Title: Trust In Me
Series: Rancho Del Cielo bk 5
Author: Dee Tenorio
Sometimes falling in love is the easy part…
A Rancho del Cielo Romance.
Locke Jackman is single, childless…and he has a bad case of empty nest syndrome. For years, as he fought tooth and nail to keep his brothers and sisters together after his parents died, his entire life was focused on his responsibilities.
Now his siblings have all moved on with their lives, and there’s no one around to distract him from his overpowering attraction to his sister’s best friend. Their mutual desire is stunning…but then again, so are the secrets keeping them apart.
Susie Packard’s nightmarish marriage taught her what happens when she gives in to her weakness for powerful men. Too bad the big, stoic frowner across the street—the one who sets her bells jangling just by breathing—has her in his sights.
Try as she might to keep her emotional distance, Locke is determinedly knocking down all her walls. But as much as she wants to be the woman he needs, she knows better than most— passion may have its rewards, but every secret has its price.
This book contains a hot, modern-day Viking seducing his way to the heart of his woman, a stubborn lingerie designer with a world of secrets and a very deep bathtub… Enjoy!
I've been anxiously awaiting this book ever since The Virgin's Revenge ended. In Trust In Me we get to see the repercussions of Susie and Locke's week-end at that cabin. And oh boy are there some repercussions.
Locke has wanted Susie since the moment she showed up in town. When he finally gets her during an amazing weekend at his cabin he thinks everything between them will be different. Will be what he's always wanted. Instead he gets the cold shoulder. He's positive he didn't imagine her feelings for him during that weekend.
Susie has a secret. A secret so big and huge she's afraid that if she reveals it everything will come crashing down around her, causing her to lose the one thing she so desperately wants. When her past comes knocking on her door and not in a good way, she collapses. Causing Locke to react. When the secret comes out Locke not only understands but gives what she needs, whether she wants it or not.
I have to admit when I read this story, Susie's past wasn't what I was expecting. In the beginning I was a little leary of it, because it's one of those story lines that I'm not a fan of, BUT in this case it worked. It worked on all levels because we're able to see just how far Locke is willing to go to give Susie what she needs, even if it kills him.
I've always enjoyed Dee's stories, but with this book she's firmly on my auto-buy keeper list.
I do recommend you read The Virgin's Revenge before you read this book, so you understand why Locke is the way he is, and some other things that happen in this book.
Review by: Heather