Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Book Review: 'The Laws of Seduction' by Gwen Jones


Money talks but it can’t buy love. Sparks fly in and out of the courtroom when one determined lawyer meets her match in one sexy French mogul.
Charlotte is an attorney, not a pro-bono but lately that’s all that she has been defending. The other partners are just about ready to call her on it. Where the other partners are billing, Charlotte isn’t. She’s all about the under-dog….mostly women.
Rex is a COO of a shipping company, he pretty much has money to burn. When he finds himself arrested for a crime he didn’t commit, he’s determined to hire the best attorney his money can buy.
Of course, Charlotte knows about men like Rex Renaud. The typical “I’m rich, so it’s my way”. She was dead set on refusing the case but Rex didn’t get to the top of his game by being giving up easy.
I liked the writing but the premise was a bit played out of me. In this type of genre you have be way above the rest. Don’t get me wrong, I liked it, it just didn’t have the “wow” factor for me.
It’s a long story but it felt like it had a bit more detail than I necessary, I found myself drifting a couple of times. This is book three in the series, though I haven’t read the other two, yet. The characters were good and I had the chance to get to know them. I loved how they went back and forth; both Rex and Charlotte have a cutting wit.
Charlotte had all the confidence in the world. I loved how she stood up to the judge that had called her in her chambers. She didn’t however have a lot of confidence in herself as a woman. It was enjoyable to watch her grow into a stronger woman outside the courtroom.
There are a couple of tense moments, a bit of a mystery, and some lovely sexy playtime. All around it was a good read.

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