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He can fix her sink, but can he wrench his way into her heart?Flynn McCauley never thought he’d be so cliché as to fall for the girl next door. But when Maddie calls him over to help fix her faulty sink, he’s a goner. Too bad the fiercely independent interior designer wants nothing to do with him. Even worse, he’s forced to rely on the advice of his nosy brothers—and his fHe can fix her sink, but can he wrench his way into her heart?Flynn McCauley never thought he’d be so cliché as to fall for the girl next door. But when Maddie calls him over to help fix her faulty sink, he’s a goner. Too bad the fiercely independent interior designer wants nothing to do with him. Even worse, he’s forced to rely on the advice of his nosy brothers—and his five-year-old nephew!—to figure out how to make her give him a shot....

Title : The Troublemaker Next Door
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ISBN : 9781402287343
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Number of Pages : 337 Pages
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The Troublemaker Next Door Reviews

  • Catarina
    2018-10-07 19:08

    4 Troublemaker Stars. Flynn never expected to fall for the girl next door when we went to help his neighbors with a plumbing issue. But he did. The problem? Maddie just ended a relationship and quit her job because her boss harassed her so she’s in a “swore-of-man” phase. She wants Flynn, but she had enough problems with man. So if Flynn wants her, he has a fight on his hands to get her. Fortunately, he’s a man who loves a challenge. Rating:4 Stars. Storyline:I started this book without any expectations, and I can gladly say that this was really good. Way better than I was expecting it to be. It was sweet, romantic, funny and steamy. I didn’t know Marie Harte, but after reading this, I intend to become fully acquainted with her books. So if you just ended an emotional and full on angst book, this is the perfect reading to cure that. Writing Style:Third person. Dual POV. Heartwarming and engaging. Character Development:Loved Flynn. He was hot, sweet, bordering on alpha-male and didn’t have any problem telling like it was. He was pretty great. Maddie… oh, Maddie. She was the single reason I didn’t gave this book 5 stars. She was annoying and completely annoying. If she had taken her head out of her ass sooner, it would have been amazing. I’m still undecided on how I feel about the girls… but loved the brothers and the nephew. They were awesome. Steam:Hot. HEA: (view spoiler)[Yes. (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Vicki
    2018-10-16 00:26

    The book was a fun read. I liked Flynn much more than I liked Maddie. She was too harsh and I found that a little offputting. I understand hesitancy, but that girl made him work way too hard and she was lucky he stood for it. I liked that he was really into her and she refused to see that he was serious and stable about her. I liked the side characters, Abby was cute. She too has her own issues about things, neurotic came to mind even before she admitted it. It was a cute book with a lot of heat. The wording was graphic and a surprised me a little bit. I guess that is how the twenty somethings and the thirty somethings talk now. I just didn't know it. This was a Casablanca read so it stretched out over a month.

  • ♥ WishfulMiss ♥
    2018-09-21 02:00

    4 – Flynn McCauley – Stars!I gave this one four stars because I really liked the H, Flynn. He was a great H, he was thoughtful, kind, affectionate, not to mention sexy as hell and I loved the way the author wrote him. I’m a sucker for role reversal in a romance. Usually the guy is the one dragging his feet and is an expert at denying what’s staring him in the face. So I loved that Flynn falls fast into lust with Maddie but he doesn’t beat around the bush when he realizes that he really likes her. Their relationship starts off mutually, as a casual friends with benefits deal, but Flynn becomes the aggressor when he realizes that he wants more from Maddie. He treats her with consideration, respect and genuinely likes her. That said, I wasn’t sold 100% on the idea of a HEA with Maddie as Flynn’s one and only.Maddie had way too many issues she had to deal with before I could believe she was emotionally ready for a relationship. Don’t get me wrong, when Maddie was happy she was the nicest, funniest girl around, but as soon as she started panicking or feeling too much she would become this crazy cold hearted irrational human being!Maybe it’s just my mood but I found her to be very immature. I get the author was trying to show us that Maddie was as flawed as the rest of us, but I needed to see that vulnerable side that would make me more sympathetic and forgiving of her actions and that never happened. Maddie came off as too selfish. Again it’s probably my mood but her good did not outweigh her bad. Flynn was just too awesome and she totally underappreciated him. In the end (cuz it’s a romance after all!) she does get her head out of her ass long enough to give Flynn his happy ending, so I was happy for him.The McCauley family reminded me of Lori Foster’s Buckhorn series – I love the way she writes these awesome characters with deep family ties – and this author really nailed that. Sadly a pet peeve of mine is a dead spouse/lover and although I liked Brody and Abby – I don’t like the constant reminder of how she looks just like Mike’s (oldest McCauley brother) dead wife. Who apparently was a saint and everyone loved her – including Brody (and NOT in a brotherly way!) Then there’s Cam and Vanessa – I didn’t like her and am not really interested in their story at all. Mike gets his story too and from what I’ve read in book one and based on other GR reviews – I don’t think he will ever get over the ghost of his wife. I feel equal parts pissed and sad for his poor h – who settles for a guy who is still hung up on a ghost.So I never say never (or try too anyways) but I don’t see myself finishing up this series. I really loved the writing, if it wasn’t for that pet peeve of mine, I probably would have continued but maybe her next series will be more my thing. On to the next one.Safety: YesExplicit sex: OMG yes! 5 Stars on the Smutty scale!!(view spoiler)[ H is 31 and h is 27. Neither are virgin. No Cheating. Mild OW/OM drama – H pretends to be on a date with a friend to make h jealous and h’s ex boyfriend tries to get her back, these were one time scenes and nothing happens between them.(hide spoiler)]

