Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Trust Me

Title: Trust Me
Author: Jeff Erno
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
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ISBN: 978-1-61581-581-4
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary, Coming of Age
Rating: Golden Blush
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Critter Nymph

When Bobby and Shawn first met at the age of 12, they never realized that their lives would turn out the way they did; or that they would come to mean so much to each other.

Trust Me by Jeff Erno is possibly one of the best stories I have read this year. It was most definitely one of the toughest. This is an author who knows how to pull everything from his characters, giving the readers an intensely written story that will keep you reading till the final page. With Trust Me, the author brings the stories of Shawn and Bobby to life. I say stories because the book stretches over a period of several years and touches on the young men’s lives until they reach their early 20’s.

The young men face many struggles at home, with their families, with their faith and of course, with their sexuality. Both of them also suffer from abuse in one form or the other, and readers should know that there is a rape scene in the story. As the men struggle through their lives, the anger, confusion, fear, and insecurities they portray are very believable, as are the way they deal with the many issues before them.

When these two finally came together, I wanted to cheer out loud. The love that Bobby and Shawn feel for each other was, in many ways, both pure and intense. Unfortunately, their story does not end there and if you want to know what happens next you will have to get the book.

Trust Me is more than deserving of the Golden Blush award and I strongly urge fans of the m/m genre to go out and buy a copy today.


Jeff Erno said...

Thank you so much for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed the story.

lyne said...

your welcome. it was a great story. will there be a follow up?

Jeff Erno said...

I have no plans for a sequel of Trust Me, but I'm currently working on two novels. One is a sci-fi/romance and the other is a YA novel focusing upon bullying and gay teen suicide.