Saturday, November 18, 2017

Review: Seducing the Defendant (Conflict of Interest #2) by Chantal Fernando






Publication Date: November 14th, 2017
Series: 2
Rating: 4 stars






Official Blurb:
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?







Review:
Seducing the Defendant was a good read and one that I really did enjoy. It has everything I like to see in a romance, and I couldn’t help but fall in love with Jaxson. I will admit I was a bit nervous going into this one after reading Breaching the Contract, but the build in this one was done a lot better.
I will also like to say I wasn’t sure about Scarlett at first. The book has dual POV but it did take a few chapters before it switched. The reason why I think I didn’t instantly connect to Scarlett is because the author didn’t put her POV first. Which didn’t mess with the storyline in any way, but my first impression of her wasn’t good. But the more I read and the more Scarlett opened up, I realized she was so much more than what people thought. Jaxson was very likeable from the beginning, and it was very nice to see him be an alpha male but also very compromising when he needed to be.

The only downside to this one was the ending. Through the entire book the pace was so good, but then those last few chapters were so rushed and the epilogue just ended in mid-sentence. Honestly that was very disheartening because I wanted a better ending for Jaxson and Scarlett. Hopefully the author will give these characters a novella or something else on them because I really feel their story wasn’t finished properly.



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