TITLE: Trust in Advertising
AUTHOR: Victoria Michaels
RATING: 4 STARS
PUBLISHED: July 2010 - Omnific Publishing
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"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."
I spend hours on Goodreads.com and Amazon.com browsing book descriptions and recommendations. There are endless options out there to choose from, and I am constantly searching for my next read. Because I read about a book a day, this is a vicious, continuous process. Search for book. Pick book. Read book. Search for book. Pick book. Read book… It never ends. Yesterday, I narrowed it down to two books: Trust in Advertising and Boycotts and Barflies. I kept going back and forth between the two books; I couldn’t make a decision. Then, I realized Victoria Michael’s wrote both books. What are the odds? So, I randomly picked Trust in Advertising, and I developed an action plan: If I really enjoyed Trust in Advertising then I would pick up Boycotts and Barflies next!
My inbox just went *ding* because I just received a copy of my receipt for Boycotts and Barflies from Amazon.com.
Needless to say, I really enjoyed Trust in Advertising. It’s witty, smart, romantic and hysterical.
Favorite Part: The first few text messages between Lexi and Vincent. The text messages display both of the characters charm, intelligence and tenacity.
Second Favorite Part: Any interaction between Jade and Lexi. I love how Lexi stands up for herself and doesn’t let Jade walk all over her.
Third favorite part: Probably, the first time Lexi meets Tony. Lexi shows everyone she is strong, independent and not afraid to stick up for herself. I love that about her.
I also love any scene that includes Hope, Lexi’s best friend. She is hysterical. I also became obsessed with Vincent’s entire family, especially his niece, Madison. Long story short, I liked all of it!
Overall, the story, characters and plot are wonderful and well developed.
In my opinion, the Epilogue was an added bonus. Michaels delivered a great conclusion, and she was original and, sort of, sneaky about it. I thought it was the perfect ending to a delightful story. I can’t wait to begin Boycotts & Barflies.
I gave Trust in Advertising by Victoria Michaels 4 STARS. I strongly recommend this novel. It’s sexy, fresh, and perfect for adults. It will make you smile, laugh out loud, and wish pain and torture upon a certain model named Jade.