PJ Sugar, the protagonist in Susan May Warren’s Double Trouble, struggles to find her niche in the working world until she takes on a job as an assistant to private investigator Jeremy Kane. As PJ strives to prove her skills to her boss by participating in what should be a calm house sitting assignment, another inner conflict rages within her heart. Should she or shouldn’t she marry her high school sweetheart? Ten days babysitting the witness’s chinchillas should give PJ time to sort out her feelings, but an unexpected visit from an intruder not only turns PJ’s world upside down and forces her to make decisions she’s not prepared to make, but it also complicates her relationship with her boss as he begins to appreciate her abilities and, as a result develops feelings for her.
The hesitancy and frustration PJ displays in Double Trouble makes her very relatable, and her desire to take on adventure allows the reader to interact in a full-blown investigation. With the help of Boone, her high school sweetheart, and Jeremy, her boss, PJ fights for justice and grapples in the war for her heart.
PJ Sugar effectively shows a young woman struggling to prove to herself and to the world that she is more than capable of doing the job—whatever that job may be. Her determination to find her niche strengthens her actions and believability. The interaction between all the characters is unique and realistic.
Overall, Warren’s story is exciting and heartwarming, with a unique ending that makes the story very real. Any teenager girl who is looking for an adventure novel with a different kind of romantic ending would like Double Trouble. – Katlyn Smith, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
With one solved case under her belt, PJ Sugar is ready to dive into her career as a private investigator. Or at least a PI’s assistant until she can prove herself to Jeremy Kane, her new boss. Suddenly PJ’s seeing crime everywhere. But is it just in her head, or can she trust her instincts? When she takes on her first official case—house-sitting for a witness in protective custody—Jeremy assures her there’s no danger involved. But it soon becomes clear that there is someone after the witness . . . and now they’re after PJ, too.