Leading the Witness (Conflict of Interest, #4) by Chantal Fernando | Book Review

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Synopsis:

New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando “turns up the heat” (RT Book Reviews) in this steamy standalone novel when a divorce lawyer finds himself stuck between his client and the woman he desires—and soon he’ll be forced to choose sides.

Hunter Brayze doesn’t always like his clients but as the divorce attorney for Bentley & Channing Law, he doesn’t have to. So when he meets his latest client, even though he can’t stand the guy, let alone understand how any woman would ever marry him, he is still determined to win his case. But he never expects taking this client would turn his entire world upside down.

When he comes face to face with his client’s soon-to-be ex, he’s shocked to see Riley McMahon, owner of his local pub and the woman he’s wanted ever since he first laid eyes on her. He didn’t even know she was getting a divorce, and now he’s stuck defending the man who wants to screw Riley out of everything. Feeling like he’s betraying her, Hunter vows to settle this case as quickly as he can by any means possible. Because after months of flirting with Riley at the pub, and now knowing that she’ll soon be free, Hunter is determined to make her his.

But as the proceedings get messier and secrets are revealed, Hunter’s running out of tricks to keep both parties happy. And when someone sets Riley’s pub on fire, he can’t help but suspect his own client. Torn between his professional code of ethics and his intense connection with Riley, Hunter finds himself at a crossroads wondering whose interests he’ll ultimately protect.

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 Leading the Witness by Chantal Fernando
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
An office romance, mixed with a bar owner character that keeps you wanting more of their undeniable chemistry towards each other…


➳When it comes down to office romances, I am a goner for sure. This novel though does not inquire so much of an office romance vibe, but the opposite kinds of world vibe where we have a divorce lawyer and a bar-tender taking place into the aspect of being two of the most stubborn characters I have ever read, but have this powerful chemistry that has honestly proved to me that there is a chance for a second opportunity at finding your one true soulmate. Hunter and Riley are both individuals that have danced around the whole idea of flirting. The reason why is because throughout that one year of knowing each other, there has been an obstacle that has put them at a stop for wanting to proceed with their “relationship.” That is, that Riley is married but is in the tropes of getting a divorce. That’s when the pickle kicks in and they are both yet again being put in a situation that includes morals and professionalism.

➳To make this review short and sweet (because this is the kind of romance you would indulged to if you read this beauty) I’ll just go out and say and incredible this romance novel is. It is indeed one of my favorites this year and I am so glad I took part of reading it because now I will go back to read the previous books in the series. Overall, I loved everything about Hunter and Riley. Both are characters that bring out the best in each other and always end up finding a solution of how to take care of each other even through the hard times.

➳Thank you to Gallery Books for providing an ARC of this masterpiece of a romance, as I am definitely looking forward to reading the previous books in the series. I highly recommend this series if you are looking for the seductiveness that an alpha male brings.

ARC kindly provided by Gallery Books, in exchange for an honest review…

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About Chantal:

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando is twenty six years old and lives in Western Australia.

Her published novels include four books in the Resisting Love series – Chase, Kade, Ryder and James; the New York Times Bestselling novel Maybe This Time and its follow up, This Time Around. Her latest releases include Toxic Girl, Saxon, and a USA bestselling biker romance novel Dragon’s Lair.

When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family.

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