Looking for Trouble is the fifth instalment in the Rogue Series by Lara Ward Cosio. The Rogue series is one of the best Rockstar romance series that I have had the pleasure of reading. I think I’m drawn to the series not only by the authors superb writing skills- but because of the characters she has created. These are not your ‘typical’ Rockstar romance stories, there is so much more going on in each book. These are not sweet, fluffy reads, these books are much deeper, somewhat raw and gritty stories that pluck at your heart-strings and take you on a journey that will be hard to forget. If you haven’t read the rest of the series, you are seriously missing out. This book could be read as a standalone, but as this storyline plays out in the same timeframe as the previous book, Finding Rhythm- so there are references and details revealed here that occur/occurred in that book. So, if you intend to read the series, I highly suggest reading all the books in their correct sequence, before embarking on this read. The information contained in those books will set you up in a better position to fully appreciate this fantastic story.
I loved how supportive the band is towards Danny. It made for some real heart-warming moments. Although the topic of addiction could be considered quite heavy reading- but this story proves to be uplifting and inspiring. The sensitive subject/s are handled in an honest, realistic and insightful way. There were scenes that made my heart ache for what Danny had been through, and there were a few tears along the way. There were also touching moments and a few laughs as well. Having the characters from the previous books make appearances in this story was like revisiting old friends- and I loved catching up with them and seeing what’s happening in their lives, too.
Ms. Ward Cosio deserves a standing ovation for this story- she certainly exceeded all my expectations. This instalment has a different tone/mood/flavour than the other books in the series but is such a worthy and wonderful addition to the collection, and my favourite of them all!
That ending made me want to continue reading, I had tears in my eyes and while I thought how fitting that ending was for the story- at the same time I didn’t want it to end, I wanted to turn the page, go on to the next chapter/s and find out every new detail.
I am really looking forward to Ms. Ward Cosio’s next book!
Thank you, Ms. Ward Cosio!
Reviewed by @angelahayes