Lawyer Up by Kate Allure
Series: Meeting Men #2
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on June 2nd 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Three sizzling-hot, deliciously taboo erotic romances to stoke your mood.
Wrongly accused in Attorney-Client Privileges, sexy but innocent Beth has nowhere to turn but straight into the arms of hotshot L.A. lawyer, Jon. Can this attorney manage to get her off in time?
Liza reaches a meeting of the minds—and more—when she unleashes her inhibitions and gives herself over to the primal allure of Main Street lawyer Hawk in Of Unsound Mind and Body.
In Of Writs and Writhing, fearless defense attorney Pat gets more than she bargained for when she goes toe-to-toe with New Orleans' infamous Playboy Judge. When things get heated both in and out of the courtroom, more than temperatures rise.
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Beth is having the worst day in existence when she is picked up by the police along with a bunch of prostitutes for solicitation and thrown into jail, all for a stupid boot broken heel and her skanky waiter outfit.
Well, not everything can be that bad when a hot-shot hunk of a lawyer takes her as a client pro-bono… even if he doesn’t believe she is not a hooker.
But it seems her luck didn’t change completely, as she soon finds out her house-mate, tired of waiting on rent and assuming Beth had run out on her debt, just sold all her things and has kicked her out, basically leaving her destitute and homeless.
Jon can’t believe he keeps offering to help Beth, letting her crash at his home even when he’s convinced she’s lied to him and that she is actually, a prostitute.
When the truth finally comes out, and Beth’s character is vouched for, Jon doesn’t really know how to apologize for all the assumptions he’s made. He lets Beth stay with him as his housekeeper, and she does the household chores and cooks for him in exchange for letting her stay there.
But soon enough, the lines start to get murky and they can’t fight the connection they share and the feelings they evoke in the other.
The introduction to this story threw me for a loop. It was kind of hot…but I didn’t understand WTH it had to do with the plot that followed. Finally things were cleared up and it was nice to know that the dude wasn’t out of his freaking mind.
Still this story was very enjoyable in that pretty woman kind of way.
Sparkles’ rating for this story: 3 Stars
Of Unsound Mind and Body
This story was hot. And that’s pretty much all I can say about it.
Liz is turning her late great-aunt’s farm into some kind of museum and the lawyer handling the papers, is the delicious half-Native American son of her great-aunt’s lawyer.
They are hot for each other and have amazing law-office sex. Then they go back to their lives. Then they meet up serendipitously at an airport during both their flights lay-over so they get a room and have amazing hotel-room kinky sex. Then they go their separate ways again. The end.
As I said, it was hot but I didn’t really connect with them so, it was ok.
Sparkles’ rating for this story: 2 Stars
Of Writs and Writhing
Ehhhhh… I’m not overly fond of female leads with acute self-esteem issues. I mean, all women have hang-ups about ourselves, this I know and accept. But for a 44 year old successful career woman to act like a 15 year old insecure teen… *insert murderous stare*.
So, in this story we have Pat, a highly successful lawyer. Now, I may have this wrong, but she is now 44, she has been at her firm for over 10 years and that was her first job out of school. I know I’m not super good at math, but that makes her 34 when she graduated. It doesn’t say anything about her working before law school so I’m going with either – lack of explanation from the author, cryogenic suspension or alien abduction for the loss of time.
Anyway, it turns out Pat, although being a damn good lawyer, has a tendency to hide behind baggy clothes that hide her boyish figure and tall frame. She is going up against a sexy bombshell skanky young lawyer, and in front of a Judge nicknamed “The Playboy Judge” no less.
*rolling eyes at the mere memory of what follows*
The skanky lawyer’s, Candi, game plan is to flirt with the “old” judge to get her win, and as at a certain point it seems to be working, Pat decides to do the same. Now to me this was l-a-m-e lame. Woman, you’re a grown ass lawyer with 10 years of experience, do you really have to lower yourself to that ‘ho’s level?
Well, apparently she thought she did. Now insert Pat’s friends intervention for a complete makeover, the knowledge that Judge Emmitt is actually hot for Pat, and them having kinky sex all over the court house.
It’s safe to say Pat will not make my list of favorite heroines of all times.
Sparkles’ rating for this story: 2 eye-roll inducing Stars.
Sparkles’ overall Rating: 2.5 Stars
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