Trouble Brewing
This sweet, savory, and satisfying novel—perfect for fans of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy Reichert—follows a smart, ambitious woman making her way in the male-dominated world of beer brewing.Piper Williams is used to being the only woman in a room full of men, but she isn’t used to being instantly drawn to someone she’s in business with.After working long hours brewing in her garage, Piper is determined to prove herself—and to ignore the chemistry she has with Blake Reed, owner of Minnesota’s newest gastropub who is going to stock four of her brews. She wants her craft beer to stand on its own merits and knows that the tight-knit male-dominated brewer community will assume the worst if she starts anything with one of her vendors. No way she’ll risk everything she’s invested in her budding business on a guy who might not stick—no matter how charmingly handsome and funny he is, right?And Blake has a conflict of his own—his haughty family wants him to ditch the gastropub and support his father’s political campaign. Well, that, and the fact that he knows Piper’s snark and sass is the perfect blend of crisp and refreshing for him. So Blake and Piper make a pact: she’ll go out with him if, and only if, two additional pubs start carrying her beer. Sticking to the pact proves harder than either of them expected—especially since the attraction is off the charts between quirky, independent Piper and smart, charming Blake.Then Piper gets a once-in-a-lifetime offer that could launch her company to the next level—and take her away from Blake. Are she and Blake just drunk in love, or do they have something real that’s worth risking her dreams for?

Trouble Brewing Details

TitleTrouble Brewing
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseSep 25th, 2018
PublisherGallery Books
ISBN-139781501188329
Rating
GenreRomance, Fiction

Trouble Brewing Review

  • Jamie Rosenblit
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars!Cute rom-com centered in the food/beverage world - Piper is a craft beer brewer who is working on getting her brews sold in local bars when she meets Blake, owner of The Public, a new hot gastropub in town. Given that this is a rom-com, sparks fly but Piper doesn’t want to mix business and pleasure. Will it be possible for these two to work together without it leading to more? For those who are fans of Amy Reichert (who isn’t?!), be sure to check out a new voice in this fun genre! Than 3.5 stars!Cute rom-com centered in the food/beverage world - Piper is a craft beer brewer who is working on getting her brews sold in local bars when she meets Blake, owner of The Public, a new hot gastropub in town. Given that this is a rom-com, sparks fly but Piper doesn’t want to mix business and pleasure. Will it be possible for these two to work together without it leading to more? For those who are fans of Amy Reichert (who isn’t?!), be sure to check out a new voice in this fun genre! Thank you to Simon & Schuster for an advanced copy. All opinions are my own.
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  • Mandi Schreiner
    January 1, 1970
    DNFing @ pg 75I wanted to like this - the heroine is a brewmaster - when does that ever happen???But immediately, when she meets the hero's friends (the hero owns a new bar and she wants him to sell her beer) all they can do is comment on her appearance (does the carpet match the drapes?) etc...and it was super annoying/Then the heroine kisses the hero, and then gets all upset by it and it was just odd. Everyone acted too over the top or perky. It just didn't feel like realistic people to me.