  • Shawna
    2018-10-02 02:28

    2 ½-3 stars – Contemporary RomanceThis was just okay for me. The sex scenes are frequent and smokin’ hot with lots of yowza dirty talk, but that’s the only real connection I felt between the H/h. And the heroine was annoying. I liked the secondary characters though, and I’m especially interested to read Mike’s story, What to Do with a Bad Boy.

  • Izy
    2018-10-06 00:04

    Rating~ 2.5 starsReview to come!

  • Nancy❤The❤Bookaholic
    2018-10-16 20:08

    ~~4.5-FLYNN HEARTS~~ARC provided by publisher via Netgalley in exchange or a honest reviewThe Troublemaker Next Door by Marie Harte was a great, easy, panty dropping sexy read. I can't wait to read the other books in this series. The McCauley brothers - Mike, Flynn, Cam, & Brody. Welcome to the rough-and-tumble McCauley family, a tight-knit band of four bachelor brothers who works hard, drinks beer, and relentlessly teases each other. When three independent women move in next door, all hell breaks loose.When Maddie Gardner's boss makes a pass at her, she decides to quit her job-and men. But when sexy, green-eyed Flynn McCauley steps into her life, she's not sure she can stay away, especially since his brother lives right next door...Flynn McCauley never thought he'd be so cliché as to fall for the girl next door. But when he's called over to fix a leaky sink, he encounters the fiery Maddie, and he's a goner. Too bad she seems to want nothing to do with him. I love the banter between Flynn & Maddie. Flynn is a plumber and who'd a THUNK (LOL) a plumber could be nice & sexy. The way Flynn is described in this book, I think he could make any occupation look HOTT! I like that it wasn't a love at first sight kind of connection. Sometimes that puts me off when it's an instant love kind of book. I like the build-up and the storyline behind it. I like the tight knit relationship the McCauley brothers has. Maddie did start irk me a little when she wouldn't let her "rules" go and just let the relationship build into something more than just "friends with benefits". I really like that Flynn was a man with a backbone and didn't just cave and give Maddie her way. I really enjoyed reading this book. I felt content at the end of this installment and I can't wait to read Brody & Abby's story next.

  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    2018-09-28 03:15

    Flynn McCauley and his brothers are a one of a kind family filled with teasing, roughhousing, and loads of good times. So it’s really no wonder why he’s known for causing mischief around town. Flynn possesses those dangerous good looks and with that killer charm, it’s only a matter of time before Maddie succumbs to him. But though I make it sound easy, it doesn’t go as smoothly as one may think.Maddie has just quit her job after her sleazebag boss tried to make a move on her. In addition, she also recently broke up with her foot doctor boyfriend so the last thing Maddie wants to see when she gets home is another good-for-nothing man.Flynn and Maddie have an instant chemistry and although it is lust based, Marie Harte doesn’t just throw them into bed together and just let them got at it. She infuses the book with a lot of charming moments, moments that build on the romance and sexual tension so that by the time Flynn is saying those dirty words, you’re absolutely DYING for them to be together. It’s no surprise here that there’s a lot of sex. Neither are ready for commitment, but they are both in for surprise when their no-strings-attached relationship turns into something far more precious.While all the books are very, VERY hot, I think this one might actually be the hottest of the series. Harte doesn’t hold back at all. It’s downright filthy in some scenes and I wouldn’t have changed a thing.Here’s scene that I randomly pulled up. It’s not even the hottest scene of the book so I think the quote can speak for itself:“Flynn. Flynn.” She shattered, coming all over his lips and tongue as her pleasure took her over. In a daze, she moved where he positioned her, bent over the back of the couch while he hurried to shove a condom over himself.“Now feel it while I fuck you.” He rammed himself inside her, sliding right through the slick, tight passage. “You’re pussy is so hot, baby. So fucking perfect.”Do yourself a favor and read this series. It’s got the charm, the humor and the passion that I adore in my romances.

