Suddenly Trouble (Dirty Texas, #4) by J.A. Low
She was everything he wasn’t allowed have.
Isla Eriksen was the girl next door, my best friend’s little sister, the girl he warned me never to touch. Sometimes rules are hard to stick to. Over the years I tried to stay away, but when she needed me the most I was there for her and all the rules I stuck by went out the window. Now I have a secret life she doesn’t know about and if I tell her I know I will lose her forever.
He was everything she couldn’t have.
Finn Connolly, the golden haired boy I lost my virginity to, the world famous rock star, a well-known man whore and my brother’s best friend. I told him to pursue his dreams when we were younger. I was right beside him as he and the boys from my childhood became super stars. I fought the chemistry between us for years, I tried to move on. I tried to love another but he broke my heart. Now I’m back at square one and we can’t seem to keep our hands off each other. Unfortunately, first love and raw chemistry isn’t enough for him to choose me over loyalty to my brother.
One little taste can’t hurt; can it?
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
If you’ve read the rest of the Dirty Texas books (and probably even if you haven’t!), you know this is a series about a Rock group, and their entourage. So, right off, you can expect Rockers behaving badly! There is so much going on in this book, that I was finished before I even really realized it! There is a bit of back and forth, a little of what is going on now, a bit of what happened in the past, back to the present. Despite that, I had no trouble following along, and the story actually flowed really well.
Finn and Isla met in high school when Isla and her brother, Oscar, move next door to Finn. Even though Isla is younger than Finn, there is an instant…..something… between them. Not quite attraction, because she is too young, but maybe a possibility?!? I’m not quite sure how to describe it but its there. Finn quickly becomes friends with Oscar, and he invites Oscar to join his band. This, of course, puts Isla off limits to the guys of Dirty Texas, since Oscar is over the top protective of her.
As Finn and Isla grow up, they remain close, best friends even, and there are encounters between them. Theirs isn’t really a relationship, but it is very toxic to both of them at times. This isn’t one of those insta love stories that they see each other, and they only have eyes for their one. I’m not a fan of cheating in stories, and that isn’t really what this is, but I still have mixed feelings for parts of the story. There is a lot of hurt between the two of them. There were quite a few times that I started to get sad, not seeing any way possible for their HEA to happen!
This was a very angsty, drama filled book and I was hooked from the beginning. I loved this story, but it isn’t typical of what I read. Both characters had a lot of growing up, physically and emotionally over the story. There is outside interference that really made things a lot harder than it had to be. This book is totally one that you will have to have an open mind for. I’ve read the other books in the series, but it’s been a while. I was still able to keep up with this one just fine, so it can definitely be read as a stand alone. It does seem like they all occur during the same time period, and there are mentions of events from the other books in this one, but I don’t think it spoiled anything. Matter of fact, I think it’s time for a re-read!