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  • Megan Lyons
    January 1, 1970
    1 1/2 starsI was pretty excited about this book, as I am a huge craft beer fan. Craft beer still feels like a pretty male dominated industry, for workers and to a lesser extent, customers. I have had random guys come up to me in the liquor store to “help” me pick out a beer, when they knew less about beer than me, and been condescended to by servers who decided I wouldn’t like a certain kind of beer, so I was really looking forward to this. I also tend to like food themed books, so this seemed l 1 1/2 starsI was pretty excited about this book, as I am a huge craft beer fan. Craft beer still feels like a pretty male dominated industry, for workers and to a lesser extent, customers. I have had random guys come up to me in the liquor store to “help” me pick out a beer, when they knew less about beer than me, and been condescended to by servers who decided I wouldn’t like a certain kind of beer, so I was really looking forward to this. I also tend to like food themed books, so this seemed like such a great choice for me. The problem was, it just wasn’t very good. I wanted this to be an ode to beer, in the same way some of the culinary romance books are an ode to food. However, it never really felt like a celebration of craft beer. Instead, the brewery just felt like an obligatory setting. The love interest was kind of cocky and boring and I really didn’t like him. The plotting keeping the characters apart felt forced, and there was a whole subplot about the love interest’s family that didn’t really go anywhere. I was also super irked by the epilogue, and I felt like the protagonist reacted really out of character to something. I did relate to one scene where the protagonist was being patronized by an waiter, and the fact that it made me stop and think about the ratio of female head brewers in Vancouver, even though it is an exploding market, but as a novel it just wasn’t very good.*I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book from Indigo Books and Music in exchange for an honest review*
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  • Gaele
    January 1, 1970
    I’ll be honest, at this point in my life and reviewing career I should know better than to take the advice of publisher blurb-recommendations, but I live in hope and occasionally find a gem. But the comparisons in this blurb don’t connect on any level with the exception of food and drink. And that isn’t to say that this book was horrible, but using a story that contained both depth and emotion, and comparing it to a far lighter and less well developed romantic comedy is a failure- doing a disser I’ll be honest, at this point in my life and reviewing career I should know better than to take the advice of publisher blurb-recommendations, but I live in hope and occasionally find a gem. But the comparisons in this blurb don’t connect on any level with the exception of food and drink. And that isn’t to say that this book was horrible, but using a story that contained both depth and emotion, and comparing it to a far lighter and less well developed romantic comedy is a failure- doing a disservice to the author and the story she brought forward. In this book we meet Piper, a brew master who has just scored a coup – the local gastro-pub is going to stock four of her beers, and the owner, Blake, a guy she finds attractive and is giving her a shot at her dream. Now, moving onward, Blake has made a ‘deal’ with Piper – if she can convince two more pubs to stock her beer – she’ll go out with him. So – not so bad, but a far cry from the depth and solid heroine working for her dream that I hoped for. And from nearly the first interactions through the last, the humor and Piper’s character were off – ‘carpet matching drapes’ comments are not only in poor taste, but when you first meet Blake’s friends and they talk like that? Seriously? And not only does she miss this infantile behavior as being a giant red flag – but she kisses Blake and then gets all “oh I shouldn’t have’ about it – a total backpedal where things just seemed to be thrown up to push them together or pull them apart, without regard for the actual reason we are there – her touted ‘dream’ of making her own craft brewery work. I don’t know where the editor was on this one – and if the story was to be about her struggles in breaking into the industry as an anomaly – female brew masters are relatively rare – and then Blake being one of the stones on the path – that’s one thing. But this muddled mess of romance and dream-chasing, with a bit of family drama from Blake’s side being thrown in at random points without really going anywhere – the book was disappointing and lacked a solid plot or identity. Sadly, even as I hoped for something – development in characters, a seriously solid sense of place, the real struggle to move toward capturing a dream, and it never came. There’s a solid story when all of the chaff is blown away here – but it was far too muddled and required an identity, leaving me with no doubt that the blurb and comparing this title to one from Amy Reichert was a huge miss. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. Review first appeared at I am, Indeed
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  • Kate
    January 1, 1970
    **I requested and received an eArc through Edelweiss**3.5 ☆A cute romance set.in the brewing world. I really loved that Piper was a brewer and loved the Out of the Bottle brewery she was trying to launch. Blake was suitably hot. Loved the supporting characters, especially Bear and Conner. The romance was more cute and charming rather than sexy and hot, but cozy romances work for me. Super fast read- just wish I'd saved it for Memorial Day weekend- it would have been a perfect book to read at a c **I requested and received an eArc through Edelweiss**3.5 ☆A cute romance set.in the brewing world. I really loved that Piper was a brewer and loved the Out of the Bottle brewery she was trying to launch. Blake was suitably hot. Loved the supporting characters, especially Bear and Conner. The romance was more cute and charming rather than sexy and hot, but cozy romances work for me. Super fast read- just wish I'd saved it for Memorial Day weekend- it would have been a perfect book to read at a cookout with a nice beer in hand!
