12/5/13

Meet the Trust Me Trilogy Author: Guest Blog by KE Osborn and Trust Me? Review


By on 12/05/2013 08:30:00 AM

I just finished book one, Trust Me? from KE Osborn's Trust Me? Trilogy.  I have been lucky enough to have the author stop by for a guest blog post today to accompany our review! 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my review.  All opinions are my own.  We may receive slight compensation from affiliate linking within our posts.

 
Guest Blog from KE Osborn.
My name is Kimberly Osborn and my pen name is KE Osborn.  I am 29 years old born and living in Adelaide, South Australia.  I live with Bella my Moodle (Maltese x Poodle), four green tree frogs, and Edward and Alice the Zebra Finches (yes, the name’s are from Twilight). I studied a Diploma in Advertising and Graphic Design at TAFE, and have a small graphic and website design business - which is lucky because I am able to design my own book covers. Some of my interest include going to dog shows, and show dog training but my main past time would be reading and listing to music.
     
My inspiration to become a writer came in high school. I realized I loved writing and I set out to self publish my work. I sent the initial draft of Trust Me? The Trust Me? Trilogy out to my friends, and they all loved it, so that encouraged me to continue.  I have since written other books (to be released), and they have all come from dreams. I have a pen and paper on my bedside table ready, in case I wake up from a dream with an idea for another book.
    
My chosen genre came from the fact that I love reading contemporary romance books. Some of my favourites inspired me to become a full time writer.  They include Fifty Shades of Grey and Twilight.  I also enjoy books by S.C. Stephens, K. M. Golland, Tina Reber and Emma Chase.

About the Trust Me? Trilogy.
 
Jenifer Taylor is content with her life, dull and boring as it is. Being absent from the dating scene means she doesn’t have to deal with the major trust issues she has with men that stem from a controlling and aggressive ex-boyfriend and an absentee father.  She’s happy being alone, sharing her life with her friends and family.

When Jeni starts a typical day in the big city of Mornington Vale, California, it turns from bad to worse when she’s involved in a chain collision on her way to work.
Her world changes forever that day because she meets Aiden O’Connell, the billionaire son of Alistair O’Connell, who owns Mornington Vale’s largest financial corporation. Aiden is an up-and-coming young businessman who's ready to take on the vice presidency of his father’s company. He is the good son, and it’s imperative to Alistair that Aiden succeed and follow in his footsteps. Life for Aiden involves working hard and not much else.

After the accident, however, Aiden’s world changes as well. He finds Jeni irresistible and instantly pursues her. With some coaxing, she eventually agrees to a date, and the attraction is mutual.

Jeni finds love quickly with Aiden, but trusting him is another issue.  When to trust is tested in many different ways but comes to a head when Aiden is investigated for a serious crime.  As her trust issues spark, she is forced to go through a journey of self-discovery. 
She must decide once and for all whether she trusts the man she loves when she’s asked the ultimate question: “Do you trust me?”

This is book one in a series of three.  Book two "Love Me?" was released on November 18th, 2013.

Quick Excerpt from Trust Me?  Trust Me? Trilogy Book One
I turn to face him; he puts his other arm around me. We are in the same position as before when the last kiss attempt failed. My arms are tight around his neck, his arms around my waist. I look down. He lifts up my chin so I’m lost in his gaze. His hand goes back to my waist. He swallows; I think he’s as nervous as I am. He tilts his head and leans in … I back away quickly. 

“What’s wrong?” he asks, looking hurt. 

“Oh, no, it’s not you. I think … I might have garlic breath.” 

He laughs and pulls me back to him. “So do I.” He pulls me in tighter, and before I know what’s happening, his lips are on mine. I give in and surrender to him completely. 

This feels like one of my fantasies, only way, way better. He holds me tight as one hand moves from my waist to caress my cheek, kissing me softly but sensually. My hands move to the back of his head, and I grab a lock of hair in each hand. He moves our bodies so that I’m against the railing at the edge of the deck. He moves his hand from my waist to hold the rail as I still grasp his hair. The kissing becomes feverishly passionate; his tongue against mine as they intertwine with each other. Our breathing becomes faster and erratic. Our kissing becomes more intimate. We are in perfect sync with each other. I pull him closer to me, our whole bodies touching. My heart is pounding fast and hard. His hand moves from my face to the back of my head, pulling me tight. He moves my hair from the side of my neck, breaks our kiss and kisses my neck slowly and seductively. I sigh and breathe in a stuttering motion. I open my eyes to see the waitress standing there, gawking at us. I stiffen as I see her. He pulls back and looks at me. With my eyes, I gesture toward the waitress. He turns, looks, and lets out a little huff. He leans in towards me.

“Now that’s a first kiss,” he whispers as he grabs my hand and leads me over to the table. I can’t help but smile.

My Review of KE Osborn's Trust Me? 

Trust is a deal maker or breaker in relationships--and as the plot focus for Osborn's first book in her Trust Me? Trilogy--creates a great romantic adventure.  The storyline flowed well from the initial romantic meeting through to the end of the book.  The characters are believable, well developed and easy for readers to enjoy.  I found myself attached to the character's stories--and not ready to leave them at the end of the book.  Readers won't find clear cut resolution at the end of the book--but, the author does leave readers so involved that they will definitely need to read book 2!  

Would I recommend Trust Me?  Romance novels need something beyond a love scene to keep my interest.  While this book is certainly steamy in spots (and not recommended for readers under 18)--there is a storyline beyond the bedroom.  I did enjoy Trust Me? --and I will likely be up for reading Osborn's other books in the future!

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