- Legal Seduction
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Title: Legal Seduction
Author: Lisa Childs
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 1, 2018
Publisher: Harlequin DARE
Series: Legal Lovers
Digital ISBN: 9781488082375
“You are mine for the next two weeks.”
Resigning might be the sexiest thing she’s ever done…
Quitting her job puts executive assistant Bette Monroe in a very compromising position. She has ten days left, and powerhouse lawyer Simon Kramer is working her late into the night…and seducing her into oblivion! While he’s convinced she’s selling business secrets, the bombshell secret she’s keeping would shock him more. Does she bare all…or keep him guessing?
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I have always heard amazing things about Lisa Childs, but I have never actually gotten around to reading anything by her. My first impressions about this book based on the cover was that it was going to be steamy. I love how it is just a woman on the cover and her entire look is just beautiful. It opens up at a bar, with the four partners at the firm celebrating a victory in the court room and it instantly sucked me in.
Lisa Child’s manages to weave this novel in way that was almost poetic. The scenes are hot and steamy, the chemistry feels so real, and the characters are very realistic and easy to relate to. I especially found myself connecting to the female lead, Bette. She, unlike most women in romance novels, does seem to have some self-esteem issues (like I said, very realistic). I really liked the fact that as I read this book there was more than one part were I found myself thinking ‘No way! I thought I was alone’
Throughout the entire book they are more like real people than I usually experience in romance novels. Even during romantic scenes they have side worries and doubts. I am very glad that I was able to finally dive into the wonderful works of Lisa Child’s and I am dying to get my hands on book two!
Copyright © 2018 Legal Seduction by Lisa Childs
“So then more money will get you to stay,” he said dismissively, as if he’d closed a case. He tossed her crumpled-up resignation letter into the brass trash can sitting beside his desk.
Frustration—and not just with this conversation—overwhelmed her, overcoming her natural inclination to avoid confrontation, and she blurted out, “No!”
Working for him these past two years had increased her frustration because of all those damn fantasies he’d inspired.
“But you just said—”
“I took the job because I needed money,” she said. “I needed money then.”
His eyes narrowed more as he studied her face. “And you don’t need it now?”
“My reason for leaving has nothing to do with money,” she said. Had she not found another source of income, she would have been forced to stay, but he didn’t need to know that.
“So you do have a reason.”
He wasn’t the trial lawyer of their partnership, but he could have been. She felt like she was being cross-examined on the witness stand. And she didn’t enjoy it one bit. Quitting was not a crime.
“I don’t have to give you a reason.” At least she didn’t think she did.
Maybe she should have had a lawyer look at that employment contract before she’d written her resignation letter. But no matter how much she paid, no lawyer would be as good as Simon Kramer. He was the best.
And, according to his ex-lovers, not just at the law…
“Why don’t you want to tell me?” he asked, and he stepped closer now, so close that she could feel the heat of his body through his suit and her cardigan and skirt.
Heat flushed her body, making her skin tingle. She tried to step back but the desk stopped her, the hard wood pressing into the backs of her thighs as he nearly touched the front of her. Her breasts pushed against the front of the gray cardigan as she struggled for breath. She had never been this close to him before. It was more than unsettling. Her knees trembled and her already tripping pulse quickened even more.
“Because it’s personal,” she murmured. And they had never been anything but businesslike with each other, except in her dreams.
He leaned down, so close that his warm breath whispered across her lips as he asked, “Are you in love with me?”
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