Seducing the Defendant (Conflict of Interest #2) by Chantal Fernando (Review) - Bibliophile Wonderland Reviews

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Seducing the Defendant (Conflict of Interest #2) by Chantal Fernando (Review)

New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando returns to her latest, steamy Conflict of Interest series with this electrifying tale of murder, justice, and intense attraction.

Jaxon Bentley is a hardnosed criminal lawyer whose entire life revolves around his work. He’s been asked to represent Scarlett Reyes, a woman accused of murdering her police officer husband in cold blood. All the evidence points to Scarlett being guilty and Jaxon is sure it’s an open and shut case.

But when he meets his client, he can’t help but feel that she’s innocent and that there’s more to the story than meets the eye. With a bit of digging, he uncovers a connection to the notorious Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club and realizes that Scarlett’s case is a complicated and difficult one. It certainly doesn’t help that the two share an immediate and passionate attraction. Will Jaxon be able to prove Scarlett’s innocence or are the two doomed to fail both in court and as a couple?

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Darren Melvin, isn't who he said he was in when we first meet him in Dirty Ride. Turns out he was living a double life he had his rich wife and Valentina on the side. The cop was dirtier then we that and a two timer at that. For those who have read Dirty Ride we know what how he ended up but, now two years later they are trying to frame his wife Scarlet for his death. Bentley being the best defense lawyer in town he is approached to take the case. 
They tip toe around each other during the trail because hello that would be inappropriate so they just let the tension build and build. I felt horrible for Scarlet for how she had been treated by her late husband and whats even worse he was doing it to another woman at the same time. She really has a heart of gold she felt guilty because Valentina had went through the same abuse as she did. She didn't want another woman feeling how she felt during those episodes. I've never read about a couple so tightly bound to one another like these two. Bentley is a big ole softie when he is around Scarlet. Scarlet is so resistant and brave after everything she been put through.It was unexpected to get a story within a story I thought that was a nice touch. I never pictured this ending it was sad but, I understood why and that made the book much better. Can't wait to see who's story is next hopefully it's Hunter's. 
We do see our favorite old ladies having fun and their biker men in their own action two. That scene was intense and insane i don't know how both of the main characters kept it together. 
It was nice two see that the author continues to delve in between her other series and gives us updates on those characters too.   

ARC was provided by Gallery Books in exchange for an honest review.

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