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Trust Me On This

3.46  ·  Rating Details ·  3,822 Ratings  ·  336 Reviews
Dennie Banks is an investigative reporter chasing down the biggest story of her career. Alec Prentice is a government agent working undercover to catch an elusive grifter. When they meet by accident, it’s a case of mistaken identities at first sight. What they don’t mistake is the instant attraction they have for each other, an attraction they’ll do everything in their pow ...more
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published October 26th 2010 by Bantam (first published June 2nd 1997)
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Trust Me On This is a screwball romantic comedy about mixed identities, a December/May (secondary) romance and an underlying message about marriage vs. career.

Surprisingly, this one was just "meh" for me. Most of Crusie's books make their way to my keeper shelf. I jumped on Crusie's bandwagon a few years ago after discovering her sharp wit and wicked sense of humor. I've been pushing her books on unsuspecting friends ever since.

There were a few laugh-out-loud moments. Like the comment about Al

This was my fun and easy read.
Even though this one wasn't as good as other Jennifer Crusie books, I enjoyed reading it and liked all the characters in the story. I think its humor was the thing I liked most about this book.
Rating 3.5
I really like Jennifer Crusie, her books are totally wacko and fun because of that, you just have to be in the mood for quirky.
This book had way too many players which made it fun. The heroine is a reporter, the cautious sort who has never taken risks and has been in her safe job for twelve years when she gets a scoop about a feminist whose marriage is about to end, so she finally decides to take her best friend's advice and take a risk but things don't go as planned.

The hero Alec has
Jacob Proffitt
I just didn't connect much to this story. It doesn't help that it's pretty thoroughly 90s, both in setting and tone. Alec is kind of a wimpy tough-guy and Dennie is a somewhat limp feminist and while they had some snappy dialogue I just didn't care much. The secondary characters didn't really do much for me, either, and the few scenes from the villain viewpoint dragged everything else down, too. And don't get me started on the bad legal bit at the end—like cops throw out the entire Bill of Right ...more
Jennifer Cruise says at the beginning of this story that this is the only screwball comedy she's ever written and I think she should write more! It still has her signature voice and wit all over it, but it is slightly different than her other books. That's one of the reasons I gave this a 3 Heart Review for the story. The story works so well – really it does, but because of it being a comedy of errors, one of the “rules” of romances is not to let the conflict be something that if the couple just ...more
May 12, 2012 Marleen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is a nice little screwball comedy. It’s light and fluffy. It’s the easy read I enjoy between more substantial genres. I knew starting this book I wasn’t looking for anything too deep.
Jennifer Crusie has a definite and recognizable style. Even her books written for Bantam, like this one, carry her discernible stamp. She creates extremely likeable, approachable, sexy male leads. Alec Prentice is just too cute for words, and honourable too. I mean despite the wit, the banter there's always re
Nov 01, 2010 Anja rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook

2.5 stars.

The con artist investigation was ridiculous and disappointing.

I thought a few scenes with the H/h were funny and snappy but apart from that I was bored. There wasn't enough interation or emotional depth for me.
Willow Brook
Jun 26, 2010 Willow Brook rated it it was ok
Shelves: contemporary
Another underwhelming re-release from Crusie, this one from 1997. Her reissues have been extremely hit or miss for me. A few I've really enjoyed -- Cinderella Deal, Anyone But You, What the Lady Wants. A couple that barely earn 2 star status like Charlie All Night and now this one.

Crusie describes the story as a Screwball Comedy, which is an apt enough description. I like Screwball Comedies overall but maybe more in movies than books, or maybe there was just too much in Trust Me On This that ma
Apr 25, 2012 Robin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jennifer Crusie has long been one of my favorite authors, and I have pretty much everything she's written. So I was beyond excited when I came across this book at a library sale and realized it was one I'd not read yet. I put it on the shelf, not intending to read it right away as I already have so many books lined up, but it began taunting me, “read me, you know you want to, trust me on this!” So I finally dove in, and oh, it was worth it. Jennifer Crusie never disappoints.

