Learning to Trust

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Overview

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...

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Beta Reader - Mia Thermopolis
I NEED the next book! The timing of the twists–perfect, the ending -amazing. In many stories I feel pulled more toward one character, but I love both Laurel & Garrett! They have pasts (who can't relate), they’re pulled toward one another yet reluctant. The sex between them is great..not too raunchy. His soft side shows he cares for her. 50 Shades were some of my fav books, but you’ve topped that! I’m hooked! I LOVE the characters, chemistry & emotions! Amazing!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781491251997
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 8/24/2013
  • Pages: 338
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Cynthia P. O'Neill grew up in Clewiston, Florida and moved to Central Florida to attend college. There, she married her friend, love, and soul mate and still resides there with their amazing son, and a feisty, four-legged little boy.

In her books, Cynthia draws on her background in healthcare and business, along with her husband's engineering knowledge.

Several years after she got married, she started dreaming about the characters in I Remember. It took eight years before she decided that it needed to be told. With the encouragement of family and friends, she decided to bring Jordan and Gregory to life in a series of Young Adult, Paranormal Romances with a Historical bent. I Remember is the first book in the Remembrance series.

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. Her second series; is a steamy romance called Learning to Trust, part of the Learning Series, coming out in August.

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Brings the Heat!

    Learning to Trust by Cynthia P. O'Neill

    Rating 5*****

    This book was provided from the author in exchange for honest literary review.

    Laurel is just graduating from MIT with honors when her whole world is turned upside down. A new job offer and a sexy Garret Andrews have her reeling, but in a good way. Garrett is hell bent on showing her that love and relationships don't hurt you, but make life better. That is if Laurel can escape the demon from her past and put it behind her.
    Garrett is pulled to Laurel like no other woman he has ever known. She is smart, sexy, and fits him perfectly. Everything should be perfect, but its not. Garrett has his own demons from the past. If he can't learn to let Laurel in he will lose her forever. In fact, he may never get the chance to tell her.
    This book oozes sexy. The romance is sleek and sensual without being trashy. I could feel the heat between the characters while I was reading. I love the mix of medicine blended into this story. I have to say much of it waas accurate as well.
    I think Garrett is one sexy hunk of man. It's the mystery about him that is driving me nuts. I want to know all of his story like now. He beats the Heck out of Christian Grey hands down.
    This is one of those that once you pick it up, you just can't put it down. I was floored at the ending. I hope there isn't too long of a wait before the next one comes, so I can see how the story ends I think the author has a winner with this one, its a sort of new adult/erotomance if u will.
    A definite must read for any mature romance lover over the age of 18. I can't wait to see what this book has in store for book two because the first one has it all


    Michelle McQueen
    Book on the BrightSide Review Team

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    Wow! That's all that I can say about this story. If you like s

    Wow! That's all that I can say about this story. If you like steamy romances, without all the vulgar and overly sexual tones, but actually has a story, then this is for you! I like how the writer has both characters have hang-ups about past life experiences. But, I see both Garrett and Laurel growing as people and developing. The story ends with a cliff hanger, which makes me want the next book even more!!! We get bits and pieces about their past issues and I'm hoping the next book gives us more details, but I love what the author has done and can't wait for more from this author! I LIVE, LOVE, LOVE this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    Move over Christian from 50 Shades, because Garrett totally rock

    Move over Christian from 50 Shades, because Garrett totally rocks! I usually like one character or another in a book, but both leading characters really carry the story well and you feel for each of them. Both had issues they are dealing with in their past and are afraid to let go and care for one another, but the chemistry there just blows your mind. Christian may have been all about pleasure through pain, but Garrett is definietly all about the pleasure! Laurel and him make a wonderful couple that seems to complement one another. If you like a steamy read, then I highly recommend this! The characters are well developed and the story is riviting. I want the next book already!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    This book was provided from the author in exchange for honest li

    This book was provided from the author in exchange for honest literary review.
    When I received this book it took me a little to get into it. As I kept reading it caught my attention
    and I was hooked. I couldnt put it down. The way Garret was acting when he saw Laurel. It was strange,
     Laurel had the same feeling. They way they were both acting wasn't normal, but there was something
     about them that made me want to keep reading. Laurel just graduating from college with an amazing
    job offer that was too good to be true. Garret was offering everything, but being strange at the same
     time. Nothing made sense. You new they had an atracction to each other. They had so much happen
     to them it was hard not to feel there pain. I read this book in two days,it's a great read. 

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  • Posted February 10, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    Book Worms was given this book as an ARC for an honest review. W

    Book Worms was given this book as an ARC for an honest review.
    We gave this book 4 stars.
    This is book one in the Learning Series.
    This review was left by Lindsay a Book Worms Reviewer.
    Thank you Lindsay.
























    Learning to Trust by Cynthia O'neil




     When I first started reading the book I thought of FSOG with the domineering alpha males and the young intern, I found myself drawn to the characters and their story.  I enjoyed reading about both of their struggles with learning to trust themselves and each other. 
     




    Laurel Hart, battling emotional demons and health issues, wants nothing more than to finish her finals, her senior project, graduate from MIT and move as far away from this place as possible.   Working in the lab, she feels someone staring. She looks up to find the most gorgeous man with stunning green eyes watching her. Not sure what to do with these new feelings, she puts her head down and moves on with her day. 




    Garrett Andrews, HR representative for the innovative medical equipment, is looking for someone to fill an intern spot when he sees the most intriguing, smart and beautiful Laurel Hart finishing her senior project. Intrigued by the need to get to know her on a deeper level, he offers her a job. 




    Excited to leave her past behind and move to Orlando, Laurel feels drawn to him on a new level she is not used too, but he seems to be hiding something and keeping her at a distance emotionally. Will he tell her his secrets like she has hers or will he push her away like he has so many others?  Can the learn to trust each other?  

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