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August 14, 2015

Book Review: A Matter of Trust by Q.T. Ruby

A Matter of Trust is Q.T. Ruby’s debut novel, but it was written like a pro.  If you didn’t know that this was her first book, you’d never guess she did such a wonderful job, and I cannot wait to read more from her.

I love books where one of the characters is an actor, and the other is not in the industry in any way and add that this book is a cute, sweet, romantic comedy just made all the better for me.  I could not put it down and had quite a few laugh out loud moments.

Claire and Daniel meet in an elevator when it gets stuck in an apartment building. Unfortunately, for Claire, she doesn’t like small spaces and begins to panic while stuck in an elevator with a drop dead gorgeous famous actor.  To help ease her panic, she strikes up a conversation. When they get out of the elevator, Daniel asks her out for a drink, and since her roommates who are also her best friends have been on her about going out, she says yes even though she’s thinking she should say no.

Claire Parelli is beautiful English teacher at an all-girls high school who is funny and outgoing and lives in New York City. Since her break up with her ex, Mark, Claire has devoted herself to her job. The only time she does anything except go to work is to go to the gym.  She dreads her mother calling and asking about her life and trying to set her up on more blind dates with the type of men her family thinks that she should date.

Daniel Chase, an actor, is gorgeous with sandy blond hair, green eyes, and a hot English accent.  Shockingly and sweetly he’s shy and not the typical manwhore actor.  He seems to be the perfect man and even now writing about him puts a smile on my face.

The only problem is that with Dan being a famous actor is the paparazzi that pops wherever he is.  Claire wants to keep their dates a secret and keep Dan all to herself.  What will happen when the paparazzi finally catches up with them?  Can their relationship stand the harsh word of Hollywood?

I absolutely adored Claire and Dan’s banter.  For me, it was one of the highlights of the book.  Another highlight was the relationships that Dan and Claire had with their friends.  Normally I don’t care too much about the secondary characters of a book, but their personalities shined. I could even see them having their own books.

The only bad things I can say is that at the beginning I felt that the humor was a little forced, or it could have been my mood.  You’ve really got to be in the right mood, but I did find MANY parts funny.  Also, there was no epilogue.  No epilogue! That’s means I was left wanting more of this dynamic couple.

I wasn’t sure if there would be another book in this series, but I heard from the Q.T. Ruby and she said she’s actually writing the second one now!!! Yay, I can’t wait! I think this series has great possibilities.

** I was provided an arc for a fair and honest review.**

Rating: 4.5 Stars

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Review by Christi

 

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