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Book Review: Trusted

About the Book


When fifteen year old Tegan Summers catches the eye of local radio personality Rake Johnson, she finally feels like a normal teenage girl. Everything about their relationship feels perfect, except for the unexplained presence that makes her believe she should stay away.

On the same day she meets Rake, another man makes his way into her life: Officer Damien Sanders. His mysterious and often intense warnings urge Tegan to trust him and to end her relationship with Rake. As she works to uncover Damien’s motive, she begins to realize that he may end up playing a vital role in her future.

Discover what Tegan must do in TRUSTED, the debut novel by author Taylor L. Stimac.

Would you trust a stranger?


My Rating
2.5 out of 5

My Review
This book started off well and actually made me sit back to want to know more. Taylor has a unique style of personalizing her characters so that they are clearly distinct in a unique way. Her twist of words didn’t make it hard for the story to be engaging.
However, I must confess that the plot could have been better structured. A thread was introduced at the beginning with the character, Damien, that I hoped would become clearer as the story went on. Instead, I got frustrated and in the end didn’t know anymore about the role of this character than I did at the beginning. The intended suspence ended up not working out as well as it should have.
Also, though it’s supposed to be Christian fiction, a theme is absent. I’ve pondered on the story, but other than the fact that the main character, Tegan, is a Christian, I can’t say what the message is.
There are no swear words or strong language, but there are some expressions that give an overall sense of impropriety.

*Though I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion and simply that. My thanks to the author for a free copy in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the Author


Taylor L. Stimac is a Young Adult novelist with a passion for storytelling. She graduated from East Central University in Ada, OK with a Master’s degree in Educational Technology. She’s been an English teacher since 2010, but has since found that her passion lies in writing prose rather than just teaching it. When she’s not writing, Taylor enjoys painting, listening to music, and crafting. She resides in Arkansas with her husband and daughter. Find out more at

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