Review: Body of Trust by Jeannine Colette
Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.
Body of Trust is the newest standalone from Jeannine Colette, and this time, she brings on the suspense along with the romance. Amelia Sorrentino lives a good life. She's got a job as an accountant that keeps her bus and a family and close circle of friends that she loves and love her back. Her long-term relationship may have ended, but she isn't crying over it. As a matter of fact, her attention is very happily occupied, thanks to her crush on the hot bartender at Villa Russo, the exclusive club she and her family go to regularly. Jesse Grant is nothing like the men Amelia has been involved with in the past, and maybe that's a good thing because when a hail of bullets falls upon everyone in Villa Russo, it's Jesse who keeps her safe, putting his own life on the line. Soon, Amelia discovers that so much of what she believed to be true about her family and life has be nothing more than a lie. She's no longer sure about who she can trust and what she can believe--except maybe Jesse. She's entrusting him with her life, but will he end up breaking her trust and heart?
This book had a different feel compared to my past reads from Jeannine Colette, and I do like it when an author shakes things up. I've always been a fan of the romantic suspense sub-genre, and Colette did what I feel was a good job. I haven't read everything she's written, but the ones that I have read were purely romance in nature, so her venturing into more suspenseful territory made me feel like I was going on this new adventure and seeing where she would take me. The suspense part comes in the form of mafia ties, but without the usual darker and heavier feel that this particular trope carries with it. There was a good amount of character development when it came to Amelia, and I liked seeing her evolve into a woman who was both more aware and more wary of the world around her, refusing to be as naive as she once was. This did have more romance than it did suspense, but it did well in hooking and keeping my interest. Four stars for Body of Trust.
Release Date: 10 October 2020
Date Read: 10 October 2020
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