By Bethany Lopez
Publication Date: February 28, 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Roni’s dreams of becoming a contemporary dancer were smashed under the brutal rage of her ex-husband’s fists. Getting divorced and starting over at the age of twenty-two was never her plan, but maybe in Texas, she’ll find her path. When the town’s local player, Rich, opens a Rec Center, she sees a way to rekindle her dancing dreams…and maybe have a little fun with her sexy new boss.
Rich never expected to fulfill his dreams in the town he planned to leave behind, but that’s just what he’s doing. His reputation as a noncommittal ladies’ man might make it challenging to earn respect in the business world, but he’s willing to prove that he’s serious. In fact, when it comes to pursuing Roni, he’s more than willing. But she’s taking a page out of his book, not wanting to risk another relationship. Can he convince her that his playboy days are over and that she can trust him with her heart?
It’s not billed as one, but Lopez’ Friends and Lovers trilogy, for me, is the equivalent of a television miniseries. In the end, the way to get the most out of each book is to put it in context of all three combined, since the characters and the progressions of their relationships flowed right through the entire series. On its own, Trust in Me wasn’t a particularly strong book, but combined with the other two, it wrapped up several ongoing couples’ stories nicely. I’m also very glad that Rich’s story came last and I had a couple of books to get to like him because if his story came sooner, I’d have had a difficult time with him. That boy has been altogether too free with his affections, if you know what I mean.