Detective Maxine (Max) Walker has been framed for the murder of her friend Cara Beckett. She is on the run and being hunted by agent Lucas McAllister from the Lassiter Group, a private paramilitary unit outsourced by the U.S. Government for covert operations and intelligence gathering. Not only has she been framed for murder, she might just hold the key to finding a missing biological weapon. Lucas has finally tracked Max down at the same time dangerous arms dealer, Samuel Blackwater’s men find her. Lucas is forced to make a run for it with Max. Although he has doubts about Max’s guilt in the murder of his partner Cara, he still has to bring her in, no matter what. Max trusts no one including Lucas even though he has saved her life. But they uncover information while on the run and also discover an undeniable attraction to each other. They will have to trust each other to uncover the truth.
Trust Me by Sydney Somers is a romantic suspense novel with some good sexual tension between the main characters and plenty of action while they are on the run from the bad guys. But I have to admit I found some of their adventures a bit comical as well. Lucas is a highly trained agent working for a private paramilitary unit that has been contracted to find Max and bring her in. However he is outsmarted by her more than once, clubbed over the head, left for dead, etc. I couldn’t figure out if he was not the best at his job, or he was incapacitated by the pheromones. Granted, Max is a cop and a very clever heroine so it was believable to me that she might be able to outsmart him a time or two but I had a chuckle or two thinking about all the bumps and bruises he received at the hands of Max.
The mystery in Trust Me was fairly predictable and there really weren’t any big surprises or reveals. I had my suspicions about who the bad guy was and it played out pretty much how I expected it would.
I enjoyed the romance and the romantic tension between Max and Lucas. They seemed like a couple that would naturally be attracted to each other however, Max was a little abrasive at first. I attributed that to the fact that she had been framed for murder and people were trying to kill her. She was rightfully distrustful of Lucas and so it did take some time for her to soften even though she was initially attracted to him. Lucas had hard time thinking with his big head…or something. He just kept getting bested by Max and it didn’t seem realistic that he could be overcome by her so easily. However, I admit, it made him kind of cute and I wanted Max to see the light and fall for him.
Overall Trust Me was an average read with a few stumbling blocks along the way that made me go hmmm. If there are more books in the Lassiter Group series in the future I would be willing to give them a try.
“Don’t worry about it.”
“The way I shouldn’t worry about being Bertha’s bitch when this stunt lands me in prison?”
“Bertha?” His lips twitched. Oh, he was so not grinning at her.