WORTH THE TROUBLE #2                   JAMIE BECK

Cover girl Cat St. James’s picture-perfect life is anything but flawless. Luckily, she’s a master of hiding the truth from the camera. Relying on that skill, she conceals her latest secret from her family while attending her brother’s wedding. Her only trouble now is Hank Mitchell—the soft-spoken carpenter she’d once brushed aside. Seeing him at the reception underscores her private heartache and ignites unwelcome longing, which she promptly drowns in champagne.

Hank is no stranger to sacrifice, having set aside his own ambitions to take care of his family. One thing he won’t forsake is his pride, which Cat already wounded once. But when the maddening beauty’s reckless behavior forces him to rush to her rescue, he sets in motion a series of events that leads Cat to make a business proposal granting him his dream job.

When Cat and Hank mix business with pleasure, promises and secrets unravel, and each must decide if and what they’ll surrender for love.

     One failed attempt at trying to get to know one another that for both of them truly meant something.  But it happened at a time in Catalina (Cat) St. James’ life when she was in a insecure place.  Which are we ever in a really secure place?
     You see she was in an on again off again relationship with a guy who had money enough to follow her all over the world.  To even photo shoots. To which she stopped telling him about when he started becoming overly possessive and micromanaging her life.
     So, when she was broken up with him that weekend she had gone to her brother Jackson’s for a BBQ and some much needed rest and relaxation.  She was excited to meet a guy like Hank Mitchell.  Meeting this handsomely, sexy, and soft spoken man who is a friend and employee of her brother was refreshing for Cat. They talked, joked, and just enjoyed each other’s company.  When Jackson went to take his then girlfriend home Hank and Cat had a small make out session that may have gone even further if Jackson had not come back so soon.
     When over the course of the next week when he tried calling and texting like said he would she blew him off. His pride was hurt figuring her jet set fly girl life just had no time for a carpenter from nowhere.  Later finding out that her ex had put Vivi in the hospital and had manhandled her after she hand gone back to him out of his jealousy issues.  He just couldn’t understand why women rather have the bad boy over kindness.
     With him taking over the household after his dad passed after his heart attack, women are precious and are to be treated that way you see he has been caring for his terminally ill mom, and 4 sisters through college.  He gave up his dreams but he would never change a thing.  That’s just Hank.
     Cat is facing new hurdles in her life and it is going to mean a new career future at the time her personal life as in mind, body, and spirit are going through a change.  But she is being watched and that is unsettling.  Can she and Hank find a way to make their dreams work and their infatuation for each other work too?  With no parental guidance for either of them to bounce things off, they are an island.  With medical issues she feels she needs to shoulder on alone and push romance away.  Will Hank be a casualty?

     OMG!  The first story in the series was really good.  Yet, this one is fantastically off the charts!!!  It was an emotional roller coaster that at times you will for sure need tissues.  What a great cast of characters in this family saga!  It is well rounded and so full of life.  Absolutely loved it can’t wait for Jackson’s story.  I give this 5++++ stars.  Provided by netgalley.com.  Follow us at: www.1rad-readerreviews.com.

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