REVIEW: Trust in Advertising

Title: Trust in Advertising
Author: Victoria Michaels
Format: eARC
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: review copy from publisher
Published: July 2010 by Omnific Publishing

Lexi White finds herself at a crossroads. After putting everything on hold to care for her ailing father, it’s finally time for her to start living her life again. An exciting new job holds the promise of a fresh start, until she comes face to face with someone from her past who has always stopped her dead in her tracks, and who evidently still has the power to make her forget her own name. This time around, Lexi’s a grown woman who refuses to back away from her dreams, even if it requires working with her old high school crush. Side by side. Every day. Will he end up being her downfall or exactly what she needs?

Vincent doesn’t even remember Lexi from high school, but he begins to take notice when the fiery young woman is hired as his new assistant. Quickly, Lexi turns his world upside down and becomes an invaluable addition not only to his team, but to his life. Having learned a few hard lessons about trust in the past, Vincent is reluctant to let down his guard, especially when it appears that someone is out to sabotage his family’s advertising agency. Professionally, they are dynamite together, but when sparks fly between them personally, will Vincent let lies and jealousy ruin everything between them, or will he finally learn not only how to love, but ultimately trust…in advertising?

Victoria Michaels once again delivers a can’t-put-it-down novel loaded with engaging characters, cheeky dialogue, and powerful emotions. Trust in Advertising is a cleverly woven tale about two people getting to know each other and ultimately themselves.

Why I Read this Book: I loved Boycotts & Barflies. It was hilarious, sweet, fun and all-in-all, a great contemporary romance novel. When I heard of Trust in Advertising and read the blurb, I knew this was the book for me.  

What I Liked: The author’s writing style is smooth and fluid. It’s easy to fall into the story and have half a day wiz right by you. I read this book in 3 days and the only reason it took me that long was because it was my treadmill read. Otherwise, I would have gobbled it up in a day.

The flirtatious banter between Vincent and Lexi was hilarious. It was a fun story to read. The chemistry between them was undeniable and I was rooting for Vincent and Lexi all the way.

What I Didn’t Like: This novel was a bit too long. The storyline seemed a bit drawn out. There was a moment when the storyline stalled a bit at about the half-way mark, then a new conflict was brought in to the story.

Overall Impression: While I really enjoyed reading Boycotts & Barflies, I enjoyed Trust in Advertising even more. This book’s hilarious and flirtatious banter, strong corporate setting, with tension filled relationships will appeal to fans of Julie James’ novels. This book was a fun read and a great escape. It’s a great romance read that will make you swoon. I can’t wait to see what Victoria Michaels comes up with next.

The Book Vixen’s Rating:

4 1/2 Frogs

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  1. I haven't heard of this author before, but I'm going to have to put her (and this book) on my TBR list. Looks like a good read!

  2. Mama Kitty - Boycotts & Barflies (by the same author) is also another good read :)

  3. Wonderful review! I'm impressed you can treadmill and read at the same time. I have trouble not getting paper cuts when I turn pages, if I added machinery to reading I would be doomed.

    Victoria is a engaging writer, so happy to see her featured here.

  4. Debra - I read on my Kindle when I'm on the treadmill. It really helps the time go by :)

  5. Interesting cover. I'll have to check it out. People area always amazed that I can tweet on the elliptical For some reason I can't read on there.

  6. Wow, I read on a recumbent exercise bike but a treadmill would be too challenging for me, I think! I've been interested in reading this novel--thanks for the review.

  7. Karen - I've been known to tweet on the treadmill too :)

    Jennifer - I have a nice little holder for my Kindle. I use a Kandle light and use larger font size when I'm reading on the treadmill.

  8. Sounds like a good book (even if it a was a bit too long ;)

  9. ooo Shmexy! Great review! Thanks for the treadmill reading tips! (I've been trying to figure out how it works lol)

  10. I love the cover so much!!! simple but so nice. I rarely read about fiery books, and my last book of fiery is the Iron King. This story sounds nice. Thanks for sharing..


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