Title: Trust Me
Series: Cover Me 02
Author: L.A Witt
Genre: Mystery, Suspense
Length: Novel (171 pages)
Publisher: Lori Witt (22nd January 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5 Hearts
Blurb: On the scene of a multiple murder that’s grisly even for a veteran homicide detective, Brian Clifton is stunned when one of the victims bears an uncanny resemblance to his boyfriend, James. As the similarities keep piling up, so do the bodies… and the evidence pointing to James as the killer.
Since long before the shooting, James has been dishonest. He’s been evasive. Oh, and there’s that minor detail he withheld from Brian about being a gambling-addicted drug dealer.
James may not be the best boyfriend in the world, but he begs Brian to believe he’s no killer. In fact, whoever did pull the trigger undoubtedly wants to finish what they started, and Brian is the only one James trusts to keep him safe.
But how much is Brian willing to risk protecting a man he may not even know?
1st Edition published with Carnal Passions 6th July 2011
Purchase Link: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-trustme-1401409-148.html
Pixie’s Review:♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Brian Clifton has been seeing James for several months and over the last two or three months James has been erratic and unavailable and Brian is thinking of dumping him as he believes James is cheating on him, when James is waiting for him when he gets home and needs his help more than ever. James Merrill needs to hide and needs Brian’s help to prove he isn’t a murderer and to catch the ones who are, James always has an excuse for everything and Brian doesn’t know if he can trust James anymore. When the full truth comes out Brian struggles to forgive James for his countless lies.
The storyline is great, the characters are compelling and the grief is heartfelt, this story is fast paced and honest to God just when you think you have it all figured out it throws you a curve ball. We see Brian acknowledge that he has a problem, James not being able to control his addiction and nearly getting everyone in trouble, we have a brilliant plot, some twists, hot sex, and betrayal.
We also see Nick and Andrew from Cover Me and we learn more about how they are coping as a couple. Don’t get me wrong they are written into the story line without taking away from the main characters and its fantastically done, they don’t try to take over the story but blend in and I have to say L.A. Witt has done what some authors can’t and that’s blending characters from previous book’s into current books.
This is a brilliantly written story and it has something for everyone, I will recommend this one to everyone.
Lisa’s Review: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
This story is part two of a series and I recommend reading them in order although this one can be read as stand-alone. Veteran homicide detective Brian and James are together when Brian comes across a murder where the victim looks just like James. Brian finds out that James has been hiding a lot from him. He has been evasive and turns out a gambling addicted drug dealer. Bodies keep piling up and it looks like the man he loves is the killer. All he has to do is keep James safe and prove that he isn’t the killer, but how does he protect his heart.
Dirty cops, drug dealers, con artist and killers what more can a girl ask for. Brian is as honest as any cop can be, but he is surrounded by dirty cops and a lying boyfriend. A boyfriend who holds so many secrets but loves him with all of his heart. Every time they go into hiding, someone finds them. Brian just doesn’t nowhere to turn or who to trust, he just knows he loves James enough to place himself in danger. Hot sex between them heats everything up, but sex doesn’t solve all their problems. It kept my attention from the start though and kept it all the way to the end. There are a lot of surprising twists to this story. Ones that you won’t expect.
This however is a really good story of two different types of men coming together. One honest cop and one gambling addicted drug dealer. Lots of danger and excitement can be found in this story. Murdered cops, dead strippers, and men who will turn on each other are just a teaser always leaving you wanting more. As I said before lots of surprising twist to this story. Once you pick it up you won’t be able to put it down. Both men are hot and sexy, each with a story inside themselves that is just waiting to be told. When lives are in danger, they will both do everything they can to keep each other safe. When all the truths are told, they will find themselves at a crossroad. A crossroad that will make them choose each other or a life separate.
I did enjoy this story although I wanted it to continue right then and there. The dangers that each one of them was in was enticing and you wanted to just jump in and save them. Brian kept trying to stop the dangers that were coming after Nick from getting to him placing himself in to those dangers. Brian did everything in his powers to keep his lover safe. The relationship between them started out as any other relationship had, one that was at first suppose to be a one-night stand, but seemed to get hotter each time they were together showing that they both wanted so much more.
The sex between them was just as hot, fast, and full of passion. It shows the way they take turns loving each other, what each character loves to do and what they want done. I like how both characters act and care for each other, however I wish James could open up to Brian and let him know the truth. The fact that he can’t seem to tell him all that worries him, makes Brian not only a little closed off but also ready to end it. But for them it seems to be a work thing, because when the time comes for Brian to need James, James is there to save the day.
I will recommend this to those who love law enforcement and even the criminal unit, the dangers from dirty cops, undercover law enforcement, drug dealers, shoot outs, great sex and what seems to be happy ever afters.