Three sizzling-hot, deliciously taboo erotic romances to stoke your mood.
Wrongly accused in Attorney-Client Privileges, sexy but innocent Beth has nowhere to turn but straight into the arms of hotshot L.A. lawyer, Jon. Can this attorney manage to get her off in time?
Liza reaches a meeting of the minds—and more—when she unleashes her inhibitions and gives herself over to the primal allure of Main Street lawyer Hawk in Of Unsound Mind and Body.
In Of Writs and Writhing, fearless defense attorney Pat gets more than she bargained for when she goes toe-to-toe with New Orleans’ infamous Playboy Judge. When things get heated both in and out of the courtroom, more than temperatures rise.
Meeting Men Series:
Praise for Playing Doctor:
“This trio of hot and steamy tales is escapism of the richest, most decadent variety.”—RT Book Reviews
“Sizzling and sensual... Readers will cheer on these strong women as they take the initiative, seeking (and finding) both sexual satisfaction and emotional fulfillment.”—Publisher’s Weekly
Legal scenarios and sexy surprises bond the trio of stories in Allure's capable second Meeting Men erotica collection (after Playing Doctor). In "Attorney-Client Privileges," a workaholic attorney needs a pro bono case to maintain his standing within his prestigious law firm and hopes a "quick and dirty" prostitution case does the trick. Genuine goodness wins over misogyny as the preamble and end titillate and bolster the floundering middle. In "Of Unsound Mind and Body," client Liza Jensen is mystified by handsome lawyer Franklin "Hawk" Ross, who believes that if a customer isn't fully satisfied he has not done his job. Intense chemistry, great characterization, and a kinky page-singeing ending will have readers clamoring for more of Liza and Hawk's adventures. In "Of Writs and Writhing," successful lawyer Pat Laroque dresses up to catch the eye of Emmit Stockard, the "Playboy Judge of New Orleans," and win her case. Legalese double entendres build sexual tension. Despite varying levels of wit and eroticism, all three stories pack an emotional punch.
so many missed opportunities
A three story anthology, the second in this series I have read, that uses the common threads of a slight disillusionment and the legal profession. I’d read the first (Playing Doctor) to mixed reaction, and found some of the similar emotions in this one. The stories in this book are Unsound Mind and Body, Attorney Client Privileges and Of Writs and Writhing. Each story is a quick bite, between 50 and 100 pages with a legal issue or scene/setting at the forefront.
Attorney Client Privileges is based on a wrongly accused woman and the lawyer who comes to her rescue, both in the courtroom and bedroom. Jon is attracted to the quiet Beth, and agrees to represent her in her case. But this was uneven for me, attraction and chemistry between the two was never clearly established or even particularly solidly presented, so it was a very on again off again sort of feeling. Jon often felt more predator than advocate to me because of the uneven chemistry, and that put a pall on the story overall for me.
In Unsound Mind and Body the connection with Liza and Hawk was palpable, and this made the steam just roll off the pages. The separation between them, living in different cities left me wanting more than a happy for now for this couple, while the legal moments were less important to the overall trajectory – the couple became the highlight here.
Lastly was Of Writs and Writing, with an older couple: Judge and Attorney. Both are still stuck in past relationships and proving themselves worthy, but their moments together are steamy and quite unique. The interactions in this story are the best of the lot, with character development that actually feels plausible and reveals as the story moves from courtroom to steam. A toss-up between this and Unsound Mind and Body for my favorite of the three.
As I experienced in Playing Doctor, these three stories all have moments that shine, although the steamy moments are often let down from uneven chemistry and character development, usually emotional. Less ‘creative’ uses of euphemisms for body parts (a HUGE pet peeve) and limited purple prose did improve this read for me, but so many missed opportunities to expand on connections, tighten chemistry and provide palpable and logical reasons for these connections leave this solidly in the ok not great reading pile for me.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Lawyer Up or plead the fifth
Lawyer Up is an intense erotic collaboration of three contemporary short novels. Settings are centered within the legal profession where worlds collide, sparks fly resulting in hot lascivious sizzling scenes. Discovering unexpected second chances and finding love again. Every tale is unique and pure hot perfection. Virtual Page turner!
Author has a unique writing style. Skillfully developed characters with a well-developed storyline. This is a fast-paced read. I was in awe from the beginning to end. By no means does it ever lose momentum.
Stories were astonishingly fabulous! Read with caution your hands may acquire scorch marks. Without reservation, I wholeheartedly recommend.
*ARC provided from the publisher for review.*