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The Shape of Trust (A Stand By Me Series) by Brinda Berry – Review by Gail Guerrero

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

THE SHAPE OF TRUST by BRINDA BERRY

Four Stars

Family is what’s suppose to hold us together. The glue to our foundation. Some people don’t get so lucky as to have family like that. Lilly’s life hasn’t been easy. Caring for her siblings and doing what she can to survive. Webb is such a smooth guy. Until you get his temper going. I enjoyed these two characters coming together. The author made their age a big deal but I think it might have highlighted something unique to them. I don’t like large age gaps especially if it’s a teenager. The author pointed out how their age shouldn’t matter. So much emotional pain for such a young life. Julieann was too smart and straight forward. She seemed to have missed a normal childhood with her mom. But you can see that changing with Webb. The story was strong and sweet.

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The Shape of Trust (Stand By Me, #5) by Brinda Berry – Review By Chantelle Smith

The Shape of Trust (Stand By Me, #5)The Shape of Trust by Brinda Berry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Brinda Berry’s Fifth Book In The Stand By Me Series, The Shape Of Trust has been another incredible captivating read from the get go.
This is my second read from this author and even with this being book 5 they can be read as stand-alone and be enjoyed and loved just as much as if read in sequence. I was totally captivated with this read from the moment I started it. I absolutely loved the realness of this story and the plot and issues that are in this book, they are believable and relatable, and most definitely made a change to read about a single dad. I was surprised at how quickly I loved both Webb’s character and Lily’s.
These two have an instant attraction and connection that is undeniable, but is it something both of them can resist? Or will they get their HEA? With emotions running high through this book, it was a book nobody will put down and most certainly pick up and read again! It’s the perfect romance novel for all.

After reading this book I most definitely need to read all the ones I have missed. I can’t wait to see what else Brinda Berry does with this series, if it’s anything like this one you will not be disappointed!

Reviewed By @tillytillzz

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The Shape of Trust (Stand By Me, Book 5) by Brinda Berry – Review by Jessica Leombruno

The Shape of Trust (Stand By Me, #5)The Shape of Trust by Brinda Berry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Shape of Trust is the fifth book in the Stand By Me series by Brinda Berry. This single dad, age gap slow burn romance will keep you on the edge of your seat till the very end. Josie and Webb have some amazing chemistry and with the slow burn, the anticipation of them getting together was so worth the wait. Webb’s five-year-old daughter stole the pages whenever she was on them, I think I was laughing every time she opened her mouth, you never knew what she was going to say next. I am not going to give much away about this book; I am going to tell you that you need to read it and this series. This is only my second book of the series that I have read and both were really good.

Reviewed by @jbruno26

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The Shape of Trust (Stand by Me, #5) by Brinda Berry – Review by Michelle Austin

The Shape of Trust (Stand By Me, #5)The Shape of Trust by Brinda Berry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Shape of Trust was a great 5 star read and book five in the Stand By Me series.

Webb is a bachelor that has had some dating nightmares and is a little standoffish when it comes to women. I had a LOL moment from some of his dating experiences.

Lily has been hired to work at the bookstore that Webb owns along with his friends sister, Josie. The way she meets Webb was hilarious and definitely embarrassing for Lily. How can she work with someone so hot?

Of all the bosses I’ve ever had, ever dreamed about, ever see on television…none of them looked like this guy. – Lily

Webb has definitely taken notice of Lily and he cant stop sneaking glances at her. And of course Lily has noticed Webb as well. Things take a big twist when a woman and child show up at the store on a rainy night, Webb is thrown for a huge loop. He meets his 5 year old daughter Julieann. Lily steps up and offers to help Webb with his daughter. Will these two connect and get a HEA.? Or will each of their secrets interfere and ruin everything?

My emotions were all over the place and I loved the bantering. We do get some steamy scenes as well. I really liked all of the secondary characters. Brinda Berry does a great job of pulling you right in with her writing. I didn’t want to stop until I was done, I had to see how things ended. And the ending, OMG loved it. I’m an 80’s girl and loved the band that helped Webb out. This is a must read, you will really enjoy it.

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The Shape of Trust by Brinda Berry – Review by Shannon Fowler

The Shape of Trust (Stand By Me, #5)The Shape of Trust by Brinda Berry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Here’s a funny story with a serious situation, drug abuse. It includes some minor situations, single parenting, dyslexia, trusting other people. Berry has written a story with all these situations and given us the fun and crazy ride of Lily and Webb.

Super cute story with real characters. I loved how this book was able to take real life circumstances and create characters that were unafraid to tackle them.

I highly recommend this story and even though it is book 5 in the Stand by Me series, it can be read as a standalone.

Reviewed by @shannonlovesbooks

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The Shape of Trust (a Stand By Me novel Book 5) by Brinda Berry – Review by Debi Kircher

The Shape of Trust (Stand By Me, #5)The Shape of Trust by Brinda Berry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Shape of Trust (a Stand By Me novel Book 5) by Brinda Berry

5 Stars

This is my second book in this series and also by this author, I loved book 4 and was happy to revisit Josie’s bookstore.

