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Trust Me (Rivers Edge #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  2,767 Ratings  ·  241 Reviews
After all of the devastating betrayals by the one she loved, Twenty-two year old Avery Stevens has spent three years raising her daughter alone, with her family and best friend as a support system, never leaving her small hometown of Rivers Edge, Missouri. Though Rivers Edge holds the pain of her past, it also holds the one person she wants but can’t have – her brother’s b ...more
Paperback, 370 pages
Published August 13th 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Stand-alone book 1.
After all of the devastating betrayals by the one she loved, Twenty-two year old Avery Stevens has spent three years raising her daughter alone, with her family and best friend as a support system, never leaving her small hometown of Rivers Edge, Missouri. Though Rivers Edge holds the pain of her past, it also holds the one person she wants but can’t have – her brother’s best friend
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: slow-start, quickie
Don't honestly remember much of this one. The MCs were okay but there was too much sneaking around because she was his best friend's little sister.

I do remember thinking her brother was a pompous douche. Apparently it's cool when your friend "chases skirts" all his life and never settles down but as soon as he starts sniffing around your sister, suddenly he is a hound dog and not good enough for her? I hate that. The H wasn't a man whore but he was a serial dater and never really had any lastin
Mar 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Kara by: Joanne Thompson
Shelves: favorites
Jo said read it. So I did... she hasn't let me down yet.

WHAT... it is a series? well bring on the siblings. I love this author. This series. This setting. The family.

ESR. Easy read that brought my heart joy. Sexy read that made me crave more. Romantic love - cause romance never will die!!
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sweet and Sexy!!! I did love this one! It was such and easy read.. great steam, awesome characters, very little angst... and it was a page turner for me... Even simple easy books like this can be a 5 star for me if I don't want to put it down... it's not always necessary for a book to be gripping and intense.. sometimes just a sweet cupcake book can do it for me.. and this one did.

Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing

This is the first book by in the Rivers Edge series by the talented Lacey Black. This is her debut novel, and I was very impressed with the quality of Ms. Black's writing. She has a natural story teller's ability, and she was able to weave a very believable romance with likable characters that the readers easily become invested in. I am a total sucker for small town romances and for the older brother's best friend/best friend's little sister storyline, so Ms. Black hit t
Hooked On Books
Aug 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Maddox Jackson!! My new favorite book boyfriend is a hot, gorgeous, sweet, police officer. Maddox is the whole package.

In Trust Me, Avery Stevens is a twenty-two year old single mother. After being betrayed by her ex, she is hesitant to put her heart and her daughter’s on the line.

Avery has been secretly in love with her brother’s best friend for as long as she can remember. But being her brother’s friend, he is off limits.

Neither of them can continue to deny the pull they have
Jan 30, 2018 added it
Shelves: dnf
Just too YA, CA or something.

Are older brother's friends really always off limits?

Feel like this plot point has been there and done that.
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet Romance

Super sweet fluff. Pretty straightforward, likeable characters, slightly rushed but you get all the feels you expect from a big family small town romance.
Sep 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lendle
This is a sweet, happy, light romance story with a HEA. There are no car chases, evil villains, paranormal creatures or crazy biker gangs to be found here. The most we see is a witchy ex-girlfriend of hero, and that is mild as romances go. Our heroine, Avery, age 22, has had bad luck with her two prior boyfriends, the first leaving her pregnant. She is now raising her 3yo daughter alone, but luckily has her four older brothers and parents very active in her life, somewhat too active in her life ...more
Darlene Avery
Sep 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Trust Me: Rivers Edge Book One by Lacey Black

Trust Me is one of those stories that has a combination of sweet mixed in with enough angst to keep you wanting to turn the page.

Trust Me is set in the little town of Rivers Edge, Missouri and focuses on Avery Stevens and her adorable little girl Brooklyn aka Bean. Avery is the youngest of five siblings, and the only girl. She is surrounded by a loving and protective family. However, her brothers tend to be a little over protective. Especially when i
~`*Ella Lee*`~
Dec 23, 2014 rated it liked it
This was a very light, sweet read. It was a little drawn out at times, but over all, a feel good romance with hot sexy scenes, an easy to follow plot and little hearts and flowers.
The only thing that bugged me is the way they kept their relationship secret for so long. I thought that it was over done and caused way more problems than if they just would have come out. I didn't care for the reactions some of the family members gave either. It didn't make sense for the brother to be so protective
Sep 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
One of my favorite things to read about. Brothers best friend falls for his baby sister.
I loved Maddox, Avery and 3 yr old Brooklyn/Bean. I loved all of Avery's over protective brothers. This was an awesome start to the Rivers Edge series. It looks like I will be waiting impatiently for the next ones to arrive.
Can't wait to read Jake and Erin's story next:-)
Wonderful job Lacey Black:-)
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
This is a debut novel by Lacey Black and it was fucking amazing with a capital A! One of the best debuts I have ever read and I can't wait for more. She has gained a huge fan!

Avery is twenty-two with a three year daughter named Brooklyn but everyone calls her Bean. Avery has been a single mom since the day she found out she was pregnant thanks to her ex-boyfriend that never wanted to have anything to do with them. She doesn't need him, she is strong and would do anything for her daughter and lu
The Truth
Aug 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Melissa's Review...
***ARC Provided by Lacey Black in Exchange for an honest review***
4 Stars

Trust me was a really great stand alone story with a HEA. It was written from alternating POV's between Avery and Maddox so you always knew exactly what the main characters were thinking. I truly enjoyed this story and thought that Lacey's writing style flowed really well.

