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A Talent for Trouble

(Bad Boys of Space #1)

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4.45  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  29 reviews
When notorious drug runner Emilio Morales meets desperate bootlegger Antonia Smith, they both discover contraband isn't the only thing worth breaking the law for...

Drug runner Emilio Morales is one deal away from being the sole runner from Earth to the upper planetsuntil his partner attempts a double cross. Now, Emilios stuck in a disabled spaceship with an unpredictable,
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Published January 8th 2019 by Totally Bound Publishing
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Dianne
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 02read, 1-in-series
She was a strong-willed woman, tired of living in the shadows of men, all she needed was to get her ship back to succeed as a bootlegger. He was just one deal away from being the most successful drug runner in space until her was double-crossed and left stranded. The one thing they had in common was A TALENT FOR TROUBLE and author Landra Graf has assured readers that if there is trouble to find, Emilio and Toni are sure to be in the thick of it!

Sexy, sassy and out of this world, this space opera
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Minx
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Talent for Trouble is the first book in an exciting and promising series, Bad Boys of Space; if this story is an example to go by. What an engaging read! At the start I cant say I liked Emilio Morales character very much. He just rubbed me wrong with his goals and self-centered focus. I dont know when the turning point was exactly but I came to really adore his character during the reading of this creative story! There is nothing I love more in a story than for great character growth that ...more
Angela
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

A Talent For Trouble is the first book in the Bad Boys of Space Series by Landra Graf. This is the first book that I have read by Ms. Graf, so I wasnt sure of what to expect going into the story. The story proved to be a well written, interesting and entirely entertaining space adventure, with romance, a little mystery, some suspense, danger, gun fights and battles, and wonderfully quirky characters.
Emilio Morales has a bit of a reputation as a ladys man and bad boy- as a drug runner that
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E.A.
A Talent for Trouble (Bad Boys of Space #1) by Landra Graf was a fast pace, addicting read that had me hooked from start to finish.

My first read from this author, I went in blind and just started reading. The cover and synopsis may have invited me in, but the stellar writing, intriguing plot and attention to detail, made me stay.

I will say that this is a little out of my comfort zone, not so much that it's a sci-fi, but because it was a Mafia style setup, and I don't normally gravitate towards
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Tracy Wilkin
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Talent for Trouble is book one in the Bad Boys of Space series by Landra Graf. This is my first dabble into this author's work, and I was excited to begin. Discovering new author's is like a never ending gift and leaves me with a feeling unlike any other. Discovering amazingly talented author's is even better.


Emilio is a drug runner and stuck in an unexpected situation with Toni, who is fed up with men. Forced together, they must face danger, madness and mayhem, to get their HEA. Emilio is a
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Sara Oxton
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Talent for Trouble by Landra Graf a four-star read that wont give you trouble. Its the first novel in the Bad boys of space books and I am anticipating the next will be just as good if not better. Toni Smith is a great character, one you will adore from the very first page. The rest of the characters are great but there was something about her that just shone out, much like a bright star in the skys. This was a great adventure and the seat of your pants anticipation will keep you hooked. ...more
Sarah
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great read about consequences. In a bid to get ahead in his career as a drug runner across space, Emillio Morales does a big time deal with the boss Gercia. But things get complicated with a double cross from his partner. By chance he is saved by a woman named Toni. On the run across space, Toni and Emillio attempt to survive it together, and brave whatever trouble comes their way. Can they make it out alive?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns that I just couldn't put
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Laura Furuta
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Talent for Trouble (Bad Boys of Space Book 1)
By: Landra Graf
5 out of 5 stars

The story A Talent for Trouble (Bad Boys of Space Book 1) by Landra Graf is a science fiction/romance book. It has action, adventure, romance, and danger. One reason that I enjoyed the story so much was reading about the characters of Emilio Morales and Antonia Toni Smith. They are both independent and strong-willed. They are also attracted to one another. Situations occur and these two find themselves working
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Lisa
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ibbb-year-3
A Talent for Trouble (Bad Boys of Space #1)
By Landra Graf
Rated 5 stars

