**BOOK TOUR W/REVIEW** Learning to Trust by Cynthia P. O’Neil

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Learning to Trust


When Garrett Andrews finds something that catches his eye, he goes after it, letting nothing stand in the way of what he wants to possess. The first woman to arouse his heart could be the one person who helps him to finally open up and feel again.

Laurel Hart was a swimming champion until a frightful event and unknown health issues derailed her career. With a recent degree from MIT in Bio-Medical Engineering and an offer to join one of the leading innovators of medical equipment in the world, she plans on making a new life for herself; letting nightmares from her past stay in the past, or so she thinks.

Neither of them wants to date, but she finds herself drawn to him and Garrett uses every excuse to be near her. Laurel’s afraid to let anyone get close, but finds solace in his arms. Garrett is finally able to be himself around someone. Together, they discover a connection that manages to soothe both their souls and starts opening them up to new possibilities.

Once Garrett finds out about Laurel’s past, all rules in regards to “relationships” are changed, because one false move could drive her away. He attempts to calm her nightmares and gain her trust so he can show her who he really is and the relationship he desires from her.

Will they be able to overcome the damage their hearts have encountered? Can they find happiness? Can they trust their minds or will life throw each of them another curveball? Only time will tell if they can learn to trust.

Amy’s Review:

Definitely a 5 star book

This book was great. It is almost 3 in the morning and I am just now finishing. I couldn’t put it down. This book absolutely had me hooked from page one. This does remind me of Fifty Shades of Grey but not in a copy cat kind of way. This is the book I have been searching for on all those lists that say “If you liked Fifty Shades you should read these.” I have not found a book as good as Fifty Shades until now.

Laurel is a girl about to graduate college. Yes just like Ava but so different. Laurel had a terrible experience while in college putting her off men and making her daily life a bit miserable. She meets Garrett during an interview for a job. She feels this strange pull towards him that she has never experienced before but he makes her feel safe and comfortable.

Garrett is head of HR for a company. He is hot and likes to be in control. He does have some similarities to Christian Grey but they have their differences too. I loved Garrett. He is definitely added to my book boyfriend list. I don’t think I could get enough of him.

There’s no way to go into much detail on this book or what happens without giving things away. This is a must read. The passion and emotions in the book felt so real. The sex scenes rocked and the way Garrett controlled everything was perfect. The way he played certain things really had me guessing too.

Anyone that reads this post should definitely read this book. Thank you to the Author for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book. What that should say is AMAZING book. 🙂


About the Author:

cynthiaponeill head shotCynthia P. O’Neill grew up in a small town, called Clewiston, in South Florida. She moved to the Central Florida area to attend college and has never left. She met her friend, love, soul mate and married him. Together they have an amazing son, a feisty four-legged little boy, and a happy life together.

During the course of schooling, she read works by great literary artists, from Shakespeare, to Hemingway, and all the authors in between. She had never considered a field in writing until she stumbled across some Young Adult literature and discovered a love for forbidden romances of all genres.

Her background is focused in healthcare, science and business, while her husband’s is engineering. So you may find references to those areas in some of her books.

Several years after she got married, she started dreaming about her first book, I Remember. Eight years later the story was still strong and the urge to write it down developed. It wasn’t until a few friends asked if she had ever considered writing a Young Adult novel, plus having fallen in love with several new authors who wrote in the first person, that the idea took new light. The story played itself out in her dreams, until one day she talked with her family, told them the idea and finally set down to write, with their encouragement.

Cynthia’s first book is geared towards the Young Adult, Historical and Paranormal Romance fans. She does hope to grow as a writer and write in multiple genres.

She tries to make her writing very personal and close to her heart. Regular life is the inspiration for her books, but her imagination takes them to new heights, opening up possibilities that would normally not exist.

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Posted on August 26, 2013, in book tour, review, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Thank you, Amy, for the wonderful review! I’m so glad to hear you liked the story. I will have at least two more books in the series, maybe more, but definitely two, at least. The first book focused mainly on Laurel’s issues. The second goes into more detail about Garrett. Plus, I have a surprise twist that will start to play out in the second one and carry over to the third. 😉 Thank you again! Happy reading!

  2. FYI, I’m about to start a street team to help me get more word out about the book on FB and in turn offer up heavier teasers than what I put on my author page. I could put you on the ARC list, when it’s done, if you want. Let me know. BTW, I have what my dream cast posted on Pinterest for the book. 😉 Thanks again!

    • That would be great. I would love to be on the ARC list. Street team sounds fantastic. I will be looking for you on pinterest now so I can see who you see as Garrett. He is seriously at the top of book boyfriend list. Loved him. 🙂

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