A STARLET REVIEW: TROUBLE ME BY BECK ANDERSON

A STARLET REVIEW: TROUBLE ME BY BECK ANDERSON

A STARLET REVIEW: TROUBLE ME BY BECK ANDERSON

Synopsis:

In Fix You, movie star Andrew Pettigrew (Andy to his fans, Andrew to his friends) somehow found the level-headed love he was looking for in young widow and “regular girl” Kelly Reynolds. Now, as they work to mesh their growing relationship with his gold-statue ambitions, things go a bit sideways, in true Hollywood fashion.

Though they’re still wonderfully in love, it’s challenge enough for Andrew and Kelly to decipher what it means to be a family—and a growing family at that—between takes on set. But Andrew also brings history with a temperamental co-star, assorted paparazzi, and someone out there who has serious, perhaps obsessive, issues with him into the mix. Suddenly the Reynolds-Pettigrew clan must fight not just to stay together, but to stay safe.

In Trouble Me, the sequel to Fix You and third novel from Rita finalist Beck Anderson, Kelly and Andrew struggle to stay sane within their whirlwind life. It’s a life that’s equal parts amazing and amusing, less glamorous than you might expect, and spiked with very real fears no amount of stardom can overcome.

Will Andrew and Kelly be torn apart, or will they help each other stay strong at their broken places?
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My Review

I really enjoyed the first book to this series.  I love the writing and the characters so I was excited to see more of them.  If you didn’t read the first book you would have to before you read this one.  But what I can tell you is that it really does pick up pretty much where the first left off.  I won’t give too many details about the book because this one was a truly intricate storyline, and giving away details would give you too much of the plot!

What I will say is this.  Beck stayed very true to her characters.  Their continued insecurities about being good enough for each other are endearing.  Andy and Kelly are not your normal couple.  She’s from a small town in Idaho, and Andy hails from Hollywood, by way of Pennsylvania… They have real life struggles like alcohol addiction, being a widower, raising children that are not your own, trying to be a movie star while keeping your family around you happy, safe and healthy.  It’s everything you would truly imagine for a couple that have had long histories before coming together.  What I love the most about Kelly is she is so down to earth!  She loves her boys with all her heart and her struggle between keeping together her relationship with Andy and keeping her boys happy is realistic.  She’s been thrust into the spotlight where it comes to Andy and this isn’t something that this small town girl is used to.  So navigating the waters is normal and realistic.

In this one there is someone out there that is threatening their happy bubble that they have come to live in.  Now spending several months in NYC, a lot of strange things begin to happen where Andy is concerned and he has to find a way to hold everything together.  You know the saying keep your friends close and your enemies closer… Well they really don’t realize the that threat is standing among them till it’s almost too late!  I do have to say that I was held in suspense for some time thinking it was someone whom it wasn’t.  I liked the angle that Beck took with this story showing that sometimes we have to just rise above everything to overcome, despite our insecurities and our apprehensions.  Andy and Kelly are a strong unit and it was nice to see them continue to grow as a family.  I truly enjoyed this one from beginning to end.

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About Beck Anderson

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Beck Anderson loves to write about love and its power to heal and grow people past their many imperfections. She is a firm believer in the phrase "mistakes are for learning" and uses it frequently to guide her in writing life and real life.

For Beck, the path to published novelist has taken lots of twists and turns, including a degree in anthropology, a stint as a ticket seller at a ski resort, a much-loved career as a high school English teacher, and a long tenure as a member of the best writing group ever, hands down.

Beck balances (clumsily at best) writing novels and screenplays, working full-time as an educator, mothering two pre-teen males, loving one post-40 husband, and making time to walk the foothills of Boise, Idaho, with Stefano DiMera Delfino Anderson, the suavest Chihuahua north of the border. Learn more at authorbeck.com.

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