Katy Sinclair is a beautiful, hardworking, conservative lawyer in one of the biggest law firms in Vancouver city. Getting where she is in her career has not been an easy task, especially now that she’s a single mom of two. She is brilliant in what she does and knows it won’t be long until she makes partner and doesn’t have to rely on anyone, particularly her good for nothing ex-husband. She is focused on finally achieving her goals and financial independence and her current case is just the ticket to achieving both these objectives. In the course of doing research for the case, she ends up in a sex club and her life is forever changed.
Mark Richards considers himself the best among the best in defense law. Though he represents a rich businessman who doesn’t always follow the law, his dealings are always legal. He is honorable and won’t sacrifice his integrity for money even if it means his firm might collapse. Mark is tough but at the same time he also has a heart of gold. Plus he is a partner in a sex club which he manages with his friend. The day Katy enters his sex club, he’s drawn to her and the feeling seems to be mutual.
Katy and Mark have no idea that they will be facing off in court in a case that they are both determined not to lose. Setting aside their attraction to each other is a must since crossing that ethical line could end both their careers. Resisting each other is not as easy as they both thought as things heat up inside and outside the courtroom. With the case becoming complicated instead of winding down, will they be strong enough to deny themselves until