Double Trouble by Deborah CookeDouble Trouble by Deborah Cooke

Double Trouble

byDeborah Cooke

Paperback | July 13, 2012

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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' 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...

Bestselling author Deborah Cooke sold her first romance, a medieval called THE ROMANCE OF THE ROSE, in 1992. Since then, she has published more than forty-five romance novels and numerous novellas. She has written in numerous sub-genres, as well as under the names Claire Delacroix and Claire Cross. She has an honours degree in history,...
Title:Double TroubleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:286 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:July 13, 2012Publisher:Deborah A. CookeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:192747714X

ISBN - 13:9781927477144

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from "Double Trouble" by Deborah Cooke. Book 2 in The Coxwells series. I read this book in July 2016. This was my review. Well I'm going to say I'm straight down the middle with this book giving it <b>2.5 out of 5 stars</b>. I liked it and it was just OK for me. The two main characters are James Coxwell and Maralys O'Reilly. Honestly, this book was like watching a train wreck's horrible but you just can't stop watching. That's how I found this book. In the beginning, all the characters (ie: James, Maralys, Maralys's father, James's father) are so horrible to each other, it was actually a little off putting. I almost stopped reading. But like I said, their families are such a train wreck, I couldn't stop reading because I really had to find out if any of these characters were redeemable. It's written in Maralys's first-person POV (point of view) and only her point of view. (Not like the first book which switched points of view.) The story line is basically about James not being happy being married to Maralys's twin sister and her sister running off, Maralys not being able to trust men ever because of a previous bad marriage (and more) and the attraction she and James have for each other which freaks Maralys out because she thinks she's a replacement for her twin sister. Obviously that's just a glossed over rundown, it's much more complicated than that which is why I had to keep on reading to find out what happens. The story is not about a guy who's cheating on his wife, let me make that clear. Near the middle and more to the ending, a lot of truths are revealed and the family dynamics are understood a lot better and the characters get to be more likable. The ending actually kind of disappointed me though. Everybody was just way to freaking happy! Bit of a spoiler here of something that happens, so if you really don't want to know, skip this --> <b>**SPOILER**</b> - I was expecting a knock down argument between the sisters when they finally confront each other but all they end up doing is talking, very calmly, about their feelings and why they did what they did. I found it very anticlimactic. - <b>**END SPOILER**</b> Now I love a happy ending but I thought this book wrapped up way too nicely. There are hints of something happening with another Coxwell brother, Matt, in this book, possibly setting up the story for his book. Overall, I thought this book as OK and in the end, the families are still a train wreck and I really do have to find out what is going to happen to the next two Coxwell brothers. I will be reading the next book right away. (This series is republished, so all four books are already out at the time of this review.)
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Double trouble I really enjoyed this book.Loved the twists and surprises that took place.The story held my interest and I loved the characters
Date published: 2015-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply fantastic! It's not always that we get to see a plucky heroine who is so different from the usual norm that she bewitches the readers by sheer existence. Such is Marylys. If that's not all this story takes contemporary realism in the romance genre to a whole new exciting level that I haven't come across so readily. Combine that with the fact that love is always worth every chance you get, first, second or eleventh and despite all our shortcomings, insecurities and fear, this book becomes the wisest and the one of the most fun read of all times! Thanks for this delight!
Date published: 2015-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Double Trouble Not many romance novels get a 5 star from me but this one hits all the right spots. I literally ROLOF in parts of this crazy love affair. Although originally written when the intranet was a new thing it certainly hasn't lost its appeal. Who would of thought that a crusty code writer could right a great romance as well.
Date published: 2015-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I love this book it one of favourite I can read it again and again. If u like the underdog winning and love story this is for you
Date published: 2015-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Double trouble I did LOL a couple of times, especially when the dad was at the doctors. Overall I quite liked this book.
Date published: 2015-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read Unique writing style. Author speaks directly to the reader, then back to the story. Author ties all the characters together to provide a charming adventure
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Entertaining read. A humorous look at the life of twins with a few twists in the story line. A bit thought provoking with a predictable outcome. Nice light reading.
Date published: 2015-05-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Double Trouble This is not a great literary book, and sometimes a bit disjointed, but one can figure it out eventually. An easy, relaxing read.
Date published: 2015-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome read! It was not what I expected it to be from the title. It was different and did not disappoint! Definite must read!
Date published: 2014-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Double Trouble A fun, touching read!
Date published: 2014-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Double Trouble Entertaining and full of twists
Date published: 2014-09-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Double trouble Swuet but looooong.
Date published: 2014-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Double trouble I really enjoyed reading this book it very good book to fead
Date published: 2014-08-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mrs Nice real double trouble
Date published: 2014-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mrs Nice real double trouble
Date published: 2014-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Double Trouble Enjoyed a cute read * :-)
Date published: 2014-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice story Liked the twists and turns in this story. a good read!
Date published: 2014-05-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Needs more editing Pacing got draggy towards the middle. Last straw was lengthy exposition about each of the women in Marylys' chocolate group.
Date published: 2014-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Double trouble Great book, but took a longtime to read.
Date published: 2014-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Double Trouble Very good! From beginning to end! Thank!
Date published: 2014-04-20