Review: The Burden of Trust

The Burden of Trust: The Price No One Expected to Pay

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:

Sometimes, the heart exacts more than we want to pay

Faced with a decision that would change her life forever, Katherine “Kate” Woods took the route that seemed best with the circumstances. Only time would tell whether or not she had made the right choice. Her own family required more than a bit of finesse. From being an on-demand aunt for her niece when her sister checked out on them to dealing with her mother’s peculiarities, she just needed some solitude to get her life back on track.

Chris Cody—sexy, arrogant, and in need of a serious attitude adjustment—enters Kate’s life in nothing less than the dramatic way known as second nature to the very handsome movie star. Armed with his own issues and in need of a good friend, Chris lands on Kate’s doorstep with a proposal to shock them both.

From New York to Florida to California, the two find themselves in a situation that is not “ripped from the headlines” but makes the headlines in all the ways that Kate does not want. The bonds of love and friendship are truly tested in this moving tale about relationships, families, and life’s surprises.

Rating: 4-stars

Review:

The Burden of Trust by Tabitha Young is an emotionally strong book. The main characters felt a bit forced in how they felt towards each other. I wasn’t really feeling their connection. Instead, it was more of a telling by the writer.

What I did enjoy was that these two characters came from opposites ends of a spectrum. They both delt with realistic baggage. Their issues were real. And like real people it wasn’t a normal HEA written kind of romance. I’m not saying the ending didn’t or did end with an HEA. The plot was just told as if any normal person foudn themselves int he same situation. It could happen. I enjoyed it more because of that. A refreshing twist…

The relationships went up and down and all over. I wasn’t sure where the main female protagonist was headed. She sort of had two roads and both were open. It felt like she was leaning more towards the opposite person rather than the one she was supposed to go for in the end. To describe what it is this: she leaned towards this one person but felt heavy for another. Yet the author pulled her away from the obivious and last minute pushed her back towards the one person she kept thinking about. It didn’t feel or read like it was a natural choice. Once more, a forced issue here.

Overall, this would have been a perfect read except for the forced attraction feeling. That vibe wouldn’t shake off as the book was closer to the ending.

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Meet the Author

UBR:  Can you briefly tell us, readers, what your debut novel, The Burden of Trust, is about?
TY: Sometimes, the heart exacts more than we want to pay.


Faced with a decision that would change her life forever, Katherine “Kate” Woods took the route that seemed best with the circumstances. Only time would tell whether or not she had made the right choice. Her own family required more than a bit of finesse. From being an on-demand aunt for her niece when her sister checked out on them to dealing with her mother’s peculiarities, she just needed some solitude to get her life back on track.

Chris Cody—sexy, arrogant, and in need of a serious attitude adjustment—enters Kate’s life in nothing less than the dramatic way known as second nature to the very handsome movie star. Armed with his own issues and in need of a good friend, Chris lands on Kate’s doorstep with a proposal to shock them both.

From New York to Florida to California, the two find themselves in a situation that is not “ripped from the headlines” but makes the headlines in all the ways that Kate does not want. The bonds of love and friendship are truly tested in this moving tale about relationships, families, and life’s surprises.

UBR: Who were your hardest characters to create and which ones were your easiest?
TY: Kate was by far the easiest to create.  I had a basic understanding of her dilemma and sympathized with her pain and confusion.  Life was not what she had expected it to be and accepting the changes was extremely difficult.
The hardest character for me to create was Chris Cody.  On the surface he’s the standard arrogant antagonist, but he’s so much more.  Developing him into a kind and loving man took more effort than I had anticipated.  He’s fallen in love with a woman he can’t have, but he can’t move on either.  As the story progresses, you actually begin to feel sympathy for him.
UBR: What are three words you would use to describe your novel?
TY: Suspenseful, Love, and Unexpected.
UBR: What is your advice to other writers?
TY: Just write! It doesn’t matter if it’s good or not, you have to get the words down on paper.
When beginning to write a novel, understand that 10% of your time is spent writing the actual story and the other 90% is editing.  You will rewrite your book at least 3 times, even more if you’re a new author.  I’ve must have written The Burden of Trust at least 6 times and each time I thought it couldn’t get any better, but then it did.
My third tip would be to READ!  Read what you are writing.  If you’re writing a love story, then read romance.  If you’re writing a mystery novel, read Sue Grafton.  I can’t describe how much reading my genre improved my writing.
UBR: What are your future plans for novels, if any, that you can share with us readers?
TY: There are several future plans for The Burden of Trust Series.  The first is we are working towards turning The Burden of Trust: The Price no one Expected to Pay into an audio book.  Our biggest goal is to have the second book in the series published in late 2019, early 2020.  I’d love to give you the title, but it hasn’t been decided on.  Look for it on our website at www.tabithayoung.com.
UBR: Where can readers connect with you and find your work online?
TY: Readers can connect with Tabitha Young at the links below.  She responds frequently and enjoys engaging with her readers.
FB: @TabithaYoungAuthor
IG: @TabithaYoungAuthor
Twitter: @TabithaAuthor

 

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