  • Rachel Regina
    2018-10-17 03:23

    Overall rating: 4.5 stars!Triggers:Cheating: (view spoiler)[ nope(hide spoiler)]Love triangle: (view spoiler)[ no(hide spoiler)]Sex with om/ow: (view spoiler)[ nope - there are no other women or men at all. There is an ex boyfriend that comes around towards the end as well as a fake date with Flynn and his accountant(hide spoiler)]HEA: (view spoiler)[ yes!(hide spoiler)]My review: This is literally just what I was in the mood for!In this story, we are introduced to Flynn who owns his own plumbing business with his "adopted" brother Brody. Flynn has two other brothers from the same momma - Mike and Cam. We are also introduced to Mike's 5 year old son, Colin. Too freaking cute! LOL Anyway, those are the boys. Being that their family is very close, they guys are always by Mike's house. Whether playing weekly poker, hanging out or watching little Colin. The setup is that Mike just rented out the house next door to three beautiful women. He wants his brothers - Brody and Flynn staying away from them as to not cause any drama LOL, but he ends up sending Flynn over there to fix a broken pipe. That's where he meets Abby, Vanessa and then his Fiery Redhead - Maddie. He is smitten with her RIGHT away. They don't have the most pleasant of meetings. It was actually pretty hilarious, but soon they embark on a "secret" friends with benefits relationship. Both characters have their own personal reasons why they THINK they don't want a legitimate relationship, but soon the lines blur and they are both starting to develop feelings for each other of the love variety. Flynn is the first one out of the two to realize he loves her and it is SO cute how he courts her and SLOWLY persuades her to do more "relationship type" things without her realizing it. But of course, something happens towards the end to make them have a blow up fight. It's not bad drama at all and let me tell you - it was ALL Maddie. So for once, I am 100% okay with the girl going after the guy because of the way she treated Flynn for the entire book, she deserved to be the one to grovel. Of course, Flynn doesn't matter her try very hard because - he loves his Fiery Redhead so much!!! ;) I am very excited to move on to the next book in this series which will be Abby and Brody's book!!!

  • Renégade ♥
    2018-10-12 19:07

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  • aksana-4 - 8 - 15 - 16 - 23 - 42 -
    2018-10-02 02:16

    3.5 Stars

  • Blodeuedd Finland
    2018-10-11 20:04

    It's what the title tells you. 3 women move in together and next door are some hunks ;) But which one is the trouble maker, Flynn or Maddie? Honestly both are in ways, and that makes it fun.Maddie is busy with her job, she got some relationship issues, but this is a romance so she will get over it.Flynn is just hot blue collar, hot, I said hot already, yes hot.They meet, he wants her, she wants it casual, we know they will fall for each other bit there is a road there to take. And that road is paved with hot smokin' passion. These two get it on and talk dirty.Passion, lots of smexy times and two people that should be together.Oh and I think I will like the next couple too.

  • AWB
    2018-09-18 01:25

    Maddie. Wow, this is a female lead who is just downright scary. She's exactly what I picture when I think of the romance book 'scary ex'. She's so incredibly insecure, its frightening. If I had to read 'we're just friends' one more time, I might have actually thrown up. She wants NO relationship, WE GET IT. Shit. But god forbid another woman EVEN LOOK at Flynn. How many times did she accuse him in a round about way of cheating on their NONRELATIONSHIP? Jeebus. I nearly didn't finish this book. Thankfully reading from Flynn's POV helped. He didn't suck. So there's that. I am curious to read about Abby though. Hopefully book 2 will be better than this one.

  • Jackie Lane
    2018-10-05 21:25

    An enjoyable read.Maddie is having a bad week and the last things she wants/needs is a new man in her life. Enter Flynn McCauley, who is taken with her red hair and her fiery temper.Maddie and Flynn start as friends with benefits and their relationship grows strong. Maddie worked all her life for everything she has and things around her are stressing her out. Flynn is her rock, until her ex walks back into the picture. Maddie become unhinged, Flynn knows what he wants but is not sure how to go from friends to lover.All the characters is this book are a lot of fun and now I'm excited to read the next book about Brogan and Abby.

