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Looking for Trouble

(Nashville U #1)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  983 ratings  ·  83 reviews


Clay's all dirty jokes and curse words, while I'm quiet and shy. I try to blend into the background, while he strives to be the center of everyone’s attention.

Allergic to fun

I never expected to fall in love. Especially not with a girl I've known all my life. One who’s always been off-limits.

Opposites might attract, but in th

Kindle Edition, 316 pages
Published January 25th 2019
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I have to say that I was surprised at just how much I ended up enjoying this book. Stacey is a new author to me and the synopsis sounded interesting (I'm a fan of the enemy to lovers and nerd girl/popular boy tropes). The book was only .99c so what the hell....

First off I will say that the synopsis is a bit misleading. I didn't find Kat to be the uptight, sheltered, or allergic to fun girl that was described. I expected some girl who kept to the shadows but thats not what I got. While compared t
Cyndi Garcia
Could not finish. the writing was a little immature for me. Too much detail that I found myself a little lost.
Aug 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has everything in it that I love! Clay and Kat struggle with being friends. Can Clay find his happiness? Will his inner struggles with relationships be too much? Can Kat learn to live with her disappointment in Max? Will she ever know the fears and worry that Clay is dealing with?

The push-pull friendship, communication and trust are all in play! Stacey Mosteller's scenes are filled with details that will make you feel like you're there. Clay and Kat truly come alive on the pages.

I not
Ilaria reads too much :)
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Well not a masterpiece and The wall of Winnipeg and me and Off campus series and Sara Ney ‘s Douche bag Zeke story to me are near to... but not a disaster
So nice read nice haters to lovers story
Super asshole BFF and nice heroine
3,5 fully deserved stars
Kia ✩
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
I mean... I liked the consent but... I don't quite see what the authors point was? I dunno, this feels like wattpad fanfic... Just the "let me write is on the go" kinda book? ...more
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I came across Looking For Trouble by Stacey Mosteller by complete accident. I thought the synopsis sounded like something I would enjoy. I mean who wouldn’t want to read about two opposite characters coming together? Since this was my first book by Ms. Mosteller I wasn’t sure what to expect but once the story started to get going I found out that I enjoyed it.

Kat has been in love with her best friend and Clay’
Jesey ~ Schmexy GIrl~
Looking for Trouble was a good read about college frenemies that struggle with what they really are to one another. Clay and Kat have know each other for years and have been like oil and water. They clash about everything and throw jabs at each other whenever they can.

These two are opposites in every way possible yet they run in the same circle of friends. When I first started reading I honestly thought it was going to be two different love stories because to me there was no way these two would
Lisa :)
Mar 11, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Am I getting to old for NA? Is everyone this immature?!

Why don‘t you just talk about your feelings instead of getting butthurt because someone didn‘t take those feelings into consideration.

I like the slow burn feel of Kat and Clay‘s relationship and how they struggled to get to that certain point.

But oh my god, everything was about Kat, Kat, Kat. She never said anything about anything but she still got aggravated because people didn‘t bow to her feelings and expectations 🙄 that’s fine in the beg
Sep 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am a huge fan of Stacey Mosteller's books, so I was very excited to hear that Clay, the crude and rude typical college jock who could get any girl he wanted, character who made me sometimes laugh and sometimes cringe in several of her earlier books, was getting his own book. I was a bit afraid that I wasn't going to like his character, or he was going to be one I love to hate. Boy was I wrong! As I began reading, I started liking him. His cocky attitude drew me in, and as I read more he intrig ...more
Jade Rosemarie
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**4 1/2 STARS**
Enemies to friends. Friends to lovers. Sounds cliche, but the way Stacey cleverly wrote this story it is far from cliche. It's a smart, lovely, entertaining read that will keep you pulled in to the very end.
-Fans of Jay Crownover's RULE will enjoy this book.
Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)
Okay, I can't wait for this book! ...more
Mar 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Kat has love Mac since freshman year of high school. They are now sophomores in college. Everyone knows how she feels except Max. He seems oblivious. He has always kept Jat in the friend zone. Kat does not speak up for herself and is a little bit of a doormat. Max, her roommate and Mac’s older brother Clay walk all over her. Clay is obnoxious, arrogant, and mean to Kat. He teases her constantly. Clay is constantly rescuing Kat from situations. Eventually they find feelings for each other. A lot ...more
Liz Gavin
Sep 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blog-tous
5 ***** A ‘Coming of Age’ story for all ages 18+.
**I read this with my KU subscription**
Well, where should I start? This is such a great book!
Even though I’m in the university environment taking my Master’s degree, I’m way past the characters’ group age, who are undergraduates. However, I could totally relate to their struggles and drama. I can get a little tired of some novels that portrait ‘Coming of Age’ situations; but that was NOT the case with Looking for Trouble at all.
Granted I sometime
Alana Johnson
Feb 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
College romance

Who would have guessed that the one guy you couldn't stand would be "the one". Kat and Clay have known each other for a long time and he constantly likes to goad her. She can't stand him. What happens when things shift between them.
Kelly Fountain
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this one! Favorite out of the connected books so far. Kat and Clay make me swoon. I loved the build up, the angst, it was done perfectly and left me longing for more the entire time. So good!
Aug 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**
Looking for Trouble is the first in a new adult contemporary romance series, called Nashville U, by Stacey Mosteller. This is the first book I have had the pleasure of reading by author Stacey Mosteller. I really enjoyed Looking for Trouble. it is what I would consider a classic new adult tale of falling for the wrong brother, but with a twist. Stacey kind of takes the idea and spins it on its' head, making it feel f
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> > Judging a Book by it's Cover < <
Rather monochromatic, obscure, vague. Shadowy. Part of the title is lost in the smaller view, leaving only "trouble" visible... but that is what catches your eye and really makes you LOOK at it. Synopsis is interesting enough; thankfully, not another step-sibling trope! LOOKING FOR TROUBLE will be the first book I've read by this author.
> > Looking Deeper < <
Clearly defined alternating first-person POVs.
Kat's been secretly in love with her best friend Max a
Esther Haddie's Haven
DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this book in exchange for honest review.

