Courting Trouble by Kerrigan Byrne

Courting Trouble (Goode Girls #2)Courting Trouble by Kerrigan Byrne
Tracy’s rating: 5 of 5 stars

Series: Goode Girls, #2

Release Date: December 8, 2020

This book picks up where A Dark and Stormy Knight (renamed Seducing a Stranger) ended, with Honoria “Nora” Mosby, Viscountess Woodhaven lying in a pool of blood after being shot by her deranged husband while saving her sister Prudence. As she lay barely clinging to consciousness, she begs Pru to take her to Dr. Titus Conleith.

Titus and Nora have a long history and this would not be the first time he has saved her life. But they parted ways years ago when she brutally broke his heart and married William Mosby. Now she is back in his life and widowed, he plans to stitch her up and send her on her way, but with her husband’s enemies come looking for something William stole from them; Nora isn’t safe anywhere but with Titus. He tells himself he no longer wants her and will simply keep her at arm’s length. But nothing between Nora and Titus has ever been simple and when their passion ignites once more it seems like this might finally be the time for them, but reality slaps Nora in the face and once again she willingly sacrifices her happiness for the ones she loves. But will Titus let her push him away again?

This was a very well written, emotional story that kept me hooked until the last page! I love how the author picked up at the end of the previous book, but took us back in time to when they first met and let us peek at their young love and their tragic heartbreak. She then brings us back to the present along with a lot of familiar faces from the Victorian Rebel series, as well as introducing some new characters. The book is not a light, fluffy read, no, it is gritty and raw and at times heartbreaking, but it is also passionate, steamy, exciting and intriguing. I loved Titus, he is every thing you could want in a hero and then some, his love for Nora is unconditional and so strong – even when he wanted to hate her, she was his love and always would be. And after reading A Dark & Stormy Knight, I wasn’t sure I would like Nora, but after reading her backstory, I realized I completely misjudged her in that book and she truly was nothing like I thought. This is the second book in the series and can be read as a standalone, but I would strongly recommend reading the books in order for the best reading experience.

*I am voluntarily leaving a review for an eARC that I requested and was provided to me by NetGalley and the publisher. *

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