My rating: 4 of 5 stars
How do you reform a rake? Throw a plot moppet at him, or in the case of Jake Becker, six of the little darlings.
Jake's living the good life as an up-and-coming defense attorney in D.C., on his way to making partner. Sure he defends low-lifes and spoiled brats, but he's good at it, he's handsome, he's buff, and he can get all the women he wants and ensure they're gone the next morning.
Then he has his pocket picked and meets Chelsea McQuaid, a young woman caring for her orphaned nieces and nephews, and his life will never be the same again.
I liked the dialogue and the depiction of the children, and the plot crisis was pretty much exactly what I expected it to be, but it was handled well and the writing was fast paced and on point. The first person narration makes it harder for us to get a full vision of Chelsea, who had her life completely upended by her new responsibilities. Jake could walk away from the situation, she cannot, but we only hear her POV on what this means for her in her dialogue.
The sex is steamy (once they figure out how to avoid the moppets) and the supporting characters add to the story. Ms. Chase writes entertaining contemporary romances, and I look forward to reading more in the Legal Briefs series.
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