Review | A Matter of Trust by Q.T Ruby (@Q_T_Ruby)

22 August 2015



She’s stuck in a rut, stuck in life and stuck in an elevator with Hollywood’s hottest actor. And of course she’s just come from the gym.

Claire Parelli just can’t seem to catch a break, well, except for heartbreak, that is. After a lifetime of following the rules, she winds up heartbroken, unfulfilled, and hiding from life. But she can’t hide for long.

After getting stuck aboard a broken elevator with Hollywood It-Boy, Daniel Chase, they begin a secret romance that pries Claire out of her element, out of her shell, and out of her sweatpants. But when their romance accidentally goes public, Claire’s life implodes, leaving her to choose to hunker down in the safety of her sweatpants, or risk her fragile heart on a chance at life, love, and the pursuit of better clothing.

I was kindly gifted an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. I absolutely loved reading this book and seeing how two totally different worlds collide! At the start of the book we meet Claire, a young successful teacher who since having her heartbroken has barely been living life. She works, eats, sleeps and barely going out despite her friends, who Claire loving refers to as her Fairy Slutmothers (which I love), trying everything to get her out there.

This all changes though when she bumps into a young, handsome man in an lift who helps her when she has a panic attack after the life stops working. The only thing is, this man is famous, and one of the most famous men in America: Daniel Chase. Daniel is Hollywood's leading man from London and he is instantly attracted to Claire.

I loved what followed with these two. You can tell they both need each other and are what they've been looking for (or in Claire's case not knowing she's looking for). Daniel wakes Claire from her fog and and Claire helps him forget about the fame when they're together. They're just so cute together and I loved their joking relationship. Especially the jokes about the age gap! I had lots of giggles reading many of their exchanges.

Of course, love never runs smooth, and after her relationship with Dan leads to catastrophic consequences in her life and back in the one place she hates to be: her parents house. Although, I honestly think it's the best thing for her, you can tell Claire's heart isn't set on teaching and I really wanted her to go for it and being back with her pushy parents gives her the fire she needs to get her life back on track and stand up for what she wants more than anything: music and Dan. She was just doing a lot to appease her parents and I loved toward the end of the book when she stood up to her mother. I cheered her on and loved her for it!

I really enjoyed this book and its up and downs. I honestly couldn't see how it was going to end and I loved that the most. For me it wasn't your usual boy meets girl story, it was about finding the one person in this world who can bring out the best in you and give you the courage to go after what you really love and want to do in your life and love who you want to. In some way the book felt a little incomplete for me, I'm left with a few questions that I wish were answered but I enjoyed the book nonetheless.

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