My Rating: 4 Stars
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Series: Yes, The Bailey Boys #1.
Subject: The gangster meets the rebel.
Never trust a man who says, "Trust me."
Love strikes in the most unusual places, but can it really take root in a London criminal underworld threatened by Russian mobsters? And can Jess ever learn to trust a gangster like Dean?
It's time for a fresh start. Time to make amends for all the bad things I've done. The mistakes. All the people I've let down.
But when one good deed exposes betrayals and feuds buried in my family's tragic past it's like pulling at a loose thread. One thing leads to another and then another, and then I'm in too deep and it all leads me to him.
Dean Bailey: part gentleman, part cold-blooded gangster, and nobody's idea of Mr Right.
I'm sorted. I'm the man. And I'm ruthless.
She changes everything though. The girl. Jess. She just waltzes in here, poking her nose where it doesn't belong. Some cock and bull story about family connections, but I don't swallow any of that.
She's out to get me but I'm one step ahead. All I have to do is give her a bit of the charm, that disarming grin, and say, "Trust me."
After that she's mine. They always are.
Trust: A steamy, edge-of-the-seat romantic suspense thriller from the author of Winner Takes All and Black Widow.
I got this book by the author for an honest review, along with the other two in the series, and I know I promised the reviews for February (I’m so sorry! I swear I’m trying! ) I’m doing my best and hope to read at least one more this month! So stay tuned for the reviews of the next books in the series.
That being said, I loved this book! The fact that the author linked their past to the Kray twins was just another plus that made me feel like this could actually be happening in real life.
It felt like I was part of the story and fell into this crazy and violent world of gangsters and organized crime that took me to the East End of London during the 1950s and 1960s.
Now about the main characters, Jess was a mess; she had been running the last year of her life, escaping reality and not getting attached to anyone, because she couldn’t stand to lose someone again. Then she met Dean, she was starting to get her life together and she found herself in the middle of a war.
Dean is such a hard character to describe; he had an intensity that can’t be replicated. He didn’t trust her at first but when she proved herself it was already too late for him, she was his and he had no idea what to do about that.
Strong gangster who had never let anyone close meets lonely rebellious woman who is known for being on the run when things get tough. And there is no better combination apparently, since they set the pages on fire.
They complemented each other so well that there was no doubt in my mind that they belonged together.
Overall an amazing read! I had a hard time putting the book down!
About the Author
PJ Adams writes romance and suspense - love stories with a heady mix of dramatic tension and heat, including Black Widow and Winner Takes All.
Working as Polly J Adams, she writes bestselling erotica, relationship stories crammed full of explicit action. Among Polly's most popular work is The Wings of Desire, a series about a young woman's relationship with the wealthy owner of a New England sex club.
Writing under other names, Polly is a successful novelist, with several novels published by major publishing houses and optioned for movies.