3.5 stars adult - 18+ Angst Level Author Provided Book Boss/employee Contemporary Dancer Gay Geek/Jock Heat Index Hidden Lovers Insta Love lawyer m/m May/December May/December Mid level angst Morgan Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Part of a Series Scorching/high heat

Make Me Trust (Hard to Love Book 2) by TA McKay




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When the spotlight shines, sometimes it brings you something you don’t expect.

Trey Colby has spent his life falling in love only to lose his heart to people who don’t deserve it. Time after time he’s been left broken when his boyfriends have thrown him aside for someone else.

But no more….

This time he is determined to harden his heart. If he doesn’t allow himself to trust then nobody can hurt him. This is the easiest way, the only way, to live. And it works…
Until he meets the man who would test every limit he has.

Dancing has always been one of Roman Knox’s biggest loves, although he never imagined it would be on a pole in front of a club full of men; men who see his body, but not him. He spends his days being overlooked, and that’s the way he likes it. He has no desire to be noticed… until one fateful night.
Now he has the one man he’s always fantasized about, the one man he shouldn’t want, watching him as he dances, and first the first time he craves to be seen.

When two worlds collide can secrets be kept? When the truth comes out can you convince the one person who refuses to trust, that you are there for them? Roman just wants to show Trey that he belongs to him, that he can give him everything he needs…

But when tragedy strikes can Trey depend on him for the support he needs? Can he give up the control he’s barely managing to hold on to? Can he keep the past from destroying his future?

All Trey needs in his life is that one person to who he can finally say…

Make Me Trust.


Roman (by day) is a nerdy paralegal trying to get a leg up in the office he works but he’s also in lust with his boss Trey Colby. Romeo (by night) uses dance to release the “true self” he can’t show the world due to his shyness and past experiences.

Trey is a tough lawyer who likes to be in charge. He meets Romeo at his dance club and has to have him. The problem is when he wants to come back for more Romeo/Roman knows it’s only a matter of time before he figures out just who he is and he tries to keep Trey from coming back only to have that blow up in his face.

Once the cat is out of the bag and they know who each other is – the problem is Roman working for Trey. The other issue – as the title suggests – is control in the form of trust. Will Trey be able to give it up enough to keep Roman?


I was very intrigued when I first started the story – it takes off like a fire-cracker and reels the reader right in. There’s sex, intrigue, dancing and a nerd! I loved it! I was a bit skeptical once the couple had met both as Roman and Romeo that Trey – super observant lawyer – didn’t put it together – it’s a bit like Clark Kent fooling everyone that he’s not Superman – but- you know – that can be poetic license…

What took this book from a 4 or a 5 for me was the length and the unnecessary drama. There was a lot of sex and though some of it played a role in making the characters open up, a lot of it was gratuitous. I also felt like the boss/employee thing would have been a deal breaker being as Trey is a lawyer and that’s a big no-no. But that wouldn’t mean the couple had to end – Roman’s a paralegal – surely he could’ve gotten a job somewhere else with a lovely recommendation?

Anyhow. I did love the two MCs, thought the smexy times were really hot and found the writing to be pretty good. (There were some awkward lack of contractions and some telling versus showing. It’s frequently difficult to read a book in the first person present tense especially when the POV changes back and forth so often.) But I enjoyed it enough to read the next book in the series about Roman’s roommate and Trey’s friend.

3.5 of 5 stars


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