The Lawyer by Marni Mann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Celebrity romance with a twist!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 😳🤬😏🤓☺️
The heroine: Kendall Roy – A graphic artist who moved to Hollywood to be the personal assistant to her sister who is a reality television start and a diva to boot. While in a meeting with her sister’s entertainment lawyer and agent, Kendall is offered a chance to be on a new and highly anticipated reality show.
The Hero(es): Dominic Dalton – An entertainment lawyer. He has a rule about dating his clients, mostly because he leads a private life and doesn’t want to be in the limelight. He works at a law firm with his brothers, each of them practice a different type of law.
The Story: Kendall and Dominic meet in a bar and have a one night stand, then part ways until they find themselves in the same meeting hours later. Dominic is impressed by Kendall’s beauty and personality and thinks she is a perfect fit for the new reality series that is going to start filming soon and lost a cast member.
The book begins when the Hero and heroine see each other across a crowded bar and exchange some glances, then he sees her later. He basically tells her he wants her and does whatever he can to get what he wants. He tells her she has 10 seconds to decide if she wants him or wants to walk away then starts counting down. I personally would have walked away. She just stands there until he kisses her and tells her to start walking or he will carry her.
At that first meeting, Dominic just seemed way too cocky and high handed and it bothered me how quickly they went from exchanging names to intimate contact, but I guess I shouldn’t be so surprised since she went out to a club without panties, giving easy access. Also his thoughts kept referring to his “tip” and his “crown” which drove me crazy.
I have to say after that first meeting I was about to quit the book but it got much better fairly soon. The intimate scenes were sizzling hot and there were quite a few of them, but there was a good story to go with and some great supporting characters including Charlize who was a fabulous friend, the sister Daisy who makes a good villain, and Dominic’s brothers Ford and Jenner.
The narration was done by Kelsey Navarro and Tim Paige and they both did a great job. Their voices sounded age appropriate for the characters and I love it when there is dual narration. I enjoyed listening to this one and if you like the celebrity trope this was a great book. I liked that the “star” was the heroine.
I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.
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