STIRRING UP TROUBLE

STIRRING UP TROUBLE                       KIMBERLY KINCAID


Stirring Up Trouble by Kimberly KincaidSloane Russo's turned a decade of crazy jobs and whimsical travel into a career writing steamy novels set in exotic places. Trouble is, Sloane's flat broke now—and she can't channel sun-drenched beaches in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The only fast cash in town comes with some seriously distracting temptation: Gavin Carmichael, hot, handsome and oh-so-hard-headed.

Gavin isn't the impulsive Don Juan of Sloane's novels. He's raising his thirteen-year-old half-sister, and he's pretty sure he's supposed to act like he's never heard of fun. Sloane is way too sexy and irresponsible to be his idea of a good tutor for Bree, but the unpredictable anti-nanny may be irresistible as well...


MY REVIEW:
     This I believe is the fourth book by this author I have read but the third in this series.  I have to say I really enjoyed it.
     I really believe Ms. Kincaid captured the emotional turmoil that one or all people go through just losing a loved one, two having to move, and then start your life over again, but the third being the sibling rivalry.  Yet, the love and hate pull them together through it all.
     Gavin and Bree Carmichael had just lost their mother ten months ago.  Although they had been close since it was just the three of them for so long.  But when Gavin’s career took off he was gone for 3 years (at that time Bree was only 10 when he left) he only came home a whole 72 hours in 3 years.  He traveled all over the world starting up restaurants.
     Bree wanted to call and let him know their mom was ill but she kept thinking she would get better.  Then, their mom had no choice but to call him.  By then it was too late and it was a matter of when she would die not finding a cure anymore.  He couldn’t find a job in Philly after his mother passed like he wanted and needed so they had to relocate.  Which meant uprooting Bree his 13 year old sister away from her friends, her home and all she knew that tied her to their mom.
     The restaurant he was at he was a manager for, La Dolce Vita.  Chef Carly’s best friend, Sloane Russo, was in visiting her.  When he walks in, Gavin overhears Sloane talking about never achieving an orgasm that she didn’t give to herself. The things that went through his head… Well, he mentions to Chef when he interrupts that he had a sitter problem.  Chef recommended Sloane to care for his challenged teen sister.  The both looked to surprise for words.  Chef continues saying that Sloane is a romance writer who is broke at the moment but her editor has requested that her next books be set from Greece.  So, she needs money to get there, rent, etc…
     Gavin is desperate.  So he will give it a practice run especially since Chef said that Sloane was good with the English language and it just so happened that she knew that Bree was failing her English and needed to make up work and be tutored.  So, a practice run for the weekend it is.  What sold him is when Chef said she could tutor Bree on the English work she was so far behind on. 
     Once for whatever reason just the little things Sloane says and does, life starts changing for all of them.  She seems to find a sense of purpose and her writing that she thought she could only do on the road starts coming out of her a mile a minute.  What was going on with her?  She felt like she was losing her mind and Gavin held the key which couldn’t because they don’t even like each other.
     This a story worth reading.  There are so many emotions that come into play with this story you can’t believe it.  Not to the depths that you would think but still nice.  It is funny to it lets you see a lot of mishaps that we all go through when we are trying to find our way.
I give this story 5 stars.  Provided by Net Galley.
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