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A Night Calls Novella

Following his divorce, Felix Sinclair vowed to never commit to a woman again...until he washed up on Poppy Montgomery's doorstep, proving that sometimes taking the road less traveled pays off.

One night of passion promised a lifetime of happiness, but when Felix begins to grow distant, disappearing for long periods of time without an explanation, Popp
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Kindle Edition, First Edition, 111 pages
Published February 14th 2014 by J.C. Valentine (first published February 8th 2014)
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Jessica Alcazar
I love when an author writes a short story about a past couple in a series. It makes it more real to me. Yes, I know, it's still fiction, but it just makes that world seem more credible to me, and I just really enjoy it :)

We started the series Night Calls with Felix and Poppy. And now they're back :) It's short, but it's sweet and a lot of growth happens. And appropriately enough, trust. These two had incredible chemistry from day one and it still continues to be so and J.C. Valentine has a way
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Reanell Tisdale
Jan 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ahhh Poppy and Felix. I loved seeing into their future!! This novella is jam packed with hot sex scenes and angst filled misunderstandings. I wanted to junk punch a certain somebody a couple of times!! A must read, for sure!!

I've read all of JC valentine's books and each one keeps getting better and better! Keep them coming and I'll keep reading!
Linda
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Novella , provided by the author for an honest review!

Honestly, Ms Valentine once again does not dissapoint . "Trust" is a wonderful continuation of Poppy'sand Felix's story from her book Stranded, which I loved.
I am so glad she returned to their story I feel like I haves greater sense of closure and completion to their story their story line and I loved the way she did it !

Poppy and Felix have been happy together for a year, living together at Felix's condo, using her home in the country on t
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Cyndi Becker
Mar 08, 2014 rated it liked it
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Christa
Feb 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
***Received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review***

3.5-4 Star Novella

You first meet Poppy and Felix in J.C. Valentines first book in the series Stranded (Night Calls #1) and see glimpses of them throughout the other books in the series. When reading Surrender to Love (Night Calls #3) you find out that Poppy believes Felix is cheating on her, so I couldn’t wait to read Trust to find out what was going on.

WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD

This Novella was really hard for me to rate because it did keep
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Michelle
Mar 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Received an ARR in exchange for an honest review.

We first meet Felix and Poppy during Stranded which was a fantastic Novella that showcased great chemistry between these two characters. In Trust, we see the remains of insecurity that linger from Poppy's last relationship. As Felix starts to behave oddly, everything within Poppy wants to trust in their love, to trust him. But some wounds never heal and the feeling of history repeating itself is just too strong to deny.

For Felix, sneaking around b
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Michelle
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a nice little story to carry on this great series! I really like Felix and Poppy and was glad to read more about them, but maybe it was a little too short to feel deeply this time around. I was very proud of Poppy for standing her ground and walking out on Felix. His reasoning for the things that went on made sense, I suppose, but I just wasn't 100% sold on him this time and I think if the novella went a little beyond the make-up scene, I would have gotten there... Because I do love him ...more
Toni
Jan 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this book for an honest review. I am so in love with this series, I love every book. This story continues on from stranded and follows Felix and Poppy's story. All is going well and Poppy and Felix have strong feelings for each other. Because of Poppy's past relationships she has trust issues, and when Felix starts to act strangely Poppy gets suspicious and suspects that he is cheating. Poppy plans to surprise him one night but gets a nasty surprise herself which sends their relations ...more
Crystal Marie
Feb 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have been a complete fan of this series ever since I had read the first one not so long ago. I really do think that this author is bringing a breath of fresh air into the writing world because of their ability to write great stories that include many amazing details. All of the characters they create are done to an extreme level that you are not left wanting for more from them. The only thing you are left wanting more from is books from the author!
We have met Felix and Poppy in the other books
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Kim
Jan 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Felix and Poppy's story continues from Stranded.....can two people that meet each other by a chance meeting on the side of the road, work together and now live together ? But where will they live...in the city or the country, as Felix calls it. Can Felix give up his condo in the city and can Poppy leave the country where Bo has a yard to run around in or will she take him to the city and use a leash to walk him, which will not make Bo happy. Is Bo her crutch for having a baby, which all her frie ...more
Jennifer Rose
Mar 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Received ARR for honest review!

