Author(s): Felisha Antonette
Published by Smashwords Edition on September 24, 2015
Genre(s): Romantic Suspense
Source: The Romance Review
*For mature readers 18+*Loving someone has never been so deadly.
Valerie Harper has one assignment, one mission. Assassinate her mark and everyone he loves. But what happens when she finds that she loves him too?Her instructions are simple; do not fraternize with your target, observe at a distance, and never engage with the enemy. However, as things take an unexpected turn in Val's world, these simple instructions begin to change.
Refusing to be a puppet, Kyle Shultz walks away from his old life and settles into the college routine. But the life of a student is more difficult than he imagined. Making friends and attending parties are as foreign a concept as showing a target mercy.
The lines between the state of the job and the affairs of the heart are blurred as Valerie and Kyle’s worlds collide. With a maze of enemies and hit lists to navigate, will these two young adversaries proceed wide-eyed and alone into the fray? Or will they blindly trust the feelings they can no longer ignore?
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BLIND TRUST by Felisha Antonette is a contemporary romantic suspense that is centered around young adults. It took me some time to get through the story. I expected it to be a gripping read, but it did not live up to my expectations.
BLIND TRUST tells the story of Valerie Harper and Kyle Shultz. Valerie an assassin was assigned the task of terminating Kyle and his family. Her instructions, do not get close to her target. This, however, proved a difficult task. Valerie found herself in a precarious position when she inadvertently fell in love with her target. Will she be able to carry out her assignment?
The pacing fluctuated throughout the story, which frustrated for most of the story. I loved the unique premise, but the story fell down in the area of development. It lacked fluidity. which made it difficult to follow.
I enjoyed my encounter with Kyle, a ladies man. Women can never seem to resist him. One would expect that for an assassin he would be cold and unfeeling. However, he proved to be the opposite, when it came to his family and friends. He would do anything to protect those he loves. Honour and love motivates him.
“At your weakest point… whenever you think you can’t move forward… or you feel like it’s not worth it… like anything is not worth it… remember, I’m here. You don’t have to feel alone, you don’t have to feel broken. I’m here to mend you, okay. I’m here to stitch you up. I’m by your side to catch you regardless of the direction you fall.”
Initially, I enjoyed meeting Val but as the story progressed, I started to like her less and less. She was whiny and annoying. Dubbed a badass assassin, but based on her actions belied the statement. I questioned her abilities to carry out her assignment.
Narrated from alternate POVs the story provided insight into the characters’ thoughts and feelings. Despite the lack of fluidity the author did a good job in building suspense. The story had a few twists that I never saw coming. There was one particular event that left me scratching my head. There were action, violence, and some very steamy sex scenes.
The themes that stood out in the story are betrayal and greed. We see where friends and family are willing to betray each other for personal gratification. The story depicts that when we love someone it means that we have to have faith that the person will stick with us through the good and bad times.
“Kyle, if you love her…” She paused long before she continued, “It’s a blind trust that’s required of you. Where you believe beyond any doubt, beyond her flaws, beyond your insecurities, beyond what’s present. You trust her—blindly—because there is no living proof that she will stick with you and no way for you to know. But you believe she will.”
Overall, I found this to be an interesting read. It may not have been my favourite, but it had its good points. I would recommend to readers who enjoy romance, action, and suspense. –