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(Darling Devils #2)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  124 ratings  ·  57 reviews
There are three things I have to protect: My heart, my scars and my life. Even from my best friend.
Some secrets have the power to change lives.
Or ruin them.
What I didn’t expect was for my best friend to walk away when I needed him most.
I made the only decision I could.
And I have no regrets–even if Lars Trouble can’t handle that.
Now I just have to convince my broken heart i
Kindle Edition, 366 pages
Published May 12th 2020 by Services LLC
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Athena D.
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 STARS

Trouble has been, by far, one of my favourite of Gabrielle G.'s books. I love how Lars is so clueless to his feelings beyond friendship for Naomi and vice versa. I felt a special connection to Naomi, her mannerisms and attitude makes her a woman who's a total boss!!! This is not the typical rock star romance with sex, drugs and rock 'n roll, but one that has humour, sex, banter and two characters that have off the charts chemistry. I highly recommend this book. If you're looki
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Emotional. Angsty. Heartbreaking. Add in some true devotion and the life they love, careers they are devoted to, and the misunderstandings that happen along the way and you have this amazing book entitled Trouble. This book will leave you begging for more of the Darling Devils.

Gabrielle G. has once again hooked me with her magical words. This book is a top 10 read for me for 2020 - hands down everyone needs Trouble. The emotions. The struggles. The secrets. It all culminates into a story of epi
Dora Koutsoukou
The author’s writing is amazing, as well as the characters she creates.
Unfortunately I couldn’t connect with Trouble. Dnf @ 31% 😢
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 4-5-stars
Fun part of a series is seeing your favorite previous characters do a cameo. It was so much fun seeing Dex here from Often & Suddenly!!!

After so many years being best friends Naomi eventually realizes she’s in love with Lars but not after several obstacles occur in her life for her to finally see what’s always been in front of her.

Lars from Day 1 knew Naomi was unique and different he always kept a special place for her above all others! Being a rockstar and living the fast life is not easy for
Books I Flove
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing

This is absolutely an emotional roller coaster ride with Loopings in between! So not a ‘simple’ roller coaster ride. Nope. The author threw in some loops as well!

Lars Trouble, aka the drummer of the band, is best friends with Naomi. But not only are they best friends, they love each other. But it takes them a while to recognize this. In the meantime, there are secrets. And Lars doesn’t do well with secrets. As in he despises them. So he walks away from Naomi.

Phew, Naomi. Gosh did
J. Marie
May 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 brilliant stars!!!

Words cannot express how deeply I’ve fallen in love with Lars Trouble.

This book is a hell ride of emotion, jolting you one way and jerking you another the next. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, your heart will shatter, you’ll yell and scream, try to throw your phone, but then quickly pick it back up to find out what the hell happens next.

Gabrielle puts so many emotions into her stories. You pick up the feelings right off the page and swim with them throughout each scene. I love t
***Actual Rating: 1/5 Not-My-Cup-of-Tea Stars***

Ugh, I really don’t want to do this. I know this is supposed to be a happy, favorable review for this book but I’d be lying if I said the entire reading experience is pleasant. What prompts me to pick this up and sign up for the blog tour is the beautiful cover (apparently I have a thing for neon lights and silhouette figures) AND the blurb. Not gonna lie, from the way the blurb describes the characters, I know I think broody protagonis
J. Saman
May 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There are certain books that just knock the wind out of you while holding onto your soul. Trouble is one of those books. I don't even know how to begin with Naomi and Lars. They're both damaged, scared, strong, and amazing characters. You cannot help root for their story, for their love throughout this book. There are so many ups and downs. So many twists and turns. But in the end, you're left with a smile and that inexplicable warm, fussy feeling that only a truly incredible book can deliver. I ...more
Victoria Weston
May 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the first book that I have read by this author and I didn't know what to expect. This book has all the emotion and heartbreak you could take and once you have started to read this book you have no other option but to finish it straight away because you really need to see what happens. I really enjoyed reading this book and it truly pulled on my heart strings.

This is book #2 in this series of Darling Devils #2.
BOOK #1 Darling
BOOK #2 Trouble

This book and the story line is as the title sugg
Thuy Taylor
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Secrets can make or break everything. Lars Trouble and his best friend Naomi are straddling the line of friendship and relationship. They understand each other, deep down love each other but never have truly went there with one another. But they are each other’s persons.

