Thursday, June 26, 2014

Book Review: Trust Me, Matty and Kayla Book One (The McDaniels Brothers) by Christine Bell

Trust Me
Matty and Kayla Book One
The McDaniels Brothers 
By:  Christine Bell
Published:  June 13, 2014  
Source:  Author (eARC for Review)
Mature Content:  18 & Up
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As the oldest McDaniels boy, it’s always been Matty’s job to take care of his brothers, but lately, he’s been doing a crappy job of it. After a rough couple months, his brother Bash is finally back on track to make a big name for himself in the boxing world, but when his golden opportunity gets taken away, there’s nothing Matty won’t do to fix it. Even if it means making a deal with the devil…and his bossy, red-headed protégé. 

Kayla James wasn't always notorious Boston mobster Mickey Flynn's right hand. Before that, she was nobody. He might not be perfect, but he took her in when she had no one else, and she’ll be forever in his debt. If he wants her to manage his cocky new MMA fighter and turn him into a money-making machine, she’ll do it…but she doesn’t have to like it. 

Once she takes the job, though, she finds herself curiously attracted to Matthias McDaniels. He understands her better than anyone ever has, and she doesn't want to give him up, but it's only a matter of time before he discovers the truth about her... 

*Trust Me: Matty and Kayla, Book One is the fourth book in The McDaniels Brothers series, and the first of Matty and Kayla's three-part serial. These books are new adult and do contain scenes that are sexual in nature. Each couple's story unfolds over the course of three 25,000 words books, each released approximately three weeks apart. Book Two of Matty and Kayla's story will be released on July 7th or sooner. 

This book was preceded by Fix You: Bash and Olivia's story, which is also three parts. Book One is currently free!

My Thoughts:

Trust Me, Book One is the first part of Matty and Kayla's story, in The McDaniels Brothers Serial.  Matty is the oldest of the McDaniels brothers, and has always been the brother to shoulder the responsibility of his younger brothers, Bash and Reid, and put them first, even above his own best interests.  Matty has made a deal with, Mickey Flynn, a corrupt mobster.  Now, Matty is locked in to a one year contract fighting the MMA circuit for Mickey, in exchange for Mickey getting his brother, Bash, a fight that will launch his boxing career.

Kayla, works for Mickey, and feels loyalty towards him, because he is the only person that has ever been there for her in her very difficult life.  She has a passion for MMA fighting, and wants to be a fighter herself one day.  When she is given the task by Mickey to manage Matty's career, she is disappointed at first.  However, she starts thinking about this job as an opportunity to prove herself, and be a part of something big.  When Kayla and Matty meet, sparks fly, but they don't trust one another.  As they get to know each other, their attraction grows stronger, as they see just how much they have in common, and grow to have mutual respect for one another.  However, Kayla is hiding an important secret from Matty.  Then to top it off, Mickey, changes the game, and Kayla knows when she tells Matty, he is going to hate her forever...

The McDaniels Brothers Serial Series is a must read!  I loved Bash and Olivia's story, but I have a feeling that I am going to love Matty and Kayla's story even more!  I love Kayla's character.  She has had a very tough life, and yet she's strong, sassy, independent, and assertive.  She also has a very sweet and vulnerable side to her.  I also love how loyal Matty is with his brothers.  Even though he doesn't always make the smartest decisions, everything he does comes with their best interests at heart.  Matty has come off as having such a large protective wall surrounding him, that it was really nice to finally see someone getting past it.  I can't wait to see what happens next between Matty and Kayla.  I am so worried about these too, and don't want Mickey to come in-between them, but I don't see how they are going to be able to be together.  I give, Trust Me, Matty and Kayla Book One, by Christine Bell, 4.5 Suspenseful, Longing, Passionate, Rooting For Matty and Kayla Filled Stars!!! 

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About Christine Bell:

Christine Bell is the USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romances, and one half of the happiest couple in the world. She doesn't like clowns or bugs (except ladybugs, on account of their cute outfits), but loves movies, football, and playing Texas Hold 'Em. Writing is her passion, but if she had to pick another occupation, she’d be a wizard. She loves writing fun, sexy romance and deep, emotional new adult novels, but also hopes to one day publish something her dad can read without wanting to dig his eyes out with rusty spoons.


  1. I have several of Bell's books, but haven't read any yet. I'm glad you enjoyed Trust Me!

    1. You should check out this serial Andrea! I know you'd like it!!!

  2. This sounds like a good read Lindy! It looks like you are enjoying it and I can see how eager you are for the next book! Great review!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  3. Serials seem to be the thing right now. Haven't tried one yet.


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