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Trust Me

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  4,002 Ratings  ·  153 Reviews
Desdemona Wainwright didn’t want to be in Sam Stark’s office, but her catering business was at stake. Someone had to pay the bill, and she wasn’t going to leave until she had a check from Sam Stark. It wasn’t her fault he was jilted at the altar.

Stark can’t believe he’s sharing details of his life with a caterer. He’s a private person, not one to have long, meaningful conv
Hardcover, Large Print, 439 pages
Published December 1st 1995 by Wheeler Publishing (first published 1995)
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Sam Stark met Desdemona Wainwright, for the first time, on the day he was dumped at the altar. His intended bride was the second woman to have done this to him in recent years. You thought he would have learned from his mistakes.

At thirty-four years of age, he was the head of his own computer security company, had built up a top-of-the-line clientele and was financially sound. He was better than financially sound; he had insisted that his fiancee sign a prenuptial agreement. And that was the fin
Jan 10, 2017 Nefise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Nefise by: Linda
I think, one of the best aspect about this book is its plot. Imo, author deserves an
appreciation for her forward-looking about how computer usage will increase and therefore, security will be one of the most important subject about it.

Although I guessed who villain was, I liked to read development of events and solution of mystery step by step. Also, Desdemona's family was very entertaining and all of them were quite intriguing individuals.
Romance part was not very strong but it was enough for
Penny Watson
Sep 15, 2014 Penny Watson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ADORED this book!

Super smarty-pants hero, with glasses, and no social skills.

Cute caterer with a meddling, theatrical family.

Great H/h chemistry, intriguing little mystery, too.

A real winner!

Grade: A
Hany Grace
i love it simply because it made me explore a much more true-to-life environment . everything was new to me especially the nerdy hero who was soooo cool with computers yet uncool when it comes to saying the right things and the way how things ended up . I was so shocked because i wasn't really expecting those things to happen . I hate to spoil so read it if you want to try a much more realistic romantic-suspense novel . I love it because of it's simplicity and the title really suits well with th ...more
Apr 06, 2016 Luli rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Luli by: Linda
Decir que la familia de Desdemona es inusual es quedarse corto… Y decir que Stark es una persona reservada es como decir que en el infierno hace un poquito de calor…
Así que si te gustan las historias de excesos y personajes límites, y no te importan las familias agobiantes y los héroes literalmente literales esta historia te va a encantar.
Nunca antes me había encontrado con un empollón alfa:
“He was dressed in his customary uniform: worn corduroy jacket, jeans, and running shoes. The familiar pl
Jacob Proffitt
Jan 06, 2014 Jacob Proffitt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, steamy
Another excellent Krentz romance. Again with Krentz' signature wit and sometimes subtle humor and with two very fun leads. I had minor issues with Desdemona's family of freeloaders and feel that author dictate was the only thing that prevented them from being an unbearable burden on both her and her relationship with Sam. This is made up for, a bit, with Sam and his family. Yeah, they're also freeloaders, but in more of an emotional sense and there's at least the illusion of progress. Sam's neph ...more
DNF at 45%. Not going to star it cause I didn't even bother skimming to the end.
I liked the premise of the handsome wealthy but socially inept geek falling for the woman with a family of theatre drama queens. Stark, the geek, was a great character. But Desdemona the caterer with the weird family... not so much. I thought she was judgmental and kept trying to tell him how he should think. Maybe that will change after I DNFed it, but I was so bored by the first half, that I didn't care anymore. I
Jane Stewart
What a good story! Very feel good ending!

There were a lot of good ideas. I enjoyed thinking about several parts of the book for quite awhile afterwards. I enjoyed the ideas about family and family ties through adoption, both formal and informal.

Story brief:
Desdemonia runs a catering business. She was adopted by a family of actors when she was a child. Sam was abandoned as a child and is now a successful computer genius with almost no people skills. How Desdemonia and her emotionally open family
May 04, 2016 Alicja rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, I like that kind of heroes. He is a nerd with millions on his account. He was left before the altar by the second bride . He has a nightmarish experience of family relationship and is called the man with the computer instead of a heart . She comes from a theatrical and hysterical family ( her name is Desdemona ) . She is responsible for the financial situation of the family .
What they can connect ? just business ? Oh no. Wonderful feeling , which complements each other . And he's so delicio
Deranged Dreamer
Jun 18, 2016 Deranged Dreamer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Same formula.
Still entertaining.
Jill Dunlop
Feb 26, 2010 Jill Dunlop rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once again Sam Stark finds himself rejected at the alter. You think he would be used to it by now. Sam is the owner and founder of Stark Security Systems. He confines himself to logic and order and prefers his computers rather than people with their messy emotions. He was hoping marry a woman to help him deal with the social aspects of his company. He definitely wasn't looking for something as chaotic as falling in love. Desdemona Wainwright finds herself in the awkward position of needing to gi ...more
This story started off with an interesting premise; the hero, Stark, is left at the altar for the second time and his vivacious caterer, Desdemona, invites him out with her crew so he won't be alone that night. She's warm and has a huge family which contrasts nicely with his solitary, emotionless life. But the romance just didn't quite come together for me. Both of the characters seemed to waiver back and forth between being what their character description says they're supposed to be, and being ...more
Author: Jayne Ann Krentz
First published: 1995
Length: 6647 kindle locations
Setting: Contemporary, Seattle.
Sex: Explicit. Reasonably frequent.
Hero: Nerdy technical whiz of Stark Security Systems
Heroine: Caterer and Event Co-ordinator

