Trust (London Love Book 5) by Sophia Soames

Another beautiful story from Sophia Soames, part of the London Love series. Two young men crossing paths and kindness and caring quickly turns to happiness and love.

From the Trust blurb:

Reuben Schiller is just who he is. He may have finally had his diagnosis of something with far too many capital letters, but he takes his meds like clockwork and goes to work and…he’s fine. Honestly. He’s fine with the insane shifts, he’s fine with living with his dad, and he’s even fine with driving his trusty old rust bucket of a car around the fine city of London. It’s all bought and paid for, the car. And Reuben is finally growing up. And feeling it.

Graham Smith may have once been an ordinary teenager, but these days, he goes by The Dieter, the biggest pop star on the planet, and he’s honestly lost the will to actually…live. He’s guarded by a team of ever-changing security guards twenty-four seven in a house he bought on a whim. He hates it. Almost as much as he hates his mobile phone, his bandmates and the goddamn awful vegan grain salad he keeps getting fed for lunch. His life is supposed to be all sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll. Instead, it’s…some kind of unhinged circus.

Reuben’s life is about as rock ’n’ roll as a bacon sandwich. And Graham? Graham just wants everything to stop. Even if it means giving up everything he’s spent the past ten years working for…for a single bed in a council bedsit somewhere in the dodgy part of Peckham.

Trust is a full-length, low-angst, steamy romance between the biggest pop star in the world…and a guy who can’t even trust himself.

Book 5 in the London Love series, this book is a standalone, even though the book still takes place at The Clouds hotel.

SNik's review:

Fifth in series (London Love), but can be read as a standalone. Found family. Dual POV. 

Gray is part of a famous pop group, and he hates it, the stress, the expectations, the whole lifestyle is far from what he wishes. When he keeps connecting with the unassuming doorman of the luxury hotel The Clouds, Gray holds on tight and never wants to let Rueben go. Yes, Gray is spoiled and moving way too fast for Reuben, but underneath it all even though it scares Reuben, they really have something special when they are together. 

I absolutely loved both Gray and Reuben, their fears, dreams, hopes, and difficult lives made them relatable, and when they are together it’s just swoon all the time. Soames writes beautiful, emotional stories with vulnerable main characters that may struggle but are inevitably drawn to each other and support each other no matter what. With some supportive secondary characters to help out, Gray and Rueben are never allowed to falter too much, and as they both agree they will make mistakes, they accept that in order to be with that one of a kind special person that just makes their life better. Every book in this series has been a must read for me.

Molly Otto's review:

The latest installment to the London Love series proves to us, yet again love comes in all sorts of ways. Dieter (Graham to people who know him) professional life is falling apart, and he needs to get away before he breaks to the point he can not recover. Ruben (doorman at Clouds) treats Dieter as any other person, which is what he truly needs. These two have an oddly sweet relationship (you have to read to understand what I mean) where yes they argue and mess up because well they are both broken from their pasts as well as some mental issues they have no say in.

The two learn to rely on the other to have their happily ever after. Both stumble along the way, yet together, they just work. Compared to the rest of this series, I found this one to be low angst with just two guys falling in love.

Trust is currently available as an e-book and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited Subscription