Title: Trusting Jack
Author: Ruby Moone
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 10th 2018
Genre(s): Romance, Holiday
Page Count: 181 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
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 pretty good read. What happens when the boss is attracted to his employee only to realize that said employee is in some trouble and needs help? Will that boss help the employee or will he just continue ignore the employee in hopes the employee will never notice the inappropriate thoughts he has had about him? This book has some minor twists to it. I have to say the twists that did happen, I kind of expected it after getting to a certain point in the book but the way it all unfolded was surprising. So that was a huge plus.
Michael and Christian own a company together. While Christian is out of town working on a new contract Michael has to hire a new employee. This is not something Michael normally does so he is kind of uncomfortable having to do so. When Michael does end up hiring someone he hires a man named Jack.
Jack is an extremely hard worker and seems to be working well within the company. So when one of Michael’s most trusted employees comes to him in confidence about Jack, Michael is intrigued. He was already crushing on him but the thing that gets him is what he did not notice. Evidently Jack is not the nicest smelling person. Though he looks clean, he has an odor to him evidently that most every other employee has noticed. But not only that it was also noticed Jack never eats much other than the provided biscuits and tea. Also he is on the thin side. Michael is just shocked he never noticed before considering how often he finds himself staring at Jack.
When Michael does some investigating on his own, he finds Jack is indeed living rough. What’s more is evidently someone named Bryce is out to get Jack in more ways than one. Michael cannot take a chance at letting that happen. So Michael does the only thing he knows to do and that is take Jack home with him until they can figure out somewhere safe for Jack to go.
What neither man expects to occur is for both to feel the same crush on the other. So how will things turn out between them now that Jack is basically living with Michael? Will Michael be able to keep his distance? How is Michael going to help Jack out of the mess he is in once Jack opens up to him about it?
I enjoyed this book. I do believe that this is the first book by Ruby Moone I have read. I hope Ruby will write a book about Christian and Daniel, two of the characters mentioned in this book, because there is definitely a story behind these two that I would love to read!!!