Trick You - Tracy Lorraine

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Official Blurb:

I hated to trick her...
But I knew she would never go for the real me.
She was beautiful, smart and funny—everything I could want.
And I was... well. Me.
Tattooed, foul mouthed, bad boy.
I told one little white lie hoping to meet someone different. And I did.
Danniella Abbot.
She wasn’t who I was expecting, and I guess she could say the same, because Danni made it very clear she wasn’t interested in me or my reasons for lying.
The fact that she was my best friend’s little sister only complicated an already impossible situation.
I didn’t intend on tricking her. I just wanted her to give me a chance, to discover who I am underneath the ink.
She can fight me all she likes because we both know that I’m exactly her type. She just doesn’t know it yet.
What happens when you wake up married to the woman you tricked into a date?
You kiss the bride and prove her wrong.

My Thoughts:

Well, Carter ‘Titch’ has knocked Joe off my top spot of Tracy Lorraine’s men! He is just so nice and swoonsome! I know he is meant to be a bad boy, but he was just too caring and vulnerable to be that in my mind. I just wanted to jump into the book and give him a big hug and make him feel wanted!
I loved this story, and I really enjoyed how it was played out. It is overlapping the end of the first book in the series. I was reading it thinking I’ve been in this scenario before and realised Tracy was being very clever and had skipped back in time. We are now getting to see everything that had been happening behind the scenes with Carter and Danni. It really was fluid and very cleverly executed.
The book flies by, and you really feel invested in this couple. Danni is a bit of a ball-buster, and it did take me longer to warm to her than it usually does for the female protagonist. However, she’d won me over by the end and is a worthy partner for the utterly delicious Carter.
I’m in a bit of a quandary in terms of what star rating to give this book. Up until the epilogue, it was a five star guaranteed. However, I have a (self-imposed) rule that if a book ends with one particular element, I deduct a star. This book ends with that unfortunate component, but I don’t want to deduct the star. I’ve argued with myself that Tracy hasn’t finished a book this way in a while so I will let her off and award it the very deserving five stars and ignore my rules this time! I couldn’t fall in love with Carter and not give him five stars!
So, overall one of the best books I’ve read by Tracy Lorraine and I hope we get to see snippets of Carter in Spike’s book that is coming later in the year! (Is anyone else envisaging Spike from ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ for this Spike?)

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Trick You
by Tracy Lorraine
Date Started
5th July 2020
Date Finished
7th July 2020
Rating
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