Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sunday Salon: Trust: A New Beginning by Cristiane Serruya

Here we are at the first Sunday Salon of May. For many, it still feels like winter but we always have the gorgeous locations in our many books to help remind us what summer should be like. I have an intriguing book to share with you today.

TRUST: A NEW BEGINNING by Cristiane Serruya 
Many people believe having money, power, and good looks means coverhaving happiness, as well.

The three main characters of Brazilian author Cristiane Serruya’s contemporary erotic romance novel, TRUST: A NEW BEGINNING, would probably disagree. Each of these characters have the looks, the money and the power, but aren’t happy. Each has dark secrets that torment them and as the trio come together more complicated problems ensue. 

Sophia is a young widow filled with confidence and a strong will until it comes to her secret. She struggles to get over the death of her beloved husband and regain a portion of her life she has no memory of. Nightmares haunt her dreams and she’s afraid to go forward with her love life.

Ethan, a steel tycoon, and Alistair, a banker, both become enamored with Sophia. The men, trying to battle their own demons, want Sophia’s attention and devotion. They will use all means necessary to achieve their goal.

Serruya has written a complex triangle of love, broken trust, and heartache with a whisper of hope and redemption. She has crafted well-developed characters that have inner demons we see slowly emerge and retreat.

The author’s eye for detail comes through in the richly described surroundings of the characters, as well as the various countries they visit. The story flows smoothly and quickly with twists along the way to keep you on the edge of your seat.

TRUST: A NEW BEGINNING is a labyrinth of emotions, secrets, and personal revelations. It contains steamy sex scenes mingled with suspense for a roller coaster ride of fun reading.

While the story draws to an end, it is far from over as the trio’s story continues in the next installment, TRUST: BETRAYED, recently released.

Author Cristiane Serruya’s website is
Trust: A New Beginning by Cristiane Serruya, Book One in the Trust Trilogy, CreateSpace Independent Publishing, @2012, ISBN: 978-1480236295, Paperback, 464 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure - An eBook copy of this book was sent to me by the author as part of her virtual book tour in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
Thanks for stopping by today. Some of you may remember author Cristiane Serruya visited Thoughts on December 28 (2012) to talk about her writing. Do you enjoy books that keep dark secrets hidden as the story weaves its way to a conclusion where the secrets are revealed?


  1. Hello Mason, I'm so happy that you have liked Trust: A New Beginning. I'm honoured by your review.

  2. Mason - Thanks for sharing this with us. Well-developed characters are the key to an engaging novel, and I'm glad this story has solid characterisation.


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