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  • Maureen
    January 1, 1970
    This is a pretty cute novel about Piper, who is a brewer and Blake, who owns a gastropub. There is a lot of beer-related jargon and banter. It is an easy read. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for allowing me to be an early reader in exchange for my fair and honest review.
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  • Brei
    January 1, 1970
    *****I received an advance reader copy of this book from Netgalley for an honest review.*****Piper is a brewmaster in a male dominated world. Blake is an owner of the new gastropub in town. Romance ensues with a side of beer. I thought this was a cute, charming book. I ended up really liking this book and finished it in a couple of days. I don't read a ton of romance novels but I liked the story description. As mentioned in someone else's review this romance isn't hot and steamy, it is more swee *****I received an advance reader copy of this book from Netgalley for an honest review.*****Piper is a brewmaster in a male dominated world. Blake is an owner of the new gastropub in town. Romance ensues with a side of beer. I thought this was a cute, charming book. I ended up really liking this book and finished it in a couple of days. I don't read a ton of romance novels but I liked the story description. As mentioned in someone else's review this romance isn't hot and steamy, it is more sweet and funny. I enjoyed the supporting characters as much as I enjoyed the main characters. I gave this book 4 stars instead of 5 stars because I didn't really believe Blake's parents. They and the sister were just obnoxious and forced but they were about 5%of the book. Choose this book if you are looking for a quick, sweet read that might teach you something about beer. By no means is it an encyclopedia on brewing but they have several tidbits thrown in that the average reader wouldn't know. Overall this book is a sweet, charming read. I feel like this book could easily turn into a Hallmark Movie.
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    more on www.amysbooketlist.blogspot.comThe first word that I think of to describe this book is cute. The story is cute. The couple is cute. The ending is cute. That’s not to say there isn’t substance, because this novel really delves into some important topics: feminism, sexual harassment, money, and obviously love and what that looks like for a modern woman trying to have a career in a male dominated field. In the end, though, this is a fun, easy read.I learned a lot about brewing and now want more on www.amysbooketlist.blogspot.comThe first word that I think of to describe this book is cute. The story is cute. The couple is cute. The ending is cute. That’s not to say there isn’t substance, because this novel really delves into some important topics: feminism, sexual harassment, money, and obviously love and what that looks like for a modern woman trying to have a career in a male dominated field. In the end, though, this is a fun, easy read.I learned a lot about brewing and now want to try all the varieties Piper makes, especially, a grisette. That French for little grey. I mean, it’s French, so of course I’m interested. She also provides some places in Germany I am adding to my travel booket list. My travel booket list is something I am working on for Blogtober. I am making a list of the places I have read about and now need to see. Think Culloden and the Scottish Highlands because of Outlander. Sorry, I got distracted, back to the review.The dialogue and description are very well written. The story flows easily and seems to make be paced nicely. I would like to see a little more subtlety in the dramatic portions of the story. For instance, there is a scene with another brewer where literally, the guy says the worst things possible. Not innuendo, just point blank horribleness. Same with a scene with Blake’s family. Not a single bit of that interaction seems realistic. The people involved all behave in a nightmarish fashion. With a little bit of restraint, more verbal condescension instead of transparent rudeness, Baltsar could have created some intricate and more believable scenes.Before I move on to characters, I have to stop and talk about the Gilmore Girls. Not only did this book literally reference Gilmore Girls (actually talking about specific scenes), but Piper got Blake to watch the series on Netflix. And like most oxygen breathing adults, once you start watching it, you are hooked. The book actually echoes some GG aspects. If you are a fan, and read this book, come back and tell me if you agree.The Characters...I probably have the same issue with the characters. Blake was a good guy. Piper was a determined woman. Blake’s family were all horrible without redeeming qualities. I loved seeing a woman working as a brewer, because this concept is so new to me. I just would have liked for the chracters to have more layers, just to keep it a little more interesting.* Special thanks to Suzanne Baltsar, Gallery Books, and Netgalley for providing a copy of Trouble Brewing in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Paul Pessolano
