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.
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.
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
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Leading the Witness is the fourth instalment in Chantal Fernando’s
delectable Conflict of Interest series and is another deeply sexy and
enjoyable romance full of chemistry, attraction and budding love.
Brayze is a family divorce lawyer, used to wanting the best for his
clients. So when a friend calls in a favour and asks him to represent
someone that’s Hunter’s plan, until he comes face to face with his
client’s soon-to-be-ex and discovers it’s the owner of his local pub and
the woman Hunter has desired for more than a year. Riley McMahon has
finally realised her dream of opening her own pub and knows if she can
just get her divorce finalised with her greedy ex, everything will be
perfect, especially with the sinfully sexy and bearded Hunter providing
her eye candy every day at work. With Hunter forced to put his feelings
for Riley aside for the sake of a fair case, Hunter is determined to do
his job to the best of his abilities, while not screwing Riley over in
the process. Torn between his professional code of ethics and the woman
he wants more than anything, will Hunter be able to convince Riley to
give him a chance now that she’s single or will her ex continue to ruin
As with every other Chantal Fernando novel I’ve
read, I really enjoyed Leading the Witness. We first met Riley when
Hunter and Jaxon stopped at her newly opened pub for lunch during a
previous novel and of course we’ve known Hunter throughout the series.
Sparks flew between the sexy bearded lawyer and the bar owner straight
away and Leading the Witness finally allows readers to see this spark
blossom into a fully realised romance as Hunter and Riley take centre
stage in this novel.
Chantal Fernando details Hunter and
Riley’s romance through their varying POV’s, allowing for a well told
and detailed story. Leading the Witness is sexy without an overload of
sex scenes, instead developing the relationship over time and building
on the tension and attraction that simmers between them.
and Riley were great characters to follow and I genuinely liked them.
Hunter truly cared about Riley, enough to wait for her for a year when
he believed she was unavailable and then as he slowly began to court
her, not wanting her to rush into anything she wasn’t ready for. Riley
on the other hand was a sweetie; an honest, hardworking woman who had
been in a loveless marriage and was finally finding happiness for
Chantal Fernando includes a lot of great interactions with the employees at Riley’s pub who were true friends to Riley; Callie, Preston, Isaac and even Cheffy. They were real characters, especially Callie and Preston who I thought were so much fun to follow.
but fun, Leading the Witness is another great read from Chantal
Fernando who never fails to satisfy! I highly recommend this series as
the romance and characters are brilliant and you won’t be sorry if you
give it a go!
Sent for review by Give Me Books
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Kinde ebook via Netgalley
April 17th 2018
| The Book Depository
Another great Chantal Fernando novel--I can't wait to read whatever she releases next!