Friday, March 8, 2013

{Book review} Trust a new beginning by Cristiane Serruya

Author: Cristiane Serruya
Title: Trust, a new beginning
Series: Trust #1
Genre: Adult, contemporary romance
My copy: paperback received by author for review
Purchase: Amazon
My rating: 3.7 feet

They are beautiful. They are rich. They are strong willed and successful. They have everything, but love. And each one of them has a dark secret looming in their past.

Sophia is a 25 year old Brazilian widow. Intelligent and ravishing, she flees from her own country after a tragic incident. Hiding from everyone and everything, she remains alone, torn between the love for a dead man, the torment of living without part of her memory and the fear of moving on.
Ethan is one of the most important tycoons in the steel industry. As the memory of an awful evening in his adolescence haunts him night and day, he keeps looking for an elusive woman whom he could love - and who would love him - as he never has in all his 35 years... Until he finds Sophia.
Alistair is a 34 year old powerful banker, searching for one–night stands with women who will warm his bed. And that he can punish physically to abate his anger for his late wife's black deeds and his own guilt for being such a debauched man for so many years. Any woman will do, and he has many to choose from, as they all fall instantly for his manly, devilish charming ways.
In Europe, in the months after October 2009, their paths will cross and clash. Who will win the prize of love?

My thoughts

It was kind of hard to rate this book. It was really good but it wasn't quite a four but very close to it.
The reason for this is as follows. This book has kind of a rocky beginning. It was a little hard at first to really get involved in the story. I think that sort of everything was to much of a mystery that instead of wanting more I got frustrated and a little impatient with book. But as I continued to read the story really grew on me. After about a third of the book I was hooked. So even with the rocky start this book is really good and that is also why it is so close to a four but not quite there.

The characters are another thing that made this book a little difficult for me at the start of it. They felt a little distant and a lot I´m-larger-than-life attitude that really irritated me. but as I got to really know Sofia I really started to like her character. She wasn't really what I first thought she was ( a person who thought she was better than everyone else), so like I said I liked her when I got to know her character. Ethan though I never liked and with good reason. what an as hole! I'm really torn about Alistair though I both like and dislike him. I have a hard time deciding what I think about him. I guess he have to prove himself in book two.

Even though the plot wasn't anything extra ordinary it was a really good story about love, secrets, violence and above all trust. And what is okay and not okay in the name of in love. Is it like the saying everything is allowed in war and love?

The book ended really  unexpected and I really want to get my hands on the next one in the series because I want to know what happens next. It is worth the read. I really enjoyed this story once I got in to it.

1 comment:

Cristiane Serruya said...

Hi Cecilia,
Many thanks for your lovely review. TRUST Betrayed is coming out on April 25th with many reveals. Don't miss it.
Cris xx
Cristiane Serruya