Alexandria Henson's world consists of two loves in her life: one she adored as a father figure since childhood, the other she barely knows. Sworn to uphold the law as a young inexperienced lawyer, and abide within the judicial system fresh out of Seattle Law School, she finds herself doubting her every move. She has an uncle who is allegedly the head of Canada's worst crime family and a newly found love interest who seems to be ever so mysterious at every glance. Alexandria is deadlocked between defending her self-integrity, family, and trials of the heart. She is convinced her uncle is innocent and bears no connection to the mob, yet all evidential pieces of the puzzle has her doubting her very own bloodline.
©2015 Scott J. Secor (P)2016 Scott J. Secor
Interested as I am in stories set in the Pacific Northwest, My first thought was that the heroine was too narcissistic to make it into law school, let alone graduate. In Washington and British Columbia no one becomes a trial lawyer through family connections, laziness, sexiness. In both jurisdictions, lawyers must have experience with a reputable law firm and be 'called to the bar' before they are allowed to participate in a trial. Laws are not the same in both countries. There is just too much lack of research and a tiresome, self absorbed heroine.
This one starts off one dark and stormy night, well it was a rainy night. We are introduced to Alex, an opinionated, educated, flirty and sometimes obnoxious young woman who has recently become a lawyer.
Her family background is a bit of a mystery but she doesn't allow that to define who she is and instead she has chosen to follow her own path, taking an interest in law and ends up taking part in a major case.
There is love, action and deceit in this story and it is clear that Alex isn't perfect, in fact she is naive, however she is trying and at times I just wanted to say, "Come on Alex get your shhh together!"
I loved this story because it doesn't have the typical hero type protagonist who knows how to solve everything, and that allowed for surprise throughout this novel.
It was an okay book. It took a little bit to get going. The narrator was hard to listen to. It got more interesting as it went on. The main character seemed a little stupid.
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