New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando returns to her latest, steamy Conflict of Interest series with this electrifying tale of murder, justice, and intense attraction.
Jaxon Bentley is a hardnosed criminal lawyer whose entire life revolves around his work. He’s been asked to represent Scarlett Reyes, a woman accused of murdering her police officer husband in cold blood. All the evidence points to Scarlett being guilty and Jaxon is sure it’s an open and shut case.
But when he meets his client, he can’t help but feel that she’s innocent and that there’s more to the story than meets the eye.
With a bit of digging, he uncovers a connection to the notorious Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club and realizes that Scarlett’s case is a complicated and difficult one. It certainly doesn’t help that the two share an immediate and passionate attraction. Will Jaxon be able to prove Scarlett’s innocence or are the two doomed to fail both in court and as a couple?
OMG! this book! loved it but giving 4.5 stars.
You know when your reading and you become completely drawn in by the characters, there's a feel good vibe and you can feel yourself being embraced in the plot like a big comfy blanket..... this is that book for me.
It starts off with Scarlett being accused of her dead husbands murder. A dirty cop who used to abuse his wife and the same night Scarlett leaves him he also disappears.
Scarlett is finally free from her husband living abroad with her aunt and is finally moving on but two years down the line her husband body is dragged out of water.
Jaxon is Scarletts lawyer and there's a lot of evidence against her.
For the brief encounter I had with Jaxon in the previous book I wanted more but he left the story suddenly due to a family issue.
In seducing the defendant you get to find out why.
This book isn't how I thought it would be and in a good way. The case is quickly over and the story concentrates on Scarlett getting her life together, making friends and Scarlett and Jaxon falling in love and the chemistry is sizzling.
I love all the extended characters there's friendships and humour, I particularly liked one character and was envisioning his book but then came a twist which saddened and shocked me.
I felt the story finished suddenly and there was no further mention of the sick aunt in France who Scarlett left behind, just closure things that rounds up a story and makes it complete lacked slightly.
I'm looking forward to more, I wanted to read Jaxons story after the last book and got it but now I'm stumped and wondering who Chantal will write next.
This is one of those books that is sweet and warm and you keep expecting something bad or some angst to happen and it doesent until bam it does and it leaves you jaw dropped.
Seducing the defendant is a heart warming and hot read with great characters and addictive plot.
Told in first person dual povs and leads to a hea.
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The Conflict Of Interest Series!
#1 Breaching the Contract
#2 Seducing the Defendant
#3 Approaching the Bench ➜ February 20, 2018
#4 Leading the Witness ➜ April 17, 2018