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Someone to Trust

(Life Unexpected #2)

4.47  ·  Rating details ·  211 ratings  ·  30 reviews
She wants to give him her heart. He wants to give her the best chance at a happy life. They’re headed separate ways . . . until faith steps in.

Chess Summers never got to have a “real” family growing up. Thankfully, his makeshift family of former foster kids has given him the sense of belonging he’s always been missing. However, insecurities about his dark past may cost him
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Published September 2020 by Dallionz Media, LLC (first published May 20th 2017)
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Shanna Hatfield
A sweet, inspiring story full of hope and second chances, along with a tender message of opening your heart to God's love.
Put it on your must read list!
Title: Someone to Trust
Written By: Melanie Snitker
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Recommended Ages: 16 & up

I met Chess and Brooke in the first book of the series and was excited to hear they had their own story. Melanie did a great job with them!

Characters: .75/1
Each and every character was excellent in this book. Honestly, though, I think Brooke's creepy boyfriend was one of my favorite characters. Not because I liked him, but because Melanie wrote him so well!
There were a few times Bro
Elizabeth Fiscus
This was a great second book in this series. I read the first book before this, so I was very happy to find out what happened with Brooke and Chess.
I have a hard time understanding how people, anyone, don't believe in God and Chess is one of those people. With all he went through in his life it is believable the he would have some serious doubts in that area. I liked the journey throughout this book of his friends reminding him of the bigger picture of life and how he had been a blessing to so
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book follows the book "Safe in His Arms" but can easily be read as a stand alone. I found this book to be amazing. It is the story of Chess and Brooke and how they navigate their relationship as their feelings for each other change. Its a story of the importance of relationships and how God uses us to be a blessing and a help to others. Most importantly its about our relationship with God and how He loves us even when we are distant or lost to Him. Chess doesn't believe in God because of his ...more
Dee/ bookworm
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this better than the first. But it didn't have the big conflict and resolution. Still a good book. ...more
Rebekah Morris
This is a 2.5 star book not a 2 star.

After reading "Safe in His Arms" I was wanting to know what happened to the other characters.
I'm sorry, I just didn't care for this book much. I did like Brooke, and for the most part, Chess, though there were a few times I wanted to shake them both! And of course Joel & Anna. But again, I was turned away by the "attraction" that was so often mentioned. I also disliked that the whole "christian" part consisted of a few prayers and an unsaved character who did
Julie Jobe
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At the beginning of this second book of Ms. Snitker's Life Unexpected series, Joel and Anna, the couple who stars in book one, are gone on their honeymoon, putting Chess and Brooke in situations where they have to rely more on each other and spend more time together alone. Without the others around to act as a buffer, Brooke’s and Chess’ feelings for each other are more difficult for them to ignore and push away. It is bittersweet to watch those feelings come to the forefront as there are some i ...more
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brooke and Chess

Chess, Brooke, Anna, and Joel all grew up in the foster care program. Because of the fact that his parents weren't anything to brag about and the fact that he'd lost track of his little brother, he deemed himself unfit to ever marry and have children of his own, so he considered his three best friends as his family. Brooke, however, has loved Chess for years, but tries not to show him. Joel and Anna, who married each other, know that the other two have feelings for each other but
John Swanson
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an interesting story of a man and a woman trying to find themselves in a relationship, but who carry a great deal of baggage from their pasts, and have many difficulties along the way. The characters are well developed. The dialogue between the two main characters held my interest throughout. I need to say that I think the tension between them was drawn out a bit too long, and resolved a bit too quickly in the end. Except for that I would give this book five stars.

I was given a copy of
Darla Damron
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the second book in the series. It was a continuation of the story of Brooke and Chess. And also an update of Joel & Anna. We also met the new character Nathan. (which I hope to hear more about at a later date)

The story was sweet and very easy to read. I wish there was a little more conflict or tension. But I understand with the characters background that they had already been through enough.

I received a complimentary copy of this book and was under no obligation to post a review.
Andrew Werner
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Life Unexpected srries

I bought both books just before my son died. These books illustration how even when life looks bad there is good. I read these books in the week after my son loss his battle with depression and chronic pain. The have helped me in the healing process because without being "preachy" like my children would say it points out beautifully how God is present for all of us. I realize this is not the usual review bit take time to enjoy both books. God bless.
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can't go wrong with this author

This book was great!!!

