Series: Conflict of Interest #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Seducing the Defendant, Approaching the Bench
Also by this author: Seducing the Defendant, Approaching the Bench, Ace of Hearts, Knuckle Down, Going Rogue, Fallen Princess, Saint, Temper
New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando returns with BREACHING THE CONTRACT, book one in a brand new series—The Conflict of Interest Series—about a brigade of lawyers who, despite being bad boys at heart, always end up just on the right side of the law.
Katerina Dawson knows exactly what she wants from life. And as the new associate at the top law firm in the city, she’s ready to live out her dreams of becoming a criminal lawyer. But going on coffee runs and babysitting kids during the day was definitely not what she had in mind. She knows that anyone else would kill to be in her shoes, but she has to draw the line somewhere. That’s easier said than done, though, when Kat has to confront her handsome boss…
Tristan Channing and Jaxon Bentley run a successful law firm together and the two partners couldn’t be busier right now. When Jaxon suddenly takes a leave of absence, Tristan begrudgingly assumes responsibility of the new associate, the hot new associate, who has curves for days. Needing to keep his distance from her, Tristan sends Kat on needless errands and has her doing work even an intern wouldn’t touch, like picking up his kids. But his plan backfires when he sees his children grow attached to Kat and sees her getting comfortable in his home. It triggers something deep within him, and it feels right to have her there. Will Tristan be able to keep his work and personal lives separate, or will he find that his heart holds the final verdict?
Breaching the Contract is my first Chantal Fernando book and I really enjoyed it! Its a short novella that you can read in about an hour; lately, I have been LOVING novellas. They are helping me break out of my reading funk for sure.
Kat is a recent law school grad who has taken a job at a prestigious law firm. Her boss, Jaxon, really treats her like an equal and she is able to really learn a lot. Then he has to leave town for a bit and his partner, Tristan, has to take over the cases. He treats Kat like a lackey-getting him coffee, picking up his kids, etc. Jokes on him because Kat ends up charming his kids and they love her! Kat and Tristan dance around their attraction and the sexual tension is high.
Logan and Laura bring some cuteness to the story, and I loved Kat’s tenacity and drive. I understood Tristan’s behavior-his wife died a few years ago, he is trying to raise his kids alone, he is Kat’s boss-but when he pushed her away I was kind of pissed.
Breaching the Contract is super short so obviously I wished there was more. The end felt a bit rushed to me, but overall, I really enjoyed the story and can’t wait to get Jaxon, Callum, and Hunter’s stories. And I am kind of curious about Yvonne too!
Breaching the Contract is part boss/employee love, with a dash of single dad romance to create a charming story!
- POV: 1st (Kat)
- Tears: no
- Trope: boss/employee, single dad
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes with epilogue « Hide Spoiler