Title: Trust Me
Author: Emjay Soren
This is not your typical ‘brothers-best-friend-romance’ as it weighs on a darker and more erotic side to the New Adult genre. This book is intended for Adults 18 and over due to graphic scenes involving sex, language, rape, violence, drinking and drugs. Full length novel with an HEA ending.
: deform, pulverize, or force inwards by compressing forcefully.
: a brief but intense infatuation for someone, especially someone unattainable or inappropriate.
Two definitions, both make sense to me. I am Carrie Beckett and I have a crush on the most unattainable person in my life.
My brothers’ best friend.
Chad Blake is… how to describe perfection. He is covered in tattoos and piercings with a body I want to melt ice on. He has no problem finding a woman, he has a new one each night, and as a tattoo artist in our small town and the front man for Thick as Thieves he has his pick. The fact he is best friends with my brother Noah is just icing on a crappy cake.
My brother has made it clear to me that the world he plays in is one I am not allowed in. I have always respected Noah’s wishes to keep me safe and clean. He fought for us to get away from Seattle and to safety when I was just fourteen. I would do anything for him…
Well… that was until Chad Blake walked in and asked me out and turned my world upside down and sideways.
I would never be the same.
Okay so I FINALLY got to read the book. I’ve been trying to read this book for what seemed forever. Crazy busy lately. Oi! That, though, has no reflection on the story, just my lack in time to read like I used to.
This book was a great read from start to finish. You get enough background to be able to connect to the characters and start seeing yourself in their shoes (sometimes that was more heartbreaking than anything LOL). I love stories that I can become the character.
This story wasn’t exactly what I thought it’d be (and that’s a great thing). I went in thinking it was going to be another tale of forbidden lovers… Yes, it was that but not exactly. Our hero and heroine truly had to work toward what they wanted in the other, in life. THAT is the amazing part. It was so life like that it made it easy to relate and picture.
I love the way the abuse was handled as well as the recovery. It has an HEA for those that hate reading books that break you down and leave you hanging. I do feel the ending could have been expanded a bit more for me, but it didn’t detract from the couple themselves. I would recommend this read to others for sure!