Trust Me by DT Jones

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Trust Me by DT Jones
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (472 pages)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Anal Play, Toys, Spanking
Rating: 3 stars
Reviewed by Aster

“I want you to drive me wild,” she whispered and listened to his hearty laughter, the cool object slowly caressing the inside of her calves, causing shivers of anticipation to race along her nerves to the center of her desire. She recognized the feeling of leather and blushed even deeper when she realized he was using the riding crop. The idea of it made her feel oddly aroused.

In a deep tone barely above a whisper, he said, “Let’s play.”

Librarian Sandra Dennis is a small town girl who has always dreamed of visiting France. After winning the trip of a lifetime she finds herself exactly where she wants to be. Two weeks in paradise and nobody to tell to be quiet. What more could a girl want?

Suave, handsome Creighton Ashford seems to be the answer to a girl’s fantasy. Living on a private luxury yacht, this eco-friendly Adonis has a way of making a heart skip and a mind forget all logic.

When Sandra learns Creighton has a mafia king after him, she joins him in a trip across France to find The Don’s daughter and return her to Italy before time runs out and he’s forced to marry her. In his arms, Sandra discovers an exciting world of passion, erotic desires and thrilling adventures she could never have imaged existed. Will she be able help him in his quest before her vacation is over, or will she lose her heart to him forever?

A dream vacation turns into the romance of a lifetime.

Sandra Dennis is a small town librarian with simple dreams. Devoted to her family, she works hard and stays close to home. When she wins a trip to the French Riviera, she embraces the opportunity and decides to live. She never expected to meet the love of her life.

Creighton Ashford is a handsome and very successful man. Rich and very popular with the ladies, he also carries a secret. He’s desperately in love with Sandra and is determined to make her his wife.

Although this is a self-published book, and one I normally wouldn’t have read, I’m glad I took the time. I liked the main characters very much, and although we rarely got glimpses of Cray’s point of view (which I would have liked), the love story between the two was believable and sensual. The author takes a miniature tour through Europe, and it was fun to read about places I’ve never been.

That said, there were a number of negatives. The biggest suggestion I’d have is to find a professional editor. There were a number of grammar issues, added or missing words and typos. A professional editor would go far in cutting those things out, as well as helping with the pacing. I enjoyed Trust Me, but it was far too long. I admit I began skimming some descriptions of rooms or unnecessary characters. I appreciate the author’s imagination, but it just slowed down the pace of the story. And while the sex was hot, there was just too much. After many scenes, it became gratuitous. I enjoy a deep conversation between a couple in love just as much as a hot sex scene.

One final point (which is what I was left with after days of reading):  when I invest the amount of time it takes to read a story that’s almost 500 pages, I really would like an ending. To read “To Be Continued…” after all that was really frustrating. One of the cardinal rules of most romance publishers is a happily ever after or at least a happily for now ending.

All that considered, I made it to the end of this book because I did like the characters and hoped they’d make it. There is real potential in this story. The author has a very nice voice, and with a little work and sophistication, this could be a real winner.

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