This Trust of Mine by Amanda Bennett

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“Love cannot be defined by age or time, but by the way that person makes you feel. He made me feel completely vulnerable, but vulnerability I have learned is a gift, one that I will gladly accept from Madison Raine.”

Madison had irrevocably changed me. He opened me up to feel things I had never felt, and he never judged me for my past. In the short amount of time I had known him, I had fallen in love with him and everything he encompassed. He showed me how to live, how to enjoy life, but best of all, he showed me how to love. They say bad things happen to good people, well that saying rang truer to me now than ever before. Madison is gone. He is off at school in Arizona, and I just couldn’t bring myself to leave with him. That was my first mistake.
See the thing about trouble is, it will always find you. Trouble found me the night he left, and that night forever changed me. Now I am fighting my way back, alone.

Leaving Kayla was one of the hardest things I had ever had to do. To say I regret my decision to leave her behind, would be an understatement. My world shifted when I met her and I would forever be changed. Everything felt different now that I was away, everything with her at least. Something was wrong, I could feel it. I needed to go to her to find out what this feeling was, but would she trust me enough to tell me, and could I trust her to forgive me.

“When life, love and heart breaking circumstances stand to pull apart a bond so strong, what do you do without trust?”

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Ena’s 3.75 Star Review~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Okay I want to first off and say that I Amanda Bennett!  I was hoping that I could give this a 4 or 5 star rating and it probably could have gotten a 4 star if I hadn’t had a thought of what was going to happen.

This Trust of Mine starts off shortly after This Love of Mine stopped, although, in TTOM the time frame is over a period of months versus a few days as in TLOM.  The story is developed at a great pace and is detailed so you know exactly what is going on.

I can tell you that Madison and Kayla both made me feel like this:

I couldn’t get over how stupid both of them were acting, and due to the lack of communication between the two they both suffered.

Kayla experienced something that no person should ever have to experience and my heart was breaking for her because not only did she feel totally alone but she was terrified to tell her secret to the one boy who she loved more than life itself.  She was afraid of being looked at differently or being pushed away. And I felt myself feeling compassion for her and wanting to take her and do this:

Madison is still a very sexy “cowboy” and he wants Kayla in his life forever.  He will do whatever he has to, to get her to love him again and he will stop at nothing to earn her trust back.  He will step back and just be her friend and wait for her.  He is sweet, caring, charming, and all things swoon worthy!  He can be very steamy too.  I found myself at parts in this book feeling alittle bit like this:

Madison will deal with his own problems in TTOM, he will need Kayla more than ever.  His heart will break and he will need her to pick him up and help him with his grief.  My heart broke for him also and I was hoping that those two could finally open up the forms of communication and stop dancing around the issue and just talk, get it all out there in the open and let each other know exactly what they were feeling and what they wanted.  So by the time the end of the book wrapped up and they finally decided to go after what they wanted I was feeling like this:

I wish there was just a bit more angst in this book!  But for what Amanda was going for with just a simple good sweet love story I think she did an excellent job.  Kayla and Madison will have their ups and downs but is their love is strong enough and can they learn to trust each other completely so they can be together?

But what would a good love story series be if there wasn’t a bit of a whopper at the end right?  Yep Amanda gives us that too and I was like:

So if you read This Love of Mine than YES you HAVE TO read This Trust of Mine and YES there will be another book in the series that Amanda is working on right now.  Great job Amanda – can’t wait to read Book 3 in the series!