Looking For Trouble
By: Lara Ward-Cosio
It takes a special kind of writer to take on a character like Danny Boy and in shedding light on his flaws make him a hero worthy of his own happily ever after. Candid intimate moments take readers to a place best described as the literary equivalent of Cinema Verite in book five of the Rogue series, Looking for Trouble. Incredibly revealing Ms. Ward-Cosio’s presents Danny Boy in an unfiltered and not always flattering light. There was so much to love about this character despite his affinity and comfort in bad decision making.
Adept plot building takes this work from a love story that spans from learning to love one’s self to loving those around you and ultimately finding your true love. This author’s insightful writing shows her character’s struggles and choices in a way that makes them accessible to readers who may never experience similar ones in their own scope of experience but will be able to empathize with Danny Boy nonetheless. The very definition of the anti hero, Ms. Ward-Cosio gave layers and depth to Danny Boy that took him from being consigned to the villain category to a memorable character that readers will love even as he stumbled through embracing who he was. A journey of self discovery, Looking for Trouble was genuine, reflective and most of all forgiving.
*While part of a series this book can be read as a stand alone although it will enhance readers overall experience to read the previous books.*