Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Trusting You (Players to Lovers Book 1)” as Want to Read:
Trusting You (Players to Lovers Book 1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Trusting You (Players to Lovers Book 1)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  257 ratings  ·  67 reviews

My best friend died tonight and her baby girl might be taken away from me, too, if I don’t find Lily’s father before she’s ripped out of my life for good.
Unfortunately, I know who he is. He’s my best friend’s ex, and I hate him in memory and on sight.
I love this baby, but I don’t love him. Even if he does whatever it takes to make me trust him, and it seems he
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Trusting You, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Trusting You

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
4.16  · 
Rating details
 ·  257 ratings  ·  67 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I love the enemies to lovers, slow burn kind of books. This was my first read by this author, and it was the perfect example of what I love so much. Carter has the job of finding the father of her best friend's daughter. She never knew who he was, until her best friend was dying. When she confesses to Carter, she makes her promise to find him and make sure he takes responsibility. Carter knows she'll have to part with the most important person in her life because she'd never be allowed t
Overall I liked this book. Carter and Locke were thrown together so they could raise Lily. Who was Locke's daughter and Carter was Lily's mom's best friend. Of course at first they didn't work. However, by the end everything was fine between them.
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
3.5 Stars

This book started out with a bang. It sucked me right in to the page. The emotion shared between two best friends as one life ends. Grabbed right away. The nest few chapters, also kept things interesting. Wondering what would happen to Lily and Locke and Carter.

Then the middle happened. It may be that I am so beyond the age of these characters. But, I could not connect with Carter. She would NOT let it go. Locke was trying his best and NOTHING he did was right. I am amazed he let Carte
Oct 03, 2018 rated it liked it
2 1/2 stars

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I really struggled to get through this book, and it was for one reason – IT WAS SO LONG. God, I felt like I would never make it to the end of this book.

Carter’s best friend, Paige, has passed away, leaving Carter with no rights to her 9 month old daughter, Lily. Before she passed, Paige informed Carter that she wanted her to find Lily’s father, Locke Hayes, and introduce him to his daughter.

Carter goes to New York, where
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
In Short
- Trusting You had me feeling all sorts of emotions.
- Carter and Locke together cause all types of fireworks,.
- The storyline is one full of sorrow but also happiness.

In Long

Roller coaster. Count that as my warning that before you read this book you must be prepared to go on an emotional rollercoaster. Trusting You had me feeling every emotion from tears in my eyes to full on laughter. Not only is the story line one which will tug at your heart string
Britt Franks Red Hatter Book Blog
Brace yourself for an ugly cry that’s completely worth it. Trusting you ripped my heart out before putting it back together better than before. The emotions are real and powerful in this book! I was glued to the pages desperate too see Carter and Locke get the happiness they more than deserved after all they’ve both gone through. Their story may not be the easiest but it’s definitely one of the most beautiful.
Two people who’ve lost more than anyone ever should and a precious baby girl loved so
Tanja Kezmic
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: omgreads
I have mixed feelings about this book. It started so strong but lost a bit off the momentum somewhere in the middle. I think my main problem was Carter. I just could not connect to her. Especially with reading how much Locke has changed when he found out that he was a father and she kept undermining his progression.

All he kept doing was showing her that he wasn't a playboy she knew him as. I loved how much he invested himself into building a relationship with Lily and his efforts to make Carter
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Started out real. Wow. The premise is difficult. I was not a huge fan of Carter. Most of the time I understood her love of Lily but she really started overstepping and being under cutting to Locke's need to communicate. I dislike running away from communication. I understand time apart but cutting and running....ah, No!!

I don't have any real love of Locke but I saw growth and good change even if he chose or didn't choose Carter.
wendy Shelton(obsessedbybooks)
Wow, Carter has been thrown into motherhood due to the lost of her best friend, but since shes not blood related she in need of finding the baby daddy and knowing who it is , shes not sure what to expect but it wasn't this. Locke cant believe it, how can he love something so fierce in meeting her in minutes and the thought of hurting Carter why does he feel the need to protect her. He wasn't suppose to love her but now he cant let her go. I loved this book. The characters were amazinh.
Isha Coleman
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Trusting You is a look at love in all of it's glory. Carter and Locke bring heartbreak to an inspiring tale of sacrifice, grief and all encompassing love. It takes the innocence of a newborn baby girl to heal two people broken by life and self - doubt. Allison pens a hopeful song that knows it's melody but is struggling to find it's lyric. It's powerful, empathetic and unforgettable.
Amanda Dubuque
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I am so excited to have read this book. It touched my heart in so many ways and I know it will your too, highly recommended.

