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Confia en mí

(The Last Stand #1)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  3,817 ratings  ·  246 reviews
Hacía cuatro años, Skye Kellerman había sido atacada a punta de cuchillo en su propia cama. Consiguió ahuyentar a su agresor, pero aquel trauma cambió su vida por completo. A raíz de aquello se unió a dos amigas para fundar El Último Reducto, una asociación de ayuda a las víctimas de delitos violentos. Ahora, el doctor Oliver Burke, el hombre que intentó violarla, ha ...more
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Published May 2010 by Harlequin (first published May 27th 2008)
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~Anna's ƦªϻƁℓℹռg$~

Loved this. My type of favorite romantic suspense read: a sexy detective falls for a victim, a strong and intelligent heroine.


What kind of epilogue is that? Not enough, not nearly enough.

Jun 20, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to jenjn79 by: previously read author
This was a borderline 3-4 star book for me. I'm going with 4 stars because even though there were some things that bugged me, I still enjoyed the book quite a bit.

This series centers around 3 women, whose lives were either directly or indirectly affected by violent crime, who decide to fight back. They start a victims advocacy group in order to help the people who need it most.

This first book focuses on Skye Kellerman. Four years earlier, she awoke in her bed to a man holding a knife to her. She
Nov 30, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was my first book by Brenda Novak, and I definitely liked it enough to read more by her. Trust Me is romantic suspense, but is really much heavier on the suspense. There is a romance, but very little time is actually devoted to it. The hero and heroine were both very likeable characters, and the storyline was engrossing. Two minor characters in the book are heroines in subsequent novels in this series. I am eager to read both of their stories.

Skye Kellerman was attacked in her bed four
Nov 07, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: lovers of romantic suspense.
Recommended to Gina by: Noval Ladies Potluck novel.
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Kelly Moran
Aug 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a pleasure read, so it's not one of my official reviews. I always know when I pick up a book of Brenda's that I'm going to love it. Hands down, I did. I love that we're almost always in the bad guy's head as much as the good guy's. The romance is realistic and intense, so is the suspense. The research into victim's psychie was powerful here. Recommended.
Vfields Don't touch my happy!
Female was tough and not flighty.
Male was like able and a standup guy.
The kids was not annoying
The bad guys were bad.
The secondary characters were well rounded.
The mystery was cohesive.
This is a solid first book in a series.
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I am in the minority here and after reading some of the reviews, I wondered if we read the same book. Premise of the book: Skye Kellerman was attacked in her bedroom 4 years ago but managed to stab her attacker who was subsequently caught and sentenced to 8-10 years in prison but is being released after only 3 years because he provided his dental services to inmates and also gave police information about another inmate so they liked him. Detective David Willis was the Detective that worked the ...more
Beatrice Followill
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A Thrilling suspense read from this great Author , had some shocking moments , another great start to a new series !
Agnes (BeaderBubbe)
This is my first book by Brenda Novak. And I loved it - It was a real page turner - didnt want to go to sleep - would rather read. The story while it had romance, also had suspense. The best part is it is part of a series (The Last Stand) and of course I am hooked and will go on to read the next book.

Skye Kellerman gets attacked and while her attacker is in jail - she still does not feel safe, making it tough to get through everyday - but when she opens The Last Stand with friends, Jasmine and
Dixie LoCicero
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have enjoyed all of Brenda Novak's books that I've read! I especially enjoy the suspense novels and The Last Stand series is one of my favorites!
Skye Kellerman was brutally assaulted and as a result, she formed The Last Stand with 2 other women who had also been assaulted. TLS helps victims of assault, also helps find missing people. Even though her attacker is in prison she still didn't feel "really safe" and now she finds out he is getting out early! Skye continues to help other victims
Aug 04, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The ending was a bit abrupt. There could have been more communicating between the two main characters. But then the author wouldn't have that "angst" I suppose. Annoying that. The murder/mystery part was good.
Bonnie Eldridge-labaff
Book review

This was an awesome book. Keep me interested from the first chapter. I would recommend this book for anyone who believes that you can overcome adversity.
Eles Jackson
I have a few complaints about this book. ** And I want to warn now that this review will have some spoilers in it. I found Skye's character to be a major contradiction. Throughout the story, the author spoke so much of her being cautious from the attack, yet she continued to do silly unsafe things. Like taking a bath, home alone, with earbuds in her ears--I've never been attacked, thankfully, but I know not to do this because it's not the safest move! And it was unbelievable that she was ...more
Kris - My Novelesque Life

"Four years ago...

Skye Kellerman was attacked in her own bed. She managed to fend off her knife-wielding assailant, but the trauma changed everything about her life. As a result of that night, she joined two friends--also survivors--in starting The Last Stand, an organization to help victims of crime.

But now...

Her would-be rapist is getting out of prison. Skye knows that Dr. Oliver Burke hasn t forgotten that her testimony cost him his reputation--and his freedom. Sacramento detective
A little birdie told me...
I liked this. I especially liked that it wasn't completely predictable.

Transitions between characters were not smooth. It seems to me that if one is going to play the omniscient third person card, making it easier to jump between the minds of characters, with maybe some visual to let the reader know it's time to make the shift, would be a priority.

