Breaching the Contract by Chantal Fernando
Series: Conflict of Interest #1
Published by Simon & Schuster Digital on September 18, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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 voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
This was a delightful, fun and quick story to wile away a couple of hours. Romances set among lawyers is one of my guilty pleasures. You are guaranteed a decent exchange of banter, based upon witty and cunningly formed debate. Breaching the Contract effortlessly combined a beautiful balance of work, family, and romance.
Kat has secured a dream position at a law firm fresh from completing her degree. Her first week at work exceeds her expectations but when a change of circumstance forces a change in the partner she is now working for, work tasks take a considerable dive. Going from interesting research to babysitting her boss’ children is not what she anticipated she would be doing.
What takes Kat by surprise is the connection she develops with Tristan’s children and the chemistry evolving between her and her new boss. Determined not to allow anything to get between her and her aspirations to one day practice law, she pushes aside her personal feelings in an attempt to not jeopardise her job.
Slowly Tristan drops his guard and begins to appreciate the sunshine Kat brings into his and his children’s lives. It becomes apparent early on that Tristan is a broken bird rather than an alpha-hole. Both Kat and Tristan were characters that were easy to warm to. There’s a little bit of drama with glimpses of home and work life. When the love birds succumb to the inevitable, we are treated to a few steamy scenes that cement their compatibility both in and out of the office!
A rather quick ending, but relevant in comparison to the rest of the story. So glad I picked this book up to read. If you’re in the mood for a steamy, passionate and heartwarming story, this is a book you won’t want to overlook!
Rating: 4 Stars
I picked up Breaching the Contract because I’d enjoyed the earlier Wind Dragons books by this author. This was a sweet little legal interlude but not exactly the hard-hitting legal story I was expecting. Now if you are looking for a short, easy to read and angst-free story Breaching The Contract is perfect.
I was expecting a story of a forbidden type affair between a partner and a new associate with lots of push and pull. I also thought Tristan would be a huge jerk but instead, he ended up being a little bit broken and a whole lot overwhelmed with his situation.
The early on relationship issues were dealt with surprisingly quickly. The true plot twist was unexpected which I love, but the resolution to it was mainly off the page and we are told about it instead of shown which I felt was a huge missed opportunity. I felt cheated by not being along for that ride.
I did like both Tristan and Kat and their chemistry was palpable but I wanted more insight and emotion from them. In the end, I found Breaching The Contract to be an enjoyable and easy to read story but maybe just a bit too easy.
Rating: 3 More, More, More Stars
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