So, three books in a row by 1990's Krentz (Trust Me, Sweet Fortune, Absolutely, Positively) that have some strong similarities in the character dynamics. One MC is the family carer (enabler, pivot, money-maker) and the other works to separate or manage the familial rel
Jan 04, 2010 Vanessa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: krentz, romance
I was thinking as I read (or in this case listened) that this would end up being strictly a romance book, but some intrigue was introduced and it fit in with the romance and the story. One of the reasons I love Krentz is her ability to come up with funny and unique characters. Stark is unusual as he is not portrayed as your classic romantic hunk. Oh, he's good looking and mesmerizing in his own way, but he is a computer expert who has trouble understanding relationships with anyone and expressin ...more
Jun 21, 2014 Silvia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

trust me was my first book of Jayne ANn Krentz and it was amazing...i loved the way she wrote the story, all the character were alive and warm...

desdemoda was the most warmest and wise heroine ive ever read, shes never judge other, she loved her family sincerely and full of compasion...i guess shes the only one that will become sam stark's angel....eventhough they were the opposite character but desdemoda was so wise and patience for him, shes willing to learn the way stark th
3.5* Humorous mystery with a very sweet romance thrown in. I enjoyed Krentz's portrayal of Stark, and for once the bumbled communication between hero and heroine made sense for the characters. Plus the author didn't let it go on too long. I didn't mind the secondary characters, but I did get really tired of all the "Wainwright" references after a while. I liked the way Krentz wrapped up the mystery and the personal stories. I hate it when books lose steam at the end, but didn't feel that way abo ...more
Dec 31, 2011 Paraphrodite rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listened, 2012
Sam Stark complained to his caterer Desdemona after he got jilted at the altar again. He is definitely a nerd. No wonder he's rich!!! Desdemona comes from a theatrical family so she's more used to drama and emotion than reason and facts. So on the surface, it's another strange match, very typical of JAK couples. I read this years ago but it was nice to revisit these old friends. However, I have to admit I wasn't very keen on the narrator in this audio edition. His voice just didn't seem right to ...more
Aug 12, 2009 Cynthia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ugh. Such awkward writing. There was no heat, no wit, and no heart. Lots of telling, no showing. The whole dramatic Wainwright family and its supposed traits were so annoying.

I didn't find Stark to be at all interesting or intriguing. When Desdemona decided she was in love with him, it was so jarring and unbelievable.

The "mystery" was wrapped up neater than a Scooby Doo story.

All in all, just so ineptly done.

I feel cheated out of my time.
Dec 14, 2015 Casey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the perfect book for me. It was a romamnce and predictable in that manner, but there were other surprises along the way that made for a delectable read. At 309 pages, the book was thick in my hands, and I love being immersed in a great novel knowing I still have lots and lots of pages left to read. Definitely recommend, and will read again in a few years!
Jan 15, 2016 Shelly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I finished this book but I did not find it very entertaining. I liked Sparks character but other than that, I found the book and the people in it annoying. It was also kind of predictable even though she tried to make it more of a mystery. It was my first book by this author and I don't know it I'll read another by her.
Written in 1995, this book focuses on then-cutting-edge computer technology. It's an interesting snapshot of the time and shows how far we've advanced technologically. It was a fun, fluffy read, although the characters were sometimes so stereotypical that it bordered on being farce. It was OK, but not something I'm interested in reading again.
Jun 21, 2012 Mimna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
แตเลมนีกรีดมากกกก พระเอกแหวกแนว
เนิรดไดใจ ชอบมาก แตหักไป 1ดาวเพราะมันยังไมคอยถึงอารมณ
แตกนะ แคนีกกรีดแลวววว
Oct 21, 2016 Lyndi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I adored Stark and his little brothers, but I kinda hated Desdemona and her family. I warmed up to her at the end, but not enough to make up for her previously rage-inducing behavior and thought process.
Apr 02, 2016 Malvina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An oldie but a goodie, with Sam Stark a fave nerdy geek hero. Some of the computer stuff has dated but just keep reading, it's only going to detract from your enjoyment a smidgen. A great story, with trademark JAK humour and loads of fun with the extended family.
Dec 01, 2011 THEBEAM rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
สนุกดีนะ เรืองนี เพิงเคยอานของนักเขียนคนนี ^^ ...more
CJ England
Sep 22, 2010 CJ England rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My very favorite book of hers. I've read it so many times it's dog eared.
Bagusss... langsung jatuh cinta ama Hero & Heroine. Lumayan kocak soalnya karakterisasi si Heroine dan begitu ketemu si Hero, dia bisa naklukin Heronya yang segarang naga.
Carson Reads
Dec 08, 2015 Carson Reads rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is another of my all time favorite Krentz books! I love the cast, I love the story, I love how hot Stark is! Yum!
Such a happy tale, I re-read it again and again...
Jan 14, 2016 Linda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was ok. Pretty standard fare for this author, but that is what I was after for my drive books.
Nov 05, 2015 Summer rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A little silly with a really obvious plot and revelation of the bad guy.
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The author of over 50 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 30 million copies of her books in print.

She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters degre
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“Trust me, Wainwright, ninety-nine times out of a hundred you can bet the bank that I’m serious.”

“What about the one time when you’re not?”

“I’m asleep.”
“I love you, Desdemona.”
“I know,” she whispered. “You don’t have to say the words.”
He smiled slowly. “Trust me, you’re going to hear them every day for the rest of our lives.”
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