Book Review: Taming the Troublemaker by Kadie Scott


One daring kiss with the playboy tempts the good girl, but can she tame him?

Autry Hill may be a cowboy to his boots, but he’s also gained quite the reputation as a charmer and playboy. His parents aren’t sure he’s ready to take the reins of the family’s prosperous Texas ranch, so they set up a challenge: No women or scandal for the next six months and the ranch house he grew up in is his. Easy peasy, Autry thinks. He’s already tired of late nights and romancing, until elementary school teacher Beth Cooper happens to cross his path. Suddenly Autry is losing his heart, his mind, and what’s left of his reputation.

Good girl teacher Beth Cooper is far too practical to fall for Autry Hill, even if she had a crush on him way back when. The man’s been breaking hearts since middle school. But when he becomes her unexpected champion and then they work together to help one of Beth’s troubled students who’s about to lose everything, she sees a different side of Autry – serious, compassionate, determined and dedicated. And that Autry is nearly impossible to resist. Does she need to?

My Thoughts

Autry Hill is a man who has a reputation for being a ladies man. Though not all of it is earned, he does have an affect on women. He’s a hard worker and takes the family ranch seriously. So, when his father bets him to quite women for six months, he doesn’t blink an eye. He’d been staying away from women anyway, he had it in the bag. So, he thought.

Beth Cooper is the constant middle of her tall beautiful sisters. She’s got her own unique beauty and embraces who she is. A school teacher, she’s modest, and wants a husband and a family one day. So, when she accidentally gets into the wrong truck and leaves her purse locked inside, she’s distressed to find the truck belongs to non other than playboy Autry Hill.

What starts off as an innocent kiss, leads to Autry getting in trouble with the law. Beth gets him out by volunteering him to for community service to help one of her students, Dylan. Dylan is a foster kid who has had too many homes and too haunted eyes.

This story is a tale of love for Dylan, self control, and a fall so hard neither saw it coming. Great story. I enjoyed it.

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