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Trusting Tanner

(The Collins Brothers #1)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  86 ratings  ·  45 reviews
Tanner Collins is the embodiment of perfection—tall, dark, sinfully sexy—and completely out of Juliana Shea’s league. Knowing she’d never survive a repeat of her last disastrous relationship, she parks Tanner firmly in the friend zone. But man, he’s hard to resist.

Juliana is exactly what Tanner wants, and he’s determined to win her over with his kindness and humor… But one
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Published May 8th 2017 by Entangled Publishing
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Beatrice ~ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic
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Trusting Tanner tested my patience for the following reasons:

Juliana Shea is one of the most frustrating heroines I have ever encountered. I understand her trust issues and hesitancy on dating a new guy because she’s been cheated by her ex-boyfriend. I get it but I don’t like her giving mixed signals to Tanner. One moment she’s playing “hard to get” then suddenly becomes sweet and flirtatious? I find her inconsistent. Also, I don’t like
I wished I liked this more…at least as much as I liked the hero of the book. ‘Trusting Tanner’ sounded like a story I could get into, especially with a male protagonist who seemed unwaveringly classy and determined, for a change. But it all went downhill for me fast, when most of the characters (only Tanner seemed to be the shining gem in the mire) failed miserably at being the type of heroes or heroines I wanted to cheer for.

My sympathy for Juliana turned quickly to frustration when all she se
Triggers: immaturity, college kids acting high school-ish. Character thinking everyone owes them something.
NO reading.
Jennifer Pierson
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Juliana Shea was burned in the past by a relationship so badly, that she refuses to get involved again, so any man is immediately put in the friend zone. When she meets the sinfully hot, Tanner Collins, she feels an attraction, but she believes that he's way out of her league. Tanner, however, knows that Juliana is perfect for him, and he sets out to convince her to give them a chance. As they can't stay away from each other, she finally gives in to him, although it's hard for her to trust anyon ...more
Apr 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
My hopes for this book were dashed quickly, about the 2nd time Jules walked in on her roommate naked, the room trashed. The cover was very deceiving, it speaks steamy adult when it's barely YA, it's college juniors and reads like early high school.
Juliana was seriously dependant on Devon, Devon was a complete ass and possessive as hell and I didn't get that co-dependent relationship between those two. At all. Tanner actually was ok. Seemed like a stand up guy and genuinely interested in Jules a
Reckless Readers
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I can’t tell you how much I loved this book. From the very beginning you are hooked and don’t want to put this book down. This is a sweet contemporary romance with an amazing plot. Juliana is a girl who has a huge heart even though she has been repeated hurt in the past. She is guarded and only has let down her walls for her best friend Devon. Tanner is a walking wet dream but has charm and charisma to go with his good looks. He is a true gentleman and even in rough water never wavers on his fee ...more
wendy Shelton(obsessedbybooks)
Omg Tanner is sexy sweet. Juliana is trying to move on from a horrific relationship, and with the help of her bff Devon she might be able to if she can survive her crapy college roomate. Juliana isn't planning on dating but when classmate Tanner keeps trying to sweep her off her feet , it's getting harder to resist and she's not sure she wants to, but can she trust her heart with another man? Tanner can't keep his eyes off Juliana, he wants to see where their chemistry will take them but he has ...more
Pelusa Rivera
Apr 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Received an ARC for my fair review for netgalley. Well I did like Tanner, but Juliana got on my nerves. True she was heartbroken because her ex-boyfriend cheated on her, but she judging Tanner by him, and that wasn't fair. Also, she kept saying she did not want a relationship with him, but she did not keep her stance, she would flirt with him, so either you do or you don't. Then we have her slutty roommate Rachel who she has seen how nasty she is first hand, and she has also heard from others ab ...more
Margo Rhea
Apr 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Trusting Tanner is a quick, fun, NA read. If you're looking for a book to escape into for a couple of days, this is it. Jules is believable as a main character. Her damage from past romantic troubles manages to creep out at the most unfortunate times and causes problems for her. Anyone who's had a bad boyfriend and needed time to recover from that can relate to her.

