**Trust by Sasha Greene was sent to me in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Literally PR for having me on this tour.**
resisting the advances of a senior colleague loses Jenny her job. She escapes from London to visit friends in a small Highland village, hoping the distance will provide some respite from the trauma she has suffered.
Meeting Nadeem, a considerate ex-Army medic, helps her start to rebuild her confidence and begin legal action against the company. But Nadeem is fighting his own battles with grief over the loss of his best friend in Afghanistan, and when he and Jenny discover that their lives are connected back in London the two of them find out just how far trust will stretch before it snaps
Trust is an easy-to-read romance that touches on darker subjects and shows how love prevails even when all odds are stacked against it.
Jenny has been thrown into a horrible situation, one most women fear might happen to them every time they step outside. Being sexually assaulted by her boss almost results in her losing all trust in men. That is until she meets Nadeem, two weeks after the assault, and finds herself getting lost in her feelings for him. In my opinion, I felt their relationship was too hurried and felt a little forced. I found it difficult to see their relationship develop that quickly, however, that’s not to say it’s unrealistic because I know that’s how it can work out sometimes. It’s likely that I just prefer slow-burn romances, which this one is not.
Also, I didn’t get deeper connections to the characters as the story developed, which was disappointing. That’s not the say I didn’t enjoy the book though, I certainly did, it was easy to read and I thought the descriptions of the places they visited together to be quite magical. I actually think I simply preferred most of the side characters over the main characters which may explain why the book got better for me when they were introduced.
The PTSD, mental health, and sexual harassment elements of the story were not explained in great depth. This was not a bad thing, I felt the book flowed more smoothly with the topics being covered at more of a ‘surface level’. Although they did feel a bit glossed over, I have some internal conflict about how they were written about. I’m glad that the characters were able to deal with their traumas and help each other cope with them. It was an encouraging narrative that shows how it is possible to heal after being in such awful situations.
I rate this book 3/5 stars as I did enjoy reading it, but it did feel like something was missing from the overall story. I didn’t feel as though the characters had the time to develop properly, making it difficult to connect with them. It’s definitely a book you can finish reading in a day which is due to its quick pacing. I recommend this book if fast-paced, easy-to-read, cozy romances are your cup of tea.