IN THE BARRISTER'S BED
Gabrielle’s second sexy barrister meets his match in a mysterious widow, and the chemistry between the two is combustible. Yet this otherwise engaging read is marred by a second half packed with clichés, from over-the-top villains to a heroine who refuses to reveal she’s in danger. Here’s hoping the author’s next novel takes readers back to her barristers’ chambers in London and the legal action that made her first entry so compelling.
When London barrister James Devlin learns he’s not a bastard but, in actuality, the Duke of Blackwood, his first move is to purchase Wyndmoor Manor — a country estate that holds a special place in his heart. When he arrives in the dead of night, he discovers it is already inhabited by a beautiful widow, Bella Sinclair. Both have deeds to the property and refuse to budge. When their battle of wills becomes something more, secrets from Bella’s past threaten to derail their budding relationship. (ZEBRA, Jul., 344 pp., $6.99)