Carter and Locke found each other in very strange circumstances and their love bloomed from there. It wasn't an easy road but that special little girl brought them together and helped save them both.
Andrea **the ChaPPy CHiCKeN**
Loved this book and can’t wait to read the next in this series.
Nov 17, 2018 added it
Shelves: dnf
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
The story will take you on an emotional rollercoaster. The opening scene will have you near tears. The first meet of Carter and Locke wll have you angry and make you laugh. There is a lot of back and forth Locke is an ex NFL player with a bad boy rep. Honestly he created a messy persona. He is immature, a womanizer, but honestly I still liked him. His character does a lot of growing. He stepped up when he needed to and his sweetness came through. It wasn't all perfect but it worked out
MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review by: Melanie
(4 stars)

When Carter's best friend, Paige, dies leaving behind an 11 month old daughter and the declaration of who her father is, it is up to Carter to find baby Lily's dad, Lochlan "Locke" Hayes and see if he's able and willing to be the parent Lily needs.

Locke was a player. Unfortunately for him, he was only a player in the bedroom now after a knee injury put a halt to the NFL career he had just been contracted to. Devastated was an understatement and he spiralled into a wor
Thuy Taylor
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't even know where to start. This story had so much depth to it. Carter and her best friend Paige have a bond and would do anything for each other. They experience college together, graduate, and Paige one day tells her she is pregnant. So, Carter and Paige makes everything work out and they do their best and raising the baby together, but all comes to a screeching halt when Paige gets devastating news. Never revealing the identity of the baby daddy until her last day on earth. Carter loses ...more
S Paschal
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
A story of loss: loss of self, loss of loved ones, loss of purpose. Can our lovers rescue each other from their despair?

Carter has lost everything of value in her life: her family ignores her, her best friend has just died and she now must give up her friend's baby girl that she loves more than life itself to her biological father. Locke, a collegiate athletic star, on the brink of professional sports stardom, loses his career in the blink of an eye. After a difficult childhood and experiencing
Oct 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Wow! This is an emotional, angsty, tear jerker story. You could tell the author had an emotional investment in the telling of a mother dying of cancer and leaving her baby girl's future up in the air. There's so much going on in the story that it was disjointed at times and repetitious and the drama went on and on and on. I was over all the drama by the end but something kept me reading even if the storyline was predictable for the most part. The story was set in the US but some of the language ...more
Rebecca Austin
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: trsor
Carter Jameson's best friend Paige has died of cancer and Carter promised her that she would introduce Paige's daughter, Lily, to the father she has never met. Carter is scared that introducing Lily to her father will cause her to lose Lily and the last link she has to Paige.

Lachlan "Locke" Hayes was a college football superstar but in his first NFL game he suffers a knee injury that ended his career. Now he is more of a womanizer who has no trouble with women.

When Carter meets Locke she is de
Books Laid Bare
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars
The book hit the ground running and the story tore straight off the page, emotions flying, reasoning being left in in’s wake and I was hooked. And whilst I really liked this part of the book, I can’t say I was overtly keen on Carter, but I was willing to work with her, so I ploughed on, in the hope that what I could feel from the book was going to turn things around for me, especially where Carter was concerned.
But my ambivalence to her only deepened, I didn’t like the way she operated
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Trusting You by Ketley Allison
“Be still my heart, 5 stars”

Carter is left with a task she never saw herself fulfilling. Slowly but surely, it’s killing her, or so it feels. What she didn’t expect was for her best friend to murmur Locke’s name on her death bed. She never could have imagined the court telling her she couldn’t have Lilly, all of that leading her to here and this moment. Will she take it all and walk away in the end or will she find so much more than she ever could have imagined?
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh MY Goodness! Grab a copy of this book now. Lock the doors and switch off your phone as you're not going to want to be disturbed whilst reading this heart wrenching love story by Ketley Allison who is a fantastic new author to me. Carter's best friend has just died and left her with her baby daughter Lily who is just the cutest girl imaginable. But she told Carter who the father was and begged her to find him otherwise the little girl would be taken away. Carter can't bear the thought of Lily ...more
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rather intense and dramatic without being heavy
The beginning is rather melodramatic and intense, and the emotional distress of Carter is very well described. Carter's is less open but more poignant because he hides it under his anger and pain. Despite this, the story remains a good romance that is not heavy nor dark, and is even addictive.
Carter has promised her best dying friend, Paige, to take care of her daughter (Lily) and to inform the father who does not know he has a child and who would n
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As soon as I finished reading the book description, I immediately jumped at the chance to voluntarily review an Advanced Reader Copy. I'm so incredibly glad that I did. This book has believable, well written characters and such a good storyline that I was completely sucked into their story.

