Title: Breaching the Contract
Series: The Conflict of Interest Series #1
Author: Chantal Fernando
Publisher: Pocket Star
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 18, 2017
New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando returns with a brand new 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 hotnew 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?
The setting of this book is very familiar to me-the legal aspect in particular. However, there's no legal jargon that would make this book difficult to follow. I loved that these two were attorneys and that Tristan absolutely did treat Kat how most associate attorneys are treated. Having her watch his kids might have been a bit over the top-since he barely knew her-but it wasn't completely implausible.
There's a spark between these two that they both try and deny once they realize they'll be working together. Their initial meeting made me smile for sure and I did enjoy watching them interact with one another overall. I enjoyed their times together. There wasn't a ton of angst or drama, which for me is usually a good thing, but I think one of the dramatic moments kind of got swept under the rug.
I will say I wanted a little bit more from these characters. I don't feel I ever really got inside Tristan's head enough to fully understand him and his motives. The writing was fine, it had me laughing in spots and shaking my head in others. This is the start of a series for this author so perhaps some of my unanswered questions will be answered in the next book.
Overall, I did enjoy this light, fast read and would recommend it.
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New York Times, Amazon & USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando is thirty years old and lives in Western Australia.
Lover of all things romance, Chantal is the author of the best selling books Dragon's Lair, Maybe This Time and many more.
When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family.