Book Tour and #Review: FINDING TRUST by Natalie Gayle

April 29, 2013 Book Review, Book Tour, Romantic Suspense 0


Welcome to the Finding Trust Book Tour! Read my review of this new Romantic Suspense…


About the Book:


Finding Trust – Book 1: Centre Games Series (Brayden and Rihanna)

He’s hot, sexy, and leads a double life. Sometimes in the limelight, mostly in the shadows. Brayden James holds fast to a secret that’s more than his to share. She’s a singularly focused veterinarian out for a rare night of fun with friends, at a New Year’s Eve rock concert. Going home with the lead guitarist was furthest thing from Rihanna Mason’s mind when the night began. When Rihanna inadvertently becomes the target of a deadly terrorist plot using the Hendra virus as a biological weapon, Brayden is forced to reveal his other life. His job is to keep her safe and together they must stop the terrorists before it’s too late. But what happens when she becomes more to him than just the assignment? Will the secret he cannot disclose ultimately prove too much for Rihanna’s fragile trust in relationships? Or will he finally break through the double brick walls around her heart, where every other man has failed?



My Review:


My Rating: 4 Stars


A very enjoyable romantic suspense that has action, intrigue, heat, and an interesting paranormal twist, Finding Trust is a solid series debut.

Because I’m an equine professional myself, I personally found the story very compelling, as it centers around a young, female equine veterinarian. The author takes the very real situation of the deadly Hendra virus and expands it into an exciting bioterrorism plot, complete with a secret team of agents that have some extra “special” qualities to fight a potential global disaster. Though the book reads a little slow in the very beginning, once the story gets rolling it is sexy, action-packed, and nearly impossible to put down.

Gayle takes the time allow Rihanna and Brayden, our lead couple, to establish a strong chemistry and connection. They build on an initial attraction until it boils over into some steamy sex, made super hot by the fact that the author has painted an absolutely gorgeous picture of Brayden in the reader’s mind. Protective, extra strong, sexy, and confident work for me 🙂 I like Rhianna’s character very much: no-nonense, tough with just enough vulnerability, and refuses to play the damsel in distress card. The author has also given this well-matched couple a great supporting cast that we hopefully get to know better in future books in the series.

Overall, this is an entertaining read with an intriguing plot and very good group of characters. The story ends on a cliffhanger, leaving the door open for more books in a very promising series.

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.


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About the Author:




I recently discovered those school vocational assessments are really interesting and probably correct! Who would have thought, hey? You see, I clearly remember taking one of those in Year 11 (for my US friends, I think that equates to junior year in high school). Anyway, semantics. Well, the results came back indicating that I should pursue a career in writing and something else. What that something else was I can’t remember but the writing thing stuck in my mind. Sure, I’d always liked English and had already developed a ravenous appetite for romance novels by the age of sixteen—but who becomes a writer straight out of school? So to cut a long story short, I went to Uni and studied Business and ended up managing large-scale IT projects shortly after. I can’t complain: it’s been a great career. I’ve done some awesome projects and met some incredible people and I won’t be giving it up anytime soon. Anyway, I’ve messed around with a couple of “secret” novels over the years and I finally decided to get serious and finish one. Hence “Finding Trust” came about. And about twenty years later, I’ve finally proved a vocational assessment correct, because I love writing! As to some other stuff about me: I live on the Gold Coast, Australia. I love spending time with my family and friends. When I’m not sitting behind a screen playing with IT or writing, you might find me down the beach playing in the waves on a Jet Ski or a bogey board (both are uber cool). When the weather turns a bit cooler (doesn’t really happen on the Gold Coast), we like to head for the snow. I’ve discovered I have two kids who are kamikaze skiers—they must take after their father. He’s always at me to “release the handbrake.” Apparently I’d ski so much better. I call it a healthy understanding of self-preservation and gravity! I like to think I can fit in a few workouts and martial arts classes each week. This tends to be a figment of my imagination more than reality, unfortunately. I am trying to remedy this, but those damn characters just keep demanding to have their stories told and, well, there’s always another good book to read! I hope you enjoy mine. Please drop me a line. I’m active on Facebook, Twitter, and via email I’d love to know what you think of my books and well, let’s be truthful—I love talking about books, whether they’re mine or someone else’s. Fiction is just so much more fun than reality!!! Happy Reading.

-Natalie Gayle


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