Breaching the Contract by Chantal Fernando

The Conflict of Interest series begins with a novella which introduces interesting characters who work at a law firm. There are winning attorneys, a capable intern, one take-charge secretary, and the new associate. Katerina Dawson is all set to prove she can be a worthy asset to the firm, but getting the chance to show off her skills will be difficult when she must be out of the office and is not working on actual cases. Then lines are crossed and feelings become involved, and a lawyer plus the new employee will have to make some tough choices when it comes to their futures. I quickly became connected to the many appealing characters in the story, as BREACHING THE CONTRACT is delightfully enjoyable because of captivating developments. Chantal Fernando creates emotional dilemmas for her very likable characters to face, where lasting happiness could be won or lost with one wrong decision.

Since Katerina Dawson only recently got her degree, she was shocked to have been picked as an associate for a prestigious criminal law firm. At first, it seems there will be challenges that will showcase whether she can be a competent lawyer one day. Kat likes working with Jaxon Bentley, and is glad the other partner, Tristan Channing, is not the one over her. All goes well until her boss has to take some time off, which will have her working with the lawyer who is very reserved.

Now Kat is doing various tasks that have nothing to do with the office, and she is starting to feel more like a personal assistant. She does not realize Tristan is secretly attracted to her, and there is even a little desire for him felt by her, too. But neither plans on anything ever happening because of work ethics.

BREACHING THE CONTRACT sets the stage for more compelling situations featuring lawyers and those with whom they interact. Cases are researched and hopefully will have good outcomes. Then there are moments where unspoken wishes are finally declared, and heartfelt emotions are conveyed with much candor. Kat is a very outgoing woman, and I really became caught up in how her new career and possible relationship would turn out. She wants others to comprehend her capabilities, and gives it her all regardless of what job she must perform. Tristan is a little aloof when first met, but insight into his life let me understand this complex man more fully. With the book’s shorter length, the relationship of Tristan and Kat moves along rather quickly, but I still got the sense of genuine feelings between them. There are also some steamy sex scenes where only dreamed about fantasies come true. I thought the story was entertaining, and I am definitely eager for the next book in the series.

I voluntarily reviewed the book from the publisher via NetGalley, and all comments are my honest opinion

Series:  Conflict of Interest – Book 1

Publisher:  Pocket Star

Releases:  September 18, 2017


Genre:  Contemporary

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Rating:  4 Stars

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