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Problems in Paradise

(Texas Nights #3)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  70 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Eden Durant hasn't always been Eden Durant. She's made a fresh start in Shelbyville, Texas, far from her mother's notoriety. Running the Paradise Garden Café is as much excitement as Eden wants—or it was, until she meets Beck Childress. Although he's the one man who could expose her past, she's willing to open up enough to see if he might be her future.

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Published July 14th 2014 by Carina Press (first published January 1st 2014)
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Heather andrews
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh Beck, I just loved you, "he laughed. "It's not stuffed down in my underwear. It's holstered." When he pulled at his jeans to show her a black leather pouch, he also revealed the waistband of his heather gray boxers. Now those she wanted to touch. "Besides, the safety is on." I loved his mind, "screw food. He was starving not only for what was behind all those ugly clothes, but also for more of her teasing. "Got anything on the menu that'll appeal to a guy like me?" I mean if I was in Eden's p ...more
Wendy Marcus
May 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Problems in Paradise is definitely the sexiest of the three I've read so far in this series. But I have to be honest. Eden and Beck's decision-making frustrated me a bit in spots. But Kelsey tells a great story and I LOVE her writing style so I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who'd like a hot, small town romance, between a hunky sheriff and a secretive beauty from out of town!
May 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves a good hot romance
Problems in Paradise, WOW!! This book starts out hot and doesn't burnout. I have loved all of the Texas Nights books. This one Beck and Edens story was perhaps the hottest out of the three. I might have to go back a re-read the other two just to make sure.

Beck protective Chief Deputy of Shelbyville a small Texas town has been interested in Eden since she moved into town. When he receives a call that Paradise cafe has been broken into and the local Sheriff has responded, Beck races to the scene
Pamela Mitchell
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love Shelbyville and the wonderful residents of this small Texas town - reminds me of the close-knit Virginia community that I call home. Problems in Paradise is the charming story of Eden Durant who came to Shelbyville to make a fresh start and Chief Deputy Beck Childress who has returned to his hometown and plans to run for sheriff.

This contemporary romance is full of twists and turns, some laugh-out-loud moments, and hot steamy sex. Once I started reading, I couldn't put this book down unti
Brooke Showalter (Brooke Blogs)
I was lucky enough to receive an electronic ARC of Problems in Paradise by Kelsey Browning before it even had a cover. I absolutely loved it! Loved.every.word. I was laughing out loud, getting my heart strings tugged on, and just generally SMILING the whole time I was reading. There were quite a few times I was nearly pitching a fit because of some unsavory characters...but I just loved Eden and Beck to death. Eden and Beck have been my favorite couple in the Texas Nights series. I am so happy w ...more
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I want me a Beck without the crazy sibbling. Eden had a pass that she new would get her judged and frowned upon but the people who truly loved her were right by her side from beginning to end.

A small town with so many problems and so much greed and jealousy. I guess when it all comes down to it condemning someone for their secrets is not contest when yours in threatened to be exposed. Way to go Beck with that threat......

I am happy a friend of mine requested that I read this book because now I
Amy R
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
So good. Probably my favorite in the series so far. I love how the characters, while friends and live in the same town all have such different stories.
Anna's Herding Cats
Oh how could I have not read Browning sooner! I loved Problems in Paradise. It was such a fun read. Sweet, sassy and rocking some sexy too. My favorite combo of readery goodness as the town's health food fanatic and it's junk food loving Chief Deputy--who have been sniffing around each other--are finally brought together by a case of food poisoning that's plaguing Eden's restaurant. And, well, fireworks abound. It was... excellent!

I really enjoyed both Eden and Beck. Eden who was caring, had a q
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Aug 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Eden Durant moved to Shelbyville in search of a much needed new start, and to make a attempt at escaping her mother's fame and lackluster reputation. She is excited about opening her new business, and hopes the townspeople will be accepting of her approach to healthy eating. And little by little she is beginning to win some of them over, and has more customers trickling through the door, but someone isn't so fond of her new ideas and wants to run her and her business right out of town. Lucky for ...more
May 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Kelsey Browning has done it again, another FANTASTIC book! I could not put this book down. Beck is the town’s chief deputy and has his eye romantically on Eden since she got to town. He keeps hoping he will get his chance with Eden but doesn't want to scare her. He gets a call that there has been a break in at Eden’s place so he goes straight there even though he is off the clock. He arrives to find Eden hanging from her fire escape several stories from the ground. They both are attracted to eac ...more
Delene Yochum
May 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What do you get when a Texas Lawman and a California Foodie meet up? A Fun, Hot Sexy and Thrilling read!!!

