My second book this week and it’s a romance, I’m quite enjoying switching up genres, it’s keeping things interesting.
From the moment she met him, Ella Peterson had questions. As always, though, she’s too shy to ask.
Older and sexy as hell, mysterious Adam Brook soon sweeps sheltered Ella off her feet; but is he as perfect as he appears to be, or is there more to him than he’s telling her?
Ella’s world has already turned upside down after moving from England to rural Kansas. She and her sisters were hoping for a more secure future, but instead find that life can be tough when jobs are scarce and the stakes often higher than anticipated.
When events spiral out of Ella’s control, she learns the person she needs to rely on most is herself and her instincts on who to trust in the future.
It’s just that her instincts are screaming at her to trust Adam; it’s what he tells her that makes that a problem.
I sometimes feel like when it comes to reviewing romance books that I can be a bit hit or miss because of my relationship with insta-love. I realise that I am reading books about falling in love and I try to be objective about it but sometimes, and this book was one of those occasions, I find myself doing too much eye-rolling to be really taken with a romance. I know that it is just me and plenty of readers will love it but I have to say in this instance it was just a little bit much for me.
Now that that part is out of the way I have to admit to being pleasantly surprised by the plotline of Trust in You, I really didn’t expect half of what was in the book from what I read in the blurb and I enjoyed that it wasn’t typical romance tropes that were used. It definitely added a bit more action into the story and gave it that extra bit of drama and mystery.
You certainly got that with Adam, he is all brooding secrets, from the start I was wondering if he is a bit of a bad boy or if there was something else going on. I know I shouldn’t admit this really but I do enjoy a possessive male and Adam was definitely one of those, there were a few occasions where I wondered if this was maybe pushed a little far, but overall I was intrigued by him and was hoping to discover what he is hiding.
Ella was a sweet character, I would have liked a bit more exploration into her relationship with her sisters and friend Hannah, I felt like the surface was barely scratched with them but there is so much potential waiting to be unlocked with these characters. Also it’s hard to know because it could be more to do with Adam but I felt like Ella was targeted by certain people quite often and I wasn’t really sure why, it felt at points a little repetitive, although it’s hard to draw a conclusion on that because this book ended on a bit of a question mark. You can tell the story is going to be explored further so I’m hoping I’ll get the chance to read it and that it will give me some definitive answers.
Trust in You is an enjoyable first love romance with some intriguing characters and a surprising storyline that will keep you entertained.
Julia is an avid reader of all things romance, and she has read hundreds of books across a variety of sub-genres and began writing her own novels in 2018. Four books are currently in various stages of editing and completion, the first of which is finished and will be on sale in spring 2020.
Julia has always been passionate about languages and fiction and has a degree in Languages And Trade and an A-Level in English Literature. When Julia is not writing or editing her own novels, she usually has her nose in books by other authors and is otherwise kept busy caring for her family, going to the gym and carrying out her day job. Julia lives on the South Coast of England with her two children, husband and cats.