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Trust in Advertising

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  11,568 Ratings  ·  635 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
Paperback, 452 pages
Published July 27th 2010 by Omnific Publishing (first published July 1st 2010)
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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)
Jun 02, 2013 Lauren (Sugar & Snark) rated it did not like it
Shelves: disappointing
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
Aug 16, 2013 Leslie rated it it was ok
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* .
First Read Through - 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 struggles in life lead her to the workplace of her high school crush, the incredibly hot, domineering and choleric Vincent, only to find that he was completely changed from the warm and funny boy he

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.
Mar 28, 2016 Jacqueline rated it it was ok
Ever since finishing The Wall of Winnipeg and Me a couple of weeks ago I've been desperate to read another slow burn. So when I found this one ranking high on a slow burn books gr list along with Winnipeg and then discovered it featured a high school crush who has become an asshole boss I thought I'd be in reading heaven. Sadly, I was so pigheaded in my determination to enjoy this that I pushed on, long past the point where I'd usually accept defeat and dnf. By then, I'd spent so many hours read ...more
Jun 14, 2012 Marian rated it it was amazing

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
Sep 06, 2011 Morgan rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars

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
Mara De Guzman
Aug 27, 2012 Mara De Guzman rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hmm
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
Jan 21, 2012 Yvonne rated it really liked it
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
May 04, 2015 Amanda rated it really liked it
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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
Oct 15, 2011 Rhonda rated it really liked it

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
Megan • Reading Books Like a Boss
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I was bad this week and reread a book when I am on a deadline to finish two other books. But I couldn't help myself. I wanted to revisit Lexi and Vincent, two of my old friends. This book is like comfort food for me. But see? I'm being good and finally writing down my thoughts on this one after reading it first almost 3 years ago. Trust in Advertising is one of the books I go to when I want something sweet. It makes me smile and leaves me feel
Feb 14, 2012 ✿Alyssa✿ rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2-star
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
Nov 04, 2011 Katya rated it it was amazing
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Aug 27, 2013 Violet90 rated it really liked it
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
Brianna (The Book Vixen)
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Why I Read this Book: I loved Boycotts & Barflies . It was hilarious, sweet, fun and all-in-all, a great contemporary romance novel. When I heard of Trust in Advertising and read the blurb, I knew this was the book for me.

What I Liked: The author’s writing style is smooth and fluid. It’s easy to fall into the story and have half a day wiz right by you. I read this book in 3 days and the only reason it took me that long was because it was my treadmill read.
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
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
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
Jennie Smith
Jul 27, 2010 Jennie Smith rated it it was amazing
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
April Brookshire
Nov 19, 2014 April Brookshire rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
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
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
Aug 17, 2012 ★Ruth★ rated it liked it
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.
TWO AND A HALF STARS--Lexi White and Vincent Drake, their premise showed so much promise but it left me feeling slightly annoyed at the end of this very long PG story. I agree with another reviewer's suggestion of cutting this story down a number of pages (100-200 pages less couldn't hurt and would make the slow build-up feel as much of a process). Don't get me wrong the story had promise I just can't pinpoint where exactly it started to not live up to its hype.

You see, I am fan of U.S. version
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
Jan 25, 2012 Amanda Croley rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
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
Michelle R.
Aug 05, 2012 Michelle R. rated it liked it
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
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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.” 76 likes
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