Feb 17, 2020
Worth the Trouble
Posted by Jamie Beck

Cover girl Cat St James s picture perfect life is anything but flawless Luckily, she s a master of hiding the truth from the camera Relying on that skill, she conceals her latest secret from her family while attending her brother s wedding Her only trouble now is Hank Mitchell the soft spoken carpenter she d once brushed aside Seeing him at the reception underscores hCover girl Cat St James s picture perfect life is anything but flawless Luckily, she s a master of hiding the truth from the camera Relying on that skill, she conceals her latest secret from her family while attending her brother s wedding Her only trouble now is Hank Mitchell the soft spoken carpenter she d once brushed aside Seeing him at the reception underscores her private heartache and ignites unwelcome longing, which she promptly drowns in champagne.Hank is no stranger to sacrifice, having set aside his own ambitions to take care of his family One thing he won t forsake is his pride, which Cat already wounded once But when the maddening beauty s reckless behavior forces him to rush to her rescue, he sets in motion a series of events that leads Cat to make a business proposal granting him his dream job.When Cat and Hank mix business with pleasure, promises and secrets unravel, and each must decide if and what they ll surrender for love.

  • Title: Worth the Trouble
  • Author: Jamie Beck
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 351
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Worth the Trouble Cover girl Cat St James s picture perfect life is anything but flawless Luckily she s a master of hiding the truth from the camera Relying on that skill she conceals her latest secret from her famil


    ARC requested through Netgalley, and kindly provided by Montlake Romance in exchange for an honest review.After racing through the first book in this series, I was super excited to have the opportunity to read the follow up In the first book, we were introduced to the St James siblings.This book told Cat and Hank s story In Worth the Wait, we got a glimpse into Cat s insecurities Despite being a beautiful model and smart business woman, Cat never felt good enough These esteem issues led her to m [...]


    Two years earlier Cat chose another man over Hank A man who turned out to be violent and abusive Now she has kicked him to the kerb but fate once again throws her a curve ball In quick succession she learns that for a model 28 is over the hill, and adding to her problems she is diagnosed with early onset menopause and will not be able to have children Despite that she is determined to forge a new path, to land on her feet When Hank delivers a hand made end table to her best friend, Cat sees her [...]

    Alaina Meserole

    Worth the Trouble is about David s sister, Cat, and their friend Hank It is also a dual POV, which I just love reading listening from From the first book, Worth the Wait you sort of knew about something that happened between Cat and Hank but you didn t really know their reaction from how everything went down between themCat and Hank shared a night with sweet kisses However, the next day Cat chose another man A horrible man Thank god she found reason one day, after seeing her best friend Vivi get [...]

    Vikki Vaught

    My MusingsThere is lots of emotion in this book I loved both the hero and the heroine It was great visiting With the characters from book 1 Can t wait to read the next one in this series Happy

    Bette Hansen

    A very enjoyable read that is very well written with characters that are well developed and very intriguing It was very nice the way the author gave us updates on all the characters we got to know in the first book This is the second book in the St James series from Ms Beck but it is easily read standalone.In this one we really get to know Cat St James She s always be the pretty impetuous St James sibling so with her modeling career apparently coming near it s end, she s lost as to what the next [...]


    This book just didn t work for me I felt that it focused on how crappy Cat and Hank found their lives Idk Found them both shallow in different ways.


    3.5 good plot starsThe only reason this wasn t 4 stars is because I really felt the ending was rushed The idea was awesome and Cat and Hanks story and obstacles was by far the most interesting to me, but it wasn t flushed out enough They had fuel to make this an amazing book but it was just too rushed Still good dialogue Open and direct On to 3 and to find out if the other siblings ever find out the dad was a cheat and who Jackson is going to be with.


    Anxiously awaited this book 2 and wasn t disappointed I love Jamie Beck s writing The St James siblings caught my heart in Worth the Wait and I couldn t wait to read Cat and Hank s story Cat is in a high fashion world and yet there is nothing superficial or fake about her She is a down to earth, family loving, acceptance seeking woman who was forced to rely on her looks when she didn t have the faith and support of her dad She is just wanting someone to see the real her, not the pretty face Hank [...]

    Melinda Tan

    Such fun I just read your interview responses and they helped me relate to your books even I do love that they are escapism I am hooked immediately by your writing, and the character conflicts are very relatable I love them The only reason I gave it a 4 is because I wanted ANY type of mishap in the bedroom make my life normal SelfishI know.

    Missy Shipp

    Just when I thought the second book in the St James series could not possibly be as good as the first book, I was ecstatic when I started reading it Great series I m looking forward to the next book which doesn t come out until November.