I wondered about these two and as happy they got a book. Their story pulled at my heart strings and I truly enjoyed reading how they got to where they are. How they became who they did and how they have come to see God's love and journey for each of them.

The new characters are a bonus, wonder where they are headed.

Loved seeing Joel and Anna and especially Epic. Thanks for another lovely book.
Tracy Sylvester
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a continuation of the story of Brooke and Chess. You learn a lot of backstory on both Brooke and Chess's history that has led them to be where they are. This story kept me from start to finish. For those seeking to know more about Anna and Joel after the end of book one will get to find out what they went on to do too. We meet some new characters in this book Nathan and Mia. They were a surprise for sure. Can't wait to see if another story comes out about Nathan and Mia! ...more
Tabatha Robinson

This book was real! What happens when your childhood was rough, no parents to rely on, state separates and lies to do you grow up and not be jaded? This story follows Chase as he sees how God never did leave him as his friends show him how to see things in a new light. Reuniting with the kid brother he lost, admitting he is in-love, getting the girl and living happily ever after...but the struggle is real. This book is amazing!
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. We met Brooke and Chess in book 1 and I was so hoping they would get their own book!!!! I never got the "brother/sister" vibe from these two so I wondered why they weren't together. It amazes me how our past can so affect our choices. This is a sweet romance but also a book about all kinds of relationships. Loved the faith aspect to this book. Can't wait for book 3. ...more
Bobirley Adams
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Impossible to Put Down!

Melanie Snitker is now on my list of favorite authors! This is the second book that I have read that I didn't want to put down! Characters feel real, conversation feels normal and flows freely. I HIGHLY recommend not only this book but this series and putting this writer on your list of favorite writers!
Tatyana Yusenko
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Book

I read Book 1 "Safe in His Arms" first. It was nice and easy to read. However, I couldn't stop reading this 2nd book. I read it in 3 days considering I have 3 young children and am a college student. I've shed some tears, too. This one is a winner for me.
clarice zanini
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Someone to Trust

I have enjoyed reading the 2nd book in the Life Unexpected series . I recommend this book along with the first book in the series . I hope there will be a third book with Nathion
Johnie Bearden
Mar 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Learning to Trust

I loved this book. These characters from troubled childhood learned to trust each other and developed a family unit. Brooke grew as she went back to things she had enjoyed as a child
Sandie Mixa
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this sequel to Safe in His Arms.
Donna Campbell
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This was a really sweet story. I loved how all of these peoples lives came together as a family. It was full of clean, sweet romance.
mary kennemer
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Someone to Trust

This book was good from the front page. I hope you write one about Nathan. The characters were so likable.
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2018
If you like "friends become more" themes, you will want to read this book! I thought this went a bit deeper than other books I've read by this author. It was a well-written book and a special story. ...more
Rebecca Irineo
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book was amazing!so hard to find these true love stories without the dirt! Truly amazing! Can’t wait to read more.
Frances Tobin
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Story held my attention from beginning to end. Characters were real and kept me wanting to hope they came to believe their feelings were mutual.
Benita Anderson
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Look what was offered

I have the book a 4 star due to the fact you could tell what was going to happen next. Characters were well developed.
Sandra Webb
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great, emotional story. Loved it!
Dave Zeiszler
This is a great Book to read. Loved it
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brooke and Chess have known each other for several years. They, along with Joel and Anna from 'Safe in his arms' (1st in series) are an unconventional but close family.
Brooke has stronger feelings for Chess which she conceals as she believes he sees her as a younger sister who needs to be looked after.
Chess is a complicated character and I felt we were gradually introduced to the layers which made him into the man he is now. His younger brother, Nathan, whom he lost contact with as a young chi
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book by a new to me author! This was a quick read, but very enjoyable. I liked the characters they were very realistic and likable.
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Melanie D. Snitker is a USA Today bestselling author who writes clean and inspirational romance novels.

She has enjoyed writing fiction for as long as she can remember. She started out writing episodes of cartoon shows that she wanted to see as a child and her love of writing grew from there.

She and her husband live in the beautiful Texas Hill Country with their two children, who keep their lives

Other books in the series

Life Unexpected (3 books)
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