Saturday, October 14, 2017

Breaching the Contract by Chantal Fernando

Title: Breaching the Contract 
Series: Conflict of Interest #1
Author: Chantal Fernando
Publisher: Pocket Star
Release Date: September 18, 2017

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?

Short novel but packed with good office romance!

Katerina Dawson better known as Kat is a recently graduated law student. She has been hired by Jaxon Bently to work for him. Jason is a great boss and figure but when he has to leave the office for an unknown period of time, Kat will have to work under Jaxon's partner, Tristan Channing. Kat can admit to herself that he's trouble for her. She's attracted to her new boss and when she finds herself playing nanny with his kids, that she also like his two children. 

Tristan Channing is a widower trying to balance his job and his children. He has no time for playing and he's good at his job. When a couple of nannies failed him, he asks his new employee for help. As hard as he tries to distance himself from her, the more time they spend together the more he wants her in his and his kids' life. 

Breaching the contract can be read in one sitting. It's fast and sweet. Both main characters were likable and relatable. I felt bad for Tristan's situation but I didn't like him abusing his power over Kat at the beginning. I liked him much more when he started treating her as a colleague although I understood the necessity to bring his kids into the story and make Kat feel for them. 

The secondary characters were good too and I'm hoping they get their own stories. 

Cliffhanger: No

3.5/5 Fangs

A complimentary copy was provided by Pocket Star via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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