In the Barrister's Chambers [NOOK Book]

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COURTING DANGER

Lady Evelyn Darlington's first love was the law. But since a woman scholar meets nothing but ridicule from men, she has given up and chosen a future husband. Randolph seems adequate for the task: to provide intelligent conversation and not annoy her too much. Of course, before they can be engaged, she'll have to do something about the murder charge hanging over his head. If only London's top ...

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Overview

COURTING DANGER

Lady Evelyn Darlington's first love was the law. But since a woman scholar meets nothing but ridicule from men, she has given up and chosen a future husband. Randolph seems adequate for the task: to provide intelligent conversation and not annoy her too much. Of course, before they can be engaged, she'll have to do something about the murder charge hanging over his head. If only London's top barrister wasn't Jack Harding, object of all her unattainable girlhood fantasies . . .

AND SEDUCING SCANDAL . . .

Jack Harding remembers Evelyn well-but the idea that the gorgeous woman standing before him is little Evie, the professor's daughter, is incredible. He knows better than to enter a business relationship when he wants to pursue pleasure. Yet however desirable she is now, Evie is still Evie-stubborn, smart, and never willing to take no for an answer. Even though proving her fiancé's innocence might just cost her her own . . .

"Tantalizing . . . revenge, secrets and misunderstandings . . . with sizzle."

-Romantic Times on Lady of Scandal

"Scintillating . . . will delight Regency readers."

-Booklist on A Perfect Scandal

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Publishers Weekly
Former attorney Gabrielle (Lady of Scandal) launches a Regency series with legal backbone. Bluestocking Lady Evelyn Darlington's marital plans go awry when her scholarly intended, Randolph Sheldon, is suspected of murder after fleeing the scene of a courtesan's brutal slaying. Forced to seek help from the successful barrister Jack Harding, Evelyn insists on taking part in his investigation of the crime and soon becomes uncomfortably attracted to Jack. Along with well-matched lovers, Gabrielle provides an amusing cast of suspects and supporting characters, including the three bachelor barristers who share Harding's legal chambers and will presumably fill out the series. While the romance is more strongly written than the mystery, and Harding, despite his protestations, admires Evelyn's body more than her intellect, the tale is bolstered by tantalizing love scenes, enthusiastically detailed portrayals of England's Regency-era legal system, and witty comradely repartee. (Sept.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420125474
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 9/6/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 569,712
  • File size: 898 KB

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  • Posted August 31, 2011

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    The first Barrister Regency romantic legal thriller is an entertaining tale

    In 1814 London Lady Evelyn Darlington dreams of becoming a barrister, but society refuses to allow females to pursue scholarly intellectual endeavors; even one who loves the law like she does. Her chosen betrothed Randolph Sheldon is accused of murdering a Drury Lane actress who is a distant cousin of his. Evelyn asks her father's former student barrister Jack Harding to defend Randolph. She explains her intended was not having an affair, but was seen running from the brutal crime scene from the horror of what he saw. Jack's only stipulation is he will tell her father Lord Lyndale who he owes so much to that he is taking on a case indirectly involving his daughter. Evelyn's stipulation is she works the case with him.

    Jack has been attracted to his mentor's daughter from the first time he saw her though she was taboo in his mind. Whereas Jack insists he loves her mind though another part of his anatomy would beg to differ, Evelyn always admired Jack's brain and passion for the law. As they follow clues in exquisite and seedy neighborhoods while their client is not very cooperative, they fall in love, but first seek the rumored murder victims tell all journal of paying customers.

    The first Barrister Regency romantic legal thriller is an entertaining tale starring two intelligent and obstinate protagonists. Jack understands what he faces on the case; he must find proof to exonerate Randolph which could cost him the girl while failure will cost him the girl most likely anyway. Although the fast-paced story line follows the anticipated path, readers will relish Tina Gabrielle's enjoyable legal historical thriller.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted August 4, 2012

    In the Barrister's Chambers was a page turner from beginning to

    In the Barrister's Chambers was a page turner from beginning to end. Hero Jack Harding took my breath away, just as he did Evelyn Darlington's. After reading Lady of Scandal, I was anxious to read another one of Tina's Regency titles...and this one surely does not disappoint! Tina gives away just enough to tease the reader, and keep her on the edge of her seat. I had a lot of fun being "seduced" by Jack Harding, as well as guessing the identity of the infamous killer.