    January 1, 1970
    “Trouble Brewing” by Suzanne Baltsar, published by Gallery Books. Category – Romance Publication Date – September 25, 2018.I am not really into the Romance Genre but this book caught my eye due to its subject matter. I love my beer and a book on making craft beer seemed like a sure winner.Piper Williams became a Master Brewer in Germany and had a failed love affair. She returns to the United States and is determined to own her own label and brewery. She starts working out of a garage and he labe “Trouble Brewing” by Suzanne Baltsar, published by Gallery Books. Category – Romance Publication Date – September 25, 2018.I am not really into the Romance Genre but this book caught my eye due to its subject matter. I love my beer and a book on making craft beer seemed like a sure winner.Piper Williams became a Master Brewer in Germany and had a failed love affair. She returns to the United States and is determined to own her own label and brewery. She starts working out of a garage and he label is “Out of the Bottle”.She crafts several distinctive brews, Platinum Blonde, Brunette Beauty, and Natural Red. Piper finds herself struggling to get off the ground until she meets Blake Reed.Blake is from a well to do Minnesota family who shuns a career in law to open a gastro pub. Piper convinces, with her good looks, Blake to stock her beers. Romance ensues but not without its problems.Piper meets Blake’s parents and sister with disastrous results, and Piper discovers that Blake has pulled some strings to get her beer in other locations.Piper is offered a deal that would increase her brewery at little cost, monetarily, to her but she would have to move out of state. Piper must make a decision to move or try and reconcile with Blake.
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  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    I requested this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. It is not my normal genre, as I mostly read nonfiction, but it looked fun and cute and I’m a huge fan of craft beer, so I thought I would give it a whirl.It’s just not the book for me. I’m too much of a beer snob, which made me critical of the mentions of types of beer and methods of brewing. I think someone who has a mild interest in craft beer would be more the audience, as you could maybe learn something new.The book was i I requested this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. It is not my normal genre, as I mostly read nonfiction, but it looked fun and cute and I’m a huge fan of craft beer, so I thought I would give it a whirl.It’s just not the book for me. I’m too much of a beer snob, which made me critical of the mentions of types of beer and methods of brewing. I think someone who has a mild interest in craft beer would be more the audience, as you could maybe learn something new.The book was indeed fun and cute, and it was interesting how the story was told from both perspectives- guy and girl. Since it’s not my genre, I wasn’t interested in the “will they”, “won’t they” because Spoiler:They get together at the end. It would have been far more interesting if the main character ended up with one of his friends or better yet, stayed single and still managed to open up her own business. Some kind of twist, rather then ending up with the obvious guy. So, not the book for me, but I do think there’s enough substance for others to enjoy it.
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  • Rebecca
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to the publisher, via Netgalley, for an advance e-galley in exchange for an honest review.I have been wanting to read this book from the moment I saw comparisons to Amy Reichert's books, and when I saw that Amy Reichert herself gave this book 5 stars on Goodreads, I was absolutely sold. And wonder of wonders, this book truly delivered. I spent nearly 10 great years living in the Twin Cities, and thoroughly enjoyed the setting of this book, with lots of references to popular places in the Thanks to the publisher, via Netgalley, for an advance e-galley in exchange for an honest review.I have been wanting to read this book from the moment I saw comparisons to Amy Reichert's books, and when I saw that Amy Reichert herself gave this book 5 stars on Goodreads, I was absolutely sold. And wonder of wonders, this book truly delivered. I spent nearly 10 great years living in the Twin Cities, and thoroughly enjoyed the setting of this book, with lots of references to popular places in the area. I loved the main character, Piper, and her passion for her craft, and her tough attitude as she fights for her place in a male dominated field. This book was really a lot of fun, and before I was even done, I was hoping for a series featuring some of the other characters in the book. This book is less foodie than Reichert's, but if you're willing to sub beer for food as the main subcharacter, then you'll enjoy this just as much, too.
