Jacqueline’s new boss is none other than her friend’s older brother-hot-shot lawyer Blake Bennington. His control freakery and his need to always, always be right would normally send fiery, unconventional Jax running a mile-but even she has to admit he looks edible in his bespoke suit!
She’s quickly realizing she’s way out of her depth…but with this contained, experienced guy, trying to get him to lose his cool is just a little too tempting….
Hmmm….I must say that I was a little ambivalent about this book.
The writing itself was good, better than some other books I have read recently, and the premise is one that I usually really enjoy. There’s something fun about watching someone break free of their uptight nature because of love’s good influence. The romance was believable enough.
Much of the rest of this book didn’t really work for me. For one, there’s the legal errors (federal prosecutor suddenly becomes a pro-bono public defender, while sleeping with his client, who also happens to be his employee – hello, malpractice!!) and then there’s the fact that I just didn’t feel anything for either Jax or Blake. There are plenty of people who have survived foster care with soul-deep scars that have gone on to be healthy, mature and responsible adults, and there are also those who’ve made stupid decisions that have used those experiences to grow and become more rounded people. There just seemed to be too many excuses floating about to justify their behaviour and attitudes.
Oh, and OMG what is with the insta-pregnancy!! I’m sure babies have come around as a result of that particular contraceptive mistake, but it seemed a little out there for me.
In the end, there was too much “wanna-be uber-alpha” attitude from Blake and flighty lack of responsibility from Jax for me to truly connect with the characters and enjoy the story.
My rating: 2 out of 5
Release Date: 19 February 2013
Note: I was provided with an advanced reader copy by Harlequin KISS via NetGalley in return for an honest review.