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The Troublemaker

(Hunter Brothers #2)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  1,186 ratings  ·  104 reviews
They say Rafe Hunter is trouble with a capital T.
I say--bring it on.

As long as Trouble comes in a package as delicious as Rafe's, I'm ready to climb on his Harley and ride all night long--and I'm not just talking about his motorcycle.

I can hide out until the scandal with my evil ex blows over AND have a wild rebound at the same time. Besides, I've got no heart left to bre
Kindle Edition, 266 pages
Published April 23rd 2018 by Self Taught Ninja
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Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
The Troublemaker is the newest romantic comedy from the fantastic Lili Valente. It can be read as a standalone, but if you haven't read The Baby Maker then you need to do that now. If you did, you have met Carrie, Emma's sister and Rafe, Dylan's brother. I already loved Rafe and Carrie and I was excited to hear they were next to get a story. Lili never disappoints me. Ever. When I pick up one of her books, I know I'm going to laugh out loud, tear up, swoon, and fall in love. Rafe is a bad boy, b ...more
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
The Troublemaker is Lili Valente’s next sexy and fun standalone. You do not have to read The Baby Maker to enjoy this story but if you did then you have already met this couple. Rafe is Dylan’s half-brother and Carrie is Emma’s sister. We got a little preview of them at the end of The Baby Maker, thank you, Lili for their story so quickly.

Carrie was trouble. Rafe knew this from the minute he saw her. She is beautiful, sexy, has a wild side and totally off-limits. He didn’t do relationships and
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Carrie Haverford goes through life at the beat of her own drum. She writes books for school age children and has a very successful career. She has the tips of her hair dyed purple and she wears combat boots. She is staying at her sister Emma’s home for her wedding to the handsome Dylan Hunter she is also trying to lay low from an incident that happened when she was a guest speaker at a middle school recently and live in the guest house until she figures out what to do from this point. Along come ...more
Tami Talbert
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another phantasmagorical story from Lili Valente. From virtual cover to cover, The Trouble Maker is absolutely magical and will leave you smiling with pure contentment as well as capture your heart.

From the moment Carrie and Rafe meet, the sexual heat and connection speaks volumes to them both. But they both agree a relationship is out of the question since they are technically family because her sister and his brother are married and they are sure there are rules against it. But the sexual tens
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was so much fun! Flirty, funny, hot and sexy, Rafe & Carrie will make you smile, laugh and even make you blush! I love their sexy banter and they have such smoldering chemistry they can't keep their hands or anything else off each other. Neither of them wants a relationship but they sure as heck want each other so they decide to have a fling but keep it a secret since their siblings are married and they don't want things to be awkward. This of course leads to the teepee of silence whic ...more
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great story involving those hot Hunter men!! This story is about Rafe and we get a small look into Tristan's (can't wait for that book) issues.

Rafe is at Dylan and Emma's wedding. Rafe just doesn't get the whole "in love" thing. He sneaks out of the reception as soon as the toast and first dance are over. He can't get away fast enough, until he gets to his bike and it's blocked in by two smart cars. He's fussing and cussing when a sexy voice makes a comment about smart cars. Unfortunatel
April   ♥"LOS" ♥
Another great book with loveable characters and humorous situations.
The Troublemaker is a sexy tale of a irresistible bachelor who has no desire to fall in love and the (self proclaimed) unlovable woman who brings him to his knees.

Carrie Haverford is in hiding. After being publicly humiliated by her ex she tucked tail and ran to her sister's winery to wait out the negative press. She is done with relationships and putting her trust in men, turns out all they are good for is a good time with no
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great book by Lili Valente! I was so excited to see that Rafe was getting his book next. He was the epitome of a relationship phobic. He had no desire to ever be in a relationship, until Carrie.

This was a fun quick read, that had me chuckling at a few places, but it also had a bit more emotion to it than The Baby Maker. My heart broke for Carrie but was glad to see things work out for her.

