Review: Trust Me

trust meReviewed by Shelly

This debut offering from Anna Wells is about attorney Alaina Simmons whose life has been turned upside down by her dead father. Leaving her as the guardian of documents that tell of his violent association with a nefarious group of individuals, Alaina doesn’t expect that the trouble that’s about to come down on her. The FBI has made her the subject of a sting operation and the agent in charge of finding out the truth about both the documents and her father is Special Agent Donovan Price.

As Wells’ first story, this was a well done. The editing was crisp but I found myself not really engaged. I don’t know if my lack for enthusiasm was because of the pacing – which I thought was slow – or the character development of Alaina and Donovan – neither of whom I felt vested in.

Alaina’s life as a lawyer is typical of those her age and profession. There wasn’t anything that made her stand out in my knowledge of her but in this story, that works because I think the idea here is that she’s just an ordinary woman who’s put into a situation not of her own making.

I did have a little trouble with her in another regard, for being a lawyer she came across slightly naive of investigative protocol, which I found to be a little unbelievable. On the other hand, her attraction to Donovan didn’t ‘pop’ out at me. I didn’t feel it. Donovan, I found myself liking him a lot more than I liked Alaina which isn’t really saying a lot. In the end, I was greatly disappointed because I really wanted to learn about and like these two characters much more than I did.

Outside of that I did think that this is a good story if you’re interested in a little mystery, a bit of suspense and a whole lot of erotica.

Happy reading folks!

Rating: C

*ARC provided by author for review

Click to purchase: Amazon

Trust Me
by Anna Wells
Release Date: May 24, 2013

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