Sunday, July 2, 2023

Friction: Reeve & Leary's Story (Legal Affairs Book 6) by Sawyer Bennett

Friction: Reeve and Leary's Story

Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: June 27, 2023


Leary Michaels has no problem using her feminine charms to daze her legal adversaries so they don’t see her coming in for the kill. On her most personal case yet, she finds herself battling an attorney who’s just as skilled, seductive and shamelessly determined to beat her at her own game.

As a partner at Knight & Payne, I know what it takes to succeed—hard work, long hours and occasionally turning up my female powers of persuasion. I’m not afraid to show a little skin if it’s going to get me what I want and I’ve been known to ignore the ethics rules a time or two.

The opponent on my current case is nothing but a sleazy corporate lawyer willing to sell his soul to the devil to help his rich clients get richer by sticking it to innocent people like my client. No matter how devastatingly handsome Reeve Holloway is, I have zero qualms messing with his head… both above and below his belt. I’ve deviously planned out our first meeting and one excruciatingly long elevator ride at the courthouse leaves me with my stockings down, Reeve begging for more and the two of us on a decidedly unethical path to the bedroom.

As the case and our dalliance go on, I find that my initial impression of Reeve couldn’t be further from reality. What starts as a couple of workaholics blowing off steam turns into something deeper than we ever wanted. But pillow talk can be dangerous when you’re walking a moral line and Reeve’s law firm has made it clear they’ll stop at nothing to win.

When the gavel comes down on our case, I can’t help but feel as if I’m losing everything I’ve worked so hard to attain. As our hearts become more entwined, can we find a way to battle in the courtroom or will the friction cause our love to burn to ashes?

NOTE: Friction: Reeve and Leary’s Story was originally released as Friction by Montlake in 2015. This tale of two attorneys battling it out in the courtroom received a fresh polish but the story remains the same—smart, sassy and smoking hot.

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I read this book in October of 2015, this is my review from then:

Leary Michaels is a hard working, no nonsense type of woman, one that doesn't have time for a relationship because all of her time is put towards winning cases for her clients. Leary is the good type of lawyer, the firm that she is with does not work for corporations, they only take on clients that other law firms turns away, the bottom of the barrel, the poorest of poor, the helpless. She is currently suing a Doctor and his Insurance company for malpractice. You see Dr. Asshole left Jenna with such deformity that she is unable to work in her field any longer and with raising a son that is severely autistic on her own she needs to work.

Reeve Holloway is the Defense lawyer. What else is there to be said about this...not much. Although, Reeve is a breath of fresh air he is sexy beyond measure, and he gives as well as he gets.

Sleeping with the Enemy comes to mind as a good term for this book.

The first encounter between Leary and Reeve is one that I will be thinking about the next time I'm on an elevator!

I have to say that Sawyer Bennett is one of my favorite authors. She is very authentic in her writing, not only is there steamy sex scenes, but the story line itself is a good solid one, and lets not forget all the legalese that she uses. Very spot on. This was a great addition to the Legal Affairs series.

About the Author:

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs.

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