This story had me hooked from page 1, I love how the author took a real life issue and turned it into part of who Lily was and it was written beautifully. Then tackling another real life problem with Webb. I loved everything about this story. I started it thinking i’ll just get it started and read it throughout my day but that didn’t work, I ended up reading it in one sitting. The words flowed too perfect to put down and my interest stayed glued to my kindle the whole book.

I still have to download and read the first 3 of this series and will as soon as i can, but rest assured this can be read as a stand alone. I just can’t wait to put the whole series together and read them all one right after the other..Its that good!

Can’t wait to see if there is more to come.

Loved it.

Review by @debikircher

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The Shape of Trust (Stand By Me Series) by Brinda Berry – Review Lisa Helmick

The Shape of Trust (Stand By Me, #5)The Shape of Trust by Brinda Berry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Shape of Trust (Stand by Me #5)
By Brinda Berry
Rated 5 stars

This is another super book in the Stand By Me Series. I have read quite a few of this series. This is a interesting one that deals with some tough decisions for both characters. It was all blended well together. I liked each of the main characters and the story was good. The connection between Webb and Lily was very believable. I enjoyed their time together as much as they did. Learning, talking and laughing. That kissing!?!? Meltdown!

Webb has struggles in his life but his most recent is staying away from Lily who he considers “too young” for him. When he hires her for a job the struggle is harder because being around her all the time makes him only think of one thing. When they talk about the physical ”age” difference vs the mental one it’s mentioned by Lily that:

“ It’s not the days that make up a life, you know. It’s the experiences.”

I thought that was so profound. Great line!

I struggled with his daughter sometimes because a 5yo would not be okay with her grandma leaving her with someone she doesn’t know. ….and not crying for her mom all the time. That just seemed weird. She acts like she is perfectly fine living with a man she has never seen. Plus the words she uses and actions make her seem older than her age. I just wish this would Have been addressed at least for a little bit. Then have her adjust to her new life. She is a cute addition to the story so I can fault for that addition.

Again this is not my first book by this author. It is probably my second favorite of the series. I like that the author doesn’t shy away from real problems and uses them to show how people can move forward in life.

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The Shape of Trust by Brinda Berry – Review by Krystal Gaston

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Shape of Trust : A Stand By Me Novel Book five written by Brinda Berry. The Shape Of Trust is a cute story about want, need and self control when you think something is wrong. Lilly is a cute yet seductive character, you don’t expect it from her at first and as the story goes on you see her coming out of her shell more boldly to get what she wants, Webb. Webb is a man with a past that he’s not proud of, he’s worked hard to get to where he is. And then a daughter is thrust into his life and changes everything. Reading as Lilly lusts after Webb and he denies any attraction because he thinks she’s too young and too innocent is entertaining because that’s what makes Lilly’s boldness come out. As the story progresses you see them both come out of their shell but will they ever make it past the friends and employee relationship.

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The Shape of Trust (Stand By Me, #5) by Brinda Berry – Review by Francis O’Sullivan

The Shape of Trust (Stand By Me, #5)The Shape of Trust by Brinda Berry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Shape of Trust by Brinda Berry is a standalone book in her Stand By Me series. It is a romantic story where both characters have hugely complicated and difficult lives. Both need help, and are reluctant to ask for it until they are sure if they can trust each other.
Webb is a recovering drug addict and successful investor. His life is turned upside down when he discovers he has a young daughter who needs someone to look after her while her mum is in rehab. With no idea how to take care of a child, he turns to an employee, Lily, who is good with kids and could do with the extra work. Lily’s experience with children comes from more or less raising her siblings whilst putting up with neglect from her mother and addict brother.
As you might expect, the book is full of twists and turns. Webb and Lily have a lot to deal with, and need to learn to trust each other and ask for help. They also need to work out whether to fight or embrace the strong feelings they have for each other.
There are some great child characters in this story. I particularly liked Erin, Lily’s sister, who is cunning and observant. I also liked Julieann with her ridiculous vocabulary. It is good to see in the story how Webb and Lily always put the children they take care of first, and are unconditionally loving of them.
This was an enjoyable read! Tense at times, but ultimately heart-warming. I give it five stars, and would recommend it if you enjoy romances with complicated families.

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The Shape of Trust by Brinda Berry – Review by Kerry Baker

The Shape of Trust (Stand By Me, #5)The Shape of Trust by Brinda Berry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Shape of Trust by Brinda Berry is the fifth book in the Stand by Me series. This book does not need to be read in order.
This is the first book I read of this series and I can see why people are raving about it. Everything about the book is so well done you just find yourself sinking deeper into the story.
The characters were fantastic to read about. They are complex and interesting and match the story perfectly. The way the author brings them to life is brilliant to see and adds a different level to the book.
I have read other books by this author and this one showed all the same characteristics of her flawless writing. Do yourself a favour and pick up this book today!

Reviewed by @kerry

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