Prepare for some major . . . NA content. The first few pages are rather explicit as a random girl gives Clay a . . . a lap dance. But this opens our mind to the understanding that . . . Clay is all over with the girls. But there is only one girl he teases the most, and that is his younger brother's best friend, Katrina. Or Kat . . . Kitty Kat.

Of course, you know it has been done before: Bad boy, good girl, brother's best fr
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Move over David, Jeremy, Wyatt, Emmett, and Tyler, there is a new kid in town in the form of a cocky, crude jock named Clay. Looking for Trouble is a spin off of the Nashville Nights series, but can be read as a stand alone. However the characters do apparent in some of the books before it if you would like to grab those to get to know some of the characters mentioned in here. The one liners and banter between the characters of this story, especially Clay and Kat was hilarious! This book had me ...more
Krista Ricchi
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this book for start to finish, I couldn't put it down. After reading the first chapter I was hooked. This book was a breath of fresh air for me. Lately I have been reading books filled with sadness and heartbreak and this allowed me a much need break in my emotions. I fell in love with the characters instantly. Their personalities really added to the story line. You could fell the emotions with the characters which allowed you to form a connection to them. The banter between the c ...more
Jackie Nolan
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a wonderful book to kick off the Nashville U series! I've loved all of Stacey's books and the same goes for this one. It was interesting to see Kat and Clay banter back and forth and watch how they interact with each other. I thought Clay was going to be a real jerk, but there is more to him than meets the eye. This book had me from beginning to end and I'm looking forward to future Nashville U books. ...more
Tammi Plummer
Oct 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So happy!

I am so in love!!! With love!!! This book too ❤ I am addicted to the way Stacey M writes and I love her books.

She did not let me down and I can't wait for the next one!!
Amber .:★Wild Heart Reviews★:.
Definitely interested in the rest of the series!
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kat has had a crush on Max Mitchell since she was 14 years old. His older brother Clay, not so much. Clay has been the ultimate player as long as she has known him and the bane of her existence with his crude comments and attempts to embarrass Kat. To be close to Max, who thinks of her as his best friend, not as a girlfriend, Kat has to deal with Clay.

Every thing changes as Clay is nearing graduation - he and Kat end up in the same class doing a project together, Max hurts Kat in an unforgivable
Sara (slem_reads)
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was ok
Good bones, too rushed

I read this as a stand-alone, and after the first few introductions to the characters, it was clear it was not a standalone. Names were mentioned and tossed away, continuing storylines didn’t flow, etc.

This book has all the right aspects of a college athlete romance trope and none of the writing to go with it. A lot of sloppy storylines that don’t always make sense. Like the part about fighting? Take that out completely and the story is still the same. I liked the premise
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love a good enemies to lovers story and this one didn't disappoint. Kat is your all around good girl while Clay is your obnoxious over the top boy/man that is always picking on her. O and he is the older brother to her best friend/crush Max. But as Clay and Kat are forced to spend more time together through events gone wrong everything begins to change. I really love the growth throughout the story because it shows the struggle of the couple coming together. As the characters themselves grow a ...more
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was my first read by Stacey Lewis. I will definitely be reading more books by this author. Clay is a dirty talker, cocky and a total player. Kat is quiet, shy and totally infatuated with Clay's brother Max. After blowing her off and forgetting to pick her up from class, Kat has finally realized Max will never see her as more than a friend. She is so tired of waiting for Max to take notice. Clay and Kat don't hate each other but they aren't really friends either. They have known each other f ...more
Jeanne Richardson
This is the 2nd book I've read written Stacey Lewis; she has done a great job at writing a good book; I will definitely be reading more of her books.

The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.

I loved the chemistry between the characters.

I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Soulmates don't always start as friends. Sometimes they start as enemies.... after all, there's a fine line between love and hate.
I enjoyed seeing the relationship develop between the cocky arrogant bad boy and the pure sweet good girl!
A fun read with well developed characters be it the hero & heroine or the supporting cast

I received a copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Stacey is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author of Second Chances, Shadows of the Past (co-authored with H.M. Ward), the Nashville Nights series, and the Nashville U series.

She’s also the single mom of three amazingly crazy boys and since she’s a transplanted Yankee, considers herself a big city girl living in a small town. Because she can’t live in the cities she loves – Nashville, Ne

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“Like I said, I’m pretty sure I’ve loved you for longer than I want to admit. Even back in high school, I was drawn to you. It’s why I was such a jerk to you all the time. Pushing you away was my number one focus because I thought you were in love with Max, and I didn’t want to take that away from him.” 0 likes
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