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Trouble Comes Knocking (Entangled Embrace) [Kindle Edition]

Mary Duncanson
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $2.99
Sold by: Macmillan

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Book Description

It's hard not to answer when trouble comes knocking

A girl who can’t forget…

Twenty-two-year-old Lucy Carver is like Sherlock Holmes in ballet flats, but her eidetic memory is more albatross than asset, and something she usually keeps hidden. When she notices that something’s amiss at her dead-end job, she jumps at the chance to finally use her ability for good. That is, until, a man is murdered, and she becomes the target of the killer.

A detective on his first case…

Detective Eli Reyes is overbearing, pompous, way too hot for Lucy’s own good, and seems as determined to ruin her relationship with her boyfriend, John, as finding the murderer. He brings Lucy in on the case, thinking she can help him get to the truth, only to cut her loose when he realizes he’s gotten far more than he ever bargained for.

A past that won’t go away…

When memories from her childhood invade her present, Lucy discovers a mystery bigger than she could have imagined. With the killer still after her, and Eli nowhere to be found, she takes things into her own hands, determined to expose the truth no matter what—before trouble comes knocking…again.

Editorial Reviews


"Ms. Duncanson's writing was sharp and descriptive and her characters well-developed. I could easily see this turning into a long-lasting series of novels, like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series." ~The Revolving Bookcase Blog

From the Author

I am so excited to share TROUBLE COMES KNOCKING with y'all! This is the first book in the Trouble series and oh so many more to come. Book two, UNSPOKEN TROUBLE, is due in 2014, and I can't wait to share what kind of trouble Lucy has gotten into next. Like Romance? Check out my alter-ego, Mary Malcolm, for a taste of contemporary including my newest book, THE TEXAS MILLIONAIRE'S RUNAWAY WIFE, also available in paperback.

Love, love, love, Me.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1507 KB
  • Print Length: 181 pages
  • Publisher: Entangled: Embrace (November 11, 2013)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00G1JUD6K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #445,565 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love Lucy! November 11, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
When a girl with a photographic memory embarks on a new job and discovers accounting discrepencies she has only one choice--tell someone. But Lucy Carver gets more than she bargained for when a dead body, an attempt on her own life and a friend being wrongully accused of the crime leads to searching for answers to her past she can't remember. I'll be honest and say I don't read a ton of NA, but this one caught me from the title, snopsis and held me to the very last page. What a fun and quirky character Lucy Carver turned out to be! If you're looking for a fun story that will hold your attention from beginning to end, check out Trouble Comes Knocking. I'm team Eli all the way!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lucy To The Rescue December 9, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Lucy Carver has a special talent that she keeps hidden. She has an eidetic memory which allows her to recall things in great detail. She notices a serious accounting problem. She tells Simon Winters, the head honcho of accounting and the same day he's murdered. Lucy is drawn into the mystery and now she is working as a consultant with sexy Detective Reyes. Someone thinks she's trouble and is determined to stop her. With the help of her friend, Ana, and her new romantic interest, John, she plans to find the killer. Poor Lucy! Her past is a mystery and her future uncertain. What happens next? Mary Duncanson writes an exciting mystery with characters that are unique and slightly quirky. I love Lucy. She is an intelligent woman who does what she believes is right regardless of the danger. The plot is filled with so many surprising twists. I never suspected who the killer was. A great story! Trouble Comes Knocking is a winner. I can't wait for Lucy to work her magic again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mind...Blown!! December 9, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Well, well, well… This was definitely not what I expected. When I read the blurb, it piqued my curiosity and it was because of that, that I decided to read it. I felt like it didn’t have that must-read factor, but boy, oh boy was I wrong. I was consumed, and there was no turning back.
I’ve been reading a lot of romance lately, and I was quite happy to settle back into my love for crime/mystery fiction. It got my brain warmed up and different theories of whodunit ran through my head.
This book has some pretty amazing characters, though at times Lucy, our heroine, irritated me right into my little toe. But she had to be a little bit irritating to me, it’s what made her seem so real. And who could blame her? With an eidetic memory, you can’t not be a know-it-all. She’s vibrant and full of life and she comes across as a strong female, which is something that makes or breaks a female POV book for me. She has a past that she knows nothing about and it’s on the fast track of catching up with her. Working as an official consultant with the police on a murder case, it seems like everyone and their brothers are after her, but luckily there are two heroes, who can come to the rescue whenever our fantastic heroine is in trouble (believe me that happens a lot).
Lucy falls for John, the security guard at HGR, for reasons I still don’t quite get (once you hear about the other hero, you won’t get it either), but he seems to be a nice guy, who would go out of his way to keep Lucy in his life. He sounds sort of like a hot nerdy, geeky type and I did grow fond of him as the book progressed. But then we get Eli and hot damn, if you don’t want to jump him when you’ve finished this book, there is seriously something wrong with your lady bits ;). To me, Eli is complete sex-on-legs.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trouble is her middle name December 1, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
We have an interesting heroine here in Lucy Carver. She is a strong and independent character willing to pursue what is right to the bitter end, even at the risk of her life.

