Title: Seducing the Defendant
Series: The Conflict of Interest Series #2
Author: Chantal Fernando
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 14, 2017
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?
Seducing the Defendant is the second book in a series of standalones. It can be read with or without having read the first book.
This is the story of Scarlett and Jaxon. Jaxon is defending Scarlett when she is charged with murder. Scarlett came off as a bit shy and quiet at first. I loved watching her grow with Jaxon. Jaxon was a strong alpha, but not too overbearing. He was gentle when he needed to be.
Overall, I really enjoyed Seducing the Defendant. It was paced well, and held my attention. The characters are easy to connect with. If you are familiar with the authors work, there are some tie ins from previous works that pop up, which always excites me. I would recommend to the reader looking for a hot lawyer, and a heroine that grows beautifully during the story.
*Review copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OMGReads*
#1 Breaching the Contract
#3 Approaching the Bench – Releasing February 19, 2018
#4 Leading the Witness – Releasing April 17, 2018
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.
Chantal loves to hear from readers.