  • Iza
    2018-10-07 02:19

    I discovered Marie Harte last year with another erotic romance series, The Wicked Warrens, and remember absolutely loving it. But now, more than a year later, would I still love her so much ? Oh yes I did ! I do !Reading this novel was like spending time, joking and having fun with friends and family. It was comfortable like that. There are three friends who recently moved into a house : Maddie, who just broke up with her boyfriend and lost her job ; Vanessa, the bossy successfull blonde ; and Abby... the erotic romance writer ! As Abby says : "They're not smutty books, vanessa. They're erotic romance. Not dirty, not porn, not smut. It's about love experienced through sexual connection." That describes the book perfectly. All three are close knit friends, and Vanessa is Maddie's cousin.The house is rented by the McCauley family, who has three sons and a grandson : Mike - Colin's father, Flynn and Cameron, plus Brody, who has practically been raised as their brother. Mike is the neighbor, but all men get together every week for a game of cards (which is spied upon, or rather listened to, by Abby, who needs guy talk material to write her male characters).All of these people have wonderful interaction, banter, there is a lot of humor. I practically kept smiling throughout the book and even laughed out loud a few times. No billionaires here, noooooo m'am, only hard working every day people that you can easily relate to. They all watch out for each other. "While Brody wrestled Cam on the floor, both of them whispering insults and swear words so as not to wake Colin, Flynn grabbed another couple of beers for himself and Mike.""Thanks.""Sure." He toyed with the label. "Seriously, why didn't Brody or I know about the neighbors ? It's not like I'm a dog. I'm not going to hump them in public." At Mike's look, he flushed. "For god's sake, I was twenty years old and drunk. The girl wasn't even real. It was a mannequin and it was all Brody's idea."Flynn mends those new neighbors' sink and there, he spots Maddie. Soon afterwards, after an obvious respective attraction, they start being friends with benefits. Nothing more, that's all they want since Flynn has a lot of work and Maddie is just starting her own business.Flynn is terribly charming. Hot guy, but not only. He's smart, funny, loves his family - he's great, one of the best male characters I've read this year. I want one like him for Christmas (or before).Maddie has had a difficult childhood : her mother gave her birth when she was only 16, the father disappeared and ever since, Maddie and her mom have been working overtime to simply try to make ends meet. They are too proud to ever ask anyone for help, even friends and family.Her mother tells Maddie : "Don't do what I did. Don't bury yourself in work and forget about living. If you don't trust, you won't get hurt. But you won't live either." An utterly sensible advice, it's just too bad that she's been raising her daughter showing her the contrary.Maddie and Flynn, in and out of the bedroom ? Wow, those two are off the charts. Hot, not one of them passive, both dirty talking and knowing completely how to make each other's body react. The sex scenes were... I bet there isn't that much heat in hell ! I think I read the hottest phone sex scene ever in here. And yet, it was not only that. You can see the progression between those two, how they come to know more about each other, enjoy more and more each other's company. There is emotion and it's good.But for those who like dirty talk, here's an example :"I'd paddle your ass red. Such a bad girl, teasing a man with what he can't have. I'll have to tie you up and make you pay. Hold you down so you can't move, then fuck you hard. Give you a rough ride, but I won't let you come yet. Not until you're begging me for it. Touch yourself, Maddie. Get your clit nice and wet."I usually don't like children much in romance, but Colin is... cunning - thanks to Uncle Brody, who taught him dirty tricks. "Are you going to be a plumber like your uncles ?""Nope." He puffed up with pride. "I'm gonna be a carpenter like Daddy and Grandpa. And I'll be rich like Uncle Cam, 'cause I'm smart, and Ubie says I can sucker anybody with my cute little face." Colin, no wishy-washy character lol !Well, there is drama. That was to be expected. On the other hand, I thought it was well brought up (that, or I'm completely partial to that author, it's possible). It didn't last very long and I think it was good in bringing the story to its conclusion. So I won't rant this time.What can I say to make you read this book ? Reading it made me happy ! I couldn't put it down, went back to it like I was connecting again with a bunch of friends, had such a good time with them. And by the way, I needed the next one. So I laid my grabby hands on How to handle a heartbreaker because let me tell you, it's going to be a hoot ! I recently swore off contemporary romance, but Marie Harte writes such fine characters, I simply can't resist :)One last quote :""You're right," she heard herself say."I know. I'm always right. See, that's what you need to learn before you'll be perfect. You're close, but not quite there. You just need to learn and believe that last bit. Say it with me. Flynn is always right."

  • Aimee
    2018-09-26 20:29

    This was a cute story, typical stupidity with the lack of communication...and had a slower start. Side note: I've noticed the first book in any series tends to be a little jarring while I calibrate to that author's universe. Sort of like Martin Short's character in the movie "Innerspace"...it's a bit like that, shrinking down to enter another world. Sometimes, it's a smooth transition with barely any notice as to the difference between reality and the book. Sometimes it's a little while as I adjust. Maybe that's because I tend to have more than 1 book going at a time. BTW-that's only a problem if the lead characters share a name. This happened recently where both the Kindle book and my audiobook had lead females named Louise. Who knew that was such a popular name?But I digress. This book is the lead off for what is currently seeming to be a trilogy but I could see it going for more than 3 books. Both main characters have had issues in the past...but really, who hasn't, right? The plot wasn't bad and didn't blaze new ground or anything. No tropes were busted. This is purely brain candy. Don't expect anything really groundbreaking. What did annoy me:The H seemed to only really see the h as a sex object...at first, but that continued throughout. The h is supposed to be this hottie mchothot but thinks she's a troll or something. Insecurity is common, but sheesh, women aren't THAT bad...right?Their lack of communication. Seriously...we have more ways to communicate than ever..so they're either oblivious to this or stuck in their own heads...no one reads anyone else's mind...so speak up already!! Stop being a whiny little bitch!! Wahhh! (STFU already! Get some REAL issues!)Anyway...this wasn't too bad or difficult or anything. More typical & easy to get through. Nothing earth-shattering, just a tame and easy read. I plan to get book 2, when I finish a few others.