Not normally a fan of novellas because of the rushed story and lack of real grasping characters, I have to say this novella lacked absolutely nothing. If anything, it had just the right amount of suspense, intrigue and sex to make it a highly recommended must read from me!
I was seized from the first scene and couldn’t put it down until I was finished.
Poppy and Felix are an average loving couple with their fair share of everyday struggles, but when Felix adds an un
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Tevydara Song
Feb 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC from the author for my honest review.

First off, I love this series.

Possible spoilers****

Finally a continued book on Felix n Poppy. I was wondering what has happened to them.
Even tho they had some minor parts in the other books but not enough to know where their relationships stands, but now we know (kinda lol)

Poppy and Felix has been together for over a year now. Everyone has has been either married w a kid, engaged w a kid, or dating. Poppy is in this stage in her life wh
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Sabra Atkinson
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for a review.

This novella picks up around a year after "Stranded" ended and we see where Felix and Poppy are. Felix has been acting differently lately causing Poppy to doubt their relationship. She was screwed over by her ex so she automatically jumps to conclusions when she finds out he's been lying about working late. As the novella continues, we see the characters struggle to stay together. This series is so good at grabbing your emotions and I be
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Claudia
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, romance
I've missed this pair who we've previously met in 'Stranded' when their love story began. Felix and Poppy are still living happily in their two places (his condo and her country home) but Felix is keeping a secret. In hopes of giving Poppy the surprise of lifetime begans to keep a secret and due to her past with her ex Jimmy she begans to think the worse. Which is heightened when she arrives at his condo set surprise him, when he walks in with a female friend one look and the distrust turns into ...more
Mitzi Carroll
Dec 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.

Once again, she doesn't disappoint.

This is a continuation of Felix and Poppy's story from "Stranded." Let me just say, I love Felix. He just "does it" for me.

Things are going pretty well for Felix and Poppy. They share a condo and home together and even work together. But when Felix cannot account to Poppy some time when they aren't together and the only answer he has is he's working on "business stuff," this leads her to suspe
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Regina Quillen
Jan 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Trust... A heart wrenching Novella guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end! If one is already a Felix and Poppy fan then sharing Poppy's pain with wanting to believe and trust in Felix's love, devotion and commitment is inevitable! It is hard to hold on to Trust when everything is pointing towards lies and deception... even Felix's long time friends are having a difficult time with Felix's behavior. Should Poppy trust in Felix's love for her? Will Felix be able to p ...more
Nancy
Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
**ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review**

I was so happy to receive this arc! Night Calls is a great series - a must read!

Trust continues the story of Poppy and Felix a year after they first meet in Stranded. Poppy has lots in insecurities after her divorce from her cheating husband, but she feels Felix's love is strong and sincere, until he starts giving her excuses about his day. As everyone know the truth has a way of coming back to bite you and Felix learns this the hard way
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Pam
Mar 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in this series I have had the pleasure of reading. I now know that I will have to finish them all. I love J.C. Valentine's writing. Felix and Poppy are in a serious relationship. Poppy has a few trust issues and when Felix starts behaving differently all sorts of warning bells go off. I had a suspicion as to what Felix was up to and its so sweet when he finally comes clean. I loved this story and would highly recommend this amazing series to everyone.
Patricia
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Omission can be as bad as deception and this is a hard lesson Felix learns. Poppy knows something is off with Felix but chooses to believe his explanation because she doesn't want to believe otherwise. This book is well written, their story will captivate and hold your attention till the very last page. I can't wait for the next book in this series.
Anna
Aug 23, 2016 rated it liked it
I'm sure this could be read as a stand-alone, but I really recommend reading it as part of the whole series. I love Poppy and I love Felix. I've been enjoying them since their first story Stranded, and have really enjoyed them as peripheral character in other full-length books in this series. I care about both of them, and I think that is why I have been a little disappointed in the two shorter stories they were given. Basically, I always want more.

In this story, we see Poppy and Felix still li
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Lorena  Garcia -- Brittany's Book Blog
I received an ARC for an honest review.

