Sunny Shelly’s Review: Troublemaker, by Katie McCoy

 

Title: Troublemaker

Series: Rascals #5

Author: Katie McCoy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 10, 2018
Blurb
Five guys. One bar. And a whole heap of sexy
trouble…
Dante Delgado is arrogant, mysterious… and sexy as hell.
He’s also my brother’s best friend, which makes him seriously off-limits —
until one of our infuriating fights turns into a steamy make-out session. 
Now, all bets are off.
I know he’s trouble, but I can’t stay away. The chemistry
between us is burning out of control, but Dante’s hiding something behind that
bad boy smile, and his secrets could destroy us both. 
Am I heading straight for heartbreak? Or can this
troublemaker open his heart for the right woman? 
Find out in the sizzling conclusion to the Rascals
series! 
#1 Rascal
#2 Wingman
#3 Heartbreaker 
#4 Soulmate 
#5 Troublemaker

 

Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

I have been waiting for Dante and Hayley’s story since I read the very first Rascals book! KM saved the best couple for last!

Throughout these interconnected standalones, we have seen glimpses of burly Dante and how he pushes every one of Hayley’s buttons. Hayley, of course, is Emerson’s younger sister, and by proxy, the younger sister of all the Rascals guys. Except that Dante didn’t know who she was the very first time he met her, and was immediately smitten. So he’s kind of been tempted by the forbidden fruit that is his buddy’s off-limits little sister for a few years now. But when one of their verbal sparring matches leads to the hottest kiss either one of them has experienced, all bets are off!

I loved getting to know Dante better. He’s a product of the foster system, with no blood family, and the Rascals are as close to a family as he has. Well, them and Bull, the owner of the boxing gym he’s looking to buy. Bull saved his life as a troubled teen, and Dante wants to give back the same way. I loved how ambitious he was. For a guy with rather low self-esteem who never thought he’d amount to much, Dante is part owner of Rascals, owns a gym and is looking to buy a second. Sure, he’s not the stockbroker type that Hayley’s socialite mom expects her to date, but Dante has drive and ambition in spades. And who knew sour and salty Dante was such a sweet gentleman?!

As with most stories in the brothers best friend trope, Dante and Hayley are sneaking around, afraid of Emerson’s reaction. So when it all blows up, will Dante realize that he is a better man with Hayley, and a man deserving of her love, or still see himself as the troublemaker he’s always been told he was?

I am going to miss the Rascals! I loved this group of friends! Troublemaker is a standalone, but this group is so cool, you should start with #1 and work your way through!! I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Purchase Links
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Author Bio
Katie McCoy is a self proclaimed sushi addict, Cardinals baseball fanatic, and lover of all things theatrical. A St. Louis native transplanted to Brooklyn, she acts, sings, and shakes her booty when she isn’t writing books about hot men and the girls who love them.
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