Additionally, if one is going to advertise a book as a romantic suspense, there should be a bit more romance than this book contained. The romance
Donovan Adams
Jan 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Trust Me is the first novel in the Last Stand series by Brenda Novak and I found the plot as enthralling the other two books in the series. I read the other two, Stop Me and Watch Me, awhile back and found them completely exciting and real page-turners; this book did not differ in that aspect. Although I read them out of order, they aren't the kind that you need to necessarily read in order; they make just as much sense when read in random. The different subplots kept me engaged in the action (I ...more
May 06, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I've read several of Brenda Novak's books now. (Mostly her Whiskey Creek books). And while I enjoyed 90% of them, almost every single one of them has a woman who is DYING to get married and/or have a baby. Her life is incomplete without one or both of these things. (view spoiler) ...more
Jillian (NetGalley Addict)

I liked this book, Skye and her friends took their really bad situations and instead of being victims they became survivors. Despite what happens to them they are strong independent woman. I like how the author made Sky and David’s relationship seem plausible. The twists and turns throughout the book kept me interested without completely confusing me. The bombshell towards the end made me have one of those "oh no she didn't" moments. (Towards the character not the author). The writing had a good
Aug 07, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really tried to enjoy this book but it repeated itself so many times I could barely finish it. It may suit some people but for me it was a real disappointment.
The infidelity part of this book made me a little squicky, but it all turned out good in the end. I'm looking forward to reading about the other ladies of The Last Stand.
I’m officially convinced that Brenda Novak knows what she’s doing in suspense. Either that or the timing was just right--I didn’t have to be anywhere important in particular, erego, I didn’t see the harm in spending more time than necessary finishing the entire book of Trust Me in one go. Not that there ever is any harm in spending more time than necessary reading… ever.

Pfft… “more time than necessary reading”... There’s never enough time to read all the books I want to read anyway, so I always
Hazel Hanford
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Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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What a page turner. Skye was attacked several years ago and recovered physically but not mentally. She is now running an agency to help victims like her self get justice. She finds out from the detective David Willis who was on her case previously that her perpetrator Oliver is getting early release. So starts this book about how she is going to cope knowing he is being let out of jail and possible targeting her again to finish what he started. This book had it all there is the storyline of Skye ...more
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a good read and I couldn't put it down. A lot of twists and turns that kept you surprised. Brenda Novak's book are always entertaining. I just start reading her suspense books and will continue. This was about about Skye who was attack in her own home, fought the intruder, and sent him to jail. David was the divorced detective who had developed feelings for Skye after being there for her after the attack. Three years later, the rapist is released from jail and plans revenge on Skye. This ...more
Crystal Shavalier
Trust Me the first book in the Last Stand series leaves you wanting more . Brenda Novak has a way of keeping you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
Skye finds out the man who attacked her will be released from jail earlier than expected . In the time he has been locked up she helped create The Last Stand to help other victims overcome what they had been through . She also has learned to protect herself. When someone unconnected to her attacker breaks into her house she realizes she’s
Nov 12, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the most awful books I’ve listened to in a long time and considering I read/listen to 200+ books a year that’s saying something. The characters are unsympathetic, the narrative was juvenile, and I almost couldn’t finish the book. I thought many times that I was listening to a YA novel with the teen angst and blatant immaturity displayed by all characters in this story. The over all plot was a good one but everything surrounding it was subpar at best. I don’t understand how this ...more
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow that was very creepy.... imagine accusing someone of attacking you and everyone believes the cold blooded killer? Wow that’s nuts....I’m officially a new fan..... the only thing that bothered me was how David constantly let Lynnette manipulate him. The way she was using her illness, I’m glad he saw through it and did what he needed to do....which was the right thing.. she’s a very sick person indeed....especially if she went to great lengths to do what she did even though she and David were ...more
Ada Iaboni
Oct 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yes, 4 stars is a bit generous, but this book was well done. The ending was too quick, but a good resolution to the story.
I suspenseful and intriguing story of a psychopath who seems to be a good and nice man. I assume most serial killers are like that or they would not be able to have so many victims.
In this story, one of the victims fight back, and gets away. Although it still takes a long time for the rest of the world to see what he was really like, the one that got away continues to fight
Randie Lin
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Could not put it down since I opened it. Very fun and intense read. The way the author could infuse one character’s psychic sights was smooth and natural. The way she added a tiny bit of emotional regret to the killer is unexpected as serial killers can’t seem to have any. You’ll have to read for yourself and find these tidbits. From beginning to end, I was on the edge of my lounger. I needed to know the ending!
2.5 Stars.
This wound up being such a letdown. I couldn't get over two things: There is one love scene. It is over basically before it starts and is so vague it could've not happened at all. The ending ramps up and was so anticlimactic for me it was almost funny by the time I finished the book.
Halfway in, I was looking up the series to see if a certain character had a book and feeling into it.... and now... not going to bother tracking it down. Total bummer.
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The Last Stand (6 books)
  • Stop Me (The Last Stand, #2)
  • Watch Me (The Last Stand, #3)
  • The Perfect Couple (The Last Stand, #4)
  • The Perfect Liar (The Last Stand, #5)
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