Law of Attraction by Darlene Fredette

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Law of Attraction by Darlene Fredette
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (215 pages)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Camellia

Lawyer Christina Crawford has a successful career and stable financial future, but is it enough? Her world is disrupted when a routine divorce case means working with a man she never expected—or wanted—to see again. During their first meeting, she can’t deny a connection still exists. Her head warns her to run, but her heart yearns to stay.

Steven Mitchell is ruthless in the courtroom, but outside those doors, his easy charm, good looks, and unlimited stream of female companions gives him an unscrupulous reputation. Six years ago, Christina saw beyond his façade, but the emotions she evoked scared him and he pushed her away. Now he wants a second chance and he is determined to get her back…even if he has to play dirty.

Jealousy is a devastating force for almost too long in Law of Attraction.

Professionally Christina Crawford survives Steven Mitchell’s actions that were prompted by his jealousy. But emotionally she still has a wound that has never healed even after five years.

Driven to prove herself, Christina excels as a lawyer. But stress from an overload of cases that she works on relentlessly to win and usually does, has taken its toll. When a long overdue vacation finally comes at the same time as her sister’s wedding, Christina looks forward to a rest and fun.

However, a pressing, supposedly straight forward, divorce case stalls her departure. The opposing lawyer is none other than the high-powered criminal lawyer Steven Mitchell. Why is he handling a divorce case? Emotional upheaval plus new, damning evidence against her client, have Christina multitasking as she works to find a solution for her client’s problems, takes part in her sister’s pre-wedding events, and copes with feelings for Steven Mitchell that refuse to die.

Darlene Fredette keeps tension at a fever pitch, engaging the reader’s full attention.

Steven Mitchell’s plan to win Christina back and his continued jealous antics work against each other again and again, but he preservers. His connection with Christina’s sister’s in-laws creates a new level of emotional conflict that neither he nor Christina handles very well. The couple in the divorce and how they settle their difference become the catalyst for change in Christina’s and Steven’s relationship.

Ms. Fredette’s vivid descriptions give the reader a strong of place. Her ability to use secondary characters to up the anxiety and stress is remarkable and keeps the tension high throughout the story. However, the hero’s jealousy, ruling his actions for so long, made this reader wonder: Can a leopard change its spots?

How Ms. Fredette works out the hurts relieves some of the doubt, but best of all, Christina and Steven’s love that forgives all things finally creates a hard-won happy-ever-after.

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