And the roommate… Wow. I think we've all known that selfish narcissist who only thinks of his or her self and wreaks havoc in the li
Kelly (Simply Kelina) C.
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Jody Holford
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I love this book. Not just b/c I am fond of the author, but because the writing is excellent. I had the privilege of reading this book at different stages and I can say with certainty that Tanner is a book boyfriend that sticks with you. There were moments in this book that made me laugh out loud, moments that frustrated me, and moments that made me cry. I love the relationship not only between Tanner and Jules but between Tanner and his brothers. The choices that Tanner has to make are not easy ...more
Kristen Johnson
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Trusting Tanner is a story about love and trust and the complications of relationships. It's about how the past can linger and hurt us long after its over and how one small question of trust can spiral out of control and leave us questioning everything. It's about giving to much attention to outside influences rather than trusting our instincts when it comes to our relationships.

Julianna has been hurt in the past, she's gone through life alone for the most part, and her last serious boyfriend h
Marieke (Marieke's Books & Books and Tequila)
Although my college years are long gone, I remember those years with all the life questions and decisions that had to be made and the drama… Trusting Tanner is the first book in the new ‘the Collins Brothers Series’ by Lexi Lawton. It’s the story of Juliana and Tanner, who meet at college and gradually fall in love. I like their story.
“Do I have to?” “Do you have to what?” Slowly, she turned on her stool and faced him. Her big brown eyes were unreadable, but they were breathtaking. Damn, he nev
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Where do I even start I don't know..... If I have to explain in one word (umm.. phrase) everything l am going to write in this moderately long review then I would say I loved Trusting Tanner. Right from the characters to the story line this novel touched my heart and tugged at all its strings possible.

Starting the review, first I would like to give the glimpse of the two awesome main characters, Tanner and Juliana. Tanner is a college student, tall, handsome, physically a epitome of perfection t
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
Trusting Tanner is a great start to a new series. Juliana hasn't had an easy life. She doesn't trust easily, and she lets very few people in. She's got Devon, her best friend, but even he doesn't know her as well as he could. Now she's a junior in college, with a new roommate and about to meet Tanner, whom she will friend zone from the very beginning. Soon, although not immediately, Tanner's sweetness, charm and persistence is too much for Juliana to resist and that friendship morphs into more.

May 04, 2017 rated it liked it
3 - 3 1/2 stars

When I first read the synopsis for this book, I thought it was something that I would really enjoy. Unfortunately, there was just too much that kept that from happening. This had a great storyline, humor, a fantastic male lead, a great best friend, a horrible roommate that you'll love to hate, and some surprises that kept things interesting. I like a hero that isn't afraid to go after what he wants and do whatever it takes to get it, and this had just that.

My biggest problem was
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Juliana Shea has no desire for a relationship: her heart was broken over six months ago when she found her then boyfriend cheating on her. With only one friend - Devon - she is content to focus on her studies. However, her plans for the semester are thrown into disarray with her new roommate and Tanner Collins. Like Juliana, Tanner is a pre-med student so is in most of Juliana's classes. He's attracted to her and wants a relationship with her. Juliana struggles to keep Tanner as a friend only wh ...more
Stephanie Taylor
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Review of “Trusting Tanner” by Lexi Lawton

I was asked to give an honest review so here it is…. *drum roll sound*

This is the debut novel by this author. The story, as a whole, was a good one. There were parts that really frustrated me and characters that really frustrated me, but this was not my story to tell, just a story for me to read. So I’m really trying hard not to let my frustration color this review. Just because portions weren’t my cup of tea, doesn’t mean someone else won’t love the ent
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
Trusting Tanner by Lexi Lawton is emotional, sweet and will have you wanting to throw your eReader all at once. A little bit of everything.

Juliana Shea is getting over a very bad relationship. She is wrecked and broken. Her confidence was shaken to the core. As she gets ready to start the new school year, she is determined to stay away from relationships and concentrate on school. No more broken hearts for her. And then she meets Tanner Collins.

Tanner is gorgeous and sexy and just about perfec
Gigi staub
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Tanner Collins is the embodiment of perfection—tall, dark, sinfully sexy—and completely out of Juliana Shea’s league. Knowing she’d never survive a repeat of her last disastrous relationship, she parks Tanner firmly in the friend zone. But man, he’s hard to resist.

Juliana is exactly what Tanner wants, and he’s determined to win her over with his kindness and humor… But one night—a night he can’t even remember—threatens to take it all away.

