Wednesday 13 April 2016

Trust Me (The Donovan Family #4) by Margaret Watson

Book Description

Raine Taylor has one goal – justice for her murdered sister. She knows Genie's husband strangled her and left her in an alley – Peter had been threatening to kill his wife for years. The police said there was no proof Peter Northrup killed Genie. So it was up to Raine to make him pay. 

When Detective Connor Donovan answers a call about a trespasser outside Northrup's house, he finds a woman running down the street. When he tries to stop her, he's left holding her hoodie as she strikes out like a ninja then vanishes like smoke. 

Connor quickly realizes Raine is his mysterious trespasser. Now he has to figure out why she was outside Northrup's house at three A.M. Raine isn't his usual criminal – she's a schoolteacher who coaches a tae-kwon-do team of under-privileged girls. And he's wildly attracted to her.

Raine needs to stay away from Connor. She has a plan to deal with Northrup, and she can't get involved with a cop. But like two magnets drawing together, she can't resist him. Can Connor help her find justice for Genie? Or will her sister's killer claim another victim before they can stop him?


This was my first Margaret Watson book and I will definitely be checking out her other titles after reading Trust Me.
Sparks fly from the outset when Connor and Raine meet under less then ideal circumstances. Neither truly trusts the other to begin with but they can't deny their chemistry and it isn't long before they are tearing up the sheets at night and working together during the day to bring justice for Raine's sister. 
The heat level was quite high in this romantic thriller and there was plenty of action, suspense and twists and turns to keep me turning the pages.

I thought that Connor and Raine were both very strong characters and a good match for each other. Raine is passionate in her pursuit of justice and she doesn't think twice about endangering herself in the process. She is of the mindset that the ends justifies the means. Connor isn't quite as prepared for her to get hurt and so he tries his best to steer the direction of the investigation and  limit Raine's involvement in it. There is some conflict between the pair as they grapple with their growing feelings for each other. Connor isn't beyond acting like a typical man and being a jerk to Raine but despite their arguments Connor's loyalty never sways. His natural instinct is to help and protect her. 

I loved that Raine is very capable of taking care of herself in tough situations. She lets Connor do the alpha male thing such as checking her apartment for intruders and getting her a new lock on her door but when push comes to shove, Raine doesn't hesitate in jumping right into the middle of the action using her tae-kwon-do moves. 

Book 4 in the Donovan Family series, Trust Me is easily read as a stand alone novel. Nevertheless, I am looking forward to going right back to the beginning and getting to know the rest of the Donovans in turn.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes romantic suspense.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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