Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Trust: A New Beginning by Cristiane Serruya Book Tour

Title: Trust: A New Beginning
Series: TRUST #1
Author: Cristiane Serruya
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Publisher: self-published
Format: Ebook, Paperback, Hardcover
Length: 393 pages

Buy Links: Amazon | B&N |

Book Description:

They are beautiful. They are rich. They are strong willed and successful. They have everything, but love. And each one of them has a dark secret looming in their past.

Sophia is a 25 year old Brazilian widow. Intelligent and ravishing, she flees from her own country after a tragic incident. Hiding from everyone and everything, she remains alone, torn between the love for a dead man, the torment of living without part of her memory and the fear of moving on. 

Ethan is one of the most important tycoons in the steel industry. As the memory of an awful evening in his adolescence haunts him night and day, he keeps looking for an elusive woman whom he could love - and who would love him - as he never has in all his 35 years... Until he finds Sophia. 

Alistair is a 34 year old powerful banker, searching for one–night stands with women who will warm his bed. And that he can punish physically to abate his anger for his late wife's black deeds and his own guilt for being such a debauched man for so many years. Any woman will do, and he has many to choose from, as they all fall instantly for his manly, devilish charming ways.

In Europe, in the months after October 2009, their paths will cross and clash.
This is the first book of the trilogy TRUST, this is an adult contemporary romance lavishly set in a billionaire's Europe, deriving its strength from realistic and dramatic character interactions in their hunt for trust and love.

Contains strong language and graphic sex scenes.

4.5 Stars

When Ethan Ashford sees Sophia Santos at the airport, flustered, radiant, and temperamental he sees a way to get a chance at getting to know her better.  Sophia though is far from the normal type of woman he spends time with, for every morsel of information he gets from her he finds himself wanting more.
Sophia Santo has her share of secrets and one of them is not letting another man get close enough to uncover them.  As a widower she has felt loss, but she also has nightmares and can’t remember portions of her life.  Ethan ignites something in Sophia that she wants to explore,  but is he the man she believes him to be or will his overprotectiveness destroy it all.

Alistair Connor MacCraig is a notable banker who is always searching for a way to release his anger, often with one night stands.  That is until he meets Sophia, every ounce of the siren calls to him in a way that is unique to him.  Alistair wants to claim Sophia in all ways possible, but demons from his past haunt him in all ways possible, even when it comes to Sophia.

Fascinating story, it is very complex as it unfolds over time but well worth reading.  Without giving too much away you can expect the unexpected.  Two men vying for the attention of Sophia, but the easiest path is not always the wisest one. I thought Sophia was a an awe inspiring heroine, she is tough and intelligent quickly becoming a favorite in books.

About the Author:

I live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with my husband and two daughters. I'm a lawyer, who specializes in cases of sexual abuse and violence against children and women. I also have a Masters in Business Law and a BA in Fine Arts. 
I've always loved to read, write and listen to music. I lived and studied in England, France, Italy and Switzerland. Traveling is one of my passions - as is keeping fit and healthy. 
After twenty-two years of practicing law, I decided to give writing a go. And - amazingly - it was just the piece that was missing in my life.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Em,
    Many thanks for your lovely review and your kind words.
    I'm honored that you hosted the first installment of the TRUST trilogy on your amazing blog.
    A hug from a sunny Rio de Janeiro,
    Cris :)