  • ♆ BookAddict✒ La Crimson Femme
    2018-10-10 02:16

    Girl next door romances don't usually include a spitfire commitment-a-phobe man-hating redhead. In Troublemaker Next Door, Ms. Harte kicks off a new series, Nora Roberts style except with a lot more erotic heat. The McCauley Brothers series promises to be a very hawt read with delicious bad boys who love their momma. Flynn McCauley is the first to fall for a woman. He's no Momma's boy but he does mind her and she is a pretty cool mom. Flynn is a sexy plumber who's crack any woman would be happy to see. When he goes over to fix his brother's neighbor sink, he walks into a shit storm. Maddie is an angry woman ready to kill any man in sight, especially her former boss. An altercation at work leaves her jobless and it doesn't stop there. With her life seemingly falling apart, the last thing she wants is a hunky man witnessing her breakdown. Ms. Harte is always good at creating her characters. They are memorable and fun. The best part is, these people can easily be a friend we know. They are realistic with normal baggage, a good heart and some flaws. No one is perfect. When they meet their "one", despite a rocky start, it still all works out. The growth in the relationship between the main characters is what pulls a reader into her books over and over again. The erotic sex with kinky twists is what keeps a reader panting for more. Ms. Harte is hands down one of the best erotic sex scene writers I've ever read. Since I literally read hundreds of erotic books a year, this is saying a lot. I'm not sure what is about her sex scenes which makes me savour every lick, thrust and moan. She doesn't use any outlandish sex devices. Nor does she use complicated BDSM scenes. Instead, she takes two hot blooded characters filled with passion and translates it into the written word. Between the phone sex, closet sex and rough wrestling, I'm not sure which one aroused me more.This story is more than just sex. The focus is on Maddie and Flynn's "not dating" and "not relationship" relationship. It's fun to turn it around and have the female completely phobic about having a relationship which could result in love. Some of the rules Maddie places on Flynn are just hilarious. Since I was similar to Maddie, I can understand why she demands some rather odd behaviours from Flynn. I never went to her crazy state but it wasn't that far off. Flynn is a saint to follow all her rules. The relationship conflict is believable and a bit painful to witness. Fortunately this is a romance with a happily ever after.What is also lovely about this series is the secondary characters. It is clear each one of the brothers is going to have their own book. Each one of the brothers is different and charming in their way. They are different and distinct. I can't wait to read the next book which I hope is Brody's book. Even the secondary females in this book are distinctive. What I really liked about them is that none of them were "evil bitches". There is a closeness between the women with true friendship which is a plus. Character development wise, Ms. Harte always does a great job. A definitely 3.5 rating! This erotic romance is recommended for those who love a good plot, endearing characters and hawt sex. *provided by NetGalley

  • mindy
    2018-09-19 01:10

    So. Okay. It was good, don't get me wrong, but it wasn't like "oh my god, amazing."So the basic gist is Maddie (the main girl) swears off men, and then meets her extremely attractive neighbor Flynn. He is a nice guy? Womanizer? I dunno. It was hard to really get a read on him. Anyway, so obviously the hook up, but decide to just be friends with benefits. So you see where the plot is going...I think I just wasn't expecting that much sex. I mean those two were going at it ALL. THE. TIME. I also didn't like that Flynn was so sweet, but then when they were having sex he turned into this domineering alpha male. Like, fine that he's aggressive, but he's so sweet and funny when they AREN'T having sex... I liked his character much more outside of the bedroom.Maddie was annoying as seems to be the standard in romance novels. She has a big ass and big boobs but a tiny waist... and flowing Thick red hair, but how could any man love a hideous beast........Plus her insecurities were off the charts. This was like daddy issues to the 100th power. She doesn't want help, she doesn't want to get attached, she can do it herself cuz she's a strong independent woman. Okay. But she was literally wallowing in self pity. Don't get me started on the last few chapters. I just wanted to shake her and say "Are you effing kidding me right now?!?!" As far as side characters, the other brothers I like. I don't know if I want to read a book about Mike though, because his story seems sad.I loved Abby. She was my favorite character. I want to read her story with Brody.Vanessa's story I'm going to skip. Because she is a b I t c h. I hated her character because she is exactly the type of person I hate. Just mean for no reason. Constantly saying shit to hurt people's feelings or press their buttons.Striptember has not been overly kind to me, I'm glad it's over.

  • ⚜️Trea
    2018-09-17 19:10

    It has been years since I read this author, so I really didn't remember how she wrote or if I would enjoy it, so I went into this book with a clean slate. I was actually pleasantly surprised by it!Flynn and Maddie were such a great couple and I loved how we got to see their love blossom over just a few short weeks. They were witty and funny, but also came across as very down to earth and realistic as well.Maddie's hangups about relationships got annoying at times, and detracted from my enjoyment of the story overall, but not enough to truly hate the book. My only other complaint is that we really don't know what happened to Maddie's former boss, and I would have enjoyed having that knowledge.All things said and done, this was an interesting and steamy read that I really enjoyed. I'm looking forward to other books in the series!

  • Joletta
    2018-10-05 02:03

    Funny, hot, sexy and frustrating. This book was pretty awesome, I loved Flynn and his brothers but I REALLY loved Maddie's crazy crew.There are more than a few frustrating moments when Maddie is off on one of her "we're not dating" tangents but honestly without her myopic view of relationships in the beginning we wouldn't see her grow. Having said that, her fits of fury are Hi-larious. Flynn is damn near a saint to put up with her sometimes, and I was really surprised that the confirmed bachelor only had a few oh-shit-this-is-a-relationship moments.Honestly though, it's the whole cast and crew that make this book; Maggie's roomies and Flynn's family...OMG you just have to experience the whole enchilada. Buy it, you won't regret it...and like me you'll be panting for the next one!

  • Alisa
    2018-09-22 00:05

    ARC provided by Netgalley This was a cute, easy, somewhat fluffy read. The beginning was great, but once I got further into the book, I was losing interest quickly. I didn't really understand heroines reasonings for how she was the way she was. It was explained but ... Meh. The hero and his family were great. I wish he was a bit more alpha. The store was cute but lacked it ... Whatever that is... To stand out from all the other contemp romances out there. That said, I still enjoyed it. I will not be chomping at the bit to get the next books in the series BUT I will continue with it. I am very interested in Cam an Brody's story as well.

