REVIEW: Trust Me, I'm Trouble (Trust Me #2) by Mary Elizabeth Summer

Trust Me, I'm Trouble by Mary Elizabeth Summer
Series: Trust Me #2
Published by Delacorte Press on 13th October 2015
Pages: 368
Source: *Received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Staying out of trouble isn’t possible for Julep Dupree. She has managed not to get kicked out of her private school, even though everyone knows she’s responsible for taking down a human-trafficking mob boss—and getting St. Agatha’s golden-boy Tyler killed in the process. Running cons holds her guilty conscience at bay, but unfortunately, someone wants Julep to pay for her mistakes . . . with her life.

Against her better judgment, Julep takes a shady case that requires her to infiltrate a secretive organization that her long-gone mother and the enigmatic blue fairy may be connected to. Her best friend, Sam, isn’t around to stop her, and Dani, her one true confidante, happens to be a nineteen-year-old mob enforcer whose moral compass is as questionable as Julep’s. But there’s not much time to worry about right and wrong—or to save your falling heart—when there’s a contract on your head.

Murders, heists, secrets and lies, hit men and hidden identities . . . If Julep doesn’t watch her back, it’s her funeral. No lie.
Such a disappointing sequel, I was expecting something very different, and so sadly I had to DNF at 75%. But this cover is brilliant! It is so dark and mysterious.

After taking down a mob boss, Julep has had a nerve-wracking time ensuring she, and those around her are safe. But when she takes on a new case, Julep cannot help but become obsessed with 'the blue fairy'. But as Julep gets closer, the closer to danger she gets.

Julep. In this novel I still liked her character, which was why I stuck with it for so long. She was smart and witty, although caring and thoughtful too. However one of the key things I was hoping for in this sequel, after her boyfriend having died in the first novel, was that the team would be full of their friendship and trust development, and so therefore when the romance was thrown in, I just felt there was no need for it. The romance just completely took over the plot and so there was less of a focus on the mystery and danger.

Which leads me onto the plot, which felt was very overshadowed by the developing romance. The plot was rather slow, alongside not feeling like a novel about an teenage investigator. It was just not at all as addictive as the first novel for there was nothing that happened that made me surprised or wanting to read more. Not to mention some parts of the plot felt rather random.

Therefore sadly this sequel was certainly disappointing, for it just lacked any excitement and plot, whilst the romance took over too much.

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