Inviting Trouble: Happy Endings Book Club series, Book 2

Inviting Trouble: Happy Endings Book Club series, Book 2

by Kylie Gilmore

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A best friend's little sister romance...

Madison Campbell has worshipped her older brother's best friend Parker Shaw for as long as she can remember. So the night before he leaves for the Air Force, she decides he's leaving town with her virginity. All she has to do is transform her tomboy self into a sexy woman with a bit of borrowed makeup and some creative fashion choices. The results? One drunken kiss that Park doesn't even remember.

Ten years later, no man has ever gotten close to her heart the way Park did. And now that he's back, the very unfeminine Madison refuses to blow her second chance. But when her bold attempts to snag his attention ("Oops! Dropped my towel.") fail miserably, she does something completely insane--she caves to a makeover from the meddling matchmaker in charge of The Happy Endings Book Club. Hey, Park, you want some of this? Madison is about to find out.

Hidden Hollywood (Book 1)
Inviting Trouble (Book 2)
So Revealing (Book 3)
Formal Arrangement (Book 4)
Bad Boy Done Wrong (Book 5)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157072322
Publisher: Extra Fancy Books
Publication date: 01/10/2017
Series: Happy Endings Book Club Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 92,556
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Kylie Gilmore is the USA Today bestselling author of the Happy Endings Book Club series, the Clover Park series, and the Clover Park STUDS series. She writes quirky, tender romance with a solid dose of humor.

Kylie lives in New York with her family, two cats, and a nutso dog. When she’s not writing, wrangling kids, or dutifully taking notes at writing conferences, you can find her flexing her muscles all the way to the high cabinet for her secret chocolate stash.

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BOOK 1: Hidden Hollywood
BOOK 2: Inviting Trouble

BOOK 1: The Opposite of Wild
BOOK 2: Daisy Does It All
BOOK 3: Bad Taste in Men
BOOK 4: Kissing Santa
BOOK 5: Restless Harmony
BOOK 6: Not My Romeo
BOOK 7: Rev Me Up
BOOK 8: An Ambitious Engagement
BOOK 9: Clutch Player
BOOK 10: A Tempting Friendship

BOOK 1: Almost in Love
BOOK 2: Almost Married
BOOK 3: Almost Over It
BOOK 4: Almost Romance
BOOK 5: Almost Hitched

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Inviting Trouble: Happy Endings Book Club series, Book 2 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
Once again, Ms Gilmore delights us with her storytelling. This time with Inviting Trouble. I loved revising with characters from the previous book and getting tomboy’s Mad’s and Park’s story. Both have feelings for each other. Mad is determine have Park pay attention to her. Little does she know that Park HAS noticed the grown up Mad. You will laugh, cry, at times want to give them a shake but in the end you too will be happy for their HEA. Can’t wait to read the next book. I was gifted this copy. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
connie430 More than 1 year ago
This was such a great story! Mad has been in love with Park since she was a teen and he left to join the service. He comes back 10 years later and Mad is determined to show him she has grown up. Of course all the girls from the Happy Endings Book Club want to help her with a makeover to get his attention but Mad already has it she just doesn't know it because Park is so good at hiding it. Which makes you want to strangle him!! But he finally can't hide it any longer and the chemistry is off the charts with these two. The dialogue was at times funny and then heart wrenching. You really feel for Mad at times. The only downfall with this book is I wish it had been longer, I really loved reading about Mad and Park!
VictoriaSalcedo More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this fun and heartwarming story. This is Madison and Parker's story. Madison has had childhood crush on Parker. Ten years later Parker is back and Madison will do anything to get Parker. Will Madison win over Parker with the help of her meddling friend Hailey? Will Parker take the chance to be with Madison even if Madison's family disapproves? I enjoyed the storyline and the great characters. This is a great addition to the series. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this story.
AmyHiggs More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much!! Park and Mad were made for each other! I don't think I can put down in words what I felt about this book. It made me smile, it made me cry, it made me sad, but ultimately it made me so very happy. I loved how protective all of the guys were over Mad, even though she hated it. I loved the bantering between Josh and Hailey. I can't wait to read about Charlotte and Ty!! I would definitely recommend this book!!
sharonrCA More than 1 year ago
**I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.** Mad is related to Josh and Jake from the first book in the series.If you remember she is their sister total tomboy who grew up without a mother and tons of brothers. Park was an adopted brother to the family and when he was 18 he left for the military. He has been gone ten years and the story opens up as Mad and her friends are decorating for his coming home party. Park loves the family but Mad was always very special to him. His sister that died that he replaced with Mad. He has a terrible fear of anything happening to her. And because he heard how bad she did when he left ten years before he kept his distance. This book was sweet but I would not characterize it as hot. Its much less hot than other books in the series. There are a few hot sex scenes but Park and Mad have a friendship and more than that Park is part of the family. With tons of real brother Park is a little afraid of getting involved with Mad because her blood brothers have threatened him a lot. He also really wants Mad but he doesn’t feel he is good enough for Mad and since he doesn’t see a future he has been told to stay away and so he tries but Mad chases him hard. I really enjoyed this book mostly because it felt more like chic lit than a romance. I LOVED the girls and I loved Hailey.Mad and her make magic together when they have scenes together. They are funny, out there and so real I want them to be my best friends too.IT was really the highlight of this story. Park as a leading hero, well he is definitely not my favorite leading man. At times he felt very weak and he is definitely no Alpha male. He is more of the sweet, kind, gentle leading man type. Largely he came from a background with crappy parents, a baby sister who died and one of alcoholism. So he really is all about taking care of Mad but it a quieter way. He totally loves her but he really doesn’t think he is all that and he thinks he doesn’t deserve such a great woman. And to be honest he ran away from Mad way too much for my liking and I agreed he didn’t deserve her. But the heart wants what the heart wants and I really think that is the message of this story. Park tries to deny Mad at every flirtation. He really tries very hard to resist her. And Mad she never ever ever gives up. He hurts her over and over and she still comes back for more. Even with Mad’s friends helping Park still resists and we start to see that its not him, its actually Mad’s brothers and the only family Park has ever known that really is the reason Park resists. Park has very low self esteem and really that is the problem. If he thought he was worthy of Mad he would be there. Now I loved this story. It was different than other books in the series and different from the first book. It was more about girl power and showing Park that he really is a good man. He has to learn to stand besides Mad instead of running away. When he finally gets that well that’s when I fell in love with him and this love story.
Samantha Reeves More than 1 year ago
I know no one who at least at one moment in their life didn't feeling like they weren't enough. Kylie Gilmore has always been a master at crafting characters you connect with and none more so than Mad for me. You can't help but root for Mad and Parker to finally find their moment in time. Plus, I absolutely adore the ladies of the Happy Ending Book Club and how they have Mad's back. I understand overprotective brothers plenty and Mad's need to not be viewed as a little twep anymore. I also understood Parker. You know when a author brings you through an entire rainbow of emotions while telling a story that it's an incredible book and Inviting Trouble was incredible! Here's to having someone love you for who you are... boy shorts included!