    Honestly Cat is just annoying I had really expected from her after reading St James 1, and for her story and life to have depth after the whole controlling boyfriend issue in the first book.She created ALL her problems in this book Her best friend was seriously hurt because she couldnt see reality and let her controlling boyfriend go until someone did get hurt, I was completely surprised it wasnt her, although if it was she prolly would have let him get away with it, and would have kept gettin [...]

    Romance Between The Sheets

    WORTH THE TROUBLE is the second book in the St James series and, as with the first book, it was a light and easy read and a good way to spend a few hours Cat and Hank shared a moment when they first met a year or two ago through her brother Jackson, but then Cat got back together with her boyfriend and things have been strained between them ever since.Hank is one of those honest to God good guys and is so easy to like After his father died while he was a senior in high school, he gave up his col [...]

    J Alm

    Second book in the St James trilogy_____________________________________________________________________________________________Book 1 _________________________Worth the Wait ________________Vivi and DavidBook 2 _________________________ Worth the Trouble _____________ Hank and CatBook 3 _________________________ Worth the Risk ________________ Gabby and Jackson_______________________________________________________________________________________________Book 2 starts of from the end of book 1 D [...]

    Christine Frieseke-Miller

    Cat and Hank s story was one of people from different worlds falling in love Cat is a super model and Hank is a carpenter who devotes his life to his family As these two embark on a business together, they also find themselves falling for one another Cat has a secret though that may just keep them apart.The story was good and Hank completely swept me off of my feet Sometimes I had a harder time relating to Cat, but I softened to her by the end I love this series and I can t wait to read Jackson [...]

    Yalonda Lampley

    The story line thickens with the story of the sister of the St james family I was happy to read that Cat was able to move forward with Hank, and sorry that he had to loose his mother without her creating some type of bond Sad to see the first business venture did not receive any interesting offers and I like the twist of his accident I hope he can recover I also had wanted a bigger scene with Justin and Cat as far has the stalking was concerned, theatrics But overall it was a pleasant read and [...]


    Definitely worth the trouble I would have given this book 5 starts if it didn t have so much explicit sex I found it detracted from the story line for me because it left nothing to the imagination That said I did however enjoy the story and the family dynamics I had an alcoholic parent so I identified with Vivi better than Cat Toned down sex it would be an excellent book I will give the author another chance by reading another book but if it has explicit sex I probably won t finish it.


    3.5 STARS I liked this one but thought that it fell short a little bit I would have liked to see the Justin resolved a bit Also I would have liked to see resolution for Cat with her problem Also, Hanks mom s ending got nothing than a sentence.Despite those things, I really enjoyed the story and the characters I ll get to Jackson s book son, I really want to know what s going to happen with him.

    Lyndsay Engelhardt

    Another great book Jamie Beck is my new favorite author I haven t read a book by her yet that I don t enjoy The way she develops the characters make you is amazing, you easily fall in love with every member of the story even the supporting ones Can t wait to read the next story


    Good story Deals with alcohol abuse, abortion, feelings of a lack self worth, family, medical issues and so much .Can you depend on others Will they hang you out to dry or support you Can you be a whole woman When is too much alcohol too much Can you live your own dreams Are you worthy I do recommend this book.


    This was just as good as the first So I have read Worth the Wait and now Worth the Trouble and I am hooked on the St James family Despite all the drama in Catalina s and Hank s life, the opposites did attract and were perfect compliments to each other Looking for to reading about Jackson.


    This is book two in the St James series, and features Cat, the St James sister, who is a well known model coming to the end of her modeling career at the tender age of 28 In addition to trying to figure out her new career path, she also has discovered a health issue which she feels will have a detrimental effect on her future It s a pleasant enough romance, although a little angsty.

    Cheryl Lipscomb

    So Worth the read The first St James Book was great, but this ONE I could not put it down I read it in just over two hours This book brings all of life s emotion, I laughed, cried, was worried, sad and afraid along with Cat Can t wait to continue the saga

    Virginia M. Panzarella

    Nice readGood book covering a lot of family dynamics and adding a little steamy romance The various issues associated with the family really gave you food for thought Well written and enjoyable.


    i might have liked this than 1 i really liked cat and hank together very sad about cat s view spoiler infertility hide spoiler but i just loved them together and wished we d gotten of an epilogue.

    Debra Ashwood

    Worth the TroubleThis is the second story about the St James siblings Here Car and Hank have their chance at love Though things get ruff when she finds out something about herself Will theirs be a happy ending Or will her secret year then apart forever


    Good read.

    Brandi Zanone

    Couldn t wait to start reading loved it.

    Sandy Cox

    Book twoI have enjoyed this series so far Characters are interesting and likeable I would read books by this author.


    Worth of timeIt kind of couple getting know each other while he was working on her house and then they starting share the love each other ad she got engage to get married

    Dawn Trlak-Donahue

    Chick lit

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