"Problems in Paradise" is the 3rd book in Kelsey Browning's (Texas Nights Series) This book can be read by itself as a stand alone book! But don't deny yourself the pleasure of "Personal Assets" (#1) and "Running The Red Light" (#2) Throughout all 3 brooks you will learn more or updated on what is going on in Shelbyville with Hero/Heroine of previous books.

The main character's in this book a
May 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Problems in Paradise was such a wonderful read.

Loved Eden and Beck! Seriously these two made my heart feel so many emotions, they truly were made for each other :)
They had fantastic chemistry and the way they teased each other had me laughing all throughout the book.
Eden and Beck's story made me laugh, swoon and at one point want to reach out and hug them both.

All the characters add to the storyline and even though I wanted to bitch slap Beck's sister Clare I have to admit she helped m
Cathy Geha
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What do a California born health food cooking café owner and a small town deputy chief of police in Texas town have in common? And, is it enough to create and sustain a relationship? Well, they both have crazy annoying relatives and a past that needs to be discussed.

I loved Beck’s care for the community and his desire to protect. I loved Eden and her ability to overcome. I admired both of them, enjoyed the growing of their relationship and all that went into this story. The sex scenes sizzled a
Nicole Smith
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. It had me right from the start. Loved Eden and Beck. Beck was oh so yummy, great hero material. Some of the characters I wanted to smack them for putting in through the trouble, but that's what makes a story interesting. loved the humor. I defitely laughed out loud a few times. I always love books that make do that. I recommend giving this book a look.
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kelsey-browning
I love the stories this author tells.
So, I Read This Book Today
Jul 08, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Romance mystery suspense
Recommended to So, I Read This Book Today by: Carina Press
Review: Problems in Paradise By Kelsey Browning Christlike communications are expressions of affection and not anger, truth and not fabrication, compassion and not contention, respect and not ridicule, counsel and not criticism, correction and not condemnation. They are spoken with clarity and not with confusion. They may be tender or they may be tough, but they must always be tempered.-L. Lionel Kendrick
Hypocrisy is not a way of getting back to the moral high ground. Pretending you’re moral, s
Eileen Dandashi
Jul 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
“A hot man, a headstrong woman, and sizzling chemistry set against a homey Texas backdrop—Browning’s contemporary debut has all the assets that count!” -Ruthie Knox, USA Today bestselling author of Flirting with Disaster

“Sinfully hot, sassy, and laugh-out-loud hilarious—everything a southern romance should be!” -Macy Beckett, author of the Sultry Springs series

Title: Problems In Paradise (Texas Nights, #3)
Released: July 14, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
Format: e-book
Tags: Texa
Jul 16, 2014 rated it liked it
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

Problems in Paradise is the third book in Kelsey Browning's Texas Nights series. This book can be read as a standalone with no problems in understanding the story. I have to admit that I really liked the first book in this series and it was nice to see familiar characters again, but I was left with mixed feelings about this boo. It was frustrating at times for me, but I did think that it had its cute and sweet moments.

Eden Durant relocated to
Sandy S
Jul 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 14, 2014

Eden Durant hasn't always been Eden Durant. She's made a fresh start in Shelbyville, Texas, far from her mother's notoriety. Running the Paradise Garden Café is as much excitement as Eden wants—or it was, until she meets Beck Childress. Although he's the one man who could expose her past, she's willing to open up enough to see if he might be her future.

Chief Deputy Childress is determined to get to know the real Eden, when he isn't busy cleaning up after
Jul 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, contemporary
A five star start, veering toward three near the end, but averaged out to a solid four all together...

Problems in Paradise had some definite laugh out loud moments. Some of my favorite parts were the heroine's redneck-themed gifts to the hero--just too funny!--and Voltaire, the hound they share "custody" of. Kelsey Browning definitely has a flair for writing the ridiculous--the dialogue snark between Eden and Beck is great, and often made me giggle.

You could practically see the steam rising off
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Any time you can effortlessly combine porn stars and police to make a sexy, drama-filled read, it's a win in my book! In this third book in the Texas Nights series, Ms. Browning takes the reader on a fun and frisky journey featuring a very private heroine who will steal your heart.

