Do You Trust Me? by Desiree Holt

Do You Trust Me? by Desiree Holt
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full (283 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Voyeurism
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Review by Lilac

A cryptic message from her brother leaves Rina Devargas with a secret and no one to trust…

Carrying the fate of a nation in a locket next to her heart, Rina’s life is turned upside down as her brother’s partner, McCall, moves into her home under the guise of keeping her safe. Though she surrenders her body to his dark desires, someone betrayed John, and until McCall gives her a sign, Rina can’t be certain that someone isn’t him.

Assigned to protect her, Connor McCall must gain Rina’s confidence the only way he knows how…

Having once shared a night of forbidden pleasure, McCall reawakens her submissive appetite for dominance. However, keeping his mind on the job and his hands off Rina proves difficult–remaining aloof from his feelings for her, even more so. He’s been down that road and paid a handsome price for it—the life of a fellow agent.

With an assassination plot brewing and killers after Rina, will McCall gain her trust before it’s too late? Or will their dangerous desires ultimately destroy them all?

A suspense-filled tale full of passion, Do You Trust Me? is a highly entertaining read that will surprise you and keep you guessing.

The story gets off to an intriguing start that made me long to know more. Romance author Rina Devargas finds her life turned upside down after a cryptic message from her brother, a special agent for a counter-terrorist agency. Convinced that someone on his team betrayed him, he turns to Rina who soon finds herself in danger and under the protection of her brother’s partner, McCall, a man she spent a passionate night with in the past. Now with her brother missing Rina holds evidence that someone seeks to destroy by any means possible. Unsure of whom to trust and with killers after her, Rina struggles with what to do. But McCall is nothing if not determined and knows Rina is hiding something. As the two spend time together, they can’t deny the passion that simmers between them and soon embark on a passionate relationship. But McCall knows he must gain Rina’s trust if they are going to get out of their current messy situation…trust that Rina is reluctant to give.

This was a fascinating story full of action, intrigue, and passion. I really enjoyed both the characters and the plot of the story. Rina and McCall share a very passionate and erotic relationship even in the face of danger. They cannot deny their attraction and give into it in some very steamy scenes. But they also grow to care for one another, but incidents from McCall’s past still haunt him making him reluctant to take things beyond the physical. McCall is an interesting character. At times coarse and a bit mysterious, I longed to know more about him. Rina brings out an interesting side to this strong man. Rina is also an interesting character and I really loved the whole romance author aspect of the story. Along with being interesting, the booksignings that she must attend really make it difficult to protect her and enhance the action and suspense of the plot.

As for that plot, it was definitely intriguing and full of surprises. I couldn’t wait to see what trouble would befall the hero and heroine next and loved watching them handle all that came their way. In addition to the romance, an assassination plot, betrayal, and murder really keep this story interesting.

A fascinating and unique story, Do You Trust Me? is a highly enjoyable read with strong characters and a plot that will keep you guessing.


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