Courting Danger [NOOK Book]


Criminal defense attorney Katherine Rochelle is back in the saddle, so to speak. After a scandal at her last job, she's determined to redeem her family name. Being born into Palm Beach's elite means Kate has the money to create her own law firm, but now she has to prove she has the brains to make it work. Her first case: to defend a friend accused of murder.

Her old debutante skills and social connections may help her make her case, but when Kate's life is threatened, she ...

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Courting Danger

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Criminal defense attorney Katherine Rochelle is back in the saddle, so to speak. After a scandal at her last job, she's determined to redeem her family name. Being born into Palm Beach's elite means Kate has the money to create her own law firm, but now she has to prove she has the brains to make it work. Her first case: to defend a friend accused of murder.

Her old debutante skills and social connections may help her make her case, but when Kate's life is threatened, she realizes that the truth hits close to home. Now Kate's got to shake things up and flush out the killer before someone decides the defense should rest in peace.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426862076
  • Publisher: Silhouette
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Series: Legal Weapons Series, #51
  • Sold by: HARLEQUIN
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 466 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2006

    Blown Away!

    I have enjoyed the Bombshell novels, but Courting Danger stands up to any single title Romantic Suspense release. I absolutely can't wait for Carol Stephenson's next novel!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2005

    Utterly brilliant!

    Kate Rochelle had it all. She is beautiful, has an incisive mind, a soul who loves justice and comes from a high-society pedigree background. Only problem, she has made lousy choices in boyfriends. An up and coming attorney in Palm Beach, Florida working for the U.S. Attorney General's Office, she made the first mistake falling for Harold Lowell. In his bid for the office, he accepts illegal campaign contributions. The second mistake she made - in Harold's eyes as well as many of her co-workers - she turned Harold in for committing the crime. This saw her fired. Now she is rebuilding her career in the private sector, forming a firm with her two friends Carling Dent and Nichole Sterling - The Law Offices of Dent, Rochelle and Sterling - and she is embarking on her first case. Only the stigma of her turning evidence, along with a long-ago mystery of the disappearance of her grandfather and grandmother - with the grandfather a judge who supposedly took bribes - Kate has a hard road ahead of her. Now she thinks of herself as a hired gun. When someone does you wrong, you cannot take the law into your own hands and have a shoot-out at high noon - you hire her to be your 'gun'. It's a case everyone wants Kate to turn down for different reasons. The first to approach her not to take the case is her Aunt Hilary. She is really Kate's great aunt but prefers to be called aunt because it makes her younger sounding. A woman, Grace Roberts - assistant to her aunt - has been murdered. She was helping work on the restoration of the old court house when she was killed. Lloyd Sibler, the project coordination has been arrested for her murder, though Kate refuses to believe this. Lloyd is not the type to kill someone, especially when the reasons for the murder was Lloyd and Grace were having an affair. Kate knows Grace was planning a high-powdered, big-money engagement with a drop-dead gorgeous CEO and would not waste time own meek Lloyd. Next pressure comes from her uncle Colin. Colin insists Kate has never had a murder case before, and since this involves the death penalty, he believes Kate is putting Lloyd's life at risk. Then her godfather, in the running for the Supreme Court, approaches her about how the high profile case might adversely affect his chances. All this does is make Kate more stubbornly determined to see Lloyd gets a fair trial. Suddenly, odd things are happening to Kate. A mugger mugs her trying to steal her briefcase, yet doesn't try to take her laptop. Then someone breaks in the room where Grace was killed. The very chambers where her Grandfather used when he was Judge and vanished from decades ago. Kate knows there is no such things as coincidences. With sexy private detective Gabe Chavez at her side, Kate is lured deeper and deeper in the mystery of Grace's murder and the death of her Grandfather, which is somehow linked. I loved Nora's Pride written by Stephenson for Silhouette Intimate Moments. It was a beautiful loving romance that left me eager for more from this writer. I am delighted to finally see another book by her and a marvelous one that catches you from the first page and doesn't let you down. Kate and Gabe sizzle! You might want to wear ovenmits for this one. But it's Stephenson's legal background that adds so much to this story. She brings Kate alive with such rich detail. This is one you won't be able to put down from start to finish. It just doesn't get any better than this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2005

    Super Bomshell!!

    Stephenson is at the top of her game with this legal suspense. Classy criminal defense attorney Katherine Rochelle investigates a murder that not only places her life in danger, but has her digging into her family's past. Blend in her two friends, Carling Dent and Nicole Sterling, along with a hot private investigator, Gabe Chavez, and you've got an un-put-downable story. This book goes on my keeper shelf. I look forward to Stephenson's future books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2005

    Pick up your copy and RUN!

    Katherine 'Kate' Rochelle has been in Palm Beach's social elite since birth. She has had money all her life. For her career, she became a criminal defense attorney. Scandal hit when Kate learned her co-worker was on the take. Kate could not let such illegal matters go and dutifully turned him in. Kate is as honest as her grandfather (a judge) had been before he disappeared from his court chambers in the old courthouse over thirty years ago. However, her honesty makes the other lawyers antsy, especially those who believe Kate should have turned the other way. So Kate made her own law firm and is out to prove herself all over again. Her first case is to prove that a friend, Lloyd, did not murder Grace. .......................... Grace Roberts had been murdered in Kate's grandfather's old chambers. Since Kate does not believe in coincidences, she begins looking into a possible connection. Kate's partners, Carling and Nicole, hire a P.I. named Gabriel 'Gabe' Chavez to assist her. It does not take long for Kate to realize that her life is in danger. The evidence is beginning to look as though someone high up is the culprit. Kate's debutante skills and social connections help her get some answers. Yet only Gabe's P.I. and police skills can keep her alive. ................................... ***** This story seems to be the first of a trilogy. At least, I hope Kate's partners each get their own stories. .......................... What? You say that you demand lots of action? You want suspense AND some romance as well? Then pick up this novel and RUN! Otherwise, you may not get your hands on a copy. Once readers begin talking about this title it will fly off the shelves. Excellent legal and mystery drama. *****

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Superb romantic legal thriller

    A scandal involving sleeping with her boss Harold Lowell cost wealthy Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Katherine Rochelle her job at the U.S. Attorney¿s Office. So when she feels a proper amount of time has passed she opens up a partnership with two friends, Carling Dent and Nicole Sterling. ---- Her Aunt Hilary orders Katherine to defend family friend Lloyd Silber accused of killing Grace Roberts. Katherine reluctantly agrees and cautiously hires private investigator Gabriel Chavez to make inquiries; her hesitation stems from her attraction to the ex-cop and not his competency as he is acknowledged as one of the best. As he digs up information, the case takes a wicked spin as it is connected to the disappearance of her grandparents years ago. Before deciding whether she should recluse herself due to a possible conflict of interests as she always wanted to know what happened to her relatives, someone tries to kill Kate. Only Gabriel keeps her safe, but she wonders who will keep her heart safe once he steals it. ---- Fans of romantic legal thrillers will enjoy this stirring tale. The story line stars an attorney struggling to regain her reputation shattered when she had an affair with her boss; both losing their jobs. Though Gabriel is a fine male lead, Katherine is the star from her first sterling performance bringing to heel a felon, a judge, and a prosecutor in the courtroom until the final efforts to prove her client innocent and learn what happened to her grandparents. Readers will want more stories starring the ¿Debt, Default, and Miscarriage¿ legal team especially COURTING DANGER. ---- Harriet Klausner

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    Posted September 30, 2011

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