Reviewed by Karin
LRP gave me a copy of the book to review. I’m only sorry it took me so long to get to it. I thought it was very well done. The author herself is also a divorce lawyer, so she undoubtedly knows the ins and outs of divorces, the courts, the defenses and offenses, which she presents articulately.
Molly Grant is on track to get her 5 year bonus which will enable her to pay off her student loans and her parents’ home and other loans.
Then she meets Fern Walker whose wealthy ex-husband has painted her as unfit. He has alienated the children’s affections from her and essentially kept the children from her. Complicating matters is that Fern had postpartum depression after the birth of her second child — which certainly wasn’t made easier by the kind of man her ex-husband is. He’s set himself up with a woman (not married) who calls herself ‘mommy’ — which she emphatically is not.
No one will take Fern’s case. Molly decides she will, because of something that happened with another potential client earlier in her career. But to do this, she has to do it outside of office hours, not within the corporation for which she works.
All’s well that ends well, and you know it will.
Molly is a great protagonist: gutsy, smart, does her homework, learns what she has to learn to defend Fern.
Meantime the ex- is showing his true colors, and Fern has the support of her court ordered therapist and neutral advocate. It’s a good thing!
And Molly finds an ally at the office, as well as true love.
What could be better!
Well, what will happen when the firm finds out? And what decision will Molly make?
Have you read it?
I give it 5 out of 5 star. I would definitely read another book by this author.
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Karin likes solidly written romances that are heavy on the romantic suspense. She loves it when the good guy triumphs over the bad guy. She’s not a fan of historical period romances in general, a duke in tight breeches makes her grimace. That said, she will read one every now and then to shake things up so long as she can immediately return to the land of contemporary crime solving heroes and heroines.