In Her Defense

In Her Defense

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by Julianna Keyes
     
 

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Caitlin Dufresne has never loved anyone as much as she loves winning. A ruthless fifth-year associate at an elite Chicago law firm, she's on the fast track to partner…until a stupid, serious error enrages her bosses. Caitlin's continued refusal to share work—or credit—lands her a forced two-week vacation. She needs to regroup and learn to be part

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Caitlin Dufresne has never loved anyone as much as she loves winning. A ruthless fifth-year associate at an elite Chicago law firm, she's on the fast track to partner…until a stupid, serious error enrages her bosses. Caitlin's continued refusal to share work—or credit—lands her a forced two-week vacation. She needs to regroup and learn to be part of a team, not just the star.

When she meets Eli Grant, head of the firm's IT department, Caitlin knows the overgrown frat boy isn't her type. But too much alcohol and a very public game of Truth or Dare turn into a dirty, breathless one-night stand. Which turns into a (mostly naked) two-week fling. Which turns into something that makes Caitlin incredibly nervous, despite the great sex.

Eli shows her the many upsides to sleeping in, and for the first time ever, Caitlin has more than the law waiting for her at home. But when she returns to the office and the relentless demands of a high-profile case, Caitlin must decide if winning this one is worth losing Eli forever.

Book two of Time Served

91,530 words

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781460399392
Publisher:
Carina Press
Publication date:
06/13/2016
Series:
Time Served
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
16,142
File size:
628 KB

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Julianna Keyes is a Canadian writer who has lived on both coasts and several places in between. She's been skydiving, bungee jumping and white water rafting, but nothing thrills--or terrifies--her as much as the blank page. She writes sizzling stories with strong characters, serious conflict, and lots of making up. For news on upcoming releases, behind the scenes insight, giveaways & more, sign up for her free newsletter at juliannakeyes.com/newsletter.html.

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In Her Defense 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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I loved the book. I hope there are ging to be more in the series.
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Samantha_Alice More than 1 year ago
discovering 5 stars. I liked pretty much everything going on, both Caitlin and Eli, and the ridiculously awesome sex. Caitlin and Eli go together like peanut butter and jelly. Caitlin is the peanut butter because she has so many various of herself and can be hard to deal. Elijah, Eli as he is known, is the jelly because he's easy on the eyes, on the ears, and willing to blend well when necessary. The two balance one another out and give the other what they need. It isn't always what they want but need and that is a very good and important thing. There's back and forth, arguments, taunting, teasing, and sex that makes you wish you had your own Eli. Both are human, make mistakes, and seek forgiveness and to forgive. Neither party is perfect or meant to be perfect and I loved that. Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass or for the sun to shine but learning how to dance around smiling in the rain and laugh at the thunder. Neither is quite happy, whole, or balanced without the other and that is why I loved reading In Her Defense.
Alyssa75 More than 1 year ago
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** In Her Defense by Julianna Keyes Book Two of the Time Served series Publisher: Carina Press Publication Date: September 7, 2015 Rating: 4 stars Source: eARC from NetGalley ***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers*** Summary (from Goodreads): Caitlin Dufresne has never loved anyone as much as she loves winning. A ruthless fifth-year associate at an elite Chicago law firm, she’s on the fast track to partner...until a stupid, serious error enrages her bosses. Caitlin’s continued refusal to share work—or credit—lands her a forced two-week vacation. She needs to regroup and learn to be part of a team, not just the star. When she meets Eli Grant, head of the firm’s IT department, Caitlin knows the overgrown frat boy isn’t her type. But too much alcohol and a very public game of Truth or Dare turn into a dirty, breathless one-night stand. Which turns into a (mostly naked) two-week fling. Which turns into something that makes Caitlin incredibly nervous, despite the great sex. Eli shows her the many upsides to sleeping in, and for the first time ever, Caitlin has more than the law waiting for her at home. But when she returns to the office and the relentless demands of a high-profile case, Caitlin must decide if winning this one is worth losing Eli forever. What I Liked: Back in February, I read and LOVED Time Served, book one of this series. It's one of my few five-star-rated novels for 2015 so far, and one of my favorites. Rachel and Dean's story was agonizing and heartbreaking and lovely. Caitlin Dufresne was a very important character in the story, and to be honest, I HATED her. So when I saw that Julianna Keyes had written a companion novel to Time Served in Caitlin's point-of-view, I was, well, wary. Still, I really enjoyed Time Served, so I put aside my doubts, and jumped at the chance to read this one early. No regrets! Caitlin Dufresne is Chicago's most successful lawyer, in her early thirties, and one of the most attractive. She works all the time, late into the night, early in the morning. When her bosses stiff-arm her into taking a mandatory vacation, Caitlin is furious. She has no interests outside of work. When the IT guy of the firm, Eli Grant, stumbles on her in a bar the evening of her forced mandatory vacation, sparks fly, and Caitlin and Eli find themselves very attracted to each other. Steamy weeks follow, and Caitlin is slowly finding out that she doesn't have to be made of only work work work. She finds that she can't walk away from Eli, and will soon have to decide what is worth more of the effort - Eli, or her work. Caitlin is so different from Rachel (the protagonist of Time Served). Rachel does not make any cameo appearances in this book. In Time Served, we find Caitlin to be a cold. heartless, cruel woman who seems to be sleeping with everyone in the firm. She made me so angry in that book. But as I've gotten into her head, I can understand her so much better. She wasn't sleeping with everyone to get power or promotions, she dated men, they broke up, like any relationship. Caitlin is cold and heartless, but she isn't made of stone. While she appears to be a marble sort of perfect, she isn't. Read the rest of my review on my blog, The Eater of Books! - eaterofbooks DOT blogspot DOT com :)