Legal Ease by Lori Ryan
Sutton Capital #1
Release Date: April 18, 2013
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Rating: 3.5 Bookworms
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This steamy contemporary romance has characters you'll fall in love with and a twist you'll never see coming. Dive on in to Book One of the Sutton Capital Series and fall in love!
Kelly Bradley is convinced she doesn't need to worry about falling in love when she comes up with her plan to marry Jack Sutton. She's dated so many great guys over the years, but hasn't fallen in love once. Not with any of them. It just isn't in the cards for her. So, when she approaches powerful, sexy Jack Sutton and proposes a temporary marriage-of-convenience, she's not on bit concerned that her heart will be on the line.
Jack Sutton is used to having control over things, having things go his way. Things in his life aren't supposed to spin out of control. But Kelly Bradley flips his world upside-down and has him wanting more than he'd ever thought he would have. And, just when he realizes he wants a real marriage with Kelly, Jack finds himself racing to save the woman he loves.
Before Jack and Kelly know it, not only are their hearts on the line, but Kelly's life is, too.
Legal Ease was a satisfying romance. It incorporated a marriage of convenience trope which I enjoyed, a little suspense, and a little humor. It all combined nicely for a sweet story.
Jack is in need of a wife to keep control of his family's company. Kelly is in need of money. She becomes privy to Jack's situation, thanks to Jack's nosy assistant who happens to be a friend of Kelly's, and takes matters into her own hands from there.
I liked both Jack and Kelly. Jack is a good guy who wants to find a love like his parents had. He's smart, hard-working, and honest. Kelly is plucky, clever, and intelligent. Although the romance evolved quickly between the two, I still liked it. The suspense element was a little weak. I'd figured it all out and the resolution was too tidy for my tastes. I did enjoy meeting the other players in this series though and look forward to seeing more of them.
Despite the romance moving quickly and the suspense not fully delivering, I still really enjoyed Legal Ease and plan to continue the series. It was a sweet romance!