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  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this book! Set in Minneapolis, MN, it appealed to me because of the familiarity with the location, but the author's writing style kept me hooked. Piper and Blake were well written, believable characters, and their friends made awesome secondary characters. I appreciated Piper's struggle and Blake's drive to support her brewing, and I had a blast with their journey throughout the book. This book had laugh out loud moments as well as times where you want to bop the characters over I really enjoyed this book! Set in Minneapolis, MN, it appealed to me because of the familiarity with the location, but the author's writing style kept me hooked. Piper and Blake were well written, believable characters, and their friends made awesome secondary characters. I appreciated Piper's struggle and Blake's drive to support her brewing, and I had a blast with their journey throughout the book. This book had laugh out loud moments as well as times where you want to bop the characters over the head or wanting to grab a tissue. An overall well rounded tale with some Friends and Animaniacs quotes thrown in for spice. I really hope the author writes more in the series because I'd love to see Sonja, Bear, and Connor get their own stories! I received this book through Goodreads giveaways.
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  • Jenny
    January 1, 1970
    I have to admit that I knew it was a romance going in but the title made me think some sort of mystery would happen. I was wrong. Not being a beer drinker this story was rather interesting because I had no idea what all goes into brewing beer. I think having the main character be a girl in the brewing world shows exactly how sexist some people still are. Much like most Hallmark movies the girl has to make a choice between her career and her new boyfriend. I won't post a spoiler but I'll just say I have to admit that I knew it was a romance going in but the title made me think some sort of mystery would happen. I was wrong. Not being a beer drinker this story was rather interesting because I had no idea what all goes into brewing beer. I think having the main character be a girl in the brewing world shows exactly how sexist some people still are. Much like most Hallmark movies the girl has to make a choice between her career and her new boyfriend. I won't post a spoiler but I'll just say I liked the ending more than most Hallmark movies.
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  • LaToya
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book as an advanced read copy from Edelweiss in exchange for a fair review.In Suzanne Baltsar's, Trouble Brewing, Piper Williams is a trained master beer brewer looking for her big break in the male-dominated brewing community, which may come with handsome pub owner Blake Reed who is impressed with Piper's wit, charm, and beer. I found this book to be charming and adorable and it gives us an inside look into the brewing community. I could not put it down, and a must-read for any I received this book as an advanced read copy from Edelweiss in exchange for a fair review.In Suzanne Baltsar's, Trouble Brewing, Piper Williams is a trained master beer brewer looking for her big break in the male-dominated brewing community, which may come with handsome pub owner Blake Reed who is impressed with Piper's wit, charm, and beer. I found this book to be charming and adorable and it gives us an inside look into the brewing community. I could not put it down, and a must-read for any romance fan. I look forward to reading more from Baltsar in the future.
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  • Linda
    January 1, 1970
    I just finished reading Trouble Brewing and gave it a 4 star rating which maybe is a little high when putting it in the company of the books I usually choose to read, but I knew opening it up that it was a light romantic story that didn't pretend to be more and in that respect it delivered. I liked that the main character, Piper, was a strong female lead. I also liked that although the backstory is that she is a brewer it doesn't hit you over the head with all the brewing facts or terminology. O I just finished reading Trouble Brewing and gave it a 4 star rating which maybe is a little high when putting it in the company of the books I usually choose to read, but I knew opening it up that it was a light romantic story that didn't pretend to be more and in that respect it delivered. I liked that the main character, Piper, was a strong female lead. I also liked that although the backstory is that she is a brewer it doesn't hit you over the head with all the brewing facts or terminology. Overall it is an easy read enjoyable book which is sometimes exactly what you want to read.
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  • Jody
    January 1, 1970
    I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book because there was a lot of talk about gastropubs and brewing beer. I am not all that familiar with the process. But, I absolutely loved it. The characters were great, including the supporting characters. I didn't want to put the book down and found myself really enjoying every minute of it. This was the first book that I have read by this author, but it won't be the last. I received an ARC of this book from a Goodreads giveaway.
