By Sawyer Bennett
At the powerhouse law firm of Knight & Payne, winning comes first and ethics a distant second. Leary Michaels uses her female charms to daze opponents, and it’s always worked well—until now. On her most personal case yet, she finds herself going up against a defense attorney just as skilled, shameless, and seductive as she is.
Reeve Holloway has never met a woman as sure of her own sexuality, or as ruthless in wielding it, as Leary is. But he won’t be toyed with. What Leary starts, he’ll finish—in the courtroom, the bedroom, or any-damn-place he wants. The sex is uninhibited, electrifying, and absolutely against the rules. Reeve’s job is to ruin Leary’s case…even if it destroys her in the process and costs him the woman he’s come to love.
Leary is a very smart, young woman who knows how to use all her assets to her benefit. She’s very successful, having made junior partner at her law firm years before she turned 30, and she did it all without having to sleep her way to the top. The current case she’s working on is very personal to her and no other win will be as important as this one. Reeve is the hot defense attorney on her case and he also intends to win, even if he thinks his client deserves to lose. He will work within the law to ensure he ruins Leary’s case and secure another win for his greedy bosses and heartless client.
When Leary and Reeve first meet, sparks fly. They both walk a very fine line when they agree to pursue a sexual relationship while acting as opposing counsel. That fine line gets even thinner when the relationship becomes emotional and Reeve learns why this case is so important to Leary. While both agree the case won’t come between them, how can they separate the personal from the professional when Leary has so much of her heart invested?
Wow. What a read. And what a lot of hot and raunchy sex. Sex in a public bathroom. Sex on the kitchen counter. Sex in the office. Other than the sex and the relationship between Reeve and Leary, the story spends a lot of time discussing the case. And for me, I thought the case was the best part of this story; it was smart and I loved reading about it. My heart was racing when the trial started because I was so hoping that Leary would win, but at the same time I was afraid she wouldn’t because Reeve was very good at his job. It had me guessing right until the end. FRICTION is told in dual POVs and while it’s part of a series, it can be read as a standalone. It doesn’t end in a cliffhanger and does come with a HEA.
Friction (Legal Affairs # 8)
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