Review:Trust Game by Scarlet Wolfe


Reese Abbott thought her step up to an accounting manager would be with a more prestigious company than Casteel Motorsports, especially when she steps foot inside the building. Finding it spattered in grease and overrun by male employees, she wonders what she has gotten herself into.

Everett Casteel is the man in charge. His three brothers help run the operation, making it more of a family affair and a place for ribbing and pranks. When Reese is hired without Everett’s knowledge, he’s furious. Having lost his wife in an auto accident, two years prior, he doesn’t want any woman filling the job his wife once held.

Unexpectedly, he’s drawn to Reese and can’t help but want her physically. Although she has gone without sex for several months, she has no intentions of having a fling with her new boss. When bad boy, Everett, makes a pass at her, it sends Reese running out the door in her heels. Her younger sister, Becca, convinces her that an exciting affair with her boss is exactly what she needs before she likely settles down with a boring man.

Unable to resist Everett, she agrees to his sexual games as long as he agrees to her conditions. Both wanting to have the upper hand, they challenge each other sexually, experimenting in ways they have only imagined.

Neither bargain for what the other brings to the table, and when both think they’ve found exactly what they’re looking for, Reese makes a discovery about Everett’s deceased wife. The shocking revelation leaves him questioning the value of trust; the very thing he convinced Reese she had found in him.

This is a sizzling, sexy read with explicit sexual scenes and harsh language (Goodreads)


3.0 Stars

After reading the first 20 pages of Trust Game, I seriously considered calling it quits. However, I am the type of person that will finish a book to see if there is hope. Fortunately, Trust Game improved with each turn of the page.

When Reese Abbot accepted an accounting manager position at Casteel Motorsports, the last thing she expected was her attraction to her boss, Everett Casteel. The business is in the middle of an IRS Audit and Reese had to make sure the books are in order before the meeting. However, the distractions of Everett’s attraction to her and living under the shadow of Everett’s deceased wife becomes a hindrance to her job. After she and Everett decide to have a secret no strings attached relationship, the relationship becomes extremely complicated. Just when both begin trust each other, an unexpected betrayal comes to light, and changes everything between Reese, Everett, and Casteel Motorsports.

As much as I wanted this book to satisfy my need for a good story, it needed a little more polishing. The sex scenes were hot and steamy, but sex cannot carry a book about trust. Even though the back-stories of Reese and Everett were okay,  I think the story could have delved a little deeper to make it more believable. I would have loved to learn more about Krystal and her relationship with the Casteels. If there was more about how she divided the family, it would have given credibility to Everett’s emotional turmoil.

On  the plus side the emotions expressed during the truth of the betrayal was very real; right down to the slap. The happy ever after was a little forced but it worked.  I am glad I continue reading otherwise I would have missed out on an interesting story.  Overall, I felt Trust Game was a good story with a few flaws. I would recommend it as a one day read that will keep you entertained.

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