  • starsaga
    2018-10-15 03:17

    3.5 stars, too much of a struggle to accept love but it worked out in the end.As I read this series of books (no cliffies) I like them more and more. I thought Maddie was pretty confused but Flynn more than made up for her, although why anyone would enter a pact like this is beyond me. I just believed that they were somehow the least self-aware people in their late 20s that were possible and went with it. Normally a heroine like this would annoy me no end but somehow I was curious enough to see the book through to the end.

  • Mskychick
    2018-09-27 01:07

    Maddie really rubbed me wrong in this book. She's whiny and has lots of issues, and I ran out of patience with her about 20% of the way through the book. She pushed Flynn away so many times, I wondered why there is even a book about her relationship-phobic ass.

  • Robbie
    2018-09-26 19:25

    Not the book for me. It has one of my peeves, which is having sex scenes that don't really fit the rest of the book. The heroine is annoying, the sex doesn't really make sense, the supporting characters will obviously have their own books, yadda yadda. The sex is supposed to be pretty hot and steamy, but there is a lot of sappy love talk which doesn't gel for me. I didn't take to any of the characters, especially not the female lead. And the epilogue leads into the next book by focusing on the secondary characters. Another peeve. Basically I'm peeved. Took forever to get through the last few chapters because I was bored.NOTE: I was having a hard time with life while listening. Other people like this book more than I do. So if you don't have the same peeves as I do, it might be fine for you.

  • Crazy for Books (Stephanie)
    2018-10-04 00:12

    Cute and Funny with some awesome sexy times. I think I responded to it because I identify with Maddie. Though I knew who my father was, I had no relationship with him. My mother did the same thing not getting child support, so growing up was a bit of a struggle. I've never trusted men and its hard for me to ask for help from anyone, just like Maddie.Though Maddie found a great guy in Colin, I've yet to find someone great. I'm looking forward to Brody and Abby's story.

  • Sassafrass
    2018-09-17 23:07

    I thought this was cute and hot. I just didn't think that the narrator was all that great at the dirty talk. I really liked the characters, including the whole McCauley clan. It should be interesting to see all the girls next door fall in love with the McCauley brothers. But, who's Michael to end up with? I will definitely continue on with this story

  • Amanda (Hootie) Clark
    2018-09-30 03:25

    4.5 starsWhen one of your close friends sends text after text and tweet after tweet BEGGING you to read a book...you listen. I'm glad I did because The Troublemaker Next Door was every bit as funny, sexy and charming as I had hoped it would be. (Thanks Andrea!)One thing I love and am dying to see more of in books is the Average Joe hero. NO Billionaires, no white collar stuffy executives who sit behind desks and never get their hands dirty. No! I want a rugged rough and tumble kind of man in my stories. The kind of guy who comes home covered in dirt from a hard days work. UNF! Flynn McCauley is that guy ladies. A plumber by trade, he comes from a long line of hard working men of noble Irish stock. Maddie and her best friend Abby along with her cousin Vanessa just so happen to live next door to Mike, Flynn's brother and landlord. When they have a leaky sink needing fixed it's Flynn to the rescue. First meetings are always awkward but none more so than the meeting of Flynn and Maddie. While fixing their sink Maddie storms in after a bad day at work, ranting and raving like a psycho. Being a fiery redhead Maddie had every right to be upset after her boss made a pass at her causing her to quit her job. I liked the guts with this chick. She was feisty, independent and strong. Maddie knew what she wanted and worked hard to get it. Her attraction to Flynn couldn't have come at a worse time after breaking up with her boyfriend Ben for being too clingy and walking away after she issued an ultimatum. Maddie was a tough chick to get behind sometimes. Yes I love a fierce heroine but she had moments where I wanted to jump ship. I connected with the fact she was raised by her mother singlehandedly and her father wasn't around. Hell I can understand being anti men after being abandoned by your father but when faced with a good guy who wants more from you like Flynn, you grab that sexy bastard and hold on.Flynn McCauley was everything and nothing hurts! Loyal, sexy, hard working and family oriented, Flynn was every woman's fantasy. After being warned by his brother Mike not to get involved with the neighbors and cause any trouble Flynn listened to his big brother and did as he was told. HA! Sike! He totally got involved. He can't help it though, he's a total ladies man. Flynn wasn't looking for anything serious other than a good time. even though he's got several lady "Friends" he could call he finds something unique about Maddie that hols his interest. Maddie isn't looking for anything but the two are seriously attracted to one another so Flynn agrees to just be her FWB. Most oversexed guys in books now tend to turn me off but Flynn had an excellent mix of wanderlust and fidelity about him. Flynn did everything he could to make things easy for Maddie even putting his own feelings on the back burner so he didn't push her. Don't think he just kept his mouth shut though because there's only so much a man can take before he stakes his claim. The firm hand he used to get Maddie's attention for good made me admire him and respect him that much more.The fun part comes in the form of every single secondary character written into this story! I have to say one of the best parts of the book was the little hellion son of Mike McCauley, Colin. The little scene stealer showed up and added humor in random places putting a smile on my face when I was pissed at my MC's. His story also made me sad after finding out he lost his mother and is being raised by his father Mike, It's really a family effort to help the single dad out and with no real female influence the poor kid didn't have a fighting chance. Especially once his uncle Brody teaches him a few tricks of the trade that'll be sure to turn him into a heart breaker when he's older. Speaking of Brody, he has a juicy little back story that wasn't talked up much but the crumbs left behind made me feel like a thieving raccoon at times.Maddie's best friend Abby bears a striking resemblance to Mike's deceased wife and the hints dropped at Brody's past feelings towards her have me at Harte's mercy patiently waiting for the story between Abby and Brody. Especially with that snippet at the end of the book. The big family feel of the story coupled with the amazing sexy chemistry between Flynn and Maddie made this one amazing reading experience. I loved that everyone had a part in bringing this couple together. Sometimes nosey family members are great to have a round. The secondary characters were perfectly incorporated into the story and never felt used solely to move the plot along. Harte created a family dynamic that complimented the story and gave me something to look forward to in the coming books. The Troublemaker Next Door was a great read with sweet and funny characters, saucy romance and big big love. I'm glad I listened to my friend on this one and you'll be glad you listened to me telling you to go read it!