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  • Heidi
    January 1, 1970
    Piper Williams is a female beer brewer in a world dominated by men. Blake Reed is an attorney turned pub owner with a Senator for a father. When Blake introduces Piper's beers to his menu he's opening up a lot more than a business relationship. If you're looking for a sweet romance with closed door bedroom scenes, Trouble Brewing should hit the spot. Just make sure you have a beer nearby while you read. You'll be craving one.
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  • Elle
    January 1, 1970
    I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book in exchange for an honest feedback. TROUBLE BREWING is a light, satisfying romance about a 27-year-old woman who dreams about owning her own brewery and whose developing relationship with a sexy bar owner may affect her reputation in the small male-dominated brewing community. The story follows the romance tropes, the characters are fully fleshed, the dialogues are quick witted and punctuated with a lot of humor. TROUBLE BREWING is a wonderful roma I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book in exchange for an honest feedback. TROUBLE BREWING is a light, satisfying romance about a 27-year-old woman who dreams about owning her own brewery and whose developing relationship with a sexy bar owner may affect her reputation in the small male-dominated brewing community. The story follows the romance tropes, the characters are fully fleshed, the dialogues are quick witted and punctuated with a lot of humor. TROUBLE BREWING is a wonderful romance with many wonderful pop culture references.
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    This is a fine "When will they get together?" romance. The characters are likable and I liked that the chapters alternate between the viewpoints of the two main characters. There isn't much plot beyond the love story, so it didn't hold my attention, but you'll enjoy it if all you're looking for is a good love story.I received an ARC from NetGalley.
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  • Marion
    January 1, 1970
    I received an advanced copy of Trouble Brewing as a Goodreads Giveaway. I honestly enjoyed this delightful book of a woman pursuing her passion and finding true love along the way. The characters were likable and the book was fast-paced. I can see a “Brewing” series in the making.
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  • Jenny Ferguson
    January 1, 1970
    Super sweet romance with beer! So if you like beer and sweet romance, this book is a treat!Some of the conflict was resolved too easily for me--but I needed something warm and sweet and TROUBLE BREWING is exactly that. I'd make a beer metaphor if I could, but I can't.
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  • Lisa
    January 1, 1970
    Light, easy to read romance with a brewery twist. Set in the Midwest but could be the Pacific Northwest for all the Micro brewery/pub connections. Some of the characters could be my neighbors. Good beach/vacation read, nice brain break.
  • M.C.
    January 1, 1970
    Suzanne Baltsar crafts a fun, flirty tale about a brewer and a pub owner falling for each other. Full of heart, humor and 'Friends' references, this novel is sure to entertain and hit you straight in the feels. Also, be prepared--this book will inspire you to down your favorite brew as you read.
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  • Mdalton
    January 1, 1970
    Cute story. Nothing particularly different other than Piper's occupation. Easy read.
  • Lisa
    January 1, 1970
    review to come
  • Amanda Rawson Hill
    January 1, 1970
    Great characters and a unique set up. i really enjoyed this fun romance!
  • Sara
    January 1, 1970
    Originally reviewed for Chick Lit Central (www.chicklitcentral.com)There is a fighting spirit within Piper, an entrepreneur who wants to do it all, and do it all on her own. I appreciated that drive within her, even in the moments that begin to feel a bit like self sabotage. Coming from a background of having a really hard time asking for and receiving help, I could relate and identify with Piper in that way, although she takes it to higher extremes where her craft beer is concerned. She doesn’t Originally reviewed for Chick Lit Central (www.chicklitcentral.com)There is a fighting spirit within Piper, an entrepreneur who wants to do it all, and do it all on her own. I appreciated that drive within her, even in the moments that begin to feel a bit like self sabotage. Coming from a background of having a really hard time asking for and receiving help, I could relate and identify with Piper in that way, although she takes it to higher extremes where her craft beer is concerned. She doesn’t want anyone or anything to reroute her from her dreams, and that includes Blake. She had no inclination of the chemistry they’d have, a new type of hurdle that presents itself in strange and beautiful ways, and she senses that it’s going to come down to having one or the other, because she isn’t sure she can have both her passion and the man she’s falling hard for. Piper’s story is a unique one. I didn’t know much about the brewing industry before reading Trouble Brewing, and I found it interesting, the various processes and behind the scenes views we get from her perspective, a woman in a male-dominated field, trying to break into the brewer community. I felt I learned a lot more about her through her interactions with Blake, and with the friendships she forms through the process of standing on her own two feet, one ale at a time. Sometimes, we discover what’s really most important to us, through the hurdles and obstacles that are thrown our way, when we least expect it. That was presented to us time and time again within Piper’s story, ultimately discovering what is really worth fighting for.
