Trust Me:Rivers Edge - Book 1(92)

By: Lacey Black



“Well, not me. If you’ll excuse me, I need to get to my first class.” I try to walk around him, but he steps to the side blocking my effort. His eyes are so blue and full of mischief. I can almost see the wheels turning inside that cute little head of his.

“I think you do like me. That’s your problem.”

I feel the blush creeping up my neck and burning my cheeks. “Whatever. I need to go.” Jake bends down and gets right in my face, the corner of his lip turned up in a partial smile. It’s a beautiful smile.

“Welcome to Rivers Edge, Erin. I’ll be seeing you very soon, darlin’,” he says before he turns and walks away, assumingly towards his class. I stand there staring after him as he walks away. He turns around suddenly, catching me watching him, and gives me a full-watt smile that makes my breath catch in my throat.

Oh, this boy is going to be trouble.





Holly, like Avery in this book, I won the Best Friends Lottery the day I met you. We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, and we’ve shared. Thank you for your enthusiasm and for sticking by my side.

My new author friend, Amanda Lanclos, who I met along this journey. You are my writing sister, and I’m honored to call you my friend. Thank you for your direction, your encouragement, and your friendship.

My beta readers, Jennifer Watkins and Taryn Clatterback. I value your input and passion for reading. Thank you for your help.

Amazing authors like Lauren Blakely and Ruth Cardello who answer all of my questions, big or small. You ladies are an inspiration and the reason I love to read.

Ginny Gallagher of Gin’s Book Notes & Designs, for my amazing cover. My heart stopped the moment I saw this design. Thank you for sharing your talent with me.

My dear friend, Emily Getty, for your support and hard work at editing this piece. I’m so thankful to have you in my corner and along for the ride.

My blogger friends Kelley, Jaime, and Gretchen for answering my questions and offering me insight into the wonderful world of book blogs. Your direction is appreciated more than you’ll know.

And finally to my husband, Jason, and our two beautiful kids. You three are the reason I get up every morning.


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