Published March 2014
Series: Reasonable Doubt #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Office Romance, Romantic Suspense
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My cock has an appetite.
A huge and very particular appetite: Blonde, curvy, and preferably not a fucking liar... (Although, that's a story for another day.)
As a high profile lawyer, I don't have time to waste on relationships, so I fulfill my needs by anonymously chatting and sleeping with women I meet online.
My rules are simple: One dinner. One night. No repeats.
This is only casual sex. Nothing more. Nothing less.
At least it was , until "Alyssa"...
She was supposed to be a 27 year old lawyer, a book hoarder, and completely unattractive. She was supposed to be someone I shared law advice with late at night, someone I could trust with details of my weekly escapades.
But then she came into my firm for an interview—a college-intern interview, and everything fucking changed...
Andrew Hamilton is a partner at a law firm in Durham, North Carolina and he’s one of the best, having never lost a case since the day he started at said firm. This – along with an awful betrayal that happened to him 6 years ago – makes him a self-assured, self-centered and commitment-phobic cynic who likes to feed his appetite for sex by chatting up likeminded people on a dating site or even a lawyer’s forum. And his motto is One Dinner. One Night. No Repeats.
But when “Alyssa” repeatedly asks him for help on the lawyer’s forum which he frequents, he doesn’t manage to turn her into one of his one-night stands. Instead, they tie some kind of friendship and he feels like he can talk to her openly about his sexcapades. Yet, attracted by their connection and likemindedness, he can’t help but repeatedly beg her to agree to meet face to face, which she never does.
Yet, when a certain Aubrey Everhart, college student with a double major in law and ballet interviews at his firm for an intern position, he finally discovers the missing link and that “Alyssa” was in fact a cheating liar, while lying is something that Andrew cannot forgive. Or will he?
Let me start off by saying that Reasonable Doubt is what you call a “serial novella” in the style of The Arrangement, but with much more spice and suspense – and it is highly addictive.
I was captivated by this book by page 1 (having the book start by Andrew’s POV did probably help) and I absolutely loved both characters. I loved Andrew because he was wounded and somehow pathetic despite of his tough (and sexy) exterior, and even though he seemed like a jerk sometimes. I loved his interactions with Alyssa/Aubrey and how he was a completely different person with her. I also like Aubrey’s character because she came across as tough and determined, without being too feisty or unlikely.
If you like a more unusual story in an office environment, then you will love Unreasonable Doubt (which in some ways – both in story and in writing – will remind you of Blindfolded Innocence by Alessandra Torre). And if you like your books hot and steamy, then this book will certainly not disappoint you.
The pace of the story was just perfect and the writing was absolutely neat, with the great addition of dual-POVs and flash backs into Andrew’s life 6 years ago. But beware, this has a total cliffhanger, as do the following books, so make sure you get the next book in the series as soon as possible, because you will definitely want to read on!