A Jeri Review: Trusting Cade (Custos Securities #1) by Luna David


Rating: 3 Stars out of 5

This was the debut book by Luna David. And for that, well done. But… edit. Edit some more. And then edit again. Then send it to an editor to edit.

For the most part, it was a good story. Cade fell WAY too fast for Braden and jumped in head first. Now, I am hardly a personal security expert, but I am guessing that you shouldn’t be emotionally involved with the person you are trying to protect.  But, I am just a reviewer not a body guard.

From that point, most of the story was about Cade and Braden falling more in love with each other. Which was sweet and cute, but just too much. Something was bugging me about the cadence of the book as I was reading. And then it hit me. Swap out some pronouns and switch up the sex scenes and this could easily have been a “traditional” romance story when the big alpha guy comes swooping in to save the weak woman who needs help. There was a lot of talk about how Braden WASN’T weak, but the way that Cade coddled Braden constantly was cringe worthy at times. Like this guy has lived with diabetes for a long time. He doesn’t need to be reminded to check his blood sugar constantly. It just rubbed me the wrong way.

As for the stalker part of the story, that wasn’t a big shock at all. We pretty much knew who it was from the beginning so when it was revealed it was a bit ho hum. There was a bit of a twist in how the stalker came face to face with Braden again and I did like that.

The supporting characters were great. I loved Braden’s best friend Zoe, Cade’s best friend Cooper and I adored Nana. They added a lot to the story that helped the pages keep turning.

The book is left with a bit of a cliff hanger…. Review for that book next

Cover art is hot and steamy.  Definitely eye-catching.

Sales Link:  Amazon

Book Details:

Kindle Edition, 380 pages
Published February 13th 2016
Edition LanguageEnglish
SeriesCustos Securities #1

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