Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Trusting Jack
Author: Ruby Moore
Series: MC Securities #1
Heroes: Jack & Michael
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 181 pages
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 10, 2018
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: With only a few days to go until Christmas, Michael Cross has to admit there is something amiss about his latest employee, Jack Whelan. Quiet, jumpy, thin… he never seems to eat. He is also incredibly gorgeous with dark spiky hair that Michael aches to touch. But as his boss, Jack is off limits. And when it comes to relationships, he…well, he sucks.
Jack Whelan is at the end of his tether. He’s living rough in the middle of winter, and paying off a massive debt, so getting a job with MC Securities is a lifeline. His new boss is also the hottest guy ever. Geeky, broody, and scarily clever.
When Michael stumbles upon the reality of Jack’s life, he offers to help. But as Michael’s feelings deepen, and Jack’s terrible past catches up with him, Michael has to decide between believing in the awful truth that is staring him in the face, or trusting Jack.
This was a super cute story! I loved the premise where it’s not only a boss/employee story but also that Jack is ‘living it rough’ meaning he’s homeless with barely any possessions to his name. I really adored Michael as a character and how awkward and naive he was. It was intriguing seeing him have to deal with the problem of Jack ‘stinking’ and how he ends up finding out Jack’s situation. I really liked that he stepped up and helped Jack. As for Jack, he’s a bit of an enigma in that he’s younger but has more experience than Michael. I did enjoy their relationship and how things progressed between them. I loved that Jack gave Michael a reason to laugh again and it really warmed my heart to see how they both changed throughout the story.
This one had a lot of potential but I had a few issues with it. My biggest issue was the editing. It could have used at least one more edit because simple things like punctuations and words like of instead of off were done. Now, I’m not the grammar police but there was just too many simple mistakes that it kept pulling me out of the story whenever I would see something that’s such an easy fix. Add to that, I didn’t really like Jack as a character. I felt bad for him but I also felt like his behavior and actions were at odds. One moment he’d be shy and the next he’d be bluntly asking Michael to fuck him. That just didn’t mesh with me and that kept pulling me out of the story as well.
All in all, this was a cute read and while I really adored Michael, I wasn’t very fond of Jack. I did like the premise of the story and the emotions that flew everywhere, although one more edit would have done wonders for this one. I am looking forward to the next book in the series and hope it’s about Christian and Daniel!
Overall Impression: I liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*