  • Christy LoveOfBooks
    2018-10-04 19:19

    I have to tell you, The Troublemaker Next Door caused me to experience major mood swings while reading it. It makes me laugh now thinking about how dramatically my feeling would switch from page to page. Ninety percent of those feelings were positive, and I actually ended up liking this book a lot.What I Loved:-- Characters are so important to me, so thankfully I liked Flynn and Maddie a lot. Maddie had some moments where she needed a good smack, but overall, I liked her. She’s fiery and independent, and I identified with her one many levels, especially how she was with men. Flynn is a good guy that totally won me over. He is strong and confident, but thankfully he isn’t one of those overly annoying alphas.-- I loved the romance in this book. It was cute how Flynn was with Maddie. She is the type of girl who will push the guy away if she feels like she’s being pushed into commitment. With Flynn, she wants to be friends with benefits, no girlfriend/boyfriend labels and no dating. We all know how that’ll turn out, right? Flynn was perfect when it came to not pushing, but nudging just enough, letting Maddie figure it out over time. I love how she had him wrapped around her finger without even knowing it. Something that always wins me over is a couple who can tease and joke around, and these two do just that, even during more intimate moments.-- Whoa, I was not expecting those sex scenes! Believe me, I am not complaining, but I was definitely surprised. I guess I was expecting this book to be a lot more tame and innocent. Ha! Not quite. It was super-hot, actually. I loved how Flynn got all dominant in the bedroom, but Maddie still had control when she wanted it. They definitely had great chemistry in the bedroom … and the living room … and the truck ...-- The secondary characters are so much fun, and definitely one of my favorite aspects of the book!The boys - Flynn has three brothers and a five-year-old nephew who he’s close with. The nephew provided some of the funniest moments, right down the very last pages. I love how the guys were with the nephew, and the dynamic they had with each other. I grew-up with two uncles, and remember them and their friends acting very similar to these guys, so I got a big kick out of it.The girls - Maddie’s two roommates also play a significant role. Abby is her best friend and Vanessa is her cousin, these girls couldn’t be any more different if they tried. I really liked the slightly antagonistic relationship they had with each other, and how they always made bets about Maddie.-- Family is a very important here. Flynn comes from a large, close-knit family, and I love how they support each other. Also, as families do, they give each other a hard time. It’s always entertaining though.What I Didn’t Love:-- There is a slight undercurrent of slut-shaming in this book that I really didn't care for. And the double standards drove me nuts.“Ah, no. But we both know that’s what you’re looking for, why your slutty girlfriends never measure up.”“First of all, they’re not slutty.”“Half of them are fuck-buddies. Go ahead. Deny it.”He wanted to, but he couldn’t. The odd thing was that he didn’t consider Maddie one of them.- Brody & FlynnExcuse me? Half of his girlfriends are “fuck-buddies,” so doesn’t that make HIM the slut? Perhaps I’m nitpicking here, but that kind of stuff bugs me.-- I understand where Maddie is coming from, I swear I do, especially since she was so confused about her own feelings. But her irrational jealousy put me off big time. Just because girls ogle Flynn, doesn’t mean he’s doing anything with them. It supposedly turned him on that she got so jealous, but it was a little much for me. With that said, I get it. She was struggling with her feelings and trying to sort her own issues out, so she got a little overwhelmed. I think we’ve all had our own irrational, emotional moments, so despite not liking it, I understand it.So even though I had a couple of issues, The Troublemaker Next Door was a whole lot of fun. The good far outweighs the negative and it is definitely worth reading. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series, How to Handle a Heartbreaker!