With her special gift, she wants to help others improve their lives. She knows her special gift can be used for the greater good and this thrills her.

After discovering the possibility of fraud at her place of work, she alerts management as to what is happening. No one wants to listen to her but she will not give up. Events happening around her force her into a web of murder, secrets and shady characters. New friends and old friends become involved with her, all at risk of losing their lives.

This book reads as the beginning of a very intriguing series in which we will be regaled with mystery, suspense, thrilling situations with a sprinkling of romance. I cannot wait to read the next book by this author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Team Eli! November 14, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Witty, fun, and at times sexy. Lucy Carver gets into my head. My girlfriend rolled her eyes when I was laughing at the book, but now that I'm done she wants a turn with it. There's a mystery solved by the end of the book, but I thoroughly look forward to watching the deeper mystery of her past unfold!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved this storyline, A bit like Nancy Drew only BETTER! November 12, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I recieved an ARC copy of this story. Others are rating 3 1/2 - 4 stars I'd surely without a doubt give this 4 stars.

Trouble Comes Knocking is a smart,funny, full of romanance as well as mystery and adventures. It's a very GOOD read, well worth it and keeps you going throughout the entire storyline.

People always say ~ Never Judge A Book By Its Cover, at first glance I'd probably skip over it, but SOOO glad I didn't. You won't go wrong with buying this book. I promise so buy it now!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Will her gift put friends and loved ones in danger
Trouble Comes Knocking
Mary Duncanson
Copyright 2013

Lucy has a photographic memory, she does not forget which is more trouble to her than a blessing. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Michelle R. Kidwell
5.0 out of 5 stars addictive and totally cool!
Five stars for this original riveting mystery with sparks of romance.
I loved the characters, the unique plot, the amazing handle on emotions all over this book and the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Waterbaby786
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
*I received this book free from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review*

Lucy Carver’s parents disappeared when she was sixteen and she now lives with her... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mindy Bigham (Hines and Bigham's Literary Tryst)
5.0 out of 5 stars Like Psych
I wasn't sure what I would think about this book, but my roommate recommended it and I gave it a try. Definitely not like the books I'm used to reading, but so good! Read more
Published 5 months ago by James Ward
4.0 out of 5 stars Great storyline, The Mentalist of the New Adult Genre
This was an interesting and enjoyable read, however it also felt like it was going to be the start to a series. Lucy's character is intriguing. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Julie B
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Story
While I'm NOT a romance fan, Mary is able to give me enough of my Murder Mystery fix to make me happy enough to settle on the Romance side of it. Read more
Published 5 months ago by L. Salsbury
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent New Adult mystery
I was quick to latch on to Trouble Comes Knocking when I first read about it because it was a New Adult book that was not geared around just straight romance. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Stormi Johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars Trouble Comes Knocking will take you on a suspenseful joy ride that...
Trouble Comes Knocking will take you on a suspenseful joy ride that will have you turning the pages to see what happens next.

This story is N/A Romantic Suspense. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Smut Book Junkie Book Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book
This is a strong f as t paced read. Lucy can not seem to stay out of trouble, in fact it keeps finding her. Her friends are true, the guys are loyal after a fashion. Read more
Published 7 months ago by James Duncanson
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More About the Author

Mary Duncanson, who sometimes writes as Mary Malcolm, lives in North Texas with a menagerie of animals and roommates. She is currently looking to adopt a husband, preferably housebroken, preferably as silly as her. When she's not on Facebook goofing around, she's talking to the characters in her head and hoping they talk back. When she's not doing all that, she can be found wandering around Central Market with a happy, drooly foodie look on her face. Do not judge her, it is her Mecca.

Mary's been writing since she was a teenager, though she spent quite a few years studying toward becoming a doctor before she realized she wanted to be a full-time author. Unfortunately, the people who own her student loans still want to be paid for the years they supported her medical dreams.

She lives on a steady diet of coffee and chocolate and feels, like Eleanor Roosevelt, that people should believe in the beauty of their dreams. Also, that people should ignore the word "should" because really, it's kind of a judgmental word. Mary dreams of one day living as a full-time, well-paid novelist (hint, hint) and also of traveling to Chile to pay homage to her soul mate, Pablo Neruda.

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