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(Believe #1)

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Lovely Megan Madden has lost her faith in men. But this has not kept her from the joy of her best friend's up coming wedding. While in London shopping for the big event, Megan's life takes a surprising turn when a quick drink brings changes to her life she never saw coming. Join in the roller coaster of emotions Megan must endure as she attempts to regain her TRUST.

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Published July 8th 2013
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*Advance Copy provided by the author in exchange for my honest review*

DNF @ 45%:

Oh boy...this is the hardest review I've ever had to write. I literally have a stomach ache over it, but this book was just no bueno. I was driving the people around me insane as I continued to make comments and complain about the content...even my status updates are whiny. (For the record, I'm not a complainer at all) I just could not get into this book.

I am so sorry to the author, and I really wanted to like it. It
Jun 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was very lucky to beta read this book for L.Chapman.

I found it to be a very heart warming & gentle love story about Megan & Mark.

All the characters work really well together & you feel the true friendship between Megan & her friend Jenny. You also really want things to go well for Megan & Mark.

L.Chapman has a very easy to read writing style, she effortlessly draws you into the scenes, without going overboard on the descriptions.

This is well worth reading. Just the sort of book to curl up in fr
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3.5 stars - ARC received for honest review.

The premise of this story and the actual story were quite good, but the writing left a little to be desired.

It jumped from character, and the lack of abbreviation started to drive me a little nuts - everyone sounded so very formal, and at times like they were talking to strangers, not a couple falling in love.

The lack of abbreviation and all the I Wills instead of I'll might not worry other readers, but it did start to grind on me.

L Chapman shows promis
Michele Gantz
Feb 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
☆☆☆☆ 4 Hooked Stars ☆☆☆☆

Would you trust men if they all screwed you over? Well, neither does Megan. She's in London visiting her friend for her wedding, alone and pregnant. She's dragged out for drinks and, as one does meets the hot, sexy CEO Mark. Mar wants her, and is honestly relentless in his pursuit of her. Megan just begins to let him into his heart when everything crashes around her again...

This novel really drew me in, while at points I was annoyed with how quickly Mark seemed to be in l
Chaude Weyers
Mar 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Firstly I would like to thank the author for letting me read her book. She is truly one amazing lady and has a very big heart!!! I have enjoyed the book very much and it just shows if we all believe there will be a happy ending. Megan surely got hers...

Megan is with Jenny in the city to shop for her big day. While they are there, Jenny decides they need to go out for a drink. After finishing up they walk to the bar called Bar 3000. It looks very smart and classy. Walking in they find that the ba
Jul 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have been NOT so patiently waiting for this book for a while and I am more than happy to say that I loved it. The story was beautifully written and for me was a stress free read that I finished in one sitting.

Here's the thing...... I love the bad boys, I really do..... BUT there is something about a GOOD guy that really strikes a cord with me. I guess it's the fact that I myself have a good guy and I can totally relate to the whole love at first sight theme of this story because that was exac
Lydia H
May 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Blog Tour Stop on HEA BOOK SHELF:

3.5 stars

"I want someone I can trust; someone who wants me for me, and no other."

Right at the beginning of this book I had a "whoa, what!?" kind of moment due to a "little" detail related to Megan, the lead female character. I won't say what it is since it's not mentioned in the synopsis, but I'll try my best to go around it. That said, it is something that in my opinion made the concept behind this book to be
Tina Marina
Jul 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
What a Beautiful Story!!

First of all I need to tell you that I AM a hopeless romantic and I love a Happy Ever After!

Megan and Jenny have been friends for years and as close as sisters! They tell each other everything and know what the other one wants/needs. At the start of the book, Megan finds out that her boyfriend, John, has been cheating on her with his wife, who she didn’t know about! She leaves him and then finds out that she is pregnant and doesn’t tell him!

The story is about how Megan m
Apr 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Trust is L. Chapman’s debut novel and I am looking forward to more from her in the future. I was impressed with her creative storyline and unique concepts. The overall theme of trust throughout this novel is apparent. It was intriguing to unravel this story and experience Megan’s journey.

