Troublemaker: A MacKenzie Family Novel
By Liliana Hart
Release Date: February 16, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
arnie Whitlock has never known what it’s like to be normal. She and her family moved from place to place, hiding from reporters and psychologists, all because of her gift. A curse was more like it. Seeing a victim, feeling his pain as the last of his life ebbed away, and being helpless to save him. It was torture. And then one day it disappeared and she was free. Until those who hunted her for her gift tried to kill her. And then the gift came back with a vengeance.
Beckett Hamilton leads a simple life. His ranch is profitable and a legacy he’ll be proud to pass onto his children one day, work fills his time from sunup to sundown, and his romances are short and sweet. He wouldn’t have it any other way. And then he runs into quiet and reserved Marnie Whitlock just after she moves to town. She intrigues him like no woman ever has. And she’s hiding something. His hope is that she begins to trust him before it’s too late.
I have been following all the Mackenzie novels by Liliana since two years ago that’s why I was very happy to receive an ARC of this.
It’s been a while since the last Mackenzie book. And though technically this novel is not about a Mackenzie, it feels like coming home to Montana along with Marnie. I haven’t read the Addison and Whiskey series so I’m not sure if it’s been done there but I think this is also the first time I’ve read a book by Liliana that have a ‘special talent’ involved. And I can say that it was done very well and woven into the story very smoothly.
What I like about this novel is the fact that the main characters are not stranger to each other. They have a past that they have to work with which made their story even more interesting. I know I have said it often enough, but as someone who is not a fan of whirlwind romance, I really like how the plot of this story was established.
The suspense portion of Liliana’s novels is one of the things I always keep coming back for but this novel was also very emotional it actually surprised me. Except maybe for Shane, (because I think with all that happened to him his story is will go in that direction) I feel that this is the most emotional book one Liliana has written. Or more appropriately, it is the most emotional book I’ve read of her.
I also loved the participation of all the Mackenzies in this novel. It made me want to go back and reread each of their stories. I really had a great time reading this book and I can’t wait to read about Shane next.