Release Blitz : Seducing The Defendant (The Conflict of Interest #2) by Chantal Fernando

Title: Seducing the Defendant
Series: The Conflict of Interest Series #2
Author: Chantal Fernando
Publisher: Gallery
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?


Rating : 3.5 out of 5 Stars

This story was intriguing and well written. It tells the story of Jaxon Bentley and Scarlett Reyes. Jaxon is a top flight criminal lawyer, who will do whatever it takes to win. He always goes above and beyond, giving each case his all. His life is turned upside down when he takes on the case of Scarlett Reyes. She is charged with the murder of her husband and the gun used to commit the crime was found in her home. Jaxon believes her to be innocent. Her husband was abusive and married her for her money, but she didn’t kill him.

Scarlett brings out Jaxon’s protective side and he intends to make sure the truth about her husband is revealed in court. Scarlett is a romantic at heart, but she is also a loner with no friends. Jaxon is her only ally, she feels safe and comfortable around him. This heroine has been going through a lot and I felt for her.

This story was suspenseful, well-written and I enjoyed the unexpected twists in the plot. But unfortunately, I could never connect with the characters, I never felt their emotions or their chemistry. The suspense managed to overshadow any semblance of romance that developed between them. Overall, this is a book I definitely don’t regret reading for its suspense driven plot.

Thanks for visiting and happy reading!

An advanced copy of this book was generously provided by the publisher and Give Me Books.

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Author Bio

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.

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