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  • Jenea Whittington
    January 1, 1970
    Trouble Brewing tells us the story of Piper and Blake who are just trying to make it in their dream jobs. Piper has dreamt of becoming a successful beer brewer while Blake is working hard to make his new Gastro Pub a success.Piper is a characters that can frustrate you and make you root for all at the same time. She is extremely independent and strong as well. She is a woman who wants no outside help when it comes to her brewery business. At first I I had a hard time with her stubburness when it Trouble Brewing tells us the story of Piper and Blake who are just trying to make it in their dream jobs. Piper has dreamt of becoming a successful beer brewer while Blake is working hard to make his new Gastro Pub a success.Piper is a characters that can frustrate you and make you root for all at the same time. She is extremely independent and strong as well. She is a woman who wants no outside help when it comes to her brewery business. At first I I had a hard time with her stubburness when it came to help but With a few things that took places, I began to understand her way of thinking. I really grew t enjoy her character.Blake comes from money and is suppose to be going into the family business, when he decides to follow his own dream. The Gastro Pub is his baby. He’s worked hard too. But going against your family has it’s down side for him. I have to say that I really enjoy him, he was genuinely a good guy and was quite smitten with Piper from the start.It was apparent from the start that these two have some chemistry from their first interaction. But of course Piper wasn’t having it at first. She was so determined to make it on her own. She wanted people to love her beer and not think that she got where she was because of a relationship with an owner. I could completely understand that! She offered a dream job though, so I was curious to see if she would take and walk away from her current business and the sweet little romance blooming between Blake and her. Plus, I wondered if she would ever give in to her feelings too. Now were plenty of bumps along before we get to the end, from the family to other brewers interfering. But it just made this even better seeing how these two would handle what life had to throw at them.I have to say a little something about the secondary characters, Bear and Connor of course were always there for Blake. And best friend Sonja, wow was she a feisty one but ever supportive and protective of Piper. To me these characters really didn’t feel like they were side characters. They all had their parts in this story and were such a great addition. Plus the slow burning romance between two of them was too. Overall, this turned out to be such a sweet romance and fans of the genre will hopefully enjoy it as much as I did.
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  • Pat
    January 1, 1970
    An unusual cast of characters make this story a delight to read. Piper, a brewmaster, makes her Out of the Bottle craft brew inside her garage. Being a female she seems to always have to fight harder to be recognized Her dream of owning her own brewery is a goal she is fighting for. Blake, a lawyer by education, but a pub owner at heart just opened his dream of a gastropub, Public. His best friends, a former professional hockey player and a high school football coach he’s known since they were k An unusual cast of characters make this story a delight to read. Piper, a brewmaster, makes her Out of the Bottle craft brew inside her garage. Being a female she seems to always have to fight harder to be recognized Her dream of owning her own brewery is a goal she is fighting for. Blake, a lawyer by education, but a pub owner at heart just opened his dream of a gastropub, Public. His best friends, a former professional hockey player and a high school football coach he’s known since they were kids, support him all the way. Piper drops by Public’s with a tasting sampler of her beer and Blake and his crew are very impressed. He agrees to stock her beer. But he would like a lot more than beer from Piper. She is fiercely independent, and wants no hint of not attaining her goal on her own strengths. She and Blake make a deal. If she gets three pubs to stock her beer, she will agree to a date with Blake. The fun begins!
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