The Laws of Seduction by Gwen Jones

The Laws of Seduction by Gwen Jones
French Kiss 3
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (384 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3 stars
Reviewed by Waratah

When Rex Renaud, the COO of Mercier Shipping, is arrested for a crime he didn’t commit, he knows he’ll need a miracle to clear his name … and sassy lawyer Charlotte Andreko is the perfect woman for the job.
Charlotte has built her career defending pro bono clients against womanizers like Rex Renaud, and she’d much rather let him sweat it out in a jail cell than defend him in court. Yet Rex swears he’s been set up, and when he offers her a shocking sum of money in exchange for her legal counsel, the financial security is too tempting to resist. The court dubs Rex a serious flight risk—how many people have their own jet?—and he’s released on one condition: Charlotte’s his new jailer, and he’s stuck with her until his arraignment.

But when a bomb threat sends Rex and Charlotte on the run, neither is prepared for the explosive chemistry and red-hot passion that flare between them as they hunt for the truth about his arrest.

Money talks but it can’t buy love. Sparks fly in and out of the courtroom when one determined lawyer meets her match in one sexy French mogul.

Charlotte is an attorney, not a pro-bono but lately that’s all that she has been defending. The other partners are just about ready to call her on it. Where the other partners are billing, Charlotte isn’t. She’s all about the under-dog….mostly women.

Rex is a COO of a shipping company, he pretty much has money to burn. When he finds himself arrested for a crime he didn’t commit, he’s determined to hire the best attorney his money can buy.

Of course, Charlotte knows about men like Rex Renaud. The typical “I’m rich, so it’s my way”. She was dead set on refusing the case but Rex didn’t get to the top of his game by being giving up easy.

I liked the writing but the premise was a bit played out of me. In this type of genre you have be way above the rest. Don’t get me wrong, I liked it, it just didn’t have the “wow” factor for me.

It’s a long story but it felt like it had a bit more detail than I necessary, I found myself drifting a couple of times. This is book three in the series, though I haven’t read the other two, yet. The characters were good and I had the chance to get to know them. I loved how they went back and forth; both Rex and Charlotte have a cutting wit.

Charlotte had all the confidence in the world. I loved how she stood up to the judge that had called her in her chambers. She didn’t however have a lot of confidence in herself as a woman. It was enjoyable to watch her grow into a stronger woman outside the courtroom.

There are a couple of tense moments, a bit of a mystery, and some lovely sexy playtime. All around it was a good read.

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