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How steamy is it? Simmering

Publisher's Summary

When Desdemona Wainwright tries to collect a much-needed payment for catering Sam Stark's canceled wedding reception, she encounters, not a heartbroken suitor, but the steel-willed head of a multimillion-dollar consulting firm with the cold brain of a computer - and the finely hewn body of a medieval knight. Sam sees a beautiful, theatrical hoyden with huge turquoise eyes who has the right professional catering skills he needs for his business. Opposites attract, and before long, he's sure he's found the perfect business wife. But Desdemona intends to break down the walls around his heart.

When someone tries to steal his top-secret computer program, suspisions center on the people Desdemona holds most dear. As sinister intrigues swirl around them all, this unlikely pair discover that their love and even their lives may depend on emotions and bonds that can't be measured - like unstoppable passion and unbreakable trust.

Filled with fabulous fun, tingling suspense, and a wonderful new love story, Trust Me is great entertainment.

©2004 Jayne Ann Krentz (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

Light Hearted and Funny

Would you listen to Trust Me again? Why?

I would as it made me laugh. Romantic comedy is one of my favorites.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Trust Me?

Walking in on an intruder with your date while the intruder attacks carrying the sex toys gifted to you by your cousin.

Have you listened to any of Richard Ferrone’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No... He did pretty well.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed constantly.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars

LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

I am a fan of JAK so this was an automatic download for me and I wasn't looking for Shakespeare - it is what it is. It was an easy-going, enjoyable, funny, lighthearted romance that I enjoyed listening to and if you're looking for that type of book then this is for you.

Worth a credit? I love her work so it's a Yes from me.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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Just read

Would you listen to Trust Me again? Why?

no even though the story was good the reader's voice just didn't quite fit the characters in my opinion.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Stark, he keeps you thinking about his characters personality.

What three words best describe Richard Ferrone’s voice?

older, clear, dry

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

no but a chuckle now and then.

Any additional comments?

A good story but the reader's voices did not quite fit some of the character's. They all seemed old when they were not.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

Took Me A While...

I generally prefer female narrators for romance stories so it took me a bit to adjust to the narrator. Males don't usually do a good job with female voices, but once I got into the story, none of that mattered. It character had a clearly defined voice, a plus. I love Jayne Ann Krentz books so it would take a really horrible narrator to ruin the experience.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars
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Trust Me is a Classic

There is a reason that some novels and movies are classics rather than just old. While Trust Me is mostly a light, humorous story, the characters (main and supporting) are well developed, unique and engrossing.

With only mild language and sexual scenes, the budding romance between Desdemona & Stark was sweet & sassy, She was smart and assertive, which Stark seemed to appreciate and respect. A great escape from grim reality without seeming like a fairy tale.

The narrator's voice, while pleasant and entertaining, is too old (over 55) for a book featuring main characters in their late 20s or early 30s.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Jan
  • MKE
  • 10-14-16

Unusual

contemporary-romance, computer-nerd, actors, amateur-sleuth, murder-investigation, relationships, erotica
Read from January 01, 2009 to October 10, 2016

Fun and interesting cozy mystery plus erotica. Two very different people meet over the demise of his wedding and become entangled in many ways. I really enjoyed the fun, and the characters are absolutely delightful.
Richard Ferrone just doesn't seem like a good fit in this one even though I think he is a very good narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    2 out of 5 stars
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Substandard!

Would you try another book from Jayne Ann Krentz and/or Richard Ferrone?

I didn't realize this was a revival of a 1986 book. I agree with other reviewer...don't waste a credit on it. There was NO C"HEMISTRY between the hero and heroine. It was just lame. This is one of those plot books where no effort was made to convince the reader to buy into the premise. The author is just cranking out another book because it's required. I like Jayne Krentz, I'll just be more careful of what I buy!

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

None. A waste of a credit!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great fun and romance served well!

This was truly enjoyable.....a mystery that was served with large dollops of humor and romance seasoned with great dialogue delivered by the always excellent Richard Ferrone....had a difficult time putting it down.

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  • Jane
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • 03-07-18

Good Story. Awful narrator.

AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR:
I’m sorry but Richard Ferrone should not narrate romance novels unless the main characters are senior citizens. The 28-year-old heroine sounded like a little old lady. Other females sounded like elderly ladies, some wimpy, some overly effeminate. The hero sounded like an elderly man - soooooo unsexy.

STORY:
I enjoyed the ideas about family and family ties through adoption, both formal and informal. Feel good ending.

Desdemonia runs a catering business. She was adopted by a family of actors when she was a child. Sam was abandoned as a child and is now a successful computer genius with almost no people skills. How Desdemonia and her emotionally open family interact with Sam is wonderful. He makes some changes in his own life as a result.

DATA:
Narrative mode: 3rd person. Swearing language: none that I recall. Sexual language: mild. Number of sex scenes: four. Setting: current day Seattle. Copyright: 1995. Genre: contemporary romance with some suspense.

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Disappointing

The story and execution were not what I was expecting. Overall the storyline it was much more simplistic than expected. The other Krentz books I've read and listened to have present more complex an exciting storylines. This one simply moved along without unexpected or interesting turns. Quite disappointing and I'm sorry to say the narrator didn't bring an exciting or interesting tune to the story. Overall I found the story and presentation be sadly mundane.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-28-13

Terrible, Just Terrible...

Please note, this is the first book review I have written. I just had to write something because of my disappointment.



I bought this book because I thought it might be a good book. I was told the writer is similar to Nora Robert (not much, but similar), but goodness this book was terrible. It drags, one of the main characters is probably the worst example for a women.



Ahhhhh, I am so frustrated. I was so excited when I bought it. But alas no, it is so disappointing. I don't even know what to say.



This is the first Krentz book I have bought and I truly did not fall for it - with the characters or the storyline. Stark is too dry and unemotional, and Desdemona far too willing to overlook that fact or should I say she is just generally too willing.



Ugh. Such awkward writing. There was no heat, no wit, and no heart. Lots of telling, no showing. The whole dramatic Wainwright family and its supposed traits were so annoying. And if I am to be reminded of the Wainwright theatrical or familial ties, their ideals and idiosyncrasies one more time I was going to scream.



Ughhhhh, so frustrated.