Saturday, December 29, 2012

"A Man to Trust" by Cheryl Yeko Book Review

Title:  A Man To Trust
        Author:  Cheryl Yeko
        Publisher:  Soul Mate Publishing
        Length:  206 pages
        Sub-Genres:  Suspense
The battered survivor of an abusive marriage, Angela doesn't mourn her husband’s death in a drug deal gone bad. But she’s not sure she can survive losing her heart to the handsome detective who assumes she’s a criminal, too.Tasked with Angela’s safety after she’s targeted by an unknown enemy, Jake discovers the beautiful widow is not what she seems. He soon realizes that trusting her goes hand-in-hand with desiring her, and passion and duty collide.Now it’s up to Jake to keep Angela—and their chance at happiness—alive.

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A Man To TrustA Man To Trust by Cheryl Yeko
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The story line for this book was fantastic. It is a great romance and mystery/thriller. I can recommend this book easily due to it readability, likable characters, and resolved ending. The story is pretty straightforward, and thankfully the romance is not sappy. There are some portions that deal with marital abuse that are difficult to read. I like the fact that the details of Angela's past come out in little spurts throughout the book, and I was pleased with how well the author handled this writing technique. I also loved the fact that the author has a sense of humor because so many authors in this day and age don't!

I would have given this book a five-star rating, but there were two reasons I had to mark it down. I hated to even point these things out, but there are times that these kinds of issues do get in the way of the enjoyment of a book. The profanity did not begin too badly, but unfortunately, as the book went on, the "f-word" became the standard. I grew so tired of that word cropping up in places it did not even make sense. The bedroom scenes began as simple and not too detailed. Now don't get me wrong--Cheryl Yeko writes hot bedroom scenes, and if you are looking for that, you can certainly get your fill of it in this book. Some of the scenes were no problematic because Angela had some bedroom baggage left from her first marriage. But as the scenes became more frequent and extremely intricate, I have to admit that my enjoyment level waned. I guess I am one of those readers who doesn't mind and occasional bedroom scene, but when it takes up good portions of chapters, I grow tired of them.

On the other hand, you can see that my enjoyment level wasn't too affected by either of these. That is because Cheryl Yeko is an awesome author who honestly doesn't need these superfluous things to up her score. The story is full of just the right amount of detail, action, and romance to make it incredibly engaging. I would certainly read other books by this author in the future.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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