When officer Beck Childress gets a call about a break-in at Eden Durant's restaurant, he immediately goes into panic mode. Beck wants Eden with an almost debilitating ferocity and being so close to her in such a charg
May 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Problems in Paradise by Kelsey Browning is a 2014 Carina Press Publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book is laugh out loud funny! One screwball thing after another has Beck and Eden struggling for time alone as they deal with accusations about Eden's cafe and Beck's run for Sheriff, Beck's sister Clare, who has appointed herself Beck's campaign manager and Eden trying desperately to keep her past hidden.

Eden left L.A to start over in the small to
Jul 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 Star Review

This is the third book in Browning's Texas Nights series. For readers of the series, all the favorites will come back in this book, but the focus is on Eden Durant and Beck Childress. Eden is the owner of Paradise Garden and Beck is the Deputy.

Eden has a secret past she has not shared with anyone. Beck is interested in running for sheriff. The two have been wanting each other for awhile and they are finally going for it. The problem is the timing. Eden worries her past will be a
Jun 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
I've loved the first 2 books in this series and was so excited to get a review copy from the publisher through NetGalley. Kelsey Browning writes funny and sexy contemporary romances and I love her books.
I've wanted Eden's story pretty much since we first met her. I'm not sure I would have seen her with Beck initially, but the more time they spent together, the more I loved them as a couple. I loved that Beck didn't really push Eden too much about her past and was willing to wait for her to tell
Oct 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary, romance
Problems In Paradise by Kelsey Browning is the third in her Texas Nights series. For me, this is probably my favorite of them all.

Eden Durant has a history that she doesn't want any one to know about. I have to say that Kelsey knocked this one out of the park. Eden's history is very unusal and very emotional. Eden is smart and funny and tries so hard to be independent. Her cafe is just beginning to take off in Shelbyville and she is hoping to now begin to have a full life by including a certain
Beck Childress knew that he wanted Eden Durant. The moment he met her, he knew he had to have her. After an incident has left Beck with an opportunity to get what he wants, a date with Eden, she agrees. Beck is also on the break of making a career altering choice as he decides to run a campaign to become the town's sheriff, but is Eden the type of girl he needs on her arm?

Eden has a past she ran from, now with a new name she is running the Paradise Garden Cafe. Everything in her life is wonderfu
Tobi Forget the Housework, I'm Reading...
4.5 Baskets!

First thoughts after…
I can't wait to read the next book!

How distracted did I get?
Problems in Paradise is a fun and sassy contemporary romance with a tad bit of suspense. Eden is a fun, quirky leading lady! I love all her awesome gifts she gives Beck through the story. (I want a few for myself!) I love her relationship with Allie and Roxanne even if she's not completely truthful with them about her past. Beck is a hottie mctottie redneck sheriff that will sweep your heart away. He run
Michelle Steffen
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Of the Texas Nights series this was definitely my favorite. Eden Durant finds herself in Shelbyville TX while trying to escape her past and reinvent herself, she opens a health food restaurant. Chief Deputy Beck Childress is running for sheriff and has an instant attraction for Eden. After several people become ill after eating in Eden's restaurant Beck is there to help her solve the mystery of the food poisoning to save her business, Eden is terrified Beck will learn of her past and loose the e ...more
Tami Schafer
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ok I Love this series!! 4.75 lol Wish Eden would have shown him a bit more of herself soon and have them deal more together but that is Just me! lol Beck is like the perfect guy next door ! He had is own family prob to deal with but gave Eden all his Love and Understanding even with his nut of a sis doing her best to stop things. Love Books that make me lol/ snort because you just cant help it . ( hubby gives me some weird looks sometimes hehe) .I can not wait for the next one!
Mary Edwards
May 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great story about forgetting your past with the help of your true friends. Eden is a scarred young woman afraid to let anyone know about her true self. But little does she realize is her true self that she is afraid of is gone. It's dead. She is a new person. This is a story of love, forgiveness, and moving forward leaving the past behind.
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Kelsey Browning writes sass kickin’ love stories and Southern cozy mysteries.

Originally from a small Texas town, Kelsey has also lived in the Middle East and Los Angeles, proving she’s either adventurous or downright nuts. These days, she hangs out in northeast Georgia with Tech Guy, Smarty Boy, Bad Dog and Pharaoh, a former Canine Companions for Independence puppy. She’s currently at work on the

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Texas Nights (4 books)
  • Personal Assets (Texas Nights, #1)
  • Running the Red Light (Texas Nights, #2)
  • Designed for Love (Texas Nights, #4)

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