When Simon and Schuster reached out to me about possibly reviewing this book I jumped on the chance. (Thanks for the ARC! y'all over at Pocket Star rock!)
New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando returns with BREACHING THE CONTRACT, book one in a brand new series—The Conflict of Interest Series—about a brigade of lawyers who, despite being bad boys at heart, always end up just on the right side of the law.
Katerina Dawson knows exactly what she wants from life. And as the new associate at the top law firm in the city, she’s ready to live out her dreams of becoming a criminal lawyer. But going on coffee runs and babysitting kids during the day was definitely not what she had in mind. She knows that anyone else would kill to be in her shoes, but she has to draw the line somewhere. That’s easier said than done, though, when Kat has to confront her handsome boss…
Tristan Channing and Jaxon Bentley run a successful law firm together and the two partners couldn’t be busier right now. When Jaxon suddenly takes a leave of absence, Tristan begrudgingly assumes responsibility of the new associate, the hot new associate, who has curves for days. Needing to keep his distance from her, Tristan sends Kat on needless errands and has her doing work even an intern wouldn’t touch, like picking up his kids. But his plan backfires when he sees his children grow attached to Kat and sees her getting comfortable in his home. It triggers something deep within him, and it feels right to have her there. Will Tristan be able to keep his work and personal lives separate, or will he find that his heart holds the final verdict?
I'm always up for a good lawyer romance. (Blame Emma Chase. Although I think she's ruined me for all lawyer books to come haha)
And this one sounded so so good. And was such a just fun quick read too.
The book is only a little over 100 pages. But honestly, I would have been more than happy to read a couple hundred more haha.
And as short of a book as this one was, Chantal did such an amazing job creating her characters and giving them a full, cohesive, and entertaining story.
I loved Kat and Tristan (Although I had to go back and reread Tristan's description because I totally had the worst image of some dude like mid 40's and a little rumpled, maybe balding, and pudgy. (Even though that's not him at all haha. This is what I get for not sleeping in over 24 hours.)
And anyways. I knew the image in my head was so wrong. And I knew it right away. But my brain just wasn't processing it. So I had to force myself to picture him as the hot 30 something lawyer. Which made for way steamer scenes than the other guy I had pictured in my twisted head hehe.
But it's not because Chantal doesn't do a great job with character description. She actually gives so many details that once I forced my brain to focus, I had a total amazing image of what this guy would look like haha.
And he was just an interesting character to read in general. he had so many sides to him. And made for a really interesting complex character.
And a totally lovable one at that (Even though I'm dying to see Jaxon's story now though.... like BAD! haha) I just loved how we got to see Tristan with his kids. so sweet and adorable. And then this moody fierce lawyer that totally kicks butt. But yet the also smirky sarcastic in office lawyer (Does that make sense? lol)
And don't even get me started on Kat. (Yes I know. I'm actually saying nice things about a female character for once. Well guess what? I FLOVED her)
She was witty and smart. And I loved how head strong and driven she was.
She knew what she wanted and worked her booty off to get it.
Plus she just made me giggle throughout the story. She has such a fun loving personality when she's not in work mode. And I loved the chemistry she had building with Tristan.
This book was just such a great read. And I enjoyed every page of it.
Plus I'm so excited to see how our next 2 lawyers are going to turn out (Or at least the 2 I'm hoping we get books about them haha)
I give BREACHING THE CONTRACT