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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  10,849 ratings  ·  608 reviews
Lexi White finds herself at a crossroads. After putting everything on hold to care for her ailing father, it’s finally time for her to start living her life again. An exciting new job holds the promise of a fresh start, until she comes face to face with someone from her past who has always stopped her dead in her tracks, and who evidently still has the power to make her fo ...more
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Published July 27th 2010 by Omnific Publishing (first published July 1st 2010)
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Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
A horribly unromantic love story with very unlikable characters and a very boring plot. Skip this one unless you want to read about a hero who has no respect for the heroine, is with another women the whole book, and or like doormat heroines that yearn for that type of hero.
Lauren (Sugar & Snark)
Please God let Something start happening!

This book is SO boring!!!!

Actually on second thought, I am more then 50% of the way through this book and there has been absolutely NO romance! NONE! Not even a little flirting!! And the rest of the story line just rambles on and on...

This is supposed to be a romance right!?

So I give up! DNF

OK Scratch that I hate just giving up. And then I couldn't help thinking what if the book got really awesome?

So I went back and finished it.

Verdict-I shouldn't have
1.5 Stars...

I sincerely thought I would like this book more than I did. The premise seemed intriguing enough. A highschool girl named, "Lexi White," has a MAJOR crush on the very handsome, very popular football quarterback (who, of course, has no clue who she is) named, "Vincent Drake."

Now, fast forward Lexi's life 10 years after highschool graduation and years of caring and nursing her father, who unfortunately succomes to Alzhiemer's. Lexi, quickly leaves the small subburb of San Francisco an
Hazel G. (I ♥ Mancandy) *Craves the Angst Reviews* .
04/12/15 - Read this book.. AGAIN! I love doing re-reads of my favorites, especially when I just need something mind-numbing. This one is in my top 20! And I loved it just as much this time as I did the first two times ;)

03/22 - 03/24/2012
I really really liked this book! It was smartly written, it was fun and the story was very well developed. The characters were easy to relate to and I loved the build up between Lexi and Vincent.

Lexi was the intelligent, sweet and competent heroin who's

It took me a lot of patience to finish the book. I tried to like it but honestly, I couldn't. The characters made me angry, the slow-paced story was so boring, and the writing style wasn't helping at all. I want to say more but I'm too tired...
At least I finished it.

Not my cup of tea.
Mara De Guzman
My rating: 2.5/5

I can't decide whether to give this a solid 2 for "it was okay" or a solid 3 for "liked it" because it was both okay and I did kind of liked it... BUT. But I think the book just goes on and on with the loving (or liking) from a afar, the banter and obvious flirting which goes on and off the entire story. At first it was cute, interesting, but when I felt like I've been reading forever... I couldn't find any sign that Lexi and Vincent would further their flirtationship until almos

Okay, so I love reading chick lit. I love books with dreamy boys in it, you know, the rich-suave-hot-tempered-pretty-boys lol who doesn't? WHO??? So, anyway, this book has a dreamy boy and his name is Vincent Giovanni Drake. Oh my, I want my own Vincent Drake. I remember having a big crush on someone when I was in High School and... oh let's not dwell on that, I have moved on lol

So, I basically love the story. It's sweet and cute. I like sweet and cute lol but it's a little predictable
Wow, I had the greatest time reading "Trust in Advertising". Vincent is your typical Alpha hero; tall, dark, handsome, rich, and distrustful. Lexi is the independent, tenderhearted, sassy heroine. I loved them both! The author was just as dedicated to fully developing all the friends, co workers and family. I fell in love with everyone, with the exception of Jade - I loved to HATE her! She was so over the top, I couldn't believe the stuff coming out of her mouth. LOL

It was a fabulously romantic
Carrie (Loving Evan Matthews) Ayd
This book seemed to take off a little slow for me and I wasn't 100 % sure where it was going, but I'm glad I kept reading. Lexi was an awesome character. Her family values and strong will to succeed make her impressive in comparison to other female characters I've read.

And Vincent...the dreamy, arrogant, sexy boss. I had a love/hate relationship with this character. He seemed so easy to love but understandably easy to hate at time.

The story wasn't just a love story, but a drama filled with sorro

I spend hours on and browsing book descriptions and recommendations. There are endless options out there to choose from, and I am constantly searching for my next read. Because I read about a book a day, this is a vicious, continuous process. Search for book. Pick book. Read book. Search for book. Pick book. Read book… It never ends.

