Skye Kellerman was attacked four years ago by a deranged man but she was able to get away by stabbing him with a pair of scissors. He was put away but with only three years in prison he gets out and Skye is preparing for the inevitable attack but this time she wouldn’t be alone with her friends and Detective Willis behind her.
Detective David Willis knew that Dr. Oliver Burke was the man that attacked Skye four years ago and wouldn’t let anything happen to her now that he was getting out early. He will do everything to protect Skye who he can’t stop thinking about which is threatening his reconcile with his ex wife. He will becoming closer with Skye as her life is being threatened.
Trust Me is the first book to the series Last Stand by Brenda Novak. I have read Novak before with the first book from Whiskey Creek, a series I will have to get back to, and really liked how she wrote the plot and characters. This book was completely different with a cat and mouse game that the main characters had to play in this thriller.
From the first page I was hooked. I like these kind of thrillers as it gets you thinking about what is going to happen next. The only thing that threw me was I felt that I was coming into the story already being told but it is still very easy to follow. There is no story before this but it was the crime that happened several years ago.
I loved Skye and David. Each of them were compelling characters for their own reasons. Skye went through a traumatic event and made it through. She wants to move on and wants David but doesn’t want to be hurt as she knows that he will be going back to his ex-wife. I liked that David does think about going back to his wife but it is to care for her as she is sick with MS. He has a lot of trouble staying away from Skye, he is not cheating but he feels like he is cheating on giving his son a normal life. There is a point in the book that will have David feeling just fine that he can be with Skye which I was happy that Novak put in so they can have their happy ending.
The villain in the book is clearly known within the book as there is no doubt but there is a good twist at the end of who was connected to the man that Skye shot. I was surprised but it made sense as that person was clearly going out of their mind.
The Last Stand series is one I want to keep following. The organization in the book intrigues me as do the characters. I will be on the lookout for the second book from the series or which ever one I come to next.
Desdemona Wainwright thinks Sam Stark looks much too calm for a man who has just been left at the alter. The males in her theatrical family would be letting their feelings explode. But she was hired to cater his wedding, not to save it. Desdemona marches into Stark’s den to demand the much-needed payment for the canceled reception-not to fall in love. But the self-controlled, steel-willed man behind Stark Security Systems, a multi-million-dollar consulting firm, does have the cold, logical brain of a computer-along with the muscular, sensual body of a medieval knight. He is Desdemona’s exact opposite. And don’t opposites attract?
Sam Stark cannot understand what is wrong with treating marriage as a business deal. He ex-fiancee, stately blond Pamela, and seemed so perfect so reasonable. This hoyden with wild red hair and huge turquoise eyes, insisting he write a check for hundreds of uneaten miniature asparagus tarts, is a different type: temoermental, volatile, and likely to drive a man crazy with her moods-or with desire. But Desdemona has the professional catering skills he needs for his business. It never occurs to him that she might not accept his offer to be his no-strings-attached, stand-in wife.
Desdemona has other plans for herself and Stark. She thinks involving him with her staff, made up of her relatives and other out-of-work actors, will give him a sense of family. He thinks he’d rather spend his time with computers, but all too soon his private life and his business affairs are under siege. Desdemona is breaking down the walls around his heart-and someone is trying to get into his files to steal a top-secret computer program. Stark’s suspicions soon center on the people Desdemona holds most dear, as intrigue and murder swirl them all.
I loved this book. It was cute, humorous and enjoyable to read.
I loved how Krentz has a simple beginning but escaltes into a dangerous situation as the pieces begin to drop.
The family dynamics are very real and loving. Each character is recognized by their abilities and flaws. And as a plot goes this one was fascinating to read about.