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(Things That Matter #1)

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Paige
Nearly five years ago, my mom, dad, and sisters had been assassinated.
I should have died that night.
I still questioned my mental state because I had no proof they had been after me. But, since then, I’d been trying to outrun my past and the men responsible for what had happened that night.
Until I met him—Caleb Connor.
Caleb became my safety net, and I found I couldn’t
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Paperback, 1st Edition, 358 pages
Published July 17th 2018 by NLM Romance Publishing
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Eve (Between The Bookends)
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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So first up, I usually avoid series lately that drag one couples story out over the course of several books. Duets are still on my "maybe" list, and I actually thought this was going to be a duet, but nope, it is a trilogy...so I was a little frustrated by that. BUT...that little niggle didn't take anything away from how very much I enjoyed this book. The writing was excellent. Especially when you consider this is the author's debut novel. I've read a lot of books lately
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TRUST: Is the first full length romance novel in Casey Diam’s ‘Things that matter’ trilogy. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ In this we meet Caleb and Paige

I never expected to be thrown into the gritty assassination which took place as soon as I opened up that first page, her whole family wiped out, she is the only survivor. But what happens when all she thought she knew about her family were all lies?

YEARS LATER:
New town, new identity, new job, new place to live, she doesn't date
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Casey Diam
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Book 1 of 3.
Equal part suspense and sexy ;) I loved these two so much. They had me laughing, they had me crying.
I can't wait for everyone to meet them!
Alternating POV.

Excerpt from Caleb's POV

She gripped the bar behind her, and the color of her eyes looked like a treacherous sea among her slickened, wet hair.
We held each other’s gaze as the elevator ascended. The tension between us was palpable, though, behind her eyes, she was still at sea. Drifting. It was weird, seeing that in her, because
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S.Shade
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-books-read
Well, this book kind of blew me away!

It's been hours since reading it and I still can not stop thinking about it. What impressed me even more is the fact that this book was a debut novel. If this is how all of Diam's books are going to be written, she will have a fan for life. I am going to be on pins and needles waiting for the second book to come out!

Paige is living her life but not really living, all she knows is running and hiding. Years before her entire family was murdered and now she is
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Gabby
I feel very meh about this book. It was okay but the characters were very forgettable and the romance was a little too insta-love for me. I also find it hard to believe that Paige would be so trusting after everything that happened to her.
Energy
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Paige's entire family has been murdered and now she lives her life hiding from the people that did it. With a system of alternating routes and checking the entire house before she settles in, she's living life on a dangerous edge. (I would even hazard a guess that she suffers from PTSD.) The way she lives doesn't allow time for romance because she won't let herself get close to anyone, especially with how often she moves.

But then she meets Caleb and there's something about him that draws her
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Jessica Morales-Lafaille
I was happy to get this one as an Arc from Netgalley. Now i never read or heard of this author. What actually intrigued me was the cover. This cover is sexy and to the point.As I started this read I was captivated didn't want to put it down. This author can write some great steamy scenes with including emotions and feelings. Paige has not been able to trust anyone since her family was killed. She is not use to trusting someone so because of this she back pedals a lot. At times the back pedaling ...more
Kasey Marie
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
All I have to say is WOW! Talk about a rollercoaster of emotions.