Dennie Banks is a re
Alec and his boss Harry work for an unnamed agency that tracks down white collar criminals. Alec's Aunt Victoria invites him to a literary conference. Alec somehow determines that the land swindler they've been tracking down, Bond will show up at. Meanwhile, Dennie's a journalist who feels like she's not taking enough risks. She deduces that a famous author (Janice) whose husband is cheating on her will be at that same literary conference so Dennie heads their to stalk, er, get an interview. Oh, ...more
Mar 09, 2011 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
Trust Me on This is a reissue for Crusie, but since I didn't get a chance to read it the first time around I was glad for the chance now. I've been a fan of Crusie since reading Welcome to Temptation, which has since become a favorite. I've found many of her most recent efforts--mostly collaborations with another author--disappointing, however. Trust Me on This is a return to classic Crusie. The author herself calls it a "screwball comedy" and it is, with misunderstandings gallore and a plethora ...more
Dennie Banks is an investigative reporter chasing down the biggest story of her career. Alec Prentice is a government agent working undercover to catch an elusive grifter. When they meet by accident, it's a case of mistaken identities at first sight. What they don't mistake is the instant attraction they have for each other, an attraction they'll do everything in their power to resist--because Dennie thinks that Alec is running interference for her interview subject, and Alec suspects that Denni ...more
Sep 20, 2011 Punk rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Romance. Two con artists, three English professors, two government agents, and a journalist walk into a hotel bar. This is another of Crusie's older books, repackaged and republished. The setup is super clunky, but once everyone's in the same place the book just zips along. The banter is great; all the making out is great; but the sex is not so great, and was in fact so unappealing I actually skimmed it. I liked the romance between the two thirty-somethings. They had chemistry and treated each o ...more
Shannon Stacey
This book was mad fun! Great dialogue and banter, with a zany plot in which nobody is who everybody else thinks they are. I would have given it five stars, because it was incredibly entertaining, but the two romantic arcs were very rushed. I didn't mind it in the secondary romance because they were older and they'd been around the block, so just reaching out and grabbing some happiness worked for me. But the primary romance didn't really develop. It just suddenly...was. But, overall, it was a fu ...more
I wanted so bad to love this book from the start....I actually didn't love it until the middle. I love Ms. Crusie's writing (as evidenced by the amount of her books I have read) and usually it grabs me from the start so much so that I can not put it down. I reread the rerelease of this book and could tell that it was one of her first books. Good but not the awesome and instantly engaging storyline and characters that I am used to. Still a great fluff book!!
Well, this was much better than yesterday's Crusie installment (What the Lady Wants). There was a little more wit, a little more character development, a slightly better integrated plot, and a secondary pairing involving an older woman/younger man. That said, no one should ever, ever use the phrase "kicked off the slam" to describe a particular part of the sex act. Oh my god, Crusie, what?
Dec 22, 2015 Georgie rated it liked it
A delightful cocktail of a book - sweet, quickly downed, and leaving one smiling at the rest of the evening. Crusie does insta-love/lust really really well, and here it's leavened with a Do-I-Trust-You plot that is easy to understand but still twisty enough to intrigue. And an Older-Love sub-plot.

I could put away two of these before dinner. Easily.
Lexxie Couper
Dec 01, 2010 Lexxie Couper rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, humour, rom-com
Highly enjoyable. In the vein of a classic Doris Day/Cary Grant film with a contemporary setting. The chemistry between the heroine and the hero (Dennie and Alec) was delicious and the secondary characters (especially Harry, the gruff, grumpy detective) were a delight to read.
Funny and simple story of mistaken identity. He thinks she is a swindler, she thinks he is a air head Clark Kent look a like. There is some funny banter between H and h that did make me laugh out loud, but the story was corny, too clean and nothing new.
Sep 27, 2010 Carrie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Light and frothy and I totally enjoyed it. Don't look for depth or believability. Look for some great dialog and screwball comedy. Think zany but clever romantic comedy movie.
Rating: 2.5/5

Lightly entertaining with some snappy dialogue between the H/h.
Fiona Henderson
Oct 22, 2016 Fiona Henderson rated it it was amazing
Trust me

Thoroughly enjoyably read. Like always, Jenny Cruisie's books are full of great characters and sexy story lines. I loved it.
Jan 06, 2017 Cyndi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute love story. Lots of humor. The heroine reminds me of Rosalind Russell in "His Girl Friday." If you haven't seen the movie, you've missed out on a great classic.
Sylvia Tooker
Nov 25, 2016 Sylvia Tooker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jan 28, 2017 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Funny, good beach read. Wish the dog had been in the story, not just mentioned.
Oct 24, 2016 Bradeigh rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF. Tried a new author I was recommended and it was a big fat no.
Lisa Miller
Kinda embarrassed to have read this piece of fluff romance, but at least it wasn't a bodice ripper!
Joey the J in R.J. Spindle
Chapter 1
A nice quick set up to a nice quick book. I didn't realize going into this book that the protagonists would be so ... old. I guess early to mid fifties is not all that old, but it is older than is usual in these kinds of stories. I feel like that is only going to heighten the effects. Crusie is so good at what she does.

Chapter 2
The gears are in motion. The traps have all been set. Now for the first ball to drop, and I think that is going to start happening on the next page. It has to. T
Nov 15, 2010 Lobo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jennifer Crusie-nak is lassan újra adogatják ki a régi regényeit, ezért nem kell már különösebben vadászni rá, hanem simán hozzáférhetők. Eredetileg a Trust me On This 1997-ben jelent meg és ez volt az utolsó kategória románca amit a Harlequinnek írt, ezek után jöttek a nagyobb regényei.

Dennie Banks egy kisvárosi lapnál dolgozik, s úgy érzi eljött az idő, hogy kitörjön a mókuskerékből és megcsinálja végre újságrói szerencséjét. Tudomására jut, hogy Janice Meredith a híres feminista, aki nagy nép
Brenda Sorrells
Sep 30, 2016 Brenda Sorrells rated it it was amazing
Great read

I gave it a 5 . I enjoy all her books. This one was humorous pnd it kept me turning the page.
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Jenny Crusie is the NYT bestselling author of twenty some novels and lots of other stuff. Her latest novel, Maybe This Time, hit shelves in August, 2010.

Jenny lives on the Ohio River where she often stares at the ceiling and counts her blessings.
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