Carter was so easy to like and feel for her when the story begins. Her best friend has just passed away and is leaving behind a precious baby. A baby that Carter has helped raise and loves with all her heart,
Sharon Moritz-rosenthal
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a review copy of the book before release for an honest review.

This book was just so different than I have read before. It takes star crossed would be lovers and turns them into enemies and then roomies and makes them bond over the love of a child. But Locke has some big secrets and as all secrets it blows up in his face.

Carter at the start of this book has lost her best friend but she has her best friends daughter. Until she doesn't. That is why Carter goes after Locke to get the chil
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
I was really intrigued with the blurb of Trusting You by Ketley Allison, the first book in her Players to Lovers series. A dead friend, a baby and an ex-football prodigy with no idea he is a father. Yes, please!

Carter lost her best friend and is ready to do whatever it takes to take care of her daughter. Even if it means facing the baby’s father, who she hates. Locke knows he is not the best kind of man, but an injury sidelined his career and is a little lost. Then a woman shows up with a baby
Nikki Costello ***Crazy Cajun Book Addicts Blog***
What a great story and a great start to this new series, Ketley Allison is also a new author to me but I'm glad I took a chance and read Trusting You. It's was such an emotional read and I'll admit I did cry once or twice.
I really enjoyed getting to know Locke and although i did like Carter there were a few instances where I really wanted to give her a good shake. Both character's were a little broken but for different reasons and had there own way of dealing.

When Carter loses her best friend
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing

4.5 stars

It took me three days to finish this book and that is saying something. I usually read through books quickly whether I enjoy or not, but this book I didn’t want it to end! I fell in love with the whole book from that heartbreaking beginning to the sweet ending. Carter and Locke were not perfect and they both had broken hearts for different reasons but they had a similar goal and that was being good to Lily. Both characters had some annoying qualities, but their redeeming qualities ou
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
5+ Stars

This is my first book by Ketley Allison and I was bowled over with strong emotions, from the very beginning to the very end. I cried tears from grief and desperation, such a deep feeling of loss and futility. This is such a fantastically, well written story that I was there with Carter and Locke.

Carter just about tore my heart out, her desperation to be in her late best friend's baby, Lily's, life is completely heart breaking. I felt every single tear she shed and cried with her. I just
Nicole Smith
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
This book definitely had all the emotions pouring out of me. Have tissues handy in the beginning because this book had me bawling. Big old wet tears were falling. Give Locke a chance because that guy is going to surprise you. There is a lot to be desired in the beginning, but the more I got to know him and the changes he makes for his daughter blew me away. The scenes between Locke and his daughter melted my heart. Carter is the big culprit for the tears. I felt for her and my heart was breaking ...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Blame It on the Shame (Blame It on the Shame, #1)
  • Thin Lines (Donati Bloodlines, #2)
  • Straight Flushed (A Hot Pursuit Novel, #1)
  • Hired by Her Husband
  • In His Brother's Place
  • Long Ride (The Slayers MC #3)
  • April's Promise
  • Her Shameful Secret
  • The Marine's Baby (Always Faithful #1)
  • My Sister's Boyfriend (The Trouble With Twins, #1)
  • Enough
  • The Wrong Mirror
  • Catching Fox
  • Broken Wings (Gods of Chaos MC, #3)
  • Necessary Evil (Sentinels of Babylon, #1)
  • The Italian's Secret Baby
  • Color of the Wind (The Women's West, #2)
  • The Good Girl and the Rebel (The Sunday Lunchers Book 2)
See similar books…
Author of Romantic Suspense, New Adult, and mature YA.

Check out my Amazon Author page!

Visit me on Facebook!

Visit my website!

Follow me on Twitter!