Make me Trust
Hard to Love Book #2
April 20, 2016
Trey Colby has spent his life falling in love only to lose his heart to people who don’t deserve it. Time after time he's been left broken when his boyfriends have thrown him aside for someone else.
But no more….
This time he is determined to harden his heart. If he doesn’t allow himself to trust then nobody can hurt him. This is the easiest way, the only way, to live. And it works… Until he meets the man who would test every limit he has.
Dancing has always been one of Roman Knox’s biggest loves, although he never imagined it would be on a pole in front of a club full of men; men who see his body, but not him. He spends his days being overlooked, and that’s the way he likes it. He has no desire to be noticed… until one fateful night. Now he has the one man he's always fantasized about, the one man he shouldn’t want, watching him as he dances, and first the first time he craves to be seen.
When two worlds collide can secrets be kept? When the truth comes out can you convince the one person who refuses to trust, that you are there for them? Roman just wants to show Trey that he belongs to him, that he can give him everything he needs…
But when tragedy strikes can Trey depend on him for the support he needs? Can he give up the control he’s barely managing to hold on to? Can he keep the past from destroying his future?
All Trey needs in his life is that one person to who he can finally say…
Make me trust.
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My Rating: A
This book was so, so good. This is the first time I've read a T.A. McKay story, but she has a new fan. I LOVED it so, so much.
Okay...so the setup for the story. Trey is a lawyer whose boyfriends keep cheating on him. He's the common denominator in all those relationships gone bad so there must be something inherently wrong with him.
Roman is a shy paralegal at Trey's law firm. While he's always noticed Trey and has a huge crush on him, Roman is king of staying in the background and just doing his job well. He lets out his wild side on the weekends as Romeo, a pole dancer at a local gay club. Although he's painfully shy as Roman, Romeo is more confident and comfortable in his own skin.
Trey needs an outlet besides feeling sorry for himself after his latest heart-crushing breakup, so he goes to Crave looking for a hook-up. There he sees Romeo, with no clue that Roman works at his law firm, and is enthralled. Roman sees this as his one chance to live out his fantasy. Trey obviously has no idea who he is...it's dark in the club...and he can't say no. Honestly, he has no desire to say no. But then Trey can't forget Romeo...and things develop from there.
I loved this book so much. From the moment I started it, the action and chemistry was hot and heavy. I honestly didn't want to do anything, but sit down and devour this book for the day. Roman is sweet and sexy, but so awkward in his shyness. Getting to know Trey as Romeo first allows him to break out of that persona for the first time ever. I loved how their work relationship developed, although they both know this can't happen between them at work. Trey is a partner. Roman is just a paralegal. This relationship can't happen... But... Their chemistry is so good....at work AND in bed.
The author did an amazing job balancing that with the seriously sexy, emotion filled chemistry between the two. The story is incredibly hot and romantic.
I also really loved the translation of Trey's trust issues throughout the story and how that whole theme developed in the story line.
And that epilogue...OMG, YES! I cannot wait for the next book in this series!! T.A. McKay has a new fan right here!
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.
Worth the Fight ~ Hard To Love #1
Blurb: The ring is his home. It’s the place he feels in control. Zeke ‘The Storm’ Raine has his life all planned out. Fight it. Win it. Own it. The plan was working, it’s almost his time to shine, to be the ultimate. One moment was all it took to bring it all crashing down around him. One punch, one moment of distraction, one mistake by another and his dream could be a faint memory. Bryce Tanner, one time fighter and now the coach Zeke doesn’t think he needs. Moving to a new country to take this job, and he's determined that he will succeed. Now that he's met Zeke, Bryce must make his own plans, rules that he is going to have to work hard to stick to. Be strong. Be professional. Be his coach. He just doesn’t know if he will be able to resist. Passions run high, making their professional relationship difficult. Can they keep the outward façade while becoming more? Now Zeke needs to decide, is he willing to walk away from what he loves? Will he be able to win the most important fight of his life? Contains both m/m and m/f scenes. Not suitable for younger readers due to sexual content
Author bio: After being married for over ten years and raising three beautiful kids, I decided it was time to do something for myself. My passion for reading bled over with a need to tell the story that was repeating in my head and that was the birth of my first book. The rest they say is history. I love the creative release that writing gives me, being able to take someone away to a different world feels amazing. As a reader I know how important that escape is, and as a writer I love to be able to give people that. My other loves include music and reading (in case I haven't mentioned that before) and then when I have time a little more reading. I think if I could read for a living I would, but since I can't I will continue on the writing side of things.