. Should I start a fan club? Yes, he was arrogant, but in a sexy kind of way. But underneath all that arrogance and confidence was this sweet, caring and vulnerable man. He had funny sayings, surprised me (a lot!), and was an absolute joy to read about. And Rainey? Well, she had some growth that needed to happen, but that’s okay. If she didn’t, she would be so boring to read about! I loved her quirky ways, her strong personality, and the way she acted around Alex. We’re talking like the ultimate couple right here.

I cannot say enough good things about this book. You will love it, I am confident in that. You will laugh, cry, laugh some more, giggle, swoon, and smile. If you don’t, please contact me – I’d like to help 🙂 But truly, read this and enjoy! I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

About the Author
PepperquiltPepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes novels inspired by her love for history and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Her Penned in Time series has garnered recognition in the Inspys, Grace Awards, and the ACFW Carol Awards. Her contemporary romance novel, A Twist of Faith, received 4-stars from Romantic Times, and most recently, her newest release, The Thorn Healer, received a Top Pick from RT with 4 ½ stars. Her newest contemporary romance, Just the Way You Are, releases in April 2016. You can get to know Pepper on Facebook, or over at her group blog, The Writer’s Alley, or Instagram.

 

Guest Post from Pepper Basham

I have a thing for underdogs.

Misfits.

Lots souls who desperately need to find where they belong.

I can’t help it! Call it a ‘fix-it’ mentality or an awareness that God rescued me and now I want to rescue other people…even fictional characters, but I’m definitely a softy for those characters that people are less likely to root for. Catherine from The Thorn Bearer/Keeper became my first rescue…and I just HAD to find another.

I guess that’s how Charming the Troublemaker came into existence.

Dr. Alex Murdock desperately needed to be rescued.

In a bad way.

If you’ve had a chance to read my first book in the Mitchell’s Crossroads series, A Twist of Faith, you’ll know that Alex doesn’t seem to be made up of much hero material. He’s a flirt, a little arrogant, and…well, kind of like a lost puppy.

As book 1 grew and came to a close, I knew Alex and Rainey’s story would be next…but I immediately ran into a real problem.

Who in the world was Alex Murdock? We really didn’t get to know him very much in book 1. He zoomed in a few times, ruffling feathers and then finally showing off some interesting kindness/compassion in the end, but…he was still a big-time flirt.

So the question emerged: Can a flirt be a hero?

What is Alex hiding behind that ready smile and sense of humor? Why does he seem so lost?

The answers were surprising!! Just wait.

The Mitchell family draw him right in, as they did with Dee, and his world is forever changed.

And then there’s Rainey. Strong-willed and independent, she is deeply wounded by her ex-husband’s betrayal. Though she gives off all these ‘confident’ vibes, she hides her insecurities behind a tough exterior in a desire to keep people at a distance – well, everyone except her family.

Alex rocks her world with his ready charm.

And she sees beyond the plastic grin to recognize another wounded soul.

Throwing them together into a book has been a hilarious and heart-stirring adventure, I wasn’t prepared to encounter. They’re so much fun!

AND…he’s ADORKABLE!! Seriously!! He is SUCH a dork, but makes me grin. And…he looks like Armie Hammer 😉

Let me just give you a hint to some of my favorite scenes:

Anything with Sarah!

Underoos

All of the scenes in Rainey’s house

And those in Mama Mitchell’s

Okay, I like the WHOLE STORY…and I can’t wait to see what you think too.

Blog Stops

By The Book, November 14

Just the Write Escape, November 14

Avid Reader Book Reviews, November 15

Reading Is My SuperPower, November 15

Moments Dipped in Ink, November 15

Fiction Aficionado, November 16

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Fiction, Faith, and Fun, November 17

Inklings and Notions, November 17

Faithfully Bookish, November 18

Radiant Light, November 18

Reflections From My Bookshelves, November 19

The Power of Words, November 19

Cordially Barbara, November 20

Red Headed Book Lady, November 20

Smiling Book Reviews, November 20

Kat’s Corner Books, November 21

A Greater Yes, November 21

100 Pages per Hour, November 22

Splashes of Joy, November 22

Carpe Diem, November 23

Bookworm Mama, November 23

A Baker’s Perspective, November 24

The Important Things in Life: God, Books, & Chocolate, November 24

Daysong Reflections, November 25

Rachel Scott McDaniel, November 25

Remembrancy, November 26

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, November 26

Christian Chick’s Thoughts, November 27

Karen Sue Hadley, November 27

Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Pepper is giving away a grand prize of a paper copy of A Twist of Faith, a mug from the Blue Ridge Parkway, one driftwood scented candle, one mango scented candle, and a Troublemaker snickers 😉 highly appropriate. Chocolate with a nutty personality :)!!

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/c1f1

15 thoughts on “Charming The Troublemaker Review and Giveaway!

  1. Jessica, I just loved your review! You seemed to genuinely love this book! Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm!

  2. Bahahaha! I love this: “If you don’t, please contact me – I’d like to help” 😂 And I’m glad I’m not the only one who gets the urge to go and lay a smooch on their husband while reading!

    Great review!

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