I'm not usually a big fan of romance books, but this one may have just changed my mind. There's mystery, suspense, action, and forbidden love and the author did an amazing job at putting them all together. I couldn't put this story down and wasn't ready for it to end. Paige Wells is running from a dark past and trying to find answers to her family's murder. Caleb Conner is trying to stay under the radar and avoid become the monster
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Jessica Morales-Lafaille
Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was happy to get this one as a Arc from NetGalley. Now I never read or heard of this author. What actually intrigued me was the cover. This cover is sexy and to the point. As I started this read I was captivated didn't want to put it down. This author can write some great steamy scenes with including emotions and feelings. Paige has not been able to trust anyone since her family was killed. She is not use to trusting someone so because of this she back pedals a lot. At times the back pedaling ...more
Luiza
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is just awesome...
the plot, the characters, the tension, holy moly... this is so good.
Book 2 is out next week, hopefully, so I'm not gonna spend too much time waiting.
Caleb - every character with this name is just the death of me - he's 24, he's strong and wonderful, hot, all man, well... he has had a tough life, and I see him as an angel, for Paige...
Paige is very very strong, and I love strong heroines!
She, pretty much, takes care of herself alone, she is always hiding and not
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Spunky N Sassy
Spunky N Sassy Rating: 4.0

~~~~~~~~~~Lindsey's Review~~~~~~~~~~

This book was sexy and suspenseful. I couldn’t put it down.
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Karen Mc
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition



Is it possible to know someone for years before meeting them in person?


HOLY WOW! What a WILD RIDE! What a RUSH! What a read! Author Casey Diam’s debut sensation, TRUST, is a chilling and thrilling tear-your-heart apart romance that is as hot as it is heart-racing. My heart had quite the work-out! This story seduced my senses while wrapping me in a web of suspense full of thrilling twists and turns. Trust is a thief of dark and light that stole my mind, body, and soul.




How is he doing this
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☆Tweety ☆
This is the first time I hear about this author, but I realized that this is her debut novel, so that was the reason. I decided to read this book because I was seeing many quotes about it on various sites, and I am glad I gave in because "Trust" was my cup of tea.

This book tells the story of Paige, a woman who is 19 that went through a trauma after her whole family was murdered by some killers that remain unidentified. Besides the suffering of losing her parents and sisters, Paige discovers
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Jeannine
This was a pretty good story and I didn’t realize that it was also the authors debut novel. Poor Paige is all alone and basically running for her life. She’s trying to stay on the down low from the person who took out her whole family. She’s had to grow up pretty fast for a nineteen year old. Caleb has his own secrets and is trying to protect her. This whole book is packed full of suspense, twists and turns. Their story kept me interested enough that I want to find out what will happen next.
Bookworm Bells
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
GIVE ME MORE!!!
I really enjoyed this book, had great suspense, elusiveness and romance, my heart is just breaking for them - I hope things work out fir them and I’m really intrigued by the reasons why Alex Conner did what he did! Luckily I only have to wait a few days for the next book as it releases 31/7 & is totally pre-ordered! Yay!!
Kriz M
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okay Okay What Can I Say About This Book....

It Kept Me Intrigued Since The First Page. I Was Hooked. I Kept Coming Up With Question After Question With Each Passing Of Pages And Chapters. The Plot Was Completely Engaging, The Characters Were Totally Relatable. The Ups And Downs, Turns And Twists Of The Story Kept Me Enthralled. What I Loved Most About It Is That When I Thought I Had It All Figured Out, Something Completely Different Happened.

Can't Wait To See Where Paige And Caleb's Story Take
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Nicole Ortiz
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I just learned this is the authors debut novel and this is an amazing read. I was pulled into the story right away. This story had suspense, love, sex and a lot of twists. This is a murder mystery and romance. The story was well-written, excellent storyline and characters you connect with. I will warn you this ends abruptly and I just learned its a three part series. Can't wait to read more July 31 can't come soon enough. Congratulations Casey on a excellent debut novel can't wait to read more ...more
United Indie Book Blog
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG! I've volunteered to review this book for United Indie Book Blog. What a great debut novel! I was pulled into this story from the beginning. A fascinating and suspenseful read. Paige is strong, alone, hurt and confused about the events in her life. Caleb is also trying to get by the best he can. I can’t wait for the next book in this series! This story will have you on the edge of your seat just like me. This book has it all suspense, sexy, that will have you laughing and crying at the same ...more
