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Here Comes Trouble

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  727 Ratings  ·  55 Reviews
"My Evening with the Debutante"

That unflattering article by Kramer Adams started the whole thing. The "debutante" was Maryanne Simpson, columnist at a rival Seattle paper, which her father happened to own.

Despite her anger at Kramer's interfering opinion. Maryanne decided the tough, streetwise newsman was right about one thing; her life had been too easy. She wanted to e
Paperback, 189 pages
Published August 1st 1991 by Harlequin
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Jan 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Saly by: EeeJay
I really enjoyed this book, it was so fun and sweet really. The heroine comes from a wealthy family and her dad got her a job in a newspaper and she's really trying hard to prove herself and she's also been bantering with another rival columnist Nolan, someone she admires a lot but he seems to dislike her and considers her naive.

They meet face to face and somehow end up having dinner together and a long conversation, the next day the heroine is mad because he published a column about her, but as
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Debbie Macombers books are always fun and light reading. A perfect beach read.
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Maryann has lived a privileged life. Having graduated from college, daddy sets Maryann up with a job as a journalist on one of the papers that he owns. After meeting her, a writer at a rival paper writes a column about Maryann and how she couldn't survive on her own without daddy's help. He has thrown down the gauntlet and Maryann quits the job that daddy got for her and vows that she will live on what she earns and won't touch her trust fund. These two rivals end up living in the same building ...more
Jan 10, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hqn-presents
This had all the elements of a traditional Debbie Macomber contemporary romance, but somehow it just didn't work for me. I didn't enjoy reading about a woman that is head over heels in love with someone that continues to treat her like dirt. The heroine's willingness to overlook the hero's faults and her ability to accept anything he dished out was a bit over the top. I think the author's attempt at some light hearted fun, just bombed. Instead of laughing with the heroine, I found myself pitying ...more
Kathy Worrell  ツ
Maryanne loves Nolan.

Nolan is constantly in a bad mood, constantly making trouble, constantly getting involved in matters that are none of his business.

Conversation with Maryanne with her mother: (she is describing her new love):

Daughter: Nolan is a good friend, but we argue more than anything.

Mothers response: Good. It means you are comfortable with each other to be yourselves, and that’s a positive sign.

What the heck?! This is a BAD sign.

Bad, bad, Mom.

Debbie Macomber knows how to keep a
Jun 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Here Comes Trouble is Debbie Macomber’s 52nd novel. Streetwise Seattle newspaper columnist Kramer Adams writes an unflattering article “My evening with the debutante….” about Maryanne Simpson of the New York Simpsons, currently working at a rival Seattle paper owned by her father. While she is angry about his interfering opinions, she decides he is right about one thing: her life has been too easy. She wants to earn Kramer’s respect, so she quits her cushy job, her luxury apartment and her trust ...more
Jonel Boyko
Dec 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a sweet and caring story that will make you laugh and cry. I was thoroughly immersed in the tale and Other than being told to their kids on Christmas Eve this isn’t an overly Christmasey tale (and maybe not a story you’d want to tell your kids). It’s a brilliant tale for all times of year.

The contrast between the two main characters is quite striking. They are completely opposite of each other, yet fit together perfectly. They balance each other out quite well. I appreciate how they wer
Apr 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
THIS is what a contemporary book should read like. Funny poignant and life-like. There's genuine affection between the H/h - there's love between the two and they are friends.

It's SO gonna last!
I found the story cute and then a little frustrating. I was ready for Nolan to get over his issues. They seemed to drag on a little too much.
Dec 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Old but good story line

I know. The plot should be predictable. But it is the journey from point A to point B that is all the fun. I love reading romance during the summer. Lazy days and crickets in the evening. It just goes with romance. At times I felt like I was reading about my relationship and finally marriage. Except I was the one from a blue collar family and worked for my education. Having Maryanne choose to become self sufficient and prove both herself and to herself is self satisfying.
Maryanne Simpson is a young journalist who gets a spot as a columnist on a newspaper her father owns. A rival journalist at another newspaper starts writing articles about her, including "A Night With a Debutante" after she makes him dinner. Realizing that he's right in that everything has been handed to her, Maryanne decides to quit her job, find her own and live on that salary rather than her trust fund. She wants to prove she can do it on her own. Nolan Adams regrets the day he wrote the fate ...more
Marcia  Haskell
How important are different backgrounds?

This is a pleasant story of 2 reporters from opposing newspapers and opposite types of backgrounds. They play out their differences in opposing columns, but in the process they find things to admire in each other.

I never found myself invested in these characters, nor did I find myself caring about the conflicts between them. This was a fast read with an ordinary romance that was rather bland, for me. I prefer Debbie Macomber's books about small towns and t
Kay Tennant
May 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oposites attract

I am never disappointed when I read a a Debbie Macomber story. This was a rather atypical love story, but I never doubted the outcome. It would make a great movie for the Hallmark Christmas movies.
cynthia Dube
It's a nice story but nothing special. It doesn't make me want to see what's going to happen next. I haven't read it for a couple of days. I usually like her books this one just doesn't hold my interest
Santina Young
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Seattle Tale

Whenever I read one of Debbies books, she pulls me into the drama and romance. This book was no exception! I loved her characters and the storyline. I can always expect a fun adventure and drift off to another world!

Lorelei Frank
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
first off, can you really go wrong with Debbie Macomber?!!

I found this story pretty funny! I loved the characters and Nolan's attempt to stay away from Maryann. You almost felt sorry for him. Maryann's character was his opposite but they made a fun couple. Enjoyed the story!!
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017
This is one of Ms Macomber's earlier books. I think she's gotten better through the years. This is a cute story, however, and one can't help loving the characters. I liked the book. 4 stars!
Judith Quate
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good read if you enjoy a simple, clean love story.

Sometimes I read a book like this to put a smile on my mouth. Who cannot like a love story.
May 30, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun read. Very predictable. I enjoyed it!
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Light, easy read.
Tena Valentine
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As usual, Debbie comes through with great books. I really like reading this book. Great story.
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I did enjoy the book, it was not my favorite Debbie Macomber book. I do enjoy reading her stories where love prevails, even though it is usually a bumpy road.
May 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love Debbie Macomer! This story was delightful quick read that had me looking for more when the story ended. It grabbed me in and I felt I knew the characters.
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I simply enjoy Debbie Macomber's novels. They are sweet and easy to read.
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This is a very quick, sweet, fun read. The characters are great, the romance rather tumultuous, feisty and rather predictable.
Jun 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A predictable romance. Fun beach read.
Catherine Masajo
I didn't realize until the end it was a Harlequin or I would have never read it. Cute enough story but a bit corny.
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fast easy read.
Sue Stewart
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Captivating relationship between Maryanne and Nolan kept me glued to the book. Loved the banter between them and the way the story unfolds.
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