Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Jamesville Series - A Legal Affair - N.J. Walters

At the wedding of her friend and biggest client, small town lawyer Alicia Flint looks across the room and sees the answer to her prayer. Very much aware that her every move is open to scrutiny, she has always maintained an unquestionable lifestyle. But for once both her mind and her body are in total agreement about how the night should end. Now if only the stranger across the room would cooperate.

As a newly retired, burnt out cop, old habits die hard for Gill Barron, and he assumes the position at his friend’s wedding: scanning the crowd, identifying what’s out of place and locking eyes with the first person in a long time that has let his libido jumps up and takes a second look. Although undecided about what to do with the rest of his life, he hopes that the night will end with the stranger across the room.

When Alicia realizes that her new investigator is Gill, her one night stand, she immediately goes on the defensive, Gill, however sees this as an opportunity to get what he wants. And what he wants is Alicia.

N.J. Walters has another winner, with A LEGAL AFFAIR, the fifth in her Jamesville series. The characters of Gill and Alicia from THE SEDUCTION OF SHAMUS O’ROURKE are clearly meant to be together; from the moment they look at each other they click.

I loved the fact that Alicia was woman enough to realize that there comes a time when you have to stand up for your man. Gill is definitely a man’s man, but sensitive enough to accept the issues that surround small town living, even if he does not agree with them.

The love scenes are passionate, and from the moment you start reading Alicia and Gill’s story, the sexual tension holds you and never lets you go.

A LEGAL AFFAIR is another view of small town life, with its lust for gossip, thirst for the worst and unforgiving attitude. Readers will enjoy the twists and turns Ms. Walters takes with her story, and at the end of the book, I truly wished I could have stayed with Alicia and Gill a little longer.

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