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
5+ Stars

Holy hell...This is a debut book? I would never believe that, I am awestruck. I was swallowed whole, straight into the depths and intrigue of this fascinating and amazing story. I need more! Please.

Paige is a fantastic mix of scared, hurt, confused and strong. I love her and I was totally confused, along with her, at what the hell has gone on in her life. Living on a knives edge, on the verge of being found by the invisible bad guys... damn good writing! Caleb, I love him too, well he
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Book Maniac Forever

4 "TTM" Stars
I can’t believe Trust is a debut novel! Casey Diam confidently twisted a compelling story with the first installment of her Things That Matter Series. Right from the start I was totally captured by the suspenseful vibe of this novel.

"How fucking ironic that I'd become the man my father wanted me to be for the girl he wanted dead."

The book opened in a solid way with Paige, the heroine, witnessing the murder of her family. This horrific event unravelled a lot of other
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Cee Cee Houston
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Trust is the first book I have read by author Casey Diam, it’s book one of the ‘Things That Matter’ trilogy. That title comes to mean a lot between Paige and Caleb, it’s their code when talking about the ‘real’ events in their past. Each has a deep, dark secret that neither knows much about, but slowly as they get to know one another, little bits are revealed.
It’s told in dual POV so it’s easy to get inside their heads, which is good as this a pretty convoluted but well written story,
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Krista
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Trust had me on my toes and constantly second guessing myself. Paige and Caleb find themselves in a precarious situation trying to figure out who they really are. Paige has been running since her family was killed and she knows they are closing in. Not trusting anyone or allowing herself to get close to anyone, she meets Caleb and everything changes. How does he fit in the picture? Is he one of them? Does he know what is going on? This book was suspenseful with a great twist! The only thing that ...more
She's a Lip Biter
What a fantastic debut novel from the very talented Casey Diam. I was hooked from the start this book had everything I want from a great story... there was drama, intrigue, holy hotness between the two main characters Caleb and Paige, and all the angst that goes along with their complicated relationship! I cannot wait to see more from this author and I will follow this fabulous tale until the very end... I'm on the edge of my seat waiting not so patiently for the next instalment of Caleb & ...more
Paulinem
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Really liked this and can’t wait for next instalment next week
Natalie Miernicki
What a fantastic debut novel from the very talented Casey Diam. I was hooked from the start this book had everything I want from a great story... there was drama, intrigue, holy hotness between the two main characters Caleb and Paige, and all the angst that goes along with their complicated relationship! I cannot wait to see more from this author and I will follow this fabulous tale until the very end... I'm on the edge of my seat waiting not so patiently for the next instalment of Caleb & ...more
Jenny
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW! A great debut novel. I was pulled into this story from the beginning. A fascinating and suspenseful read. Paige is strong, alone, hurt and confused about the events in her life. She’s trying to understand and get by the best she can. Caleb is also trying to get by the best he can. He has his best friend by his side to help him. This story wasn’t predictable at all. I love that about it. I was on the edge of my seat. I can’t wait for the next book in this series!
*Magic Beyond The Covers
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Kimberly
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book had so much suspense, and I had so many questions about the set up scenarios. There was heartache for the main characters. Wonder if their lives would ever be their own and what would happen was just a page away. Cannot wait until Tuesday.
Cell
Wonderful series.loved it !!
Kate (beautifulbookland)
A pretty typical NA romance, to be honest.

Here’s a run down:

- Paige witnessed the assassination of her family
- Then there’s a question about if she’s been kidnapped? Who knows honestly
- Obviously her love interest is the brooding bad boy son of the man behind her family’s deaths
- Lots of romance
- Lots of angst

That’s basically everything I can remember about this book, despite the fact that I only finished it a little while ago. Pretty disappointing.

*i received a free review copy*
Brooke Kelly
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
This story sucked me in from the very beginning. Paige’s entire family is murdered. After the murders, her psychologist tells her the people she believed to be her mother and father had actually kidnapped her. She spends her life running from the men who murdered her family. She meets Caleb and the story unravels.
This book kept me hooked from beginning to end. It’s the perfect mix of mystery with romance entwined.
Beware it ends on a huge cliffhanger. I’m excited to see what happens in Hope and
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