BEST KIND OF TROUBLE (Hurley Boys Book 1)\

By request, how about a snippet from BEST KIND OF TROUBLE?


 She has complete control…and he’s determined to take it away

A librarian in the small town of Hood River, Natalie Clayton’s world is very nearly perfect. After a turbulent childhood and her once-wild ways,  life is now under control. But trouble has a way of turning up unexpectedly—especially in the tall, charismatically sexy form of Paddy Hurley….

And Paddy is the kind of trouble that Natalie has a taste for.

Even after years of the rock and roll lifestyle, Paddy never forgot the two wickedly hot weeks he once shared with Natalie. Now he wants more…even if it means tempting Natalie and her iron-grip control. But there’s a fine line between well-behaved and misbehaved—and the only compromise is between the sheets!


Copyright 2014, Lauren Dane
All Rights Reserved, Harlequin Enterprises
Releasing in mass market paper, digital formats and audio September ’14


“You remember that shithole of a bar we hung out in just outside Portland?” Paddy handed a coil of rope to his oldest brother, Ezra.

“Dude, you’ve got to be more specific than that. There are dozens upon dozens of shithole bars I remember. More I don’t.” Ezra snorted as he hung the rope up on a hook just inside the stable door.

Paddy laughed. “Back at the beginning. Right before we headed to LA and made the first record with the label. The bar was next to a bowling alley. We had two rooms in that rat trap of a motel that was behind it.”

“Ah! Yes, I do remember that one. Damien got his ass jumped by those cowboys who heckled us and waited for him after the show.”

“Then we all jumped in and you got arrested.”

“Wasn’t the last time.”

“And now you have pigs and dogs and you only beat on your brothers.”

“I’m too old to beat anyone up. Plus, I have great hands. Why you taking me down memory lane?”

“There was a girl.”

Ezra barked a laugh. “Yeah, well you’ll have to be more specific with that too. Even more of them than shithole dive bars.”

“Natalie. Long blonde hair. Big blue eyes. Dimples. Juicy mouth. She worked in the bar. We had a thing. Hot, hard, fast, for two weeks before we left for LA.”

“Hm, sounds familiar but Paddy, you have a thing for blondes. There are stories like that from coast to coast and across Europe. They all run together after a time.”

“I do have a really fucking awesome life.”

Ezra rolled his eyes. “Does this story have a point?”

6 comments to “BEST KIND OF TROUBLE (Hurley Boys Book 1)\”

  1. Sarah DeShields-Bass
    December 21st, 2013 at 3:20 am · Link

    Very excited this looks and sounds like it’s going to be a very sexy read. I can’t wait till it comes out

  2. Christine
    December 21st, 2013 at 8:28 am · Link

    Great excerpt. Can’t wait to read more.

  3. Gina
    December 21st, 2013 at 10:41 am · Link

    Love the Hurley boys! loved the glimpse with Damien can’t wait for the rest of them!!!

  4. Robbye
    December 21st, 2013 at 2:41 pm · Link

    I can’t wait for this series, because Lauren Dane’s writing makes you wish there were several more brothers. I think I’m going to love the Hurley boys almost as much as I love the Chase brothers.

  5. Ang
    December 28th, 2013 at 6:52 pm · Link

    So excited you decided to tell the stories of the brothers you introduced in Lush! Can’t wait for these stories.

  6. Aleiona
    December 30th, 2013 at 2:56 am · Link

    The worst part of this excerpt is… we have to wait until September for reading this!!! damm damm damm!!!