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Taming Trouble

(Finding Focus #4)

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  214 ratings  ·  44 reviews
The day Tucker Benoit left his father's farm in French Settlement to pursue his love of music was the best day of his life.

Or so he thought...

After years of booze, girls, drugs, and gigs, Tucker finds himself back where he started. Only this time, he finds solace on the farm that once isolated him from the world.

Now, the only thing hindering his much-needed R and R is t
Paperback, 278 pages
Published November 30th 2017 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Alecia (The Staircase Reader)
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

wow! I honestly was not expecting to love this novel as much as I did! I was up all night reading, I couldn't put it down!

Taming Trouble is a sweet and endearing, brutal and raw, honest and true novel about a man who must change his troublesome ways in order to be the father his 'newly found' daughter deserves.

One of my favorite tropes is the 'Surprise! you're a daddy' trope. so when I saw that this novel included that, I was all in.

I love the angst that comes along with this trope and
Clara Martinez Turco
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've loved every single book of the Finding Focus series, but I was not prepared for this story. It is, by far, my favorite book. We get to see the Landry's again (and let's be honest... who doesn't love that family?) and to have more insight into their lives.
But the true revelation is getting to know Tucker Benoit, which we met in Finding Focus as a no-strings-attached musician who has a on-and-off fling with Piper Grey. Their chemistry is off the charts until life gets into their way. And no,
Rhiannon St. Clair
***I received an ebook copy at no cost from the author***

My favorite author duo is back at it again, bringing readers a sexy and oh-so-sassy story. 

Tucker has made appearances in the previous books in the Finding Focus series, but readers never really got to know him very well, because he was there one minute and gone the next. Taming Trouble focuses entirely on him, and the "unofficial thing" (as I call it) he has going on with Piper. 

I'm going to do this without giving away any spoilers, so th
Tracy *To the point Reviews*
Another book that didn't captivate me. Too many characters from other series that we are supposed to know. I hate when that happens! ...more
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Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

Very "mushy", but not much of a romance.
Megan | A Page to Turn
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, adult
I honestly can't even process what just happened! This book grabbed hold of my mind from one of the early chapters and wouldn't let me go. I got up at 530am to keep reading after going to bed just mere hours prior. Talk about pulling on my heart strings! This book is the best yet from this power duo!

I've been reading Jiffy Kate books for a while now, and the Finding Focus series is very dear to me. I wasn't sure how I would feel about Tucker Benoit getting his own book. I had very little expecta
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have loved this entire series. This one has to be my absolute favorite in the series.

We've met Tucker previously. Brother to Cami. Best friend of Deacon & Micah. Enjoyed him as the "supporting cast", but SO glad Jiffy Kate decided to devote a whole book to him.

We already knew Tucker was a musician. And a free spirit. We already knew from prior books that he and Piper often hooked up (secretly, because the others don't know it, although *we* do). He's a "no strings attached" kind of guy and she
Nov 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my!!! I liked Tucker as a supporting character in the previous three books, but having him as the lead male this time was ah-maze-ing.

He is so strong yet very insecure. He’s led this dream of a life yet there was something missing.

The trials and tribulations he had to endure would stress even the strongest person to the breaking point. I love how he thought he had to do everything on his own.

Jiffy Kate write really relatable characters and if you’ve talked with them at all, you’ll find the
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I will admit upfront, I bought this book because of the cover. I mean LOOK at him, didn't care what it was about at the time, I figured I just stare at it at worst case scenario. Luckily, not only is the cover beautiful, so is this story. I was not aware Taming Trouble was the fourth book in a series (I know, it says so right on the cover-didn't care) but you don't have to read them to get introduced to this amazing man and his family. That's what this book is about at the core, family. Everyone ...more
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

None of the previous books prepared me for this wonderful story. It wasn't just the story of Tucker and Piper, but of Tucker and Sammy, too. I loved reading about his journey from reckless jokester to a devoted father and the way his relationship with Piper changed plus I loved the songs he wrote for her, such a beautiful story. I've been interested in this couple since Finding Focus and this finale did not disappoint at all. It's been awhile since my last one day read, but this was worth it.
Leslie Carson
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
From the delicious cover that you could stare at for hours, to every twist and turn this incredible journey took, I devoured the brilliant Taming Trouble by Jiffy Kate. You will love Tucker and Piper, and the supporting characters of the amazing Southern Landry family. Jiff Kate has mastered combining scorching chemistry with well-developed characters that will have you wanting to read more. Definitely in my top 5 reads of the year! Go. Run. Download. 5 Big Stars!
Nov 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

First of all this cover!!! Gah!! The Finding Focus Series makes you feel a part of the family. Part of the south. I was hooked from the first line of this book. So excited to finally be reading about the mysterious Tucker. Tucker and Piper have a red hot love hate relationship that has you craving more. Emotions are high all throughout this book. There is a sweet tender surprise that is perfect. Can not say enough good things about this book!!
Michelle Groover
Nov 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It was great to go back into the Landry's world and hear from Tucker. The dynamic between Tucker & Piper is hot and feisty!

Like their other books, Taming Trouble is a page turner. You can't put it down because you want to find out what is going to happen next and get to know all of the characters...including the new ones.
This is a must read!
Rachel Fowler
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Be still my heart!

