Body of Law, Volume 1 by Amanda Lance
RELEASE DAY BLITZ
December 4, 2014
December 4, 2014
This routine is killing me.
Day in and day out, it’s; the same thing: go to work, bed a whore, get a criminal off on a technicality— pretty standard for one of Chicago’s most established criminal defense attorneys. Yet I’m almost positive that if I don’t find something to get me out of this rut I’ll go as crazy as the murders I defend.
And when Violet Donovan walks in, the smart-mouthed intern who is anything but routine, I’m sure those pouty lips and fuck-me eyes are just what I need to get my cock and love for the law twitching again.
Too bad she also happens to be the daughter of the man who once tried to mentor me.
Too bad she’s completely off limits.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Violet starts what is sure to be a challenging internship for her. She is going to be working in an area of law that is way outside her comfort zone. When she arrives, she finds that her mentor is someone she has had a crush on since her early teen years when her father attempted to mentor him during his early college years. Sebastian realizes that the daughter of his mentor has grown into a beautiful woman, and since he needs to stay away from her he does everything he can think of to drive her out of the internship. He underestimates her determination to follow through with the internship, as well as their attraction to one another.
This is a short book, so I pretty much read it straight through. Violet is an easy character to like. She's smart, strong, and determined. Sebastian is tricky because it is clear that he has made some choices that have brought him success, but at the expense of others. He is living a very selfish life despite what Violets father tried to teach him. It is interesting to see Violet's reaction to Sebastian as well as see Sebastian fight his obvious attraction to the woman Violet has become. It is tricky to know what to hope for because Sebastian seems like he might have more to him than meets the eye, but he definitely demonstrates some pretty lousy behaviors at times. This book ends in a way that will make it necessary to read the next in the series when it is released.
*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review
~*~ABOUT AMANDA LANCE~*~
A native of New Jersey and lifelong nerd, Amanda Lance recently completed her Master in Liberal Arts at Thomas Edison State College after her BA in English Literature and AFA in creative writing. As an avid reader of all genres, some of her favorite authors include Hemingway, Marquis de Sade, Stevenson, Bukowski and Radcliffe.
When she isn’t writing or reading, Amanda can found indulging in film noir or hiking with her other half and their extremely spoiled dog. She is obsessively working on her next book and trying to tame her caffeine addiction.