The prologue had my interest piqued immediately. Throughout the novel I began to understand the meaning and importance. I felt this was very well done and added an element of surprise. The prologue also explain
Aug 30, 2013 rated it liked it
I was worried about writing this review. Trust is so different than what I usually read. At first I wasn’t sure I liked it. It wasn’t a “normal” romance novel. It almost felt like I was reading a fairy tale. I’m not sure if it’s the length, connection of the characters, or the speed of the plot, but everything about Trust is different.

I think what first threw me off was the prologue. It was flirty and sexy, light and fun. Then we get into the story and it’s not light at all. Megan is dealing wit
Sandy Grassini
Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I just want to say that this book was so refreshing to read. It was a book I couldn't put down. It was a breeze to get through and it was AWESOME. Loved it. I don't think that there is a a man out there that would take on the responsibility that Mark has taken on when he meets Megan. Now I could be wrong, but I would think a man would run in the opposite direction. The question is, is this man to good to be true. Can Megan trust him. She has been hurt in the past and she doesn't want that to hap ...more
Breezy *Lover of all things Alpha Male*
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Jul 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a very short story but had so much going on in such a short time. Absolutely loved every part but ended to early leaving an ending that leaves you hanging.

Seeing this is going to be a series hopefully we get to delve more into the characters lives. Chapman began the book with a prologue of Megan's once perfect life with the man she loved. Then in chapter one brings us to the present and how Megan's life has drastically changed.

While in London with her best friend Jenny shopping, she mee
Skye Burling-Briggs
Jul 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: l-chapman
3.5 stars.
A wonderful debut novel x

I have to say this and I'm very sorry, I have a pet peeve with not abbreviating! The constant use of I am, I will, he is, they are, it is, I have, etc etc page after page drives me insane. I find it interrupts the flow of a book. For example
"Thank you for my beautiful flowers THEY ARE beautiful." " YOU ARE very welcome, THEY ARE as beautiful are you are. "
" Hi Jenny, WE ARE here, IT IS amazing. "

This probably doesn't even bother most people, however this is
T.S. Arthur
Oct 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lilylovesindie
This was reviewed as part of a blog tour and author feature event over on Lily Loves Indie, but here is a snippet of the review....

A romance, told from the perspective of Megan, a pregnant singleton who appears to be off men, that is until Mark shows up at the bar and in a very forward (and at times bordering on stalker-ish style) sweeps Megan off her feet, or so it would seem. And that is really all I can tell you without spoilers!

So I guess you want to know what I thought? Well, in a nutshell
Sep 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Trust is a cute love story about a girl who has been cheated on and mislead in a previous relationship. She now faces being alone and pregnant with a baby due in a few short months. Much to her surprise, a night out with her best friend leads her to her Prince Charming. Mark seems too good to be true at first. Megan can't imagine why a man like him would possibly want to start a relationship with a pregnant woman. Mark won't take no for an answer and continues to see Megan after she heads home f ...more
Jul 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with this story very fast. It is a heartwarming story about finding love at the most unexpected time in life.

Megan and her best friend Jenny are on a getaway in the city as Jenny is prepping the final things needed for her wedding. Megan doesn't ever want to go out and let her hair down, and after much persuasion Jenny convinces Megan to go to a local bar for a drink. As soon as Megan enters the bar she is looking around to see the vibe and she locks eyes with Mark. From this poi
Samantha Roberts
Jul 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So worth more than 5 Star's! I read this book in one sitting (yep my behind hurt I didn't move for like 4 hours) First book in the Believe Series by L Chapman.

Megan Madden- this woman is fantastic she has lost her faith in men after one walked all over her lied to her! she was pregnant and alone. Did this stop her? NO she got up cleaned herself off and enjoyed herself, days filled with helping her best friend with her wedding. One night in London all this changes though...... She meets a man na
Hooked On Books
May 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Review for trust written by L.chapman 5 stars

I didn't realize at first that this book was written in an English text. However it was very easy to follow.

