*This is a new adult novel and is not suitable for readers under the age of 17*
Audrey Valdez didn’t mean to fall for Will Anders. He isn’t her type. At all. But his goofy smile, Star Wars quotes and athletic body make it impossible. She's lived so long in the darkness and Will is like the sun. He makes her laugh more than she has in years and cares for her more than her own family.
But there are things about Audrey that Will doesn't know, things he can't know. She tries to push him away, but he just ends up getting closer to her, and to her secret. Is the risk of losing him forever worth the chance a being with the only person she's ever loved who has loved her back?
Other books by Chelsea M. Cameron:
Nocturnal (The Noctalis Chronicles, Book One)
Nightmare (The Noctalis Chronicles, Book Two)
Neither (The Noctalis Chronicles, Book Three)
Neverend (The Noctalis Chronicles, Book Four)
New Adult Contemporary Romance:
My Favorite Mistake
Deeper We Fall (Fall and Rise, Book One)
Faster We Burn (Fall and Rise, Book Two)
UnWritten (June, 2014)
Adult Contemporary Romance:
Surrendering to Us
Dark Surrendering (July 2014)
About the Author:
Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
3.5 Stars I love fandoms and people that love fandoms. :) Andrea and Will have an undefined thing. Flirting and kissing is ok, but when Will asks for more Andrea runs. And the story begins. This is told in dual POV which I appreciated. Will is Lottie’s twin, which also means we get a big dose of twin fun as well as some Zan. Oh I have missed Zan…And Katie and Stryker…and Trish and Max….love this world of friends! Back to my review- Will killed me with his broken heart- I am pretty sure he was worse than a girl! His pining for Andrea was epic. And their little “family” was having to choose between them. I will admit I wanted to shake Andrea. Her parents suck yet she lets them form what she thinks of herself. She is terrified of being happy and comes close to sabotaging herself daily with all of the secrets and pushing she does. But Will stands strong and doesn’t give up on his girl! Love the fandom tangents. Love Will and Andrea together- and holy hotness the sex! Together they make sense- if only they can make it work. Difficult topics are in the story, decisions that change lives and a beautiful new love. A wonderful read.
Chelsea is quickly becoming one of my must read authors. Slowly We Trust is easy to follow and the emotions just jump off the page and makes you feel them. There are secrets, which as always, causes problems and heartache. You have Will, who is the center of attention so to speak, but when is comes to Audrey he is so caring and sweet. You have Audrey, the complex girl who is on the path to self discovery from her past. She wants to love Will, but doesn't know if she can. These characters have great chemistry and I just love them both!! Keep them coming Chelsea!!! :)
4.5 Stars! I'll start off by saying that this isn't my most favorite book from this series, but I still loved it. The main reason why I found myself not liking this book as much as the other books is because Will sounded girly in some parts and when I read about him in the previous books he sounded so mascline. But other than that I loved this book. The book starts off where Faster We Burn ends. Will and Audrey are together, but not offically. It's New Years Eve and when the clock hits midnight, Will says three words that Audrey didn't want to hear, so she reacted badly and put their unknown relationship status to known-just friends. But how can two people who have so much chemistry between them live with just being friends? Let me tell you, they tried, but when you have such strong feelings for someone-even though Aud didn't want to feel those things because of her past, yes there are secrets Aud is holding close to her chest that make her deny the man standing in front of her. Aud and Will go through this book being friends, being more, not being friends, to being more. It's a confusing ride. Relationships are tested, not just Aud's and Will's, lies are told, secrets are kept, and hearts are broken, but in the end what doesn't kill, will only make you stronger. Audrey has had a tough go of it, will she continue to push Will away when she really just wants him to stay? Or will Will walk away because Audrey's secrets and lies are too much for him to bear? Go and buy the book to find out. You won't be disappointed. Chelsea did it again. I recommend this book, but I advise you to read the first two books in the series first because you'll be confused as to what is going on in Audrey and Will's love story.
Chelsea Cameron has a way with characters and words that are the envy of many authors within the New Adult genre. She has been on our” must read” list for a while and this series is one of my favorites she has ever written. The characters and situations are so genuine and Slowly We Trust was no different. This story focuses primarily on Will and Audrey’s relationship and Audrey’s path to self-discovery. Will is the sweetest! He was the life of the party yet so sensitive when it came to Audrey. His desire to cherish her and love her was so heartfelt. I love his personality and his demeanor overall as a character. Audrey is a complicated one but you cannot help but love her. She struggles throughout the vast majority of the book with her hidden secret, which causes friction and sadness in her daily life. Her desire to love and loss herself in Will is understandable and her reservations are complicated and real. I love that this book was able to touch on several valid cultural and relevant issues without being overwhelming. There is true emotion leaping from each page as you watch Audrey struggle with her past and the hope she finds in Will and her friends. The chemistry and friendship between Will and Audrey was one of the best parts of the book. Their passion is literally explosive and a small gesture escalates into sexy and sweet. Their friendship was solidified in ways that true lasting friendships are born, through fandom. I love that Will was a Star Wars nerd and Audrey was a Harry Potter fangirl. I laughed so hard when they would say something in relation to their fandom and in representation of true love, they strained to better understand each other through the lens of Hogwarts and Galaxies far far away. It is well worth the read for the Harry Potter and Star Wars references alone. One of the best parts of the series as a whole is the continuation of the Rise and Fall family. You see so much of Lottie, Zan, Katie, Stryker, Simon and Trish. From family dinners to meddling friends, they round out the story, adding a layer of love and a sense of family that is so key to this tale. While reading this book, you will learn what true friendship, sacrifice and love looks like. The different variations of love left me smiling with a warmth in my heart. Sometimes those you choose as your family are the ones that are able to carry your heaviest burdens, while those chosen biologically refuse to cherish you and give you what you need. You will not want to miss this story!