Love is a dirty word and passion has no place in the world of high-profile litigation.
Sparks fly when attorney Kathy Brooks agrees to represent novelist Charles Morgan, Jr. in a high-profile suit against a powerful government defense contractor. But when Charles' hidden agenda threatens to expose the government's dirty little secrets, what started out as the case of a lifetime could cost Kathy her heart, her career and even her life.
Charles doesn't just want to win the lawsuit. He wants to destroy the company responsible for his wife's death. His enemies, however, will stop at nothing to make the case go away - and that includes blackmail, kidnapping, and murder.
As the body count rises and the stakes get higher, Charles and Kathy will have to decide just how much they're willing to sacrifice for the win. To get justice, they'll have to put it all out on the line - including each other - and it still might not be enough.
|Publisher:||Waterview Publishing, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.64(d)|
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Great Romantic Legal Thriller Can Charles, a grieving widow, get revenge on a company who employs a man that killed his wife and unborn baby while working on a classified assignment?!? Maybe with Kathy, a tenacious, beautiful woman given her first case as lead counsel, as his attorney. As a defense contractor with very lucrative super secret government contracts, Peachtree will stop at nothing to get this case settled quickly and quietly... including extortion, kidnapping and murder. Well written and engaging with great lead characters. I really enjoyed this book. The ending seemed a bit rushed to me compared to the slower pace of the rest of the book, but L.J. really tied everything up at the end very well. HEA and no cliffhangers. I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this book.
Legal thriller, that captured my mind. Kathy is a lawyer, who knows her stuff, is not afraid to go into the fight, and after the bad guys. Charles is after revenge, and ready to do anything, and make sacrifices to achieve it, even when those sacrifices affect other people's lives. The attraction between them is immediate, and at first I found it a bit awkward, since Charles's wife and unborn child had been recently killed. Also the emotional depth to the characters was a bit lacking, it was not easy to relate to them, or to their relationship. But as the story goes on, the connection comes clear and the characters grow on you. The beginning of the story is filled with legal aspects of the case. At first it felt a little overwhelming with all the legal 'talk', but when I finally got into the story, it flew by, and it was hard to put down. The story is unique in the point, that those we usually see as the heroes, where now the bad guys, with a lot of power and possibilities to destroy both Kathy and Charles. It was an intriguing legal struggle, where all the alphabet agencies were involved, lives were in danger, and love affair can be the worst thing to happen to your career ~ Four Spoons
Thomas Wilkes worked for Peachtree Industries who provided support to the federal government all over the world. Both the company and it's employees are used to getting away with any crime they commit due to their government connections so when Wilkes runs over Patricia Morgan, killing her and her unborn child he keeps on driving knowing he would not be charged. This time though the company could not buy off Patricia's husband, Charles, who wanted revenge and hired a lawyer, Kathy Brooks, in a wrongful death case. Kathy was a bit nervous about this case because it was her first one where she was taking the lead. Up to this point, she had always been second chair and relied on her mentor to take the lead. Kathy knows she has her work cut out for her when her client says he will not take a settlement and wants to go to court. She doesn't know that Charles has another objective and doesn't want to just win the wrongful death case. I liked this romantic suspense novel with the detailed descriptions of the legal and underworld. It kept me on my toes keeping track of what everyone was doing. Having Kathy and Charles fall for each other added to the plot since it was a big no no for Kathy to have a relationship with a client. It could have caused lots of problems for them and end Kathy's career. I didn't expect Kathy to forgive and forget all of Charles' stunts concerning his case. He had so many hidden agendas that what he did to get things done his own way made him look stupid at times since they typically had consequences that he had not thought about. This book showed that love is blind because Kathy still loved him even after he messed up the case a few times. I like to be able to picture the characters as they appear but in this book I didn't know that the two lead characters where African-American until I finally figured it out several chapters into the book. After those characters though, all the the others where described as being African-American except for one Caucasian which made it easier to envision them. Unfortunately, the lack of character description stayed with me and made it hard to enjoy the book. Once I was able to let it go, I liked the story more. Please note I received a complementary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Fast paced, well executed character development and looking forward to sequel. Congratulations to LT Taylor on her debut novel