Computer security specialist for Red Stone Security, Elizabeth Martinez has never been able to turn her back on her brother Benny. When his risky lifestyle finally lands him in harm’s way, Elizabeth finds herself dragged into the dangerous underworld with him and into the path of one of Miami’s most dangerous drug lords. To stay alive, she now has to depend on the one man she has tried so desperately to forget.
He’ll do anything to keep her safe…
Former Marine Porter Caldwell never should have let Elizabeth walk away from him all those months ago. She means more to him than anything and now that she’s in danger and turned to him for help, he won’t make that mistake again. When a local gang targets her and she’s nearly killed in a drive by shooting, Porter vows to do whatever it takes to keep her alive. Even if it means turning his back on all that he’s sworn to uphold.
What I liked: I'm not going to add anything to what the synopsis provides. It's a good overall view of the book and to try to just regurgitate the story would be boring. So, lets talk about Ms Reus' ability to draw you into the story and keep you flipping the pages.
There is non-stop action, lots of tension between Elizabeth, (Lizzy) and Porter, and there really isn't a good stopping point. I read No One to Trust in one sitting. The pacing is so fast, if you blink you'll miss something you need to know.
The author kept me on the edge of the seat with one action packed scene into another. Lizzy is not going to give up on her brother no matter what. Family is family after all. But Benny's problems are putting her in danger and in steps Porter. Not just to save the day, per see but because he genuinely cares for Lizzy.
The attraction between Lizzy and Porter is a slow burning simmer BUT, while I liked the tension, the attraction didn't take over the suspense of the story. Finally, a couple who doesn't drop everything for sex and get caught with "their pants down" so to speak.
What I didn't like: No One to Trust was pretty short and action packed which can be good but I found the plot to be somewhat rushed and I wanted more character development. I didn't feel like I had enough time to connect with the main characters.
Overall, a very well written novel and just based on that, I will read other books by Ms Reus!