Overall Rating: 4 Stars
Trust (Wrong #3) by Jana Aston
[Audiobook purchased from Audible]
Synopsis from Goodreads. Full book details here.
“Um… Who’s there?”
Yeah. That was me, on my last date. Before you feel sorry for me
you should know that I was the one telling the jokes. Jokes as in
plural, because I didn’t stop with just one. Of course not.
Hi, I’m Chloe Scott. The most awkward single girl in the city.
But I’m going to get it together. I am.
I’m going to learn how to date like a grown up.
I’m going to have an orgasm not given to myself.
I’m going to fall in love and live happily ever after.
Right after I get out of this interrogation room.
I was not expecting to like this series so much, but I definitely do. This book, in particular, was filled hilarious cringy moments that had me covering my face saying, “Oh my God, I’d die.” I loved both of the main characters and adored seeing some old favorites from the series as well. All in all, this was a lighthearted, steamy, fun series that went out on a high note with Trust.
I’ve liked Chloe since the second book, Right, and I absolutely loved seeing her front and center in this book. She’s adorably awkward and I found that Boyd was the perfect match for her.
Books, like this one, that switch narrators are hit or miss for me. Sometimes it works really well, other times I almost prefer being kept in the dark. In this case, I think switching narrators worked out really well. It was funny to see how different the two perspectives were.
I love Jana Aston’s style of humor. The internal monologues are my absolute favorite thing about the books I’ve read so far. I can’t wait to read the rest of her novels (whenever she writes them!)
I’m so glad I stumbled upon this series!
Audiobook Performance: 5 Stars
Erin Mallon is the female audiobook reader and she was absolutely perfect. She did a great job with the near constant internal monologues and differentiating them from actual speaking (which I know can be tricky for readers).
The male reader, Lance Greenfield, had the perfect FBI agent voice for Boyd: sexy and gravelly. His voice for Chloe was great. A lot of times when male readers try to do girl voices, it takes me out of the story and makes me giggle, but he was able to change the tone of his voice without making me roll my eyes. The acting for both readers was fantastic, I think it really added to the humor in the writing.
Butterfly rating: 3 Stars
This is a high 3 stars, but still 3 nonetheless. I think part of it was because, though I liked Boyd, he’s definitely not my type. I didn’t swoon over him so much.
Re-read worthiness: 3 Stars
Maybe! If I find some extra time and I want a light hearted sexy read, I may pick this series up again.
Bookshelf placement: Yes
I definitely need this whole series displayed. I love the colors of the covers and I’ve enjoyed the series enough for it to garner prime bookshelf real estate.
New Top Book Boyfriend: Nah
No offense, Boyd! You have a great name and you’re perfect for Chloe, but not so much for me.