As the caterer to the lush wedding, Desdemona Wainwright has an invoice that needs paid. Even though the bride changed her mind and left the groom waiting at the altar, she still has to collect her payment from Sam Stark, the jilted groom. Stark is the head and heart of Stark Security Systems, a computer security company. He thinks very logically and concretely. He doesn't understand why his bride didn't show up - the second one to leave him at the altar.
Rather than let him go home alone, Desdemona drags him with her to an avant guarde play opening that night. Her cousin is the star. Wainwrights always support Wainwrights. Stark doesn't understand the play and is uncomfortable with such emotional people. Even so, Desdemona stays in his thoughts long after the evening is over.
Since Stark doesn't have a wife, he needs someone to help with the social events his company is sponsoring. He hires Desdemona and her catering company, Right Touch, to handle all the events for the next quarter. She stands in as his hostess and their functions are successful. Stark doesn't plan to get close enough to a woman with marriage in mind again. Hiring Desdemona and her firm is the perfect plan.
The two are drawn together (this is a romance novel). Her artistic family can't understand someone as unemotional as Stark appears to be. They want her to be happy. During one of the functions at his home someone tries to break into Stark's computer where he is working on his newest security system. Then she finds a dead body in her business freezer. Between them, Stark, Desdemona, and their families have to discover what is happening before someone else dies. Desdemona and Stark have to discover what is really between them as well.
This is fun, light froth. Trust Me appears to have been started as a simple Silhouette type romance with the crime and suspense added in as Krentz' style changed. While never completely believable, the characters are enjoyable, easy to bring this book to romantic life. The antagonist is predictable by the time he/she is outed. Desdemona is a little too good to be true. Even so, this is warming escapism.
Notice: Strong sexual content
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