Genevieve is a lawyer, not a babysitter, and certainly not a dog trainer. She is just about to become a full barrister, a British attorney, when her law mentor dies unexpectedly. She is shuffled off to another barrister, one who’s nothing at all like her kind and decent former mentor, and then she is assigned the office’s worst case: Arthur Finch-Hatten, six-feet and four-inches of ripped, loaded, hot English nobleman who is wasting his life and his inherited estate so audaciously that his younger brother is suing him for control of their family’s earldom. There is a darn good chance that Arthur will lose everything.
Unless he shapes up.
Her new boss hasn’t been able to convince Arthur to mend his ways. His uncle’s lectures haven’t had any effect on his depraved debauchery and lavish lifestyle.
The only way for Genevieve to make partner is to win Arthur’s case, and the only way to win his case and save his earldom is to keep him from spending his days hungover in bed and his nights pouring Cristal on naked, drunk women before flying off in his private jumbo jet to the next party.
Arthur was enough to make any woman need a stiff drink.
Genevieve, Gen, Ward is a junior lawyer, in the first term of her law practical training. As it happens, her future as a British trial lawyer, a barrister, rests on the difficult case of Lord Arthur Finch-Hatten. He is sued by his younger brother for possession of the family’s title and estates.
Gen needs court wins, but Arthur is difficult to handle. He is a privileged billionaire rascal, used to get his way and nicknamed the earl of Givesnofucks! She knows that his manwhore reputation could be frowned upon in court. Arthur is concerned about his case, though and fully intends to cooperate. He is amused and intrigued by Gen and she is not immune to his charm. I loved that the author took the time to develop their relationship in a realistic way, from strictly professional to an easy friendship. Arthur is easygoing, fun and charming, Gen is dazzled by him.
Arthur knows he needs to curtail his lifestyle and behave himself in public. Gen accepts to pose as his girlfriend to improve his reputation. Against all odds, Arthur and Gen have great chemistry, they really are a match made in heaven. These two characters had me laughing and sighing. As the story unfolded, it became clear that there is much more to Arthur than the player he seems to be. But his many secrets could poison his burgeoning relationship with Gen.
I loved this story filled with playful repartee! Blair Babylon’s writing is crisp and witty, her characters are endearing and relatable. The author is very adept at describing the complex British law system, it gives a realistic touch to the storyline. This book ended rather abruptly and I’m really looking forward to reading the last part of Arthur and Gen’s story, Hard Liquor.
I received an advanced copy of this book from the author.
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Blair Babylon is an award-winning, best-selling author who regularly publishes contemporary romance and romantic suspense fiction. Because professional reviews of her other fiction usually included the caveat that there was too much deviant sex, she decided to abandon all literary pretensions, let her freak flag fly, and write hot, sexy romance.