Felix and Poppy seem to have a great relationship, or so Poppy thought so until Felix starts lying to her about where he is or where he's going. She starts being suspicious of him and thinks he's cheating on her. She won't tolerate the cheating because her ex-husband was a cheater. So she's wondering what's up with Felix and him disappearing on her.

Poppy decides to go to his condo in the city to surprise him since they have been arguing and fighting and she
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Melyssa Winchester
Apr 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I went into this blind to the fact that there is an actual book out about this couple. Usually with novella's you start reading them and you have no idea what's really going on because you haven't read the book that started it all. I didn't get that with this book at all. I think for me, reading this first, makes me want to go back more so and read how this couple came to be. So I do believe that's what I'm going to do next.
This novella was everything you come to expect with a short story. It h
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Romancing Susan (Monti)
Mar 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm so glad I followed my gut instinct.

I received a copy of Trust (Night Calls 3.5) to do an honest review. and I'm so glad that I read book 1 Stranded or else I would not have been enjoy Trust fully.

Trust begins or should I say is the continuation where Stranded has left us. Wherein Felix and Poppy continue on with their relationship. Their loving, funny, and trust issued relationship. As the title goes, their relationship is having a "Trust" test. I can't say I blame Poppy for having some ins
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Melou53
Mar 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, series
Received ARC for an honest review.

Continuing the story of Felix and Poppy, the first couple in the Night Call series. It was nice to go back to them and find out the rest of the story in this novella. Poppy was still having some trust issues because of her previous relationship and the fact that Felix is acting strange and lying to her. Poppy does not want to go through being cheated on again.

Felix is trying to keep a secret from Poppy and everyone. He knows its causing problems, but he refuses
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Sharon Xuereb
Jan 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks
Please see the full review on my Blog

This is a continuation of Poppy and Felix’s story which was left open at the end of the previous Night Calls book, Surrender to Love. This installment grips the reader with lots of different emotions and secrets being withheld. Thankfully none of those secrets is of a negative nature, and you have an idea of what is about to happen, but can’t be sure until it is revealed. Poppy and Felix are one of my favourite book couples and the steam factor between them d
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Louise White
Mar 16, 2014 rated it liked it
I received this book as a free ARR.

Having never read the rest of this series this short novella launched straight into the story. Felix and Poppy are in a relationship and the sex is hot, but all of a sudden Felix starts going to work early and coming home late. Then Poppy discovers that he is not where he says he is. I had my suspicions of what was coming next but was surprised by what was actually going on. This is a short and sweet little novella and I would be tempted to read the rest of the
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JMV
Mar 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: author-review
**ARC**recieved for a honest review... Poppy can feel a shift. Something is wrong. After a cheating ex, she has a big problem with trust. Is Felix lying to her? Can she trust him to love her and not cheat? Felix is keeping a secret. He is on a mission and it is ok because the end justifies the means.
JC Valentine tells a quick story of Poppy & Felix and what can happen when you lie and have a hard time trusting. I love this series and the real life banter between the couples. It's like talki
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Mazmum
Mar 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Ok i'll admit this was the first J C Valentine book i've read and jumping into a novella that's part way through a series could have been very confusing.

But it wasn't. It was a great little story, that gave enough hints of their backstory that you didn't feel you were missing out. I very much enjoyed the authors writing style and will definitely pick something up of theirs again.

The twist in the tale I didn't really get, it didn't seem plausable, but it didn't detract from my enjoyment of the no
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J.C. Valentine
Jun 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Casey
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this for an honest review and honestly I have loved this series from the first page of Stranded!!!! I love the characters and the way the its written....i love that this continues Poppy and Felix's story. I love them both. I found myself yelling at the book and at Felix....I wont give away spoilers but Felix did redeem his self with me. I absolutely love this author and series!!!!! Can't wait to see what comes next!!!!
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Other books in the series

Night Calls (5 books)
  • Stranded (Night Calls, #1)
  • That First Kiss (Night Calls #2)
  • Surrender to Love (Night Calls, #3)
  • Taming Sheila (Night Calls, #4)