Wednesday, May 7, 2014

[Review]: "Slowly We Trust" + Giveaway!

Slowly We Trust by Chelsea M. Cameron
Publisher: Chelsea M. Cameron (April 24th 2014)
Series: Fall and Rise, 3
Genre: New Adult Contemporary

Audrey Valdez didn’t mean to fall for Will Anders. He isn’t her type. At all. But his goofy smile, Star Wars quotes and athletic body make it impossible. She's lived so long in the darkness and Will is like the sun. He makes her laugh more than she has in years and cares for her more than her own family. 

But there are things about Audrey that Will doesn't know, things he can't know. She tries to push him away, but he just ends up getting closer to her, and to her secret. Is the risk of losing him forever worth the chance a being with the only person she's ever loved who has loved her back?

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Reviews of Cameron's Previous Books:

Deeper We Fall (#1) -- TBQ

For Real (#1) -- TBQ

Sweet Surrendering (#1) -- TBQ

Surrendering to Us (#2) -- TBQ

My Favorite Mistake (#1) -- TBQ
My Sweetest Escape (#2) -- TBQ

Deep Surrendering (#1) -- TBQ

My Review:

It took almost 1/3 of the book before I was swept into the story. The beginning was slow and left me a bit uncertain about the romance. I'm still unsure if I missed something in the previous books, since page 1 begins with Will and Audrey in love with each other. Then, to make matters worse, the two dance around for about 15% of the book: “I love you, but we would never work! Let's be friends. But wait, I still can't stop thinking about you . . . “ I quickly grew tired of this, as I saw no solid reason for such conflicted feelings.

I really enjoyed the first book in this series (Deeper We Fall) and I have book 2 on my Kindle. But Slowly We Trust was a bit slow, ending just above average for me. It had its sweet moments, plenty of sexy action, and fun lines and jokes sprinkled throughout. It was an easy, enjoyable read, even if it's not my favorite by the author.

But I needed to connect more with Will and Audrey, and like I said before I was unclear on how they first met and fell in love (was it in the second book that I have yet to read?) There were a few flaws in Slowly We Trust, yes, but nothing major. I still liked this book, and it did pick up around the 40% mark.

I found Will to be a refreshing hero; he's more Beta than Alpha, and he was so sweet to Audrey. I loved his inner nerd, even though I connected more with Audrey in that regard (a HP fanatic like myself).

I will definitely continue to read Cameron's books, and recommend them to fans of highly emotional NA contemporaries. If you read the previous books in the series, you won't want to miss this one, as we revisit the tight group of friends. Slowly We Trust packs a lot of emotions and steam in a quick, fun read!

3 1/2 STARS!

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I received an e-ARC of this book from the author, via the Tour Host, in exchange for my honest opinion. 

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Don't forget, the entire series is on sale for only $0.99 each right now! 

I grabbed a copy of book 2, which I still need to read.

Have you read Chelsea M. Cameron before? Do you have a favorite book of hers?


Until Next Time,


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