Now I get to wait for The Heartbreaker, too so I'm excited for Tristan's story is an understatement
Lauren Lascola-Lesczynski
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love this new RomCom from Lili Valente...she is my go to author for the most funny and sexy one's around. This one is laugh out loud funny, delightfully dirty, and sinfully sexy!!!
Rafe is a tad bad boy, but all sweetheart. Carrie is fiercely independent and loving. These two make a sizzling combo.
Give this a read and you won't be disappointed...I promise you!
Mary Smith
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this Story!
This book will bring out all of your emotions.
One minute you are laughing out loud and the next you are thinking how sexy and sweet Rafe is.
Carrie is the Queen of comebacks but the best one was when she said to Rafe "So you're the superhero from Orgasmia!!
I really loved both Rafe and Carrie in this book and look forward to the next one.
I offered to read an ARC of this book and chose to review it. I highly recommend this book.
Apr 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
***ARC Provided by the Author***

Sometimes secret relationships, and blanket forts, are a cover for what you really want, and sometimes it requires being willing to take the leap into the slightly forbidden, and the courage to believe in yourself, to make it happen, to trust that what you want IS right, even if your life, and your current circumstances are telling you that you don't always make the best decisions.

Rafe and Carrie are the forbidden couple as they are marriage. But, wit
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

They were nothing but trouble with a capital T right from the start. He doesn't do relationships or complications and she has potential to be both of those... too bad he just can't seem to resist her.

Lili Valente continues to impress with her newest fun, sweet, and oh-so-sexy standalone novel. The Troublemaker was such an amazing story packed with the feels in a very real way... one will have your heart soaring, palms sweating, cheeks blushing, and panties dampen.

I've been a huge fan of
Jul 19, 2018 rated it liked it
This is the first book I read by Lili Valente. And as like other steamy romance, the story is pretty much non existence. There is no character development. I can not understand why Rafe and Carrie attracted to each other aside from hot sex. Hence I do not think these 2 will last forever down the road.

But I adore the cynical flirty sexy banter in this book. It makes me smile and giggle. And that helps me go through my miserable Thursday. And only because of that sexy flirt, i give this book 3 st
May 24, 2018 marked it as i-may-or-may-not-read-this
How much of a manwhore is he?
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Wow after reading the Babymaker the first book in this series which you dont need to read to enjoy Troublemaker was I need to read Rafe's book so I was all over Troublemaker. Rafe and Carrie are both very similar as tjey have had past hurts that burned them pretty bad and they don't need or want a commitment. This book was funny as heck and so sweet. Once these two feel it was absolutely amazing. But Rafe has a harder time convicting Carrie but there story was a page turns. Everything this autho
Ginny Rose
If it was possible to give this book more than five stars, I would it give to Rafe and Carrie. The Troublemaker is funny, flirty, and frisky. The chemistry between Rafe and Carrie was dynamic. I seriously had a hard time putting the book down.

When I read The Baby Maker I was already half in with the Hunter clan. After reading The Troublemaker, Ms. Valente not only did this character justice, she seriously makes it even easier to love the baby boy with a protective armor and a tender heart. But
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this story! Funny, steamy and I couldn’t not put it down. The main characters had so much chemistry. A must read.
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
The Troublemaker by Lili Valente is the second standalone romance surrounding the Hunter brothers and the women that bring them to their knees (in the best way). Told in dual POV between Rafe Hunter and Carrie Haverford, this story is a standalone romance complete with a happily ever after.

