Leary Michaels grew up with nothing, except the love of her family, so when she lands her dream job as a defence attorney at one of Raleigh’s top law firms, best known for helping those in the most need, she goes from a frumpy nobody to an incredibly sexy, clever and driven woman.
Always one to use her feminine charms in the courtroom, it’s not until she meets her match in Reeve Holloway that she questions whether she is as tough as she thought she was.
Reeve is her opposing counsel, he works for the big corporations and normally doesn’t care much for the other side of the story, it’s his job to win, and he does it well.
With the two of them going up against each other, you know that you are going to be in for a delicious helping of unresolved sexual tension, and it’s pretty clear from the get go that Leary and Reeve want in each others pants. The trouble is, can they be fuck buddies and maintain a professional distance in court?
“I have her promise. She won’t hold my job against me.
I have her promise. I hope she keeps it.”
I loved both of these characters, Leary was a feisty and sassy woman who knew exactly what she wanted, but she was compassionate and kind. Reeve was domineering when he needed to be but also had a pure heart of gold. Although enemies in the courtroom, they make a fabulous match out of it and I loved watching their transition from friends who fuck to lovers who really care about the other.
There was a fantastic mix of chemistry, steam, humour and emotion and I really think Sawyer Bennett explains all of the legal terms and procedures in such a way that I can understand the technicalities without becoming confused or bored.
An excellent addition to the Legal Affairs series.
Friction is a standalone erotic romance, told in dual POV.
ARC gratefully received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
At the powerhouse law firm of Knight & Payne, winning comes first and ethics a distant second. Leary Michaels uses her female charms to daze opponents, and it’s always worked well—until now. On her most personal case yet, she finds herself going up against a defense attorney just as skilled, shameless, and seductive as she is.
Reeve Holloway has never met a woman as sure of her own sexuality, or as ruthless in wielding it, as Leary is. But he won’t be toyed with. What Leary starts, he’ll finish—in the courtroom, the bedroom, or any-damn-place he wants. The sex is uninhibited, electrifying, and absolutely against the rules. Reeve’s job is to ruin Leary’s case…even if it destroys her in the process and costs him the woman he’s come to love.