Published by Berkley on 1/8/2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romantic Suspense
Source: Received from Publisher via NetGalley
A fast-paced contemporary romance that sizzles from the New York Times bestselling author of Order of Protection where passion for the law isn't the only thing heating up the courtroom.
Isla Shayne knows she's in over her head. As former all-star linebacker Trey Adams's personal lawyer, she's used to handling his business dealings and private financial matters, not murder charges. She needs to find an experienced criminal attorney who speaks her client's language. David Cormack of Garrison, Cormack and Lawless is exactly what she needs in the courtroom--and the only man she wants in the bedroom.
For David, taking on the Adams case means diving back into a world he thought he'd left behind and colliding head on with tragic possibilities he's in no mood to face. There's a reason professional football is in his past and no matter how close Isla gets to the truth he intends to leave it there.
But long days working on the case together lead to hot nights in each other's arms. As their feelings grow, the case takes a deadly twist that could change the game between the two lovers forever.
WOW! This book had me on the edge of my seat. A suspect who doesn’t know where he is, an ADA who is a royal PITA, danger, heat, nosy reporters, upset family, what else could you want? I loved this book and did not put it down. Stayed up way to late reading but it just drew me in and I had to know who really did it.
Isla is a sweetheart, but don’t let that fool you. She is strong and protective of those she loves. She has had some crap thrown her way but is bouncing back and standing her ground. She has to when she wants the stubborn former football player turned lawyer, David. David worries daily that he will eventually develop the same disease the suspect has, CTE. So he has a serious issue thinking that he needs to let her go. We know how well that works!
The husband is always the first suspect. Especially when he is found holding his wife in her own blood. Things are not always as they seem and Isla is going to prove it and who better to help her than a former football player. Things get really messy… I mean really messy (no spoilers… dang that is so hard!). However the instant attraction and heat between these two is just wow. They have to work together to prove Trey is innocent and to piece together the clues as to who really did it. The trick is, can they survive?
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