Rafe Hunter is NOT interested in his Sister-In-Laws sister. Not at all. not even a little bit. That would be weird, right? Nope - Not her sexy body, firecracker attitude, none of it draws him in and leaves hi
J. Grayland
Nov 19, 2018 rated it liked it
When Carrie Haverford is forced into hiding out at her sisters winery after being publicly humiliated by her ex, she decides that from now on she plans on only having a good time with the men she meets with no strings attached. Until she meets the ruggedly handsome Rafe Hunter and all her plans go up in smoke. I really liked this book two in this series, the characters were very lovable and funny, the story line put them into some pretty humorous situations and the sex was steaming. This was a g ...more
Karen Sedgman
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed The Trouble Maker! Loved the storyline, and Carrie & Rafe were awesome together! I do look forward to reading Tristan's story! ...more
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Review of The Troublemaker by Lili Valente

Rafe and Carrie - 5+++++ Stars

I thoroughly enjoyed Rafe and Carrie's story and being able to catch up with Dylan and Emma as well. There is just something about those Hunter men that pulls at my heartstrings. Ms. Valente knows how to pull out all the stops to give you all the feels that you would ever want in an AWESOME story. Both of these characters have been through a lot and both of them have been protecting themselves in different ways, but each o
May 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
** 2 stars

OMG so many times I wanted to just give up on this book…but it’s not my style. Once I start something I finish it. But now I regret it! I feel like it is 6 hours of my life I’ll never get back and worse is…It is 6 hrs I could have put toward another better book.

I don’t know if it’s because I was not in the mood for this type of book or if it’s because I’ve read too many of these types of book. None the less, this book didn’t do it for me.
Crazy for Books (Stephanie)
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Looking forward to Tristan's story. ...more
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars !
Sofia Almiroudis
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Troublemaker by Lili Valente is funny, romantic, hot and oh so sweet. Rafe and Carrie are the black sheeps of their families. Rafe is Dylan's brother and Carrie is Emma's sister from The Baby Maker. Rafe and Carrie don't believe in "Happily Ever After." They both have their baggages. Carrie is getting over the betrayal of her ex, and Rafe just doesn't believe in anything more than a good time. They know getting involved is a "BAD IDEA", but when have these two ever played it safe. Rafe can't ...more
Brittany (The Crafty Engineer's Bookshelf)
The Troublemaker is the newest book from the lovely Lili Valente. She sure does know how to write a sinfully sexy bad boy and the woman who can give him a run for his money.

We first meet Rafe and Carrie in The Baby Maker, which if you haven't read you definitely should. From the moment they meet, sparks fly and the sexual tension between them could be cut with a knife. The fact their siblings are married means a relationship is off the table. It would be super awkward if things didn't work out
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Trouble with a capital T! LOVED IT!

Oh man - I so love this series and these Hunter men! I have a feeling I'll love each one more than the last. It's hard to say whose more trouble in this one - Rafe or Carrie.

This starts out as a sort-of forbidden romance and the fort of silence is a brilliant premise. The romance develops in a sweet, steamy way and Rafe is just too yummy for words.

This has all the wit you expect from a Lili Valente story and it's such a fun book to read! i wish there had been a
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This is the second book in a series which can be read as a stand alone book and it is just as good as the first one.

We met Carrie (Caroline) in the first book as a supportive sister when Emma needed it. Now it is Carrie's turn in needing help from her sister and those baby making men.

Rafe has been a bit of a womaniser, but with Carrie he sees a strong woman who has been dealt a shitty hand and he finds himself capt
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars
This book is just what I needed to read. It's light and funny with plenty of heat. Rafe and Carrie are great together. They have chemistry just pouring off them. Life is kicking Carrie's butt at the moment and Rafe provides the perfect distraction. What happens when two people who don't do relationships start developing feelings? Read this book and find out! I was really happy with how Rafe and Carrie's story ended. Made my heart happy sigh. I also liked the set up for the next book in
Cheryl Whitty
This is a standalone, but in the same world as Magnificent Bastard and another Hunter brother meets his match. This one is Rafe who is the big hot Motor bike riding hottie with a heart of gold.
Rafe is happy to be used is a rebound guy, as long as the sex keeps coming.
The brothers are very different and I'm not spoiling this for you.
I listened to this while laying on a sunbed with perfect weather and this perfect entertainment in my ears. This is again narrated by my dream team Andi Arndt and Seb
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Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn't be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich's red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale.

These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.

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