Title: Trust Me (The Last Stand, vol. 1)
Author: Brenda Novak
Publisher: Mira Books
Release Date: June 1, 2008
Size: 448 pages, softcover
Series: Stop Me (vol. 2), Watch Me (vol. 3)
(Caution: May contain objectionable content)
Four years ago, Skye Kellerman was attacked in her own bed. She managed to fend off her knife-wielding assailant, but the trauma changed everything about her life. As a result of that night, she joined two friends—also survivors—in starting The Last Stand, an organization to help victims of crime.
But now, her would-be rapist is getting out of prison. Skye knows that Dr. Oliver Burke hasn’t forgotten that her testimony cost him his reputation—and his freedom. Sacramento detective David Willis, who investigated her case, believes Burke is a clear and present danger—and guilty of at least two unsolved murders.
And now Burke is free to terrorize Skye again. Unless David can stop him. Unless Skye can fight back. Because Oliver Burke has every intention of finishing what he started. And that’s a promise. Trust me.
This sounds like a page turner that will keep me awake. I might not get anything done while I’m trying to finish it. I’m in the mood for a good suspense novel.
I was really disappointed in this novel and I wanted to like it because I’ve liked so many of her others. Her books provide a lot of suspense and great storylines, and up until this point I feel Brenda Novak was able to tastefully write sex scenes and had only a small amount of profanity. Trust Me has some fairly graphic sex scenes, and I also didn’t like the homosexual oral sex scene either. The profanity was much more this time and included the “f” word, and I’m sad that Brenda Novak seems to have caved into violence and sex for her books. 🙁