With the flick of a “send” button, their hope for a futur
Kim Mote
May 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a quick read but was really good. Jules a girl who has lost everyone in her life and feels alone in the world, just got out of a horrible relationship last year at school which didn't help her self esteem any. Returning to start a new year her best friend trys to make her get out more and meet people and open her self up more for life. She trys to do that but is terrified of getting hurt again and guards her heart very carefully.
Tanner has noticed Jules on campus some and always wanted
Page Turners
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a surprisingly good romantic story. I enjoyed the slow build from attraction to friendship to lovers. Juliana was struggling with a past betrayal from her ex-boyfriend that shadowed the possibility of trusting someone enough to give her heart away again. She needed someone patient and kind that valued her worth. That person was Tanner. He was initially attracted to her beauty but quickly realized there was much more to her and he was determined to fight for his place in her life. Of cou ...more
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoy a good friends to lovers romance and was looking forward to picking up Trusting Tanner. Lexi Lawton packs in a variety of characters in this college set romance. Our opening is Juliana returning to campus and walking in on her new roommate, Rebecca. Not too much time in we meet Jules' best friend, Devon, the guy best friend. And then Tanner. I can't forget the other Collins brothers. I really liked Tanner. Alot!

I appreciate that Lawton's characters are relatable. Jules having been in an
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!

Jules and Tanner take us on quite a ride in Trusting Tanner, a sweet new adult romance.

After a bad breakup, Jules decides she is done with dating. She just doesn’t trust guys anymore. She has been through a lot of crummy relationships and it has jaded her. Jules is a bit immature at times, but I get it. Breakups suck and repeatedly dating losers is bound to mess with a person. Her reaction to Tanner was believable but it drove me nuts at times. Then there is Tanner. He is sweet and kind
Katrina Berry
May 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
Trusting Tanner by Lexi Lawton is Book 1 of The Collins Brothers Series.

*bangs head on desk* Seriously?!! What on earth! I feel deceived, let-down and so disappointed in this story. This was supposed to be an adult read but that’s not what I felt like I read. Let’s be honest, this was more on the maturity level of a bunch of middle schoolers. Goodness, I have no interest in what this book was actually delivering. So much teenage-ish angst and drama...over it! I think Tanner was the only redeemi
The Book Fairy Reviews
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Craving love. Craving a connection. Craving to be wanted. Jules has been wanting those things since she was 9 years old. Having lost the ones that gave that to her freely, left the void that has yet to be filled. In her journey to find the person to fill it she was burned and scarred. Vowing to set boys aside so that she could focus on her school she never thought that she would find the love and connection so soon after her vow. But can she trust him~ Tanner.
Tanner has been in love with Jules s
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
When Juliana arrives at campus she is still upset over the breakup with her boyfriend six months before. He cheated on her and - combined with trust issues she has from her childhood - that is more crushing for her than losing him. She meets another pre-med student, Tanner Collins, and he is immediately taken by Juliana's beauty and personality. But an incident involving Juliana's unlikeable roommate Rebecca shatters her trust in Tanner. Will he ever win that trust back?

Quite enjoyable NA story
I liked this story, I really did. I really liked Tanner. He was not the hero I'm used to reading about. He was a really good guy. When Jules said she didn't want to date he really did try to just be her friend even though he still asked her out. I try not to bad mouth the heroine but Jules, I had an issue with. I understand her trust issues and how that can affect someone but she never really gave Tanner a chance in my eyes. She was kind of always waiting for him to mess up. I did like the confl ...more
Virginia Brasch
May 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a free ARC of this book for review. I call this a perfect "beach" book. It's a fun, light, and easy read that you could finish in a single day on the beach (as long as the kids have a sitter, that is.) It immediately brought me back to campus life.
Juliana meets her heinous new roommate Rebecca, gets paired with stunning Tanner for a lab partner, and has her bestie Devon nearby. But Rebecca has always been borderline obsessed with Tanner, Juliana's past clouds her judgement, and the a
Nicole Smith
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult, embrace
I felt a little iffy about this one at the beginning, but I quickly got caught up in the story. I really enjoyed this one. I so loved Tanner. I thought he was the perfect guy for Juliana . My heart goes out to Juliana because the way she got treated by her ex and later on by another person. That a lone would break a person, but don't under estimate the power of Tanner. I just wanted to slap Juliana's roommate. She grated on my nerves! In this book we get to see Juliana blossom with the help of h ...more
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