Yesterday, I narrowed it down to two books: Trust in Adve
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I never had the opportunity to read Trust in Advertising in it's original form. I am now kind of glad about that. I absolutely adored the story of Lexi and Vincent. Two people that have been hurt by their pasts in one way or another.

Vincent has a wall built around himself, even when it comes to his loving family. He is the VP of the family owned advertising firm, has a supermodel girlfriend, Jade, and is probably one of the
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WOW! This book was just wow. I thought that it was going to be boring but damn it was a good book with a great sense of humor. I laughed so many times. I loved all the characters except the EVIL Jade. She really pissed me off I just wanted to tell Vincent to stop being such an ASSHOLE and dump her ass. But no with his insecurities he had to dump her at the end of the book. I really wished the author had gotten them (Lex & Vin) together like half way through the novel. But then again there we ...more

Trust in Advertising
by Victoria Michaels

I spent 4 days reading this book, and it was absolutely wonderful, I just couldn’t put it down no matter how much it pissed me off! LOL! It was a little slow to start up, but I found myself so invested in the story and the characters, that I just had to know how this was all going to play out.

Lexie White lost her mother as a young girl, which forced her to grow up a little faster than most. Then having to help her
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Awwieee! Such a fucking cute book!

I love how Lexi's been in love with Vincent since like 12 years or something! How bloody adorable!! :D
Lexi is just so asdfghjkl! :D Selfless, loving, kind and so freaking nice!

Vincent has trust issues, Hell anyone would if they went through what he did..

Jade is like the biggest whore on earth! Reid is a bloody wierdo! :P

I loved all the Drakes and Hope and Sean! Absolutely loved the story! Its so cute and romantic and shows you the kindness of people and how trus
Jennie Smith
I was lucky enough to be an early reader for this fantastic novel and I cannot sing its praises enough. Victoria Michaels has brought us yet another wonderfully written novel that captivates us from the very beginning. As with her other novel, I could not put this one down and was completely captivated by the story of two people who reconnected after so many years and found themselves within each other. Their lives, which were seemingly different from the outside looking in, were beautifully wov ...more
Already a huge fan of Victoria Michaels debut novel Boycotts & Barflies I couldn't wait to get this book in my greedy little hands. It was just what I needed to smile.
Trust in Adverting is a spunky love story that captured my heart right from the start. It has some really fun demanding banter, fiery and feisty wit and sarcasm dripping from the pages, which is what I really look for in a great escape. I found myself with a wicked smirk the entire time, it made me laugh out loud and had moment
To sum it up: Lexi White finds herself at a crossroads. After putting everything on hold to care for her ailing father, it's finally time for her to start living her life again. An exciting new job holds the promise of a fresh start, until she comes face to face with someone from her past who has always stopped her dead in her tracks, and who evidently still has the power to make her forget her own name. This time around, Lexi's a grown woman who refuses to back away from her dreams, even if it ...more
Jennifer Lane
Trust in This Story’s Greatness!

I’ve been hoping to read Victoria Michaels’ contemporary romance Trust in Advertising for some time. The romance is fun and flirty, the villain unspeakably vain, and the character development quite strong.

Lexi White is a twenty-something young woman trying to find her way. A wallflower in high school, Lexi had a major crush on the popular Vincent Drake (but of course he didn’t know she existed). When her father became ill, Lexi decided to forgo an Ivy League schol
Gabriel's Inferno vakasından sonra bu yayınevine bir daha şans vereyim demiştim ama yok, olmadı. Yayınevi editörünün seçiminden şüphelerim var. Bir daha olurda bu yayınevinden okuduğumu görürseniz insalık namına uyarın, mümkünse durdurun beni! Bu kitaba romance diyenleri kınım kınım kınıyorum ayrıca. Genç bir bayanın hayata tutunuşunu, hayallerini gerçekleştirmesini anlatılıyor yazar. Aşk ise sadece o hayallerden biri. Onuda kitabın son on beş sayfasında görüyoruz. Histerik şekilde bu kitaba har ...more
3.5 stars
Not quite 4 stars and the reason been had it not been the fact that this was a buddy read I wouldn't have persevered as long as I did. I was @ 33% before I really felt the story took off & I became invested in it.
One of my main problems was Lexi. How the author describes her & how she acts are so far apart that it distracted me.
But once I got past this and got absorbed in the romance I really enjoyed it.
Hope & Sean were great side characters.
PS this book is smut free.
It was an amazing book, the one that I’ll be glad to read and re-read over and over again, always craving for more. I don’t want to spoil the reading of other readers so I won’t linger on what happened in the story per se but on the emotions it evoked in me.