    In the Barrister's Chamber is not to be missed. Kudos, Tina Gabrielle!!

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  • Posted December 8, 2011

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    Definitely a delight to read!

    Review by Sarah L: definitely a delight to read. It had an engaging storyline along with murder intrigue that kept me guessing until the end. There is also great character development. I enjoyed getting to know both Jack and Evelyn as they were very likeable characters. They are folks that I'd have enjoyed getting to know in real life. As for Randolph, he's not an unlikeable character by any means but I would definitely agree with Jack when he thought "He is just a boy; what she needs is a man." Evelyn is a strong, independent woman and it's obvious she would dominate in any relationship with Randolph. Jack and Evelyn however have great chemistry and work very well together as a team. Jack is a much better match for Evelyn.The interaction with the other 3 barristers was great. They were amusing, charming and flirtatious. I look forward to reading the rest of their stories and can't wait until the next one is released in September, 2012.

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  • Posted October 11, 2011

    Tantalizingly Good Read

    Tina Gabrielle has created convincing three dimensional characters in her book In the Barrister's Chambers. The characters speak, act and seem to feel the way a real person would in a similar situation. The plot has many twists and turns that keep you riveted to your seat and turning pages to see what happens next. Lady Evelyn Darlington loves the law. After all she was raised by her widowed father who was a professor at Inns of Court that took pupils under his wing for tutelage. One such pupil was Jack Harding. Lady Evelyn had been entranced by Jack Harding even as a child. Jack Harding is now a successful barrister and Lady Evelyn requires his services for her soon to be betrothed who has been accused of murder. After convincing Harding to accept the case, Lady Evelyn manages to worm her way into the investigation at every turn. Because I don't believe in giving out spoilers, I will not talk about the rest of the book....but know it is a fabulous read. It does contain some well written areas that firmly sizzle on the page. In the Barrister's Chamber is an excellent read. It contains romance, intrigue, mystery, and some revenge. You can't go wrong reading this one. Kensington Publishing provided this book free of charge for an honest review.

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  • Posted October 10, 2011

    Wonderful

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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  • Posted October 5, 2011

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    An enchanting story

    Tina Gabrielle's In The Barrister's Chambers is a must read. Its full of intrigue and searing passion.

    Lady Evelyn Darlington is much loved daughter of law professor Emmanuel Darlington. Evelyn has learned to love the law as much as her beloved father but since she is a woman there is no place for her in the courtroom. Evie picks Randolph Sheldon a fellow learning from her father. Randolph is an easy going gentleman and won't get in Evie's way. But before she can even think about getting engaged to Randolph she must help clear him of a wrong murder charge. She turns to top barrister Jack Harding, a former student of her father's.

    Jack Harding loves his work as a barrister in the courts of London. He can't believe the vision standing in front of him is his former professors all grown up daughter. Jack is reluctant to take the murder case of Evie's soon to be betrothed. For starters he is extremely busy and mainly he doesn't think he can keep neither his mind nor his hands off of her.

    Once Jack realizes if he doesn't help Evie she will investigate on her own. The seedy side of London is no place for a well brought up lady. Spending so much time with Evie proves that neither can fight their searing attraction to each other. But the real killer will stop at nothing to keep the truth hidden even if it means danger to Evie and Jack. Will their new found love be able to overcome the danger drawing closer and closer?

    In The Barrister's Chambers is an absolute delight. The chemistry between Evie and Jack is tantalizing and mesmerizing. Their attraction is just not the physical, intellectually they are a perfect match for each other. The intrigue of the murder takes you into the seedy side of London and you feel you are right there in the thick of things. I am looking forward to more books by this talented author.

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  • Posted September 3, 2011

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    Another Great Book from Tina Gabrielle

    Loved It! Tina Gabrielle delivers again. This well written romance has a good murder/mystery plotline as well. Jack Harding sizzles and Lady Evelyn tantalizes, the passionate romance comes to life. Highly Recommended!

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