Problems in Paradise is the third book in Kelsey Browning’s Texas Nights series. For readers of the series, all the favorites will come back in this book, but the focus is on Eden Durant and Beck Childress. Eden is the owner of Paradise Garden and Beck is the Deputy.
Eden has a secret past she has not shared with anyone. Beck is interested in running for sheriff. The two have been wanting each other for awhile and they are finally going for it. The problem is the timing. Eden worries her past will be a problem for Beck. Not only that but Eden is running into problems with her restaurant, and that too is causing issues for Beck. So many crazy things keep coming up to ruin things for this couple but despite this the two get their HEA by the end.
For me this book was not as enjoyable as the first. It seems like every few pages we were reading about how they wanted to get in each others pants but I wasn’t hearing what they really liked about each other. I totally enjoy sexual chemistry between the hero and heroine but I like there to be more.
Then you have Beck’s sister Clare, completely off her rocker. Between her and the crazy antics with the sheriff, Bobby Ray, her mom and her mom’s agent, it was all just a little too much. Perhaps my move to Texas has made me sensitive, but I just thought the redneck stuff was annoying too.
Before, I enjoyed the characters and I did like the town but this book sort of ruined the townspeople for me with their treatment of Eden. With all of this it just took me a long time to get through the book, and normally I breeze through them. I will still probably read the next book if the series continues since I really liked the last book.
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About the Book:
Eden Durant hasn’t always been Eden Durant. She’s made a fresh start in Shelbyville, Texas, far from her mother’s notoriety. Running the Paradise Garden Café is as much excitement as Eden wants—or it was, until she meets Beck Childress. Although he’s the one man who could expose her past, she’s willing to open up enough to see if he might be her future.
Chief Deputy Childress is determined to get to know the real Eden, when he isn’t busy cleaning up after the sheriff and running in the election to replace him. When several men fall sick after eating in Eden’s café, he investigates even as her mysterious past raises both his suspicions and his protective instincts.
As their relationship heats up, so do the pressures of Beck’s campaign. When Eden’s secrets are revealed, jeopardizing his dream of becoming sheriff, he’ll need to choose: serve and protect the town he loves or the woman who makes it home.