by Mary Taffs

September 2004
ISBN: 1-58749-472-8
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When Jacqueline Kennelly first met Devyn Clark she wasnít too sure she liked him. Oh, she was attracted to him, but not sure about his attitude and actions. When her Aunt falls down some stairs and needs Jackie to stay in town to take care of her, Jackie also agrees to get to know Devyn better.

A Matter of Trust is a straight forward romance. Written in the first person point of view, Jackieís point of view, the reader isnít given much information on Devyn other than Jackieís thoughts and feelings. This leaves Devyn as a one dimensional character, more of a robot than a real man. I was confused by Jackieís actions, having an erotic dream about Devyn when she didnít even like him and then NOT having an erotic dream about him when she started liking him. The style felt more like reading a womanís personal diary, a woman whose strong point is not in writing or feeling. As a result, I was left unattached emotionally to any of the characters in this story. The book was full of unimportant facts and information, such as the way she wore a hooded sweatshirt, and had no smooth flow of context in regards to the budding romance between Jackie and Devyn, one minute she doesnít like him and the next she does. For a romantic story, I was left feeling completely unromanced.

Reviewed in January 2005 by Vikky.

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