Trusting Jay by Simone Sowood

I’m not sure what it means when a novel starts off with a woman who is disappointed because she couldn’t get off with her vibrator. Perhaps it is a metaphor that this woman tries her best to take matters into her own hands?

What’s it About? 

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When money can’t buy you love, how far would you go to get what you most desire? Abbie White’s life fell apart when she discovered the truth about her boyfriend Matt. Their entire six year relationship was built on a lie; one that cost her dearly. She can never trust another man. Ever. Now she works to pay the bills that Matt left behind, consoles herself with friends and only opens her heart to old fashioned romance movies.

James McAllister is used to getting what he wants. As the billionaire owner of the company where Abbie works, he uses his striking good looks, uncompromising confidence and, if all else fails, money to secure his success. Now he’s set his sights on Abbie, and he won’t stop until he gets her. But he can’t let her know who he really is. Because if she knew, she’d run fast and far in the other direction. First he needs to win her over, then he’ll tell her. Somehow.

First Impressions

This is one of those books where I feel like the synopsis was a detriment to the overall story by giving too much away. It clearly states that Jay is the billionaire owner of Abbie’s place of employment, yet in the novel itself this fact is never revealed to Abbie or the audience until the very end. Let’s take a closer look at why this can be such an issue.


The Truth of the Matter

Jay’s true wealth is sort of intended to be the big climactic reveal at the end of the novel. Throughout the book, Abbie senses that Jay is hiding something about his true character, but she doesn’t know what it is. Because it was spelled out for us so clearly in the synopsis, it’s kind of easy to judge Abbie for not noticing the seemingly numerous and obvious signs of Jay’s wealth.


In addition, it was difficult to understand why Abbie continued to put up with Jay’s rather deceptive behavior, as he always refused to share details about his life. She initially just wanted a one night stand with him, but he kept putting off meeting up with her, and dragging things on longer than she wanted. Honestly, I was surprised she put up with his antics for as long as she did!

*A copy of this book was provided for an honest review*

Series: Loving Jay, book one. Technically this book does have a HEA ending, but there were some plot points that went unresolved.

Should you read it? The fact that we already know the big reveal meant that it was almost a frustrating read as Abbie continually ignored what appeared to be some blatant signs of the mystery surrounding Jay. He even stumbles over making up a fake name, yet she just sort of brushes it off. Come on girl!

Smut Level: Humina Humina. When you have a giant-ass mirror above the bathroom sink, you just know there’s gonna be some lovin’ in front of it.

Get it on Amazon: Click Here. $0.99 Kindle Price. Amazon Digital Services LLC. 204 Pages.

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