Storing Up Trouble (2020)

About the Book

BookStoring Up Trouble

Author: Jen Turano

Series: An American Heiresses Novel, #3

Release Date: May 5, 2020

Genre: Historical Romance

After Miss Beatrix Waterbury suffers multiple mishaps due to her involvement with the suffrage movement, her mother decides a change of scenery is in order for her incorrigible daughter. Banished from New York, Beatrix is sent off for an extended stay with her Aunt Gladys in Chicago.

Mr. Norman Nesbit, a gentleman and a brilliant man of science devoted to his work, doesn’t have time to be distracted with members of the feminine set. When robbers descend on the train, intent on divesting him from his important research papers, Norman is thrust into Beatrix’s company when she has the audacity to interfere—leaving him no choice but to try to save her from herself.

When Beatrix’s life is put at stake after she takes employment as a salesgirl, she and Norman find themselves propelled into each other’s company again and again. With danger and intrigue dogging their every step, they become surprisingly drawn to each other—until information comes to light that threatens this relationship that’s barely had a chance to blossom.

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My Thoughts

Storing Up Trouble by Jen Turano is fantastic. I know I say this about all the novels I love, but I really did struggle to put this book down. In fact, I stayed up until 2 AM the other night to finish it. I just enjoyed this book so much — it was exactly the novel I needed. Life has been a tad painful and insane lately, so I purposely picked up this book because I know that Turano novels are guaranteed to be light-hearted, hilarious, and romantic. Turano stories are the perfect books to escape into, and Storing Up Trouble proved to be just the medicine I needed at this time.

I really did love everything about this novel — the romance builds slowly, realistically, and so sweetly, and the humor is perfect. I laughed out loud several times and forced my husband to listen as I read several passages to him so he could laugh too! I also thoroughly enjoyed the bit of mystery and the several “street brawls” that broke out. Watching Norman ride to Beatrix’s rescue several times are some of the best moments in the book. Norman is my absolute favorite character. He stole my reader heart the moment he attempted to save Beatrix from her “crazy” aunt. I appreciate Norman’s journey from arrogant, self-centered scientist to selfless, considerate knight-in-shining armor. I love how his friendship with his best friend, Theodosia, went from something he used to something he cherished and learned to appreciate. And, I love, love, love that Beatrix is the catalyst to Norman’s character transformation. Because isn’t it the truth — when we find our “one” on this earth we really do want to become the best version of ourselves that we possibly can. Every page of this novel is superb storytelling, but for me, Norman is what made Storing Up Trouble the best story in the American Heiresses series.

I have enjoyed every novel in the American Heiresses series, but Storing Up Trouble is my favorite and I highly recommend it. It’s well written, it’s highly engaging, it’s sweet and romantic, and it’s absolutely hilarious. If you are in the need for a historical romance to escape into, then purchase a copy of Storing Up Trouble. You will love every minute of this one!

I purchased a copy of this novel in eBook form from on May 4, 2020, in order to review. In no way has this influenced my review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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