Friday, October 30, 2015

Friction by Sawyer Bennett

Title: Friction
Author: Sawyer Bennett
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: Legal Affairs #8
Main Characters: Reeve and Leary
Release Date: October 2015
Publisher: Montlake
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
At the powerhouse law firm of Knight & Payne, winning comes first and ethics a distant second. Leary Michaels uses her female charms to daze opponents, and it’s always worked well—until now. On her most personal case yet, she finds herself going up against a defense attorney just as skilled, shameless, and seductive as she is.

Reeve Holloway has never met a woman as sure of her own sexuality, or as ruthless in wielding it, as Leary is. But he won’t be toyed with. What Leary starts, he’ll finish—in the courtroom, the bedroom, or any-damn-place he wants. The sex is uninhibited, electrifying, and absolutely against the rules. Reeve’s job is to ruin Leary’s case…even if it destroys her in the process and costs him the woman he’s come to love

My Review:
Confession...when I went to set up this review on my blog, I was shocked to see that this book is #8 in a series. But upon further investigation, I think that's kind of misleading. Besides the legal setting, I don't see any connection between this book and the other 7 books in the series. You most certainly will not miss anything if you haven't read the other books. I haven't read them and LOVED every single minute of reading this book. 

This book had the most epic and unexpected prologue ever. It's a scene from the day that Leary starts at a law firm right after graduating law school. The owner and reclusive, legendary owner of the law firm meets with Leary....something that simply isn't done and what she tells Leary changes everything about Leary's life. Then the book begins and the reader gets to see how Leary had taken this advice. Whoa. I loved this. Talk about empowering a woman to embrace who she is. 

This book is fabulous just in that Leary is such an amazingly strong character. She's awesome...but she definitely meets her match with Reeve. I loved the two of them together. She's such a strong character, but he didn't let that intimidate him at all which just fascinated her. Most guys don't know how to handle her and the fact that he does turns her on and leads to some great explosively sexy scenes. 

This book was so intelligent. I enjoyed reading it so much. It was one of those books where I read with a smile on my face almost the entire time...until that gut-wrenching black moment which Sawyer Bennett wrote brilliantly. 

But not only was it an enjoyable read, it was so hot and sexy, and it had a great sub-plot in the case that these two lawyers are working on opposite sides of. Then there was Ford in the background. Wow, I love him and really hope Sawyer Bennett plans a story for him someday soon. 

Going into this book, I would expect the "trial" scenes to be a bit more dry, but they were just as interesting and entertaining as the romance. It all just really worked and created a great cohesively, amazing book that I loved every minute of reading. And believe me, I read LATE into the night because I couldn't put it down. It was just one of those books. I HIGHLY recommend it!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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