Book Reviews of The Trouble with Paradise

The Trouble with Paradise
The Trouble with Paradise
Author: Jill Shalvis
ISBN-13: 9780425217191
ISBN-10: 0425217191
Publication Date: 10/2/2007
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 78 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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This was another great Jill Shalvis read. Laced with humor, mystery and romance. Kinda like a Gilligan's Island where people sailing were shipwrecked from a storm on a deserted island, one of the crew turns up missing and no one knows quite who to trust. Instead of the cute professor there is a sexy French Doctor on this island. The heroine is funny and clutzy. I really liked this book.
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This was a funny, sexy, hot romance which, in a book, is right up my alley. It's a great book for the beach, too, but I don't recommend it for a cruise. You would have to read it to understand why. I loved the hero, loved the heroine. The story, while not totally believable for me, kept me interested. The secondary characters could have been stronger, but they still helped carry the story along and made you wonder if one of them would have their own story later. Poor, klutzy Dorie was the everywoman heroine who finally gets her HEA. I think she is one of my favorite heroines of all the books I've read because she never gave up and, once she made up her mind, she kept reaching for the rainbow. Kinda makes me want to be like her.
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Gilligan's Island meets Survivor and with a little bit of who-dun-it, yeah maybe. Jill Shalvis is one of my favorite authors and The Trouble with Paradise was a quick, easy, funny, enjoyable, sexy read. I thought the the H and h were sizzling together, the supporting characters were lively, a bit neurotic and I really didn't know who did it until the last 40 pages- kept you guessing. Yet in keeping it hidden so long without any clues, everybody was a good guy so when the killer was revealed it all worked out to quickly and easily in the end. BUT, I didn't read it for mystery, but for the romance and that it delivered.
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Love Jill Shavis!!! I really liked this book alot. Can't wait to read more.
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Grade: B-

Dorie Anderson's life is just not turning out as great as she had hoped. She is at a dead in job in the retail world, when really what she wants is to be a fashion designer. Then consider her love life, or lack of in any case. All in the blink of an eye Dorie is on her way to Fiji on a cruise with not one but two hunky men who have caught her eye. Things turn sour when the yacht ends up in a terrible storm leaving them shipwrecked. At least she has sexy doctor, Christian to tend to her needs.

The Trouble with Paradise is not a terribly deep story. If you are looking for something simple and cute to pass the time then this is the book for you. Dorie is a sweet heroine who has a tendency to stumble her way into things. She is a very klutzy heroine, but she has luck on her side. She may not know it, none-the-less.

I liked the premise of the story. Girl looking for adventure and romance finds more than she can handle when her vacation boat ends up shipwrecked. I thought that more time would be spent on the island. It doesn't actually happen until two/thirds through the book. There is a little bit of complication because one of the crew members ends up missing and the characters don't know if it was foul play or not. That mystery was a bit distracting from the romance between Dorie and Christian. Also, I never understood why Christian kept pushing Dorie away when he was obviously drawn to her. Overall this was an easy read and was a nice way to pass the time.
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I enjoyed this one - it's a frothy romance with lots of smile-worthy dialogue. The heroine turns into a klutz every time she meets a cute guy - so it's really a good thing she doesn't think the hunky doctor is cute. Gorgeous? Yes. Grumpy? Definitely... And the sexy French accent does nothing for her. Really.

The heroine's plans for a carefree sail in the sunny South Seas runs into a few snags. There's the hurricane which drives them off course and damages the boat. And the emergency equipment is destroyed. And helping nurse seasick passengers. And then there's the missing crew member - and the blood in his cabin...

Luckily they find an island, deserted of course. She worries about how many seasons those guys on Lost have remained lost...and whether she can survive the trauma of no chocolate. Fortunately the doctor, yes, still gorgeous and grumpy, finds ways to distract her...even from the chocolate crisis.

All in all a delightful read - great characters, suspenseful plot and an interesting setting. Jill Shalvis did her normal outstanding job with this one.
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This book was very good!! This is my second book by jill shavis and am definitely a fan. Her books keep me interested and entertained. I loved the story of this book, although I find it hard to believe that everyone this good looking on one sailboat are all single?lol. I love the way she writes her romances not too explicit yet steamy enough! I am excited to read her other books...I am sure I will NOT be disappointed!!!
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aww what a sweet book!
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I really liked this book! It was quite funny- I found myself laughing out loud several times while reading it. The dialogue between the characters was witty, and there was a nice chemistry between Christian & Dorie. I found myself really liking both of them, and was kind of sad when the story ended. There was a little bit of a mystery & a touch of suspense along with the romantic adventure, so it kept my interest until the end. I haven't found a book that I haven't liked by Jill Shalvis yet- so I'll definitely be reading more by her! Her books have turned into automatic buys for me!
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i actually did like this afterall