Lars is the responsible of the group. But even being the responsible one, he still goes and has fun, lots of fun. The one thing Lars can’t handle is secrets and Naomi has them. Naomi has had quite the rough young life. You see he
K.B. Cinder
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rocker books are my kryptonite, and Trouble delivers.

Gabrielle took a fresh spin on a rocker relationship and created a story that kept me turning the pages for more. As always, dialogue shines, and the characters are easy to picture as living, breathing people--not just letters on a page.

I especially loved the character development and layering of the backstory here. The strife was deep and cut to the bone, but it added to the story beautifully.

5/5 -- Highly recommend.
Mehaque Khanum
Jun 14, 2020 rated it liked it
I liked Lars.

The story was lacking and it could've been written with more precision and better story line- I think?

Naomi was too much into her secrets. She wouldn't have hurt anyone if only she confronted her friends and so called bff.
May 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
WOW! She did it once again. What a book! I LOVE IT ❤❤❤
I thought Dan Darling is the only one that can make me dream about him in the group of these crazy rockers from Darling Devils. Of course he still do 🙄, I'm in love with Dan and he is my bookboyfriend forever 🤩, but Lars Trouble is definitely swoony worth and undeniably a rock-star-bookboyfriend-material too 🤩
Let's just say I've enough love for both 😂
He was always the one that took care of Dan and Art. He was the voice of reason and com
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lars Trouble is hands down my favourite Darling Devil. He has stolen my heart and Naomi is a bad(beep) that you can’t help but love! This friends to lovers’ journey is rocky but but their hea is worth the emotional rollercoaster that the author puts you through. You will be captivated from the opening pages to the very end! This is not your typical rockstar romance. It is so much more. This is a must read!
Beth (Beautiful Chaos Reviews)
Gabrielle G sent us on a rollercoaster ride with Darling and after reading Trouble it's obvious the park has added a new attraction!! The story of Lars and Naomi is not simple, but that's what makes it so beautiful ❤️

Lars and Naomi's are best friends who are oblivious to their feelings for each other. But this book is so much more than that. There are secrets, nightmares and moments of heartbreak. The ups, downs and corkscrews on this rollercoaster will keep your heart racing.

Lars and Naomi's l
Anna Theurer (Anna's Bookshelf)
Trouble is a remarkable, heartbreakingly beautiful friends-to-lovers rockstar romance that put me through all of the feels. As soon as I cracked open my kindle, I found myself completely immersed in the story, invested in the characters, and unable to put the book down! To say that I devoured it is an understatement!

This author has the impressive ability to draw the reader in and make you feel like you are experiencing what the characters themselves are experiencing. She takes great care in inco
May 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
What a breath of fresh air!

I hardly come across any books with an Asian woman as the main character and a sassy one at that, so picking up this book has been a gem!

Haven't read the first book, I was a bit confused when I first started the story but the writing didn't make you feel like you missed out on a lot seeming as Trouble can be read as a standalone. We were introduced to the troubled drummer who seems to be the most put together in the band and his best friend, Naomi who is running from

I had to wait a couple of days after finishing this book to write the review. I was really torn on this one. At first, I loved it! Lars and Naomi and discovering that they have more feelings for each other than just friendship. Then as the book went on I found myself disconnecting from the story. Darling was the opposite for me. It took me a bit to get into it then by the end I loved it! That’s why I’m giving Trouble 3.5 stars instead of 4 stars. I enjoyed Lars and Naomi’s story and what it
Jane Gundogan
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is Book 2 in the Darling Devils series and it ticks all of my boxes.

Rockstar Romance.
Friends to Lovers.
Brilliant backstories filled with angst, heartbreak and even a few laughs.

The Darling Devils are living the epitome of rock-star life. They play hard. They work hard and they fall in love - HARD. Lars Trouble has been playing the game but now reluctantly realises that he has fallen hard for his best friend Naomi Tanaka but Naomi has been keeping secrets and Lars doesn't do secrets.