Meghan is a broken woman just looking to spend a holiday with her best friend and her fiancé getting last Moment items for the wedding. Meghan isn't looking for a relationship she's been broken and now has a lot of baggage she's sure no man will want to deal with. That is until she meets mark while out at a bar with her best friend at first site
Sandra Love
Jul 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is L’s debut book, when I first read the description I was ready to read this book. Let me tell you I was not disappointed in this book at all. L is a very unique and talented author. Her writing style is so good. The storyline was very interesting and intriguing. Megan is left pregnant and alone.. One night out she meets Mark. He is so sweet, kind and sexy. Megan and Mark are so sweet together. I love their romance. Jenny is Megan’s best friend, and I can’t wait for Veiled.
This is a bitt
Myra Espino
Jul 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
I loved the story!!
It's not that heavy and you can easy relate with it.

I love Mark!! So sweet and gentlemanly. At first, I was a bit suspicious on his motive on Megan but as I was almost done, I saw his real intention toward Megan. Megan on the other part, she's a bit guarded on letting Mark in her heart. She may become a bit jealous to how other women flirt with Mark, it may be normal and I love how the author made Megan's character realistic (that not all the time perfect).

I'm happy how th
Mandy Salt
Apr 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Trust is A Must READ novel. A real girly, girly book full of romance and affection. A wealthy entrepreneur who falls for Megan and bump (read it and all will be revealed). The author has managed to really capture the imagination with this publication. Well written to the point you feel drawn into the story. This is a book I would highly recommend to any reader who likes a really good story. No smut, just a really old book that I score 5/5. I was very lucky to get this book to read and do a revie ...more
Oct 06, 2013 rated it liked it
I liked Trust but it didn't wow me. It was a nice read and didn't take that long to read. The story was good and I wanted to keep reading it to see what would happen. I kind of had it figured out and just wanted to see if I was right. There wasn't really any twists or anything. So if you want a fast love story then this is perfect for you. Like I said I liked it and enjoyed reading it but there was no WOW factor. ...more
Holly Gill
May 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a cute little heart warming story.

The plot and storyline is simple and easy to read. Megan meets Mark while expecting her first child, this does not stop Mark, if anything he loves it.

Megan lacks self-confidence, not believing she's beautiful, she is sweet and enjoys living her in own little world with 'bump'.

I enjoyed this fast read and look forward to reading more of L. Chapman books
T.L. Messruther
Feb 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was very fortunate to get an Arc of trust. I love it. omg! this book is amazing. I love Megan and Mark. the chemistry here is amazing. I must say I have a little crush on Rich too. however if he did to me what he did to Jenny he would loose his family jewels!
5* rating. can't wait for the next one
Lexi Buchanan
May 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was a nice gently love story between Megan and Mark.
Megan has a problem with trusting men and all Mark wants to do is get a lot closer.
Mark doesn't give up and carries on going after what he wants.
This ends of a happy note, although there is a book two due out.
Thank you for a nice, violent free read. Loved it. :-)
Jul 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
omg loved it

So I need to update my review as I been gifted a copy of the new version of the book and Wow Megan and Mark are suited yes it all happened fast but it love at 1st sight.
Megan is looking for love but when she meets Mark in a pub on a weekend shopping trip she fell for him even though she pregnant Mark was determined to get her and he did thank you for letting me read this
Jun 06, 2013 marked it as to-read
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New date July 8, 2013
Jul 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful romantic story!!! Nice to read a romance where there is a happy ending w/out a lot of bad things happening to main characters! Look forward to reading any of L Chapman's future books!! ...more
May 02, 2018 rated it liked it
I hadn't realised how long ago this book was written as I have had it on my kindle for an age and pushed it up my reading list recently, I also didn't realise it was a debut novel until I read a few of the reviews whilst trying to decide what to say, so with that fact I'm keeping an open mind as for a debut novel this is a good start, nice idea for story, and includes a friendship bond which is always a plus point for me.
I hate to say but I didn't warm to Mark to the point I thought he was creep
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L. Chapman was born in and continues to live in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom. She has spent most of her life helping others as a health care assistant, and was, at one time, a DJ for a special needs club. Blending her love of helping others and her love of children, L dreams to one day own and operate a childcare nursery that will help mainstream special needs children with others.
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