Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Order of Protection by Lexi Blake ( Courting Justice, #1)

Order of Protection
by Lexi Blake

My Rating: 3.5 Stars

Series: Courting Justice - Book 1
Publisher: Berkley (June 5, 2018)
Publication Date: June 5, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Print Length: 336 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

To high-end defense attorney Henry Garrison, Win Hughes is a woman he met during one of the most trying times of his life. She's soft and warm, and he finds solace in their brief relationship. But Win has a secret. She's actually Taylor Winston-Hughes--born to one of the wealthiest families in the country, orphaned as a child by a tragic accident. Win moves in the wealthiest circles, but her lavish lifestyle hides her pain. 

When her best friend is murdered in the midst of a glittering New York gala, Win's charged with the crime, and the only person in the world she wants to see is Henry. 

Henry is shocked at the true identity of his lover, but he can't reject the case. This trial could take his new firm into the stratosphere. Still, he's not getting burned by Win again. And yet every turn brings them closer together. 

As the case takes a wild turn and Win's entire life is upended, she must look to the people she's closest to in order to find a killer. And Henry must decide between making his case and saving the woman he loves...

Order of Protection by Lexi Blake ( Courting Justice, #1)

Order of Protection (Courting Justice #1)Two people paying the price for the mess they have made of their lives find healing, love and redemption in Lexi Blake’s ORDER OF PROTECTION.

Henry was a shark, an attorney who went for the jugular until his wife shredded his reputation, his life and the fiefdom he thought he couldn’t lose. Win is the little rich girl who hides her brains and her true self to please her “friends,” her public and the reality show she starred on. She also hides her true identity from Henry. Now both are re-grouping, and a chance meeting has them dancing in the sheets for a quick affair that means nothing, until it becomes everything to both of them. Can love and a relationship be based on lies or will murder reveal how much they have together?

While Henry was said to 37 and Win 29, they both came across as much less mature to me, which didn’t quite fit with their “positions” in life. The mystery of who the actual killer is WAS very well hidden and I definitely didn’t see that coming, but like a reality TV show, this was a little too shallow for me at times when I wanted more depth.

Ms. Blake can certainly write and her characters have glowing moments of humor and passion, and the plot had some dark twists, but overall, I wasn’t trapped in the pages, refusing to let go.

I received a complimentary ARC edition from Berkley Publishing Group.

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