Lacey spent years pining over her older brother, Jake's best friend, Maddox. But she knew he was unattainable. She spent all of her ti
Jan 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
There is a lot of good reviews and I thought i should give it a try after all I love romances with older guys and kids.
It turns out that this story was so boring and unreal. As some of the reviews here said the characters act immature ( one of them is 32 years old, 10 years older than the heroine and acts like he is on his 20).
One thing that i hate more than insta-love is insta-lust that quickly turns to love and then suddenly they are happily married hahaha stupid really stupid. The hero's cha
Maree Repa
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Such an amazing book. And the most beautiful romance ever. I am just loving this great series. I now just can't wait to read the second book now. This beautiful story shows Avery Stevens. She has had such disappointments in her young life of love. And finally she realises there is more to gorgeous Police offer Maddox Jackson. Such a people family story. I just loved this book so much.
Ella Emerson
Aug 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is amazing, and it totally had me in tears by the end of it. I loved everything about it!!! I urge everyone to read this amazing debut novel from Lacey Black, she did an amazing job and had me captivated from the moment I began reading. Love it!!!
Sep 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, sept
This is such an adorable and very sweet story (not to mention some very steamy moments). Maddox and Avery were both wonderful characters with Brooklyn definitely being big highlight.

Great afternoon read.
Lacey Black
Jul 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Well, I wrote this book so I think it's pretty darn good! :) Want to know a little bit about writing Trust Me? Check out my blog. 1st Blog talks a little bit about writing the book. Plus, what's next...
Romance Between The Sheets
Please note this review may contain spoilers.

Trust Me is the debut novel from Lacey Black and after reading it, I’ve added the next two books in this series to my TBR list.

At the young age of 22, Avery is a single mother to her 3yo daughter, Brooklyn. Her ex-boyfriend, Drake, dumped her at hearing she was pregnant and has never acknowledged that Brooklyn is his daughter. Luckily for Avery, her parents and her four older brothers banded together to help raise her beautiful baby girl.

Maddox doesn’
Dec 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 PLUS Amazing, Sweet, and Oh So VERY SEXY Stars.......Did I mention how sexy, oh yes, it most certainly was!!!!!!!!

Oh yes, I finished this beauty of a book today and LOVED every single second of reading it!!!! I kid you not, this book was just that amazing of a read for me!

OK, so let me say that the moment I started this book, I was totally and completely HOOKED. The storyline was fantastic, flowed seamlessly and kept my interest from start to finish!!!!!!! My sis recommended this book to me a
Big Joe Rossi
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
A straight up sweet, endearing romance novel. My first book by author Lacey Black. If this how she writes I am hooked.

Avery Stevens is a sweet, beautiful single mother to her wonderful 3 yr old daughter, Brooklyn. She has been betrayed by her HS boyfriend and Brooklyn, known as Bean, Drake. He ran like the wind during a hurricane when he learned she was pregnant. She is set to work, raise her daughter, hang with her BFF Holly when she can and spend time with her parents and 4 older over protecti
Alecia ~☆~The Staircase Reader~☆~
4.5 stars!

This is my second time reading Trust Me and I'm happy to say i loved it just as much the second time around as i did the first.

Avery is a young single mother, in three years she's been through two horrible relationships that has her completely losing faith and trust in men. Maddox is a reformed tomcat who has his eyes set on Avery, at first its a simple attraction that draws him to her, but then his feelings start to take a turn and he not only is completely attracted to her he is also
Nikki Costello ***Crazy Cajun Book Addicts Blog***
I received a complimenty copy of this book through Crazy Cajun Book Addicts for an honest review.
Trust Me is book 1 in the Rivers Edge Series and it's a fabulous read. Avery hasn't had much luck with relationships over the last few year's she has a 3 year old daughter Brooklyn, who's father cheated on her and left her when she was pregnant but Avery loves her little girl more than anything. For many years Avery has secretly crushed on her eldest brothers best friend Maddox. Maddox feels the same
May 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, own, series, favorites
Whoa! Where in the world did Lacey Black come from? All I can say is don't judge this book by it's cover. If you do, you are missing out on an amazing book. This little jewel kinda blew me away. I can honestly say, I wasn't expecting much out of this book. Picked it up on a whim. I found it super cheap on Amazon, and bought it, and then almost immediately picked it up. I started it at 11 PM last night, and read til 1 AM, and then picked it back up as soon as I woke up this morning and was done b ...more
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Mar 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is my second book by this author. I came across her by accident and really loved what I read. I decided to check out more books by her. So happy I did.
I think I feel in love with both characters by the second chapter.
Both, Avery and Maddox are really realistic and charming in their own way but together it is just almost too much.
I always enjoy romance novels that involve a single parent if it is done right and that it is in this case. The kid was really great written into the story and i
Dec 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Man falls for best friends little sister: always an intriguing concept but it's hard to find a truly original story. Although this was no different, I did enjoy it. Maybe because I have a soft spot for stories that feature an alpha male HERO, such as a cop in this case. I also enjoyed the banter between the different characters. Plus there are like 20 brothers in this family which I can only assume they'll get their own books, so there's that to look forward to.
Rachel H
May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it

This book was amazing. You just know Maddox and Avery have these strong feelings for each other, but with Avery being the baby and her controlling older brothers make it difficult. The story of Maddox and Avery and little Brooklyn is such a good one. Read it! You won't regret it!
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I like Lacey Black's style of writing straight away we I was drawn in from the first page.

Avery and Maddox is a story of best friend's little sister and Maddox is 10 years old then Avery as well.

Great little series
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