A single kiss can change everything...
In the first novel of the Sweetest Kisses series, Hannah Stark has set her sights on corporate law to assure her a career of paperwork, predictability, and conservative suits. Contracts, finance, and the art of the deal sing to her, while the mess and misery of the courtroom do not. But her daughter needs to eat, so when Hannah is offered a temporary position in a small town firm's domestic relations department, she reluctantly accepts.
Trent Knightley is mightily drawn to his newest associate, though Hannah is as protective of her privacy as she is competent. When their friendship and attraction heat up, Hannah's secrets put her heart and Trent's hopes in double jeopardy.
A Single Kiss by Grace Burrowes
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Hannah is a newly practicing attorney who gets hired on with a firm where she will have to work for 6 months in the domestic relations department before moving on to her goal of corporate law. Working in this department brings up many demons for her. Hannah struggles to keep her balance as she excels in this field, but at personal cost to herself. Trent is attracted to Hannah, which makes him nervous because he hasn't been involved with a woman in years and also because he is her boss.
I enjoyed this book even though there were definitely some tough situations that these characters had to go through and others that we just see through the clients they represent. I think the book does a good job of showing both the good and bad aspects of the judicial system we have. Hannah was an easy character to connect to and root for. She has been doing the best she can with very limited resources and not much of a support system. One of the most rewarding aspects of this book was seeing her get some of the help and support that she should have had her whole life. Trent is also a really easy character to like. He is smart, sexy, kind, and loyal. Despite having a great support system, he has still been through some really tough times in his personal life, and I was really hoping that things would work out for his sake as well. There are some pretty nasty villains in this story, but when things get really tough it was nice to see people standing up for what is right. I would read more by this author, and definitely more books in this series.
*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review