For Morgan Yancy, an operative and team leader in a paramilitary group, nothing comes before his job. But when he’s ambushed and almost killed, his supervisor is determined to find out who’s after the members of his elite squad—and why. Due to wo ...more
Did anyone else get bogged down w…moreActually, Morgan was the team leader... Axel(the "ex-step-brother" is the boss/political/chief of all the Go-Teams...
Did anyone else get bogged down with all the "Tricks" and coffee drinking???(less)
I hate that I am so disappointed with a Linda Howard book. When reading the book blurb I was so excited because it sounded like a classic Linda Howard book….I was sorely disappointed. I was expecting a book reminiscent of her “CIA Spies” books. What we get was basically the life of a beloved Golden Retriever in a small West Virginia town. Don’t get me wrong, I love dogs but I don’t want to read a whole book about a dog when I expected a book that was clearly tagged ...more
Troublemaker by Linda Howard is a 2016 William Morrow publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
It is so nice to see a brand new romantic suspense novel by Linda Howard!
Morgan is a member of the exclusive GO-team, and an operative who has been shot, resulting in a heart attack, and is now in need of a place to lay low after his cover was compromised.
Bo is the chief of police in a small W. Virginia community, trying to pull hers ...more
“What idiot wrote that rule?”
“Scratch the previous comment.”
As always, Linda Howard knows very well what the readers want, and she masterfully interweaves romance, humor, and a touch of suspense into this fantastic novel.
As her fan, I was so excited to dive into this book, but I must admit during the first few chapters, I ha ...more
5 stars for Tricks and her awesome tricks (she totally deserved the prom-queen treatment), 4 for Morgan and Bo (The guy was pretty hot and chemistry was great) and 3 for the story. So mean sc ...more
Drop the mic...
Did Linda Howard really write this? I sure do miss the Mr Perfect and After the Night style of writing. The men sizzled in those books. The sexual chemistry was off the charts good. This book only really focuses on the stupid dog. At the 50% mark Bo and Morgan had barely spoken to each other. Very two dimensional characters. I was so looking forward to this n ...more
It had good bones, story-wise. Morgan is an elite paramilitary personnel who got ambushed and almost got killed. To lure out the people who put a hit on him, his supervisor sent him to his stepsister, Isabeau "Bo" Maran to recover, essentially setting himself up as bait.
I was into this. It sounded like the Linda Howard of old. Unfortunately, things never really got off the ground. The book didn't quite know what it was supposed to be. Is it supposed to be romantic ...more
Morgan Yancy is part of a top-secret, elite team ready to take down any threat to the US Government. He’s back in the country after a couple of months working and ready for some down time when trouble comes knoc ...more
But this is actually a suspense/thriller so…
It’s not much of one. The hero is shot and sent to the heroine’s small town to recuperate and to trap the evil doers. After more Golden Retriever love, some small town shenanigans, small town intrigue and much ...more
I thought that this was good. Years ago I read a ton of Linda Howard but I stopped picking up her books for one reason or another. I decided to give this one a try and I found that I do still enjoy her writing. I found this to be a really enjoyable listen.
I really only have one main complaint with this book. I can't believe that I am going to say this but too much of this book was about the dog. I love dogs. My world revolves around ...more
The plot was flat. There was some suspense at the first of the book, a tiny dap in the middle and then a brief attempt at the end. That was it. The rest of the story was basically a day to day journal of Tricks the Golden Retriever interacting with the characters of the books. Don't get me wrong, Tricks as a character is adorable. Goldens are one of my favorite ...more
Linda just be honest with me! Was this you when you were writing the Troublemaker?
Because I've never read a book where a dog was the main character.
She's the main character and this book revolves around her.
How many toys does she have,
how smart she is,
how pretty she is,
You get the point.
The romance and the suspense were on the sideline, but I loved it. I love the H and the h. Their relationship was honest with no unnecessary drama or misunderstanding. There was no insta-love ...more
But this book was not a romance. There was a bit of a thriller plotline, but honestly, Marley and Me is a better book to read.
This book was completely about the dog, and the dog's relationship with everyone.
If you ...more
This book was classic Linda Howard, and I loved it.
I loved Isabeau “Bo” Maran, who is your typical Linda Howard heroine, tough and kickass. She got stuck in the small town in West Virginia because she made some bad investments, but ended up finding a home, friends and a wonderful dog. As always it’s refreshing to find a book where the heroine is the one afraid of love.
Morgan was a real bad ass and I loved him. When he was sent to Bo’s house, he was supposed to hide and recover from almost dyi...more
Morgan has just come home after a mission with the shadowy paramilitary group he works for, when someone tries to kill him. Desperately wounded, and not knowing who was behind the att ...more
Troublemaker is the first book in a new romance suspense series by Linda Howard that revolves around a group of men involved in black ops. Morgan Yancy is part of this group-called GO Teams- that cleans up “situations” the government wants handled quietly. Ambushed and wounded during his downtime, his boss sends him to an ex- sibling in small town in West Virginia to recuperate and hide while the group tries to discover who was se ...more
Looking at the plot, characters and world building, it might as well be a part of her Kell Sabin series, though there is a distinct difference. The heroines in her series were meek, pathetic creatures while the heroes were these super macho types who eat nails for breakfast and shit like that. While the hero in Troublemaker was still a very manly man, it was toned down and ...more
What's not to love about Linda Howard's Troublemaker? It features a hot Alpha special ops hero, a strong, smart, independent heroine, and a bright, funny diva of a golden retriever named Tricks. Weave in a suspenseful plot that keeps you turning the pages, a host of delightful secondary characters, a surprising love story, along with laugh out loud humor and you have a winning combination.
When Special Ops agent Morgan Yancy was shot in an am ...more
This is a story about a golden Retriever named Tricks and the humans she dotes upon.
Some of you _ the ones who have read this _ will probably laugh, and call me exaggerated... but really I'm not. The dog really is the main character...so if you love dogs, this is just the book for you!
Look I love dogs and cats: that's why I sometimes find myself without knowing what to do with my life, when I think of all the animals that I've taken care, and the ones that I still have in my life.
There are the bones for a good book here, but there's a tonal issue and lack of focus that runs this story off the rails. And again--cute dog, but even a lighthearted Kristen Higgans book doesn't spend this much time obsessively detailing the dog. Linda Howard used to write fantastic romantic suspense, romance novels, and historical romances. No idea how her last few books have missed to mark so badly ...more
Linda S. Howington is an American best-selling romance author writing under the pseudonym Linda Howard. After 21 years of penning stories for her own enjoyment, she submitted a novel for publication which was very successful. Her first work was published by Silhouette in 1982. She is a charter member of Romance ...more