🖤 𝗡𝗢𝗪 𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘 → Trust In Me by Emma Luna! + My Review

Title: Trust In Me
Series: A Beautifully Brutal Book #2
Author: Emma Luna
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance/Enemies to Lovers
Release Date: June 24, 2022
Cover Design: Dez at Pretty in Ink Creations

Every woman in my life has let me down, hurt me, or abandoned me. Which is why the only female I hold close to my heart is Hallie– my daughter.

But being a single father comes with certain challenges, so I hire a nanny.
Someone who can do her hair, tell her stories, and be the motherly figure she doesn’t have.
When Mia starts, I know she’ll be perfect, but I have to keep her at arm’s length. I tell myself it’s because I don’t know how to fix her broken soul from the past she’s so desperate to hide, but in reality, it’s more.
The way I feel about her scares me. She’s beautiful, feisty, and so incredibly kind.
Although I try to deny it, I can feel myself falling for her. And when our pasts collide with the present, we have no choice but to face our demons together and fight.
Will I be able to finally put my fears aside and find true happiness?
Author Note – This book is part of the Beautifully Brutal Series, which are all Interconnected. While each book is about a different couple, they have connected themes and it’s advised the series is read in release order. But they can be enjoyed as standalones. Trust in Me is a dark romance which features scenes that may be triggering for some people. For more details please contact emmalunaauthor@gmail.com

Emma Luna is a USA Today Bestselling dark romance author from the UK. In a previous life she was a Midwife and a Lecturer, but now she listens to the voices in her head and puts pen to paper to bring their stories to life. In her spare time, when she should be sleeping, she also loves to edit, proofread, and format books for other amazing authors.
Emma’s books are dark, dangerous, and devilishly sexy. She loves writing about strong, feisty, but underestimated women, and the cocky, dirty-mouthed men they bring to their knees.
When Emma isn’t writing, promoting, or editing books she can be found napping, colouring in adult colouring books, and collecting novelty notebooks. She also enjoys coffee and gossiping with her mum, playing or having hugs with her gorgeous nephew, who is the light of her life, stealing her parents dog Hector, and curling up on the sofa to watch a film with Mr Luna. Oh and for those of you that don’t know, Emma is a hardcore Harry Potter fan—Team Ravenclaw!!
Thank you for taking a chance on a crazy Brit and the voices inside her head. That makes you a true LUNAtic now too!


MY REVIEW: An intriguing addition to this thrilling series full of dark themes associated with organized crime along with electrifying romance. The first couple of books were outstanding with exciting action, drama, and bloody brutality with fantastic characters. I loved Kellan from the beginning as the tech genius supporting assassin Liam. Then came the heartbreak in his prequel that left him a sad single dad reeling from betrayal. Enter Mia, bestie with the new head of the Irish mob family, Brianna. Mia needs a job to finish university and Kellan needs a nanny so begins a tenuous agreement as boss/nanny/friends. Kellan tries to keep things friendly but it’s a lost cause even if he doesn’t trust Mia. Too many secrets and oh boy, what secrets those are. Tragic, heinous, gut wrenching secrets. The chemistry between Kellan and Mia is sizzling but she has too much damaged for a physical relationship. Can Kellan help her pass her trauma? Can he get past his fear of betrayal? I liked Mia but I thought she was too similar to Shayla from Kellan’s prequel with their brokenness and similar trauma. Also, I love a cute kid in a story but there was too much of Kellan’s daughter’s cute antics for me. Really, how much is there for a 7-month old to do? Poop, throw food, cry, giggle and repeat. Most of the story focused on Kellan and Mia’s relationship with high angst and without the intense action, violence, brutality, vengeance and fighting that I loved from the previous stories. All the action was saved for the end with surprises and retribution and one big reveal for Kellan. There was a lot of rehashing details from the prequel that works for this story as a standalone. I love the big Doughtry family and can’t wait for their stories. A new character was introduced for the next story, Belle, along with Declan. While this wasn’t my favorite I look forward to more of this brutally beautiful series.

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