Oh Tucker can you not love this guy? So, many emotions in this book. The Landry/Benoit clan are now one of my favorite book families!
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Taming Trouble by Jiffy Kate was just as I expected it to be from these two ladies. This book has it all, heartbreak, suspense, humor, romance, sex and lots of drama. I loved all the characters and Jiffy Kate did an excellent job with character development, not only with Tucker and Piper but, also with a few of the behind the scenes players from other books in this series. This sweet story will melt your heart and make you want more. I loved reading each and every second of this book. The ending ...more
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: faves
I fell in love with Tucker and his story from the very beginning. This may be my very favorite Jiffy Kate book to date. Tucker and Pipers chemistry was off the charts and their love/hate relationship kept things both interesting and steamy. The book took a serious turn with the introduction of someone from Tucker's past, as well as someone who would change his whole future. The book was angsty at times and extremely emotional and sad at others, but there was also a lot of sunshine. Jiffy Kate ha ...more
Beth Miller
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. I will say that I started a while ago and stopped reading but picked it back up and couldn't put it down. The love story is amazing. Spoiler: get your tissues. ...more
Dec 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There's stubborn, then there's STUBBORN!

I was intrigued by the blurb, but it was the cover that got me. Um, hello!! Did you see that cover?!?! That was Tucker in my mind. And Tucker was definitely something! He was so yummy, hot, funny, frustratingly stubborn....but he was also very uncomfortable showing any kind of vulnerability, especially with Piper. And Piper was strong, loyal, funny, not afraid to call Tucker out on his crap, but she was also frustratingly stubborn and hated to show her vul
S Tomasz
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
They need to make this a movie....

This family! Each and every character is warm, funny, loving and bigger than their individual stories.
This was about Tucker, a rock and roll star who turns insta-daddy when he finds he fathered a child 4 years earlier and the child’s mother is dying of cancer. And his secret pleasure, Piper who we met as Dani’s best friend.
This story must have been so hard to write, almost as if someone close had a similar experience. It was heartfelt, warm and loving. Impressi
Ashley N Stephens

This was probably my favorite book of this series! It was full of humor, heartbreak, and love! Tucker definitely had my heart in this book! His journey of growing up and finding himself and his purpose was a beautiful story. The never ending and unconditional love of the Landry family makes you yearn to be part of their family! If this was the last book in this series it was a great ending, if not, I could definitely read more about these amazing characters!
Ami Kincade
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

The Jiffy Kate team doesn't know how to write a bad book, but this one is extra special. This story broke my heart and then put it back together again. I loved these characters and I couldn't put the book down!
Cindy Stevens
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Such a heartfelt story. I laughed and cried. Such great friends.we should all be so lucky. I'd of rather not so much back and forth.but it was good
Kathryn Fantoli
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Such a great book, for 2/3rds of the book I’m not sure how I read it as my eyes were in a constant state of being teary.
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I think that this review is different from the others. This is because I read Finding Focus and then Taming Trouble, and haven't read Chasing Castles and Fighting Fire yet.
So, keeping that in mind, here are a few points from my notes( yup, being a big fan of Jiffy Kate, I had to show dedication!) :
•Chapter 1 starts with a bang, literally! Finding Focus had only one possible hint about Tucker×Piper. It was so subtle that I was left amazed at its beautiful placement. The reference i
Amber Ford
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-challenge
I was quite fortunate to be granted an ARC copy of this wonderful story - here is my review.

This is the 4th book by authoring team Jiffy Kate which features the Landry's and their extended family. I fell in love with Micah Landry in Finding Focus and eagerly read the other related titles to catch a glimpse of him further.

In the earlier stories, I was introduced to Tucker Benoit. Tucker is one of Micah and Deacon Landry's best friends, as well as being Deacon's brother-in-law. The reader has had
Joy Novel Thoughts
Taming Trouble is one of those books that I knew going to was going to be one of my favorite tropes, I had two separate reader friends message me and tell me, Joy... you *need* to read this book you are going to love it! So, I of course grabbed Taming Trouble by Jiffy Kate and I was not let down one single bit!

Please note, this is the 4th book in a series of interconnected standalones and the first I read in the series and I didn't feel like I was missing anything. This book can be read as a sta
Get Booked Up
Apr 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My favorite kind of story

If you’ve been following my reviews you’ll know I’m a big fan of novels about single parents. I think I love these types of stories because I feel like there are different connections amongst the characters and there is always room for a lot more drama, a lot more sweet moments and a lot more love to go around. This novel Taming Trouble, was no different.
This is the first Jiffy Kate novel that I’ve had the pleasure of reading and I really enjoyed. This story is about Tu
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tucker Benoit thought he had the world at his feet. He loved his music, being where he can sing and have people like his stuff too but after doing it for so long he felt something missing. He no long felt like he wanted the booze, drugs and lifestyle where he could get any woman he wanted. Going to a wedding he hooked up with the brides friend. Not your normal hook-up though because they seemed to hate each other but their sex was great. So they became each other's go to person. Then one day whi ...more
Melissa Ann
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Five stars isn’t enough for this heartfelt story! Jiffy Kate knocked this one way outta the park and I’m left feeling that my heart is fuller and is filled in parts I didn’t know needed to be filled! The story of Tucker and Piper is one of my ultimate faves! Tucker finds himself with the shock of his life when a former girl comes forward that says something that rocks Tucker’s world. Throughout this time, he evaluates his life and pushes Piper away. The whole time your heart breaks for Tucker’s ...more
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