Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Published By: Montlake Romance
Release Date: October 27th, 2015
Series: Legal Affairs #8
At the powerhouse law firm of Knight & Payne, winning comes first and ethics a distant second. Leary Michaels uses her female charms to daze opponents, and it’s always worked well—until now. On her most personal case yet, she finds herself going up against a defense attorney just as skilled, shameless, and seductive as she is.
Reeve Holloway has never met a woman as sure of her own sexuality, or as ruthless in wielding it, as Leary is. But he won’t be toyed with. What Leary starts, he’ll finish—in the courtroom, the bedroom, or any-damn-place he wants. The sex is uninhibited, electrifying, and absolutely against the rules. Reeve’s job is to ruin Leary’s case…even if it destroys her in the process and costs him the woman he’s come to love.
Sawyer Bennett does it again!!
She’s given us another hot and steamy read with characters that you can’t help but fall in love with and a story that keeps turning the page.
From the moment I met Leary I admired the hell out of her and as the story progressed that admiration morphed into adoration. Everything from how she put herself through college, why she decided that Knight & Payne was the place for her and even how she learned how to use what her mama gave her to her advantage. She’s determined, intelligent, compassionate and devious, a lethal combination in a woman and one that I definitely appreciate. Reeve, I liked but had to wonder just how he’d be able to handle Leary, but I shouldn’t have doubted Ms. Bennett because holy hell does Reeve up the ante! The man is smokin’ hot, extremely intelligent and just an all around good guy, despite who he works for. I messaged a friend and told her that I wouldn’t be kicking the man out of bed for eating crackers.
Their relationship starts off as rivals/enemies but quickly morphs to lovers and more and it is all because they just had that spark. They are so compatible it’s almost sickening, but in a good way. Their sexual chemistry is off the charts (talk about needing a cold shower), but there is also a huge amount of mutual respect between them which can be seen as they duke it out on the case.
The writing, as always, is stellar. Ms. Bennett is a master at drawing you into the from the first page as well as writing 1st person dual POV’s. And as this is my first time reading anything of her Legal Affairs books, I never felt lost during the process of working a case and getting into the courtroom. I loved Midge and really hope that Ford will be getting his own book soon!
The Bottom Line: Another great and sexy read by an amazing author!
~ ARC provided by Montlake Romance via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review ~
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn't have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.
Sawyer is the author of several contemporary romances including the popular Off Series, the Legal Affairs Series, the Last Call Series and the Carolina Cold Fury Hockey Series.