After Miss Beatrix Waterbury suffers multiple mishaps due to her involvement with the suffrage movement, her mother decides a change of scenery is in order for her incorrigible daughter. Banished from New York, Beatrix is sent off for an extended stay with her Aunt Gladys in Chicago.
Mr. Norman Nesbit, a gentleman and a brilliant man of science devoted to his work, doesn’t have time to be distracted with members of the feminine set. When robbers descend on the train, intent on divesting him from his important research papers, Norman is thrust into Beatrix’s company when she has the audacity to interfere—leaving him no choice but to try to save her from herself.
When Beatrix’s life is put at stake after she takes employment as a salesgirl, she and Norman find themselves propelled into each other’s company again and again. With danger and intrigue dogging their every step, they become surprisingly drawn to each other—until information comes to light that threatens this relationship that’s barley had a chance to blossom.
Storing Up Trouble is the third book in Jen Turano’s American Heiresses series, coming after Flights of Fancy and Diamond in the Rough. Jen has been one of my favorite authors for a really long time, so I get extremely excited every time she has a new book coming out. Her stories are full of lovable characters, plenty of hilarious mishaps, and the sweetest romances. This series has been one of my favorites of hers so far, and Storing Up Trouble was the perfect end to the trilogy.
Beatrix Waterbury was introduced earlier in the series, and while I loved her from the beginning, it was her “arrangement” with Mr. Thomas Hamersley that really got me intrigued. I always love Jen’s heroines because they are the perfect picture of strong, confident women who are willing to buck society, and then get in all kinds of scrapes doing so, and Beatrix is no different. However, the thing I loved most about her was her passion and determination to do something about the misfortunes of others. Even though she was an heiress, she wasn’t above getting right into the thick of things and making a difference, and that was what I really admired about her.
And Norman Nesbit was simply charming. The exact opposite of what anyone would expect the male lead of a story to be, his intricacies made me fall in love with him from the very beginning. And the way he changed and learned about his life and pursued Beatrix was absolutely adorable.
This story was completely captivating from start to finish, and I really enjoyed every new development and plot twist that was contained within the pages. As is true with every one of Jen’s novels, I can’t help but give Storing Up Trouble all five bookshelves, and a place on my all-time favorites list. I’m already looking forward to reading it again, and I can’t wait to lend it out to all of my reader friends. If you’re looking for stories that will make you laugh, touch your heart, and keep you captivated until the last page, this series is for you!
Rating: 5 bookshelves
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All opinions expressed are my own.