Dare to Trust

Dare to Trust

by Stacey Joy Netzel


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Dare to Trust by Stacey Joy Netzel

Colorado Trust Series
Trust makes all the difference when love and danger collide.

Ad-exec Jordan Blake believed image was everything-until his parents were convicted of murder, the family company went bankrupt, and his excessive drinking and arrest fueled the tabloids. When lawyer David Barnes offers representation in exchange for assistance in reopening his Colorado mountain resort, Jordan has no choice. It's help or jail.

Hollywood wild child Lexie Sinclair disappeared by changing her name, joining the army, and marrying a soldier. Then her husband wrapped their car around a tree, killing himself, and leaving her permanently injured. For the past few years, she's been content to live in peaceful obscurity as caretaker of David's defunct resort.

Jordan's arrival exposes Lexie's true identity and brings her dead husband's 'friends' calling. Jordan offers to help, but the shadow of his drinking leaves Lexie reluctant to trust. Can they conquer their fears and find the courage to face the criminals-and the world-together?

"Thoroughly entertaining...I lost track of the time because I was so engrossed in the story." ~ Diana Coyle, Night Owl Reviews


"I'm here to see David Barnes," he said, his voice as stiff as his posture.

No one ever came here for David. He set up client appointments at the Boulder office. Lexie tried to relax, but her shoulders remained tense, and her pulse refused to settle down.


"He hired me to do some work."

"He hired you? You mean you're not a client?"

"I don't need a lawyer," he ground out, sounding offended.

She almost scoffed as she crossed her arms in front of her. "What work?"

His expression told her his business with David was none of her business. "And you are?"

"What work?" she demanded, dread beginning to creep in behind her bravado.

They stared at each other until he backed down first, surprising her.

"I'm here to inspect the cabins, see if any need major repairs before winter."

He quit there, but Lexie knew there was more he wasn't telling her. She couldn't believe David was going ahead with the reopening after only one conversation about it! Hurt followed on the heels of her indignation. She knew it was his decision, his resort, but didn't he know she wasn't ready for this yet?

New people every week, the chance of being recognized. Even now, without her glasses on, nervousness clawed her insides. And then the-

Jordan Blake leaned a hip against the railing of the stairs and crossed his arms over his chest, mimicking her posture. "You decide yet?"

"Decide what?" she asked with a frown.

"What excuse you're going to give instead of simply admitting David isn't here."

Lexie straightened, annoyance shooting heat straight to her cheeks. Her right leg throbbed as she distributed her weight evenly on both feet for maximum height and caught his gaze. "He isn't here. And if he truly did hire you, that means I'm your boss until he gets back." What do you got to say to that, hot shot?

Evidence of Trust, Book 1
Trust by Design, Book 2
Trust in the Lawe, Book 3
Shattered Trust, Book 4
Dare to Trust, Book 5

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781497316119
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/25/2014
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Stacey Joy Netzel is an avid reader and loves all movies with a happily ever after. She lives in Wisconsin with her family, a couple horses and some barn cats. In her limited free time she enjoys gardening, canning, and visiting her parents in Northeastern Wisconsin, Up North, at the family cabin on the lake.

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