Book Review: Too Much Trouble in Paradise

Molly Parker escaped to the Spanish Canarian island of Tenerife with her best friend Fran to leave her old life behind and start anew. Her professional darts player ex-husband, Paul, is the main reason she left England after she caught him cheating on her. Molly quickly begins a romance on the island with Antonio, a gorgeous Spaniard, and accepts his marriage proposal. Engaged to Antonio and determined to move on from Paul, Molly is completely caught off guard when Paul shows up on Tenerife to win her back. He claims that he was caught up in all the attention he was getting and that’s why he cheated, but that isn’t really who he is or wants to be anymore. Should Molly take him back or move forward with her marriage to Antonio? She is torn between the bad boy and the nice guy, which gets her into a lot of unexpected trouble.  

Too Much Trouble in Paradise is a light, fun read that will keep readers guessing who Molly will choose until the very end. Molly is a likeable character who is genuinely looking for love but struggling with her own insecurities and trust issues. Paul is the character readers will love to hate and Fran is a loyal friend to Molly. Their dialogue and interactions are sharp, funny, and definitely entertaining. The story moves at a quick pace, flowing seamlessly as Molly figures out what she really wants and gets a few surprises along the way. Too Much Trouble in Paradise will delight fans of clever, dynamic romantic comedies. 

Michelle Betham is an independent author of romance novels and chick lit. She was born and brought up in the North East of England, but also lived on the Spanish Canarian island of Tenerife for two years. Michelle is addicted to reality TV, loves reading anything from horror to high drama, could watch Grease a million times and never get bored, and hopes to write a sitcom about darts someday. For more information about Michelle and her books, you can visit her blogs at and and connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.