  • Gokce ~Muslin Myst~
    2018-09-27 22:27

    And here I am, adding yet another series to my 'follow the hell up' pile. I'd say this has got to stop, but it shouldn't, instead, I should be given another lifetime to read all these books.Troublemaker Next Door is the first book of the McCauley brothers series, and a damn good start. We meet Flynn, your friendly neighborhood plumber, charming the pants off Maddie, a somewhat workaholic who's hell bent on never needing anyone.I was completely set on neutral when starting this book, but right on its first page, it got me laughing and tipped the scales and, well, I was hooked. The relationship Flynn had with his brothers and his nephew was genuinely funny. I enjoyed reading the easy banter between him and his family. He was the kind of easygoing character that I enjoy in contemporary stories. He was funny, serious if need be, laid back, sexy and so, so thoughtful and caring. And he was kinky too. I mean, the guy could talk dirty and play out a nice little pretend game, bend you over the couch or the dresser, have hot phone sex, and let you tie him up. Anything more you need from your romance hero? As easy as it was to like Flynn, it was also easy to like Maddie. But then again, heroes are always the easiest to warm up to for some reason. I like the big and brooding as the next gal, but there's a sexiness to a man like Flynn, who's not just hot and makes you melt, but who's also more than a few grunts for words, and can get possessive but not domineering. The first time we meet Maddie, however, poor girl's having a bad day so one should cut her some slack. Even though she started out seeming like she hates all men, we quickly know her reasoning behind this, as well as her constant panic attacks about her financial situation, and her mood swings about her relationship with Flynn. I know when I say it like this, it sounds as if she's the heroine from annoyingville, but trust me, she's not. She was funny, creative, thoughtful and strong. And she wasn't shy in trying new things, taking a step forward.The relationship between Flynn and Maddie grew step by step, and page by page. The pace in their intimacy, their friends with benefits arrangement that later turned into actual friends and lovers, was really convincing and not rushed at all. I didn't even care how many pages it took for them to take a big step forward, all I knew was that they gradually fell in love and I liked it.As par with series books, it's important how you feel about the rest of the characters who'll potentially have their own books, and there was no shortage of any McCauley brothers whose stories you'd be damn curious about. We already have Flynn's best friend who's practically another brother, and the one I'm most looking forward to, the single dad, big brother Mike. Stories that involve children are a weakness of mine, and someone help, I might be falling hard for this one.A great series starters that was fun and sexy, it had everything that would make a gal come back for more.

  • Dawn West
    2018-09-21 22:10

    McCauley brother? Yum! Where can I get one?Flynn McCauley is a plumber by trade but a dreamboat in my book. *sighs blissfully* He is always happy to entertain a beautiful lady. Yet, Flynn isn't quite ready for what he finds when he visits his neighbor's house to fix a sink: a fiery red headed woman in a rage.Maddie is having a very bad day. Her current relationship has ended and she just discovered that her boss is a perverted jerk. Without a job or a plan, her world is crashing around her. But in the middle of her rant against the world, she finds a dangerously handsome man standing in her kitchen, witnessing her in her very worst moment.Rather than fleeing the mad woman, Flynn is intrigued by the gorgeous Maddie. Despite his brother's warning to leave her alone, Flynn just can't seem to do it. But Maddie is in no hurry to jump into another relationship. She wants no-strings attached.And Flynn is perfectly fine with that. For a while... But eventually, even the best laid plans go awry and soon the two have to decide if they want more or should walk away.I loved the characters in this book. There were several of them, but each got a fair amount of time for development, even the secondary characters. Pacing was good and the story flowed well. Even the downtime scenes were interesting and the dialogue was believable. I really enjoyed the budding romance, even though I wanted to strangle Maddie, at times, for being so stubbornly independent. In all, it was a pleasurable read!In closing...I can't remember what made me pick up this book at the library but I sure am glad that I did. I will definitely be continuing this series! Four suns!Full review on blog: http://uptildawnbookblog.blogspot.com/2016/09/review-troublemaker-next-door-by-marie.html

  • Miriam
    2018-10-13 00:27

    First impressions are important. Most would stress it's more important to make a good first impression than bad. But I would argue that, sometimes, a bad first impression might be the best way to really know someone. In that moment, that person is at their worst and are revealing so much more than a polite smile and words ever could.And I liked that Maddie and Flynn met when she was at her worst. She was spittin' mad over a horrible day and spewing curses over the men who'd wronged her. Flynn, being a man, should've taken off in the opposite direction. He didn't. He saw passion and fire and spirit in Maddie, and fell head over heels in lust with her. Not that I blame him, lol. Come on. All of that wrapped up in curves sleeker than Lombard Street? Guy didn't stand a chance.What began as a relationship of convenience evolved into so much more. It was neat to see them realize, pretty much at the same time, that they loved each other. Flynn embraced this new revelation willingly. It wasn't what he was looking for, but it happened and he didn't want it any other way. But Maddie... Well, she freaked out, had a melt down, didn't respond correctly, etc. She almost lost the best thing that ever happened to her because she was scared.Flynn though... He understood. He knew her upbringing played a huge part in her reaction, and he knew she needed time to sort herself out. So he waited. It wasn't ideal but it was necessary. Maddie went back to him a little stronger than before, and more willing to see where their relationship went.Troublemaker's a fast-paced, quick-witted, fun beginning to the McCauley Brothers series. Not only did I get to watch Flynn and Maddie fall in love, but I was introduced to the McCauley family. They're a tight-knit bunch led by parents who are filled with love, concern, and immense hope that happily-ever-after comes to their boys: Flynn, Cam, Brody, and Mike. One down, three to go.(Reviewer's note: Contains consensual light bondage sex scene. If such material offends you, please take it into consideration before purchasing this book.)***Received from NetGalley for an honest review***