Naomi ha
Trouble isn't my first read by this author and it won't be the last. her style of writing captivated me.
this book made me forget about reality and this damn COVID19.
it as heartbreaking yeah it made my heart bleed for both Lars and Naomi. two of them were best friends close and happy but when life happens things change.
the characters are well written. Lars had my heart from the start and Naomi was a Badass.
the chemistry between them is off the charts and the sex scenes OMG (I
S.S. Richards
May 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is one of Gabrielle G.'s best books to date. I'm a fan of her work but this story is special. Lars and Naomi have a chemistry out of this world. This book is angsty and super emotional. Gabrielle G. is a talented author and her books always get me hooked even more. I love her writing style. She also has an amazing way of developing her characters. You will love this book and this amazing story so much you will crave more of this series.
This book is a must read friends!
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just when I thought Dan Darling was the ultimate in rock and roll here comes Lars Trouble. Trouble is the drummer for the Darling Devils and is used to taking care of everyone.

Secrets are the one thing Lars can't handle and guess who has a big one, his best friend Naomi. They met at a concert and connected as friends. When the secrets risk tearing apart their friendship the band steps in.

I loved this story. You never know what someone is hiding behind false smiles. You also never know how big
With two of my favorite themes, that of friends to lovers as well as rockstars in love, it’s no wonder I was drawn to this book! With its sweet and sinfully sexy hero drummer Lars Trouble, along with his up and down relationship with his strong-willed friend Naomi, this is a story that kept me glued to the pages watching this larger than life romance play out. Through each tear, through each smile, and through each punch to the gut I became even more invested in these two finding HEA and after a ...more
Trish (Beautiful Chaos Reviews)
After reading Darling, I was wondering how the heck was Gabrielle going to handle Lars Trouble. I loved Darling, Dan and Anna were adults dealing with adult issues and, after a couple of stumbles, doing it like a boss. I wasn't sure how Trouble would come across or could possibly be better.

I got my socks knocked off. We have adult issues again, but these are the type that are scars carried from childhood that are coloring the present and blocking potential. Lars needs to be needed. He cannot ab
Gina Burkart
Jun 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow this author did it again. What a very intense roller coaster ride of emotional drama that have you feeling like you are right in the story as this draws you in and has you loving this beautiful rock star story.
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Trouble [Darling Devils, Book Two] by Gabrielle G

𝘚𝘩𝘦’𝘴 𝘵𝘰𝘰 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸 𝘮𝘦. 𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘩𝘴 𝘢𝘨𝘰 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘵𝘰𝘥𝘢𝘺, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘩𝘦’𝘥 𝘳𝘶𝘯 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘮𝘦, 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘩𝘦’𝘥 𝘵𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘐’𝘮 𝘢𝘴 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘦. -Lars
𝕊𝕥𝕠𝕣𝕪𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕖: After years of meaningless flings with groupie girls and some serious trust issues, Lars Trouble finds a unexpected connection with a friend of his bandmate. His relationship with Naomi is completely platonic, yet gives h
Fairytale Reads
May 11, 2020 rated it really liked it


This book was sweet, with many great moments. The pros about this book we're the characters and it's writing 🙌 This is my first book by Gabrielle G and I think she's a fantastic writer. Her words are really descriptive and the visual she has for the book is clear to read. 😍

The cons for me is the plot and the leading action... It was bit of a let out, I was just expecting more. Regardless, the two main leads had great chemistry, it was fun
Ashley Estep The Art of Reading
Gabrielle G. is one of those authors that gets better and better with each book she writes. I love each and every one of her books.

Gabrielle G hooked me with her words and her characters. I loved Lars and Naomi. These two friends were just amazing to read about. Both just as clueless as the other. Lars and Naomi are such real, heart touching characters. I had such a strong connection to them. Trouble is filled with real life issues, and this made me just love them more. Rockstars aren't above re
May 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
"The love of the Devil is a roaring lion, and I know Lars has already devoured my soul."

The Darling Devils will become a favorite. Three friends who are brothers at heart don't live the easy life rock stars are known for. Each has their own baggage but they don't carry it alone. The other 2 are always there to help pick up the load.

Once again this author takes a difficult topic and brings it to life in a respectful way. We met Lars and Naomi in the first book. Both are characters who are easy t
Melody Massacre
May 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lars Trouble and Naomi Tanaka wowzer. 💞
🥁 Lars is the drummer for Darling Devils and manages almost everything. He's the level headed one always keeping Dan and Art in check. When Naomi comes along she puts him in his place and oddly enough they begin a friendship that can only lead to them facing there true feelings for each other. They may be like best friends but and Naomi has secrets and her past is one full of pain and suffering. When she has to tell Lars one big secret she hoped she would
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