Title: Trust in Advertising
Author: Victoria Michaels
Publishing Date: July 27, 2010
Summary (from Goodreads):
Lexi White finds herself at a crossroads. After putting everything on hold to care for her ailing father, it’s finally time for her to start living her life again. An exciting new job holds the promise of a fresh start, until she comes face to face with someone from her past who has always stopped her dead in her tracks, and who evidently still has the power to make her forget her own name. This time around, Lexi’s a grown woman who refuses to back away from her dreams, even if it requires working with her old high school crush. Side by side. Every day. Will he end up being her downfall or exactly what she needs?
Vincent doesn’t even remember Lexi from high school, but he begins to take notice when the fiery young woman is hired as his new assistant. Quickly, Lexi turns his world upside down and becomes an invaluable addition not only to his team, but to his life. Having learned a few hard lessons about trust in the past, Vincent is reluctant to let down his guard, especially when it appears that someone is out to sabotage his family’s advertising agency. Professionally, they are dynamite together, but when sparks fly between them personally, will Vincent let lies and jealousy ruin everything between them, or will he finally learn not only how to love, but ultimately trust…in advertising?
Victoria Michaels once again delivers a can’t-put-it-down novel loaded with engaging characters, cheeky dialogue, and powerful emotions. Trust in Advertising is a cleverly woven tale about two people getting to know each other and ultimately themselves.
Before I read Trust in Advertising I read some of the reviews for it. There seemed to be a lot of 1 and 2 star ratings. That didn’t give me too much hope for this book, but I went ahead and read it anyway. What do I have to say about those ratings now that I’ve read it for myself? Crazy, people!
There really isn’t anything I can say about this book that isn’t going to sound like a teenage girl squealing over a Justin Bieber sighting. To say I loved this book would be an understatement. I loved, loved, LOVED this book! It was hot without even getting raunchy. And I’m all for raunchy. Honestly, no one is more surprised than I am that I enjoyed this as much as I did considering I know it originally was a fan fiction. If I’m not aware that the story originated a FF then it’s all good. But when I know that it’s been out there as something else that kind of turns me off.
In this case, I’m glad I didn’t let that stop me from reading it.
I was Vincent Drake’s bitch the second his arrogant ass showed up in the pages. He owned me from the very first text he sent Lexi. Owned. Me. There wasn’t anything that didn’t make me want to rip his clothes off. Although, we could have found a sexier name than Vincent, couldn’t we? Yes, we could have. But I can overlook the name because that’s what a good, infatuated bitch does.
Lexi was cute and I liked how she didn’t take his shit. She was feisty, yet composed all at the same time. My favourite part of the book was the family cookout and the little playtime between her and Vincent. Ahh-dored the pool play. And don’t even get me started on Hope and Sean because I could go on forever about how great they were! Hope and Lexi were the perfect set of BFFs. Their relationship was fun, honest and loyal.
Usually I don’t like books that draw out the two main characters avoiding the hook up the entire story. I mean, sure it can be a tease to wait, but there’s waiting with a payoff and then there’s the way Michaels wrote it and gave me no sexy play! None! I kept waiting to read the naughty bits but nothing! And yet, I still loved it. Have I mentioned how much I loved it?
Do yourself a favour: grab a glass of wine, settle in with the book in any way you can get your hands on it, and read, babes. Sure you might not like it since that seems to be a popular opinion, but I think it was great and definitely worth checking out.