I was hooked from the very first lines and was brought thru an overwhelming exchange of emotions. I laughed, tensed, held my breath, even feared and was enticed by the twists and turns of the plot, by the amazing development of the characters
Lady Raven RAVE! for readers

After high school Lexi had to take care of her father and put college on hold. After ten years she is ready to take on a new job and start living her life. She finds a job at an advertising company that she later found out is run by Vincent, her high school crush. Vincent doesn’t really remember Lexi from high school but having feelings for Lexi, Vincent is reluctant to let down his guard.


Loved this story, but it came with a fe
Amanda Croley
I had this on my to-read shelf, and deleted it. Jaq & Lindsey both gave it 5 stars, so I decided to give it a try. Yea! In high school Lexi was quite, shy, and invisible. She graduated second in her class, and was thrilled to leave her hometown for college in New York. She only got to stay three semesters, when her dad got sick. Her mother passed away when she was young, so she was all the family he had left. For eight years she put her dreams on hold to take care of her father. Shortly afte ...more
April Brookshire
At the risk of sounding like a pervert . . . there were no sex scenes in this book! It was like reading a Harlequin from thirty years ago where the secretary is in love with boss. (Only thing missing was the secretary being a virgin and the boss loving her more for it - those books were pretty chauvinistic back then)

The book starts out with the heroine being the cliché painfully shy girl in high school who was in love with the most popular boy in her graduating class (Vincent). A boy who had no
"I won’t lie to you. We aren’t going to ride off into the sunset together and have everything fixed overnight. I know that, and I think you do too. But I’m willing to work at it, if you are. I do love you. I mean that with every cell in my body, every breath that I take. I think you’re worth it; I think we’re worth it. I think you could be the great love of my life, Vincent Drake."

Well, I have to say that 'Trust in Advertising', despite its 'unique' title, managed to bring itself to my favorites
this book proves one point:

a way to a guy heart is through his stomach ... totally obvious, when he was with Jade he ate salad, and Lexi would bring him bacon, and burgers and fries and all sorts of food that make you drool. you get my point, how can you fall in love with some one who lives on salad LOL

but, to be serious ... the story has so much more. characters are elaborate and the way it all fits together, uhm, in some parts of the story that really bugged me, for example from all the people

This is a decently entertaining story. The author does a good job of building and growing the relationship between Lexi and Vincent and I like how both characters are better and stronger because of it. And as she mentions it more that a few times in the book, the characters do have a witty banter between them. The sub characters are also fun.

That being said, having lived in SF and having spent most of that time in a career in advertising, Victoria Michaels doesn't really take advantage of either
Michelle R.
Okay... went into this book hoping it was going to be totally awesome. I wanted to love it but if I'm being honest I can't help feeling it felt short at times. We have Vincent Drake head of an advertising company and Alexandra "Lexi" his assistant. Lexi has been in love with Vincent since High School but never had the courage to actually talk to him. Vincent didn't even know she existed and never remembers her even though he tries. I did like how the buildup of their relationship took it's time ...more
Trust in Advertising is one of the most enjoyable books I have read recently. As a girl, I like to read some sweet romance stories from time to time and this book is exactly the one to please my girslish heart. I was fascinated by this adorable story about two people and their gradual process of falling in love with each other. Storyline flowed easily, I was never bored and it was quite addictive reading for me.

Author succedded in creating perfectly lovable main characters, adorable side charac
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Victoria Michaels is a wife and mother of many who lives her life in what seems like a constant state of motion. Kids’ sports, meetings, homework and general family fun take up twenty-seven hours of her day. In her thirty seconds of free time, Victoria likes to read, write and travel the country with her husband.

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“I won’t lie to you. We aren’t going to ride off into the sunset together and have everything fixed overnight. I know that, and I think you do too. But I’m willing to work at it, if you are. I do love you. I mean that with every cell in my body, every breath that I take. I think you’re worth it. I think we’re worth it. I think you could be the great love of my life, Vincent Drake.” 63 likes
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