I love, love, loved this story! It is full of action and suspense. As well as a relationship full of lust, snark and mutual distrust. I loved each of these characters from the first moment we met them. Toni is such a strong female lead! She kept me on my toes but never disappointed me. She is not afraid to get her hands dirty and has a loyal following. Emilio is trying to turn his life around when everything goes wrong. He is
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Jenni Bishop
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Talent for Trouble (Bad Boys of Space Book 1) by Landra Graf is a science fiction romance story that is full of action and danger, adventure and a little romance. This is my first book by Landra and it is well written and intriguing. This is a space story where there are battles and the hope of survival, whilst those in power rule their domain with heavy handedness and murder. It is interesting and very entertaining as we travel on this journey with these lovable quirky characters that Landra ...more
Krystal Gregory
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Talent for Trouble (Bad Boys of Space Book 1) by Landra Graf
4 out of 5 Stars

This book starts off with a bang. I was white knuckling my kindle the entire time. Emilio is the definition of space pirate, however the way he says it, he is just a runner. A runner who has now been contracted with the one of the most ruthless, deadliest drug dealers in the known region. He plans to risk everything to get what he wants. The glory, the money, the prestige. What he did not plan on risking was Toni.
Toni
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Katie
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Talent for Trouble (Bad Boys of Space #1)
By Landra Graf
4 stars

A Talent for Trouble was a great read. It is the first book that I have read by this author and it didnt take me long at all to get into the story. I really liked the space adventure part of the story I thought it was really interesting to read about. I thought that they characters were well thought out. For me, I liked how I wasnt so keen on Emilio at the very beginning but I warmed to him as the story progressed. I loved Antonia
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Gail Guerrero
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Bad Boys of Space A TALENT FOR TROUBLE by LANDRA GRAF

Four Stars

This book took the drug business to a new level. Youre put into a place that is only a dream. A place where we are loving and interacting with other beings. I liked the thought process and details the author put into this story. To visualize a world where anything is possible. I really liked the characters. Emilio is a strong character that shows his weaknesses. He didnt falter or let his ego show because Toni was stronger or better
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Candida Hopper
Jan 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Talent for Trouble (Bad Boys of Space Book 1)
By Landra Graf

I really enjoyed reading this story, it was full of adventure, danger, suspense, and romance. Emilio and Toni were wonderful characters who I couldn't help but get completely invested in their outcome. They found themselves in dangerous situations and an unexpected attraction. I loved Toni's character from the beginning, she's independent, sassy, and tough. It took me a little longer to warm up to Emilio, but once I got to know him I
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Dawn Daughenbaugh
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Star
A Talent For Trouble ( Bad Boys of Space Book 1) By Landra Graf

A Talent For Trouble (Bad Boys of Space Book 1) By Landra Graf is the first book in The Bad Boys of Space series. This book has a bit of everything from action,romance and some danger.I'm finding that the more science fiction I read the more I love this genre. This book hooked me from the beginning and I couldn't put it down. The characters are very likeable and well developed. There is definitely some chemistry between them.
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Sheri
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Talent for Trouble by Landra Graf is the first book in the Bad Boys of Space series. This is set in a space science fiction setting but has a gangster feel to it with some romance and intrigue. The main character Emilio is a drug runner and a lady's man. He is trying to work himself up to the big time. Antonia is trying to get back her bootlegging ship so that she can work for herself and not have to rely on a man.
I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked this up but was intrigued by the
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Renee
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Talent for Trouble by Landra Graf
Stars-4

Emilio and Toni live in a rough time and both have been hurt in different ways. Though their souls are bent, they are not yet broken. In the story, they are placed in a position that could cost them everything. These are not two perfect people. Each has flaws and traumas, and they fight (sometimes with each other and other times for each other). I love how they change during the story!

This story has so much such as spacey adventure, contains both
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Emma Morreale
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I can't remember if I've ever read a book series that was specifically set in space but I'm excited to read more.
The science was plausible, the sexual tension was thick, and the plot was captivating. Morales was kind of annoying in the beginning with his smug, arrogant attitude. But eventually he deflates his ego a bit and Toni just wants to use him as a means to an end. She never again wants to be under a man's thumb again. She wants to be her own boss in every sense but there's just something
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Philleys Peters
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Emilio is a drug runner working for someone else. He brokers a deal with a powerful drug lord, behind his partner's back. He gets found out, ends up killing his partner and gets double crossed anyway by the drug lord. He gets involved with a female privateer and her eclectic crew. And his life is never the same because he now has someone he cares about and her whole crew to worry over. Very entertaining story. I loved reading it!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am
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Eda
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Running drugs for cartel, on a reputation thats not his, a father figure partner lost to the junk himself. A beautiful women looking to regain her home and change the course of her life. Can they get this done? Emilio alpha male and space hunk. Toni in over her head and counting on family to rescue them. Could anything else go wrong? Broken people trying to make it. Its a romance full of adventure with plenty of sticky situations. If your into space hunks and adventures with a side of twisted ...more
Maura
Jan 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
The first book in a new series, A TALENT FOR TROUBLE is a sci fi space story. The male protagonist reminded me of a cross between Hans Solo, Buck Rogers and Starlord.

This was a quick and detailed read that has space travel, suspense, good old fashioned scum baggery, romance and humor.

The action moved swiftly, the story is told with a particular cadence that was easy to read and it held my interest .

This is the first story I've read by this author and I look forward to reading more.
Sharon
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a really great story with likeable characters who have great chemistry. Both the male and female are independent people and used to being in charge. They are forced to work together to survive and a space romance is pretty much inevitable! I really enjoyed reading this book, I have never read anything before by this author so Im very happy to have been given the opportunity to do so. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. ...more
Barbara
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The start of a new series called Bad Boys of Space by Landra Graf and the first book by this author that I have read a well written book. Emilio Morales is a drug runner and Antonia Toni Smith just seems to be one unlucky lady. This book has one strong sassy woman and Emilio starts out being a man I did not like to begin with and they he just seemed to change the more time these two spent together. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. ...more
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Antonia just can't seem to catch a break. She needs to get her ship back and Emilio appears to be just the person to achieve her goal. They have a lot in common maybe more so than they thought! Emilio has been deceived and he wants a little revenge himself when these two team it is going to be one heck of a ride! This story is violent action packed and there is never a dull moment in it. You will be on edge to see the outcome.
Bobbi Wagner
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
This story is full of action, suspense and even some romance. It is about Toni and Emillio. They both need each others help, want something from the other. Toni wants her ship and he is one step away from being the number one runner between Earth and the other planets. As a team their every attempt seems to fail, will they survive to get what they want? They are great, kept the story going for me, I couldnt wait to see if they find the ending they want. I highly recommend this story. ...more
Kathryn
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The world building and character development is fantasic!

I liked that all character are strong and some are stubborn.
Some well known sayings have been changed to fit the world, this helped the flow of the story.

I received an advanced copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving an unbiased , honest review.
Katherine McIntyre
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Landra Graf weaves scorching scenes with pulse-pounding action perfectly in a space opera that leaves you wanting more in the series.
Dawn
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a interesting read. The storyline was good and flows well the characters are fun and exciting. If you like a interesting romance adventure then this book is for you.
Catherine
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Mar 22, 2019
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Landra Graf consumes at least one book a day, and has always been a sucker for stories where true love conquers all. She believes in the power of the written word, and the joy such words can bring. In between spending time with her family and having book adventures, she writes romance with the goal of giving everyone, fictional or not, their own happily ever after.

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