Cali-Jewel More than 1 year ago
Fully entertaining and heartwarming childhood friends struggle to become so much more kinda story (while fighting their feelings for all the wrong reasons). So real it just pulls you in and takes hold of your heart. Mad is my all time favorite hero, the tomboy raised by a single dad with nothing but a rowdy group of boys to relate to (hits so close to home). Parker is from a broken home and was taken in by the Campbell family at a very young age making them the only family he has really had. These two made me laugh, cry and downright happy. The girls from the Happy Endings Book Club feel so much like family now it is crazy. Looking forward to the next session.
ReallyLoveRomance More than 1 year ago
Kylie Gilmore brings Madison and Parker to life in a way that is going to stick with you. Mad has been pining for Parker for years. He’s literally her childhood hero. And who can blame her? Parker saw her in a way her dad and brothers never did. Vulnerable. Fragile. Important. At 18 he joined the army to prove himself worthy of his adopted family. Now he’s back and Mad is making herself crazy wondering if he’ll ever see her as more than the skinny tomboy he left behind. She’s trying to be so much of what she isn’t in order to catch his eye. Even embracing the newness of female friendships in order to learn to be the kind of woman Parker could love. Their story is heartfelt and funny, sexy and heartbreaking. The kind that will stick with you for a while. And isn’t that exactly what you’re craving right now? I totally recommend Inviting Trouble into your Nook.
EileenAW More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Inviting Trouble, the second book in the new Happy Endings Book Club series, by Kylie Gilmore. There’s more to this series than just the members Happy Endings Book Club. Madison Campbell has loved Parker Shaw for as long as she can remember. Parker came to live in the Campbell house when their dad removed him from a bad home situation. He was friends with all of the Campbell brothers and looked out for Madison. When Parker leaves for the Air Force, Madison falls apart, acting out, not sure how to handle life without Parker. Ten years later, Parker returns from the Air Force back again to the Campbell household. During that time no man ever got close to Madison’s heart like Parker did. She refuses to blow her chance to show Parker how she feels. Fortunately for Madison, her Happy Endings Book Club sisters come to the rescue. She caves to Hailey, the meddling matchmaker, giving her a makeover and her suggestions of how to flirt. Now the ball is in Parker’s court. Will he want her or will he desert her? This was a fun and entertaining story with loveable characters that you want to support and cheer on hoping for that happy ending. The characters were well written and complex. The story line was riveting and kept my attention to the very end. I genuinely enjoyed reading this book and had trouble putting this book down. I highly recommend this book to other readers and can’t wait to read the next book in this series. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Inviting Trouble, the second book in the Happy Endings Book Club series by Kylie Gilmore, is Madison Campbell's story. Madison is a tomboy that grew up surrounded by her brothers and their friends. Since she was young, she's secretly loved her brothers best friend, Parker Shaw. Before Parker left for the Air Force, she tried to tell him her true feelings, but he her plan didn't work and he left without her having told him. Now after many years away, Parker is back in town and Madison is determined to change the way Parker sees her. After a few tries on her own, she's enlisting the help of her book club friends to make it happen. Parker Shaw has had feelings for Madison for years. His best friend has made it clear that his sister Madison is off limits. Leaving for the Air Force was the only way to assure that she would move on and find someone good enough for her. Now that he's back, he is even more determined to ignore his feelings for Madison so that she will find someone else. Ms. Gilmore has once again given us a fun heartwarming story. Madison and Parker's story is a wonderful romance with a little humor thrown in. Another great read from Kylie Gilmore. I enjoy getting to know the ladies in the Happy Endings Book Club and I'm already looking forward to the next book in the series!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Once a Kylie Gilmore fan, there is no escape. Inviting Trouble is just another reason why resistance is futile. How can you help but love an author that uses charm and humor to deliver relevant advice? Did I mention she’s does all this while stealing your heart? The lesson: Every color is special, don't be afraid to let them shine through. I just lost another little piece of my heart and I'm so okay with that.
RomanceNovelGiveaways More than 1 year ago
I'm SO happy Mad got her happy ending! I was introduced to Mad in the previous book of the series (NOT necessary to have read that one to enjoy this one!), and I wasn't sure what to think of her. But this book shines a much more flattering light on her. Park and Mad had a history, and the flashback at the beginning of the book sucked me right in and had me flying through the pages to see if and how these two got reunited. I, personally, found Mad easy to relate to. At some point or another, haven't we all felt that we didn't quite fit in? I liked her adaptability and willingness to try the things the Happy Endings Book Club ladies suggested to help her snag Park. This book is written in typical Kylie fashion, with plenty of steam, a storyline that flows steadily and juuuuuust enough humor to make it realistic. Like all of her other books, I absolutely LOVED it and can't wait to read more!!! (I received a copy of this book in consideration of an honest review)