Review: Double Trouble by Deborah Cooke

I was in the mood for a contemporary romance, and had picked up Double Trouble on sale a while ago…

Review: Double Trouble by Deborah CookeDouble Trouble by Deborah Cooke
Series: Coxwells #2
on August 6th 2012
ISBN: 9781927477144
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 269
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

Two sisters. One disaster.

First things first: I’m the bad twin. While my sister, Marcia, has the perfect family in the perfect suburb, I’ve been making my living as an Internet advice columnist and designing Web sites in my downtown loft. I always thought I had the right answer - and hair color - for any occasion. That is, until Marcia ran up loads of debt and ran out on her husband and kids, and I was left helping to pick up the pieces. Her husband, James, is a lawyer who I hate on principle alone.

But for a guy who’s just lost his job, his marriage, and his expensive toys, he’s keeping it together - and making me rethink my feelings toward him. It’s not that he’s traded in his conservative suits for sexy jeans. It’s that he’s not giving up what’s important to him, and oh baby, I’m a sucker for a guy who hangs tough.

That doesn’t mean I’m ready to step into Marcia’s designer shoes now that she’s gone AWOL.

And it doesn’t mean I’m going to fall for James’s easy charm...not again, anyhow. Besides, I’ve had a lifelong policy of not being mistaken for my twin and I’m not backing down on that one now - no matter how convenient it might be for a certain sexy (and persuasive) man...

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drey’s thoughts:

Deborah Cooke’s Double Trouble features a woman who has walls so high you’d need an airborne vehicle to fly over it, a man who’s paying for a mistake made over a decade ago, and obstacles strewn all over their path to happily-ever-after. Not the least of which is her twin sister… Who’s also his soon-to-be ex-wife. Cluster, anyone?

What I really liked about Double Trouble are the little snippets strewn throughout from Maralys’ advice column Ask Aunt Mary. Maralys is snarky and sassy, just how I like my heroines. She’s also tough as nails, and independent as you can get. She’s also lonely though, what with that wall and all…

There were some issues with the story’s editing; I found mis-spelled words and incorrect grammar and punctuation. I’m too nit-picky to let it slide because they distract from my enjoyment of the story. But I was happy with the cover choice, which is usually the first thing that turns me off self-published books. I should probably write a post about that one of these days. Covers, that is.

In any case, if you enjoy a complicated contemporary romance with snark and drama, give Double Trouble a whirl. And come back to share your thoughts on it. 🙂

drey’s rating: Pick it up!

Have you read Double Trouble ? What did you think?

About Deborah Cooke

Bestselling and award-winning author Deborah Cooke has published over fifty novels and novellas, including historical romances, fantasy romances, fantasy novels with romantic elements, paranormal romances, contemporary romances, urban fantasy romances, time travel romances and paranormal young adult novels. She writes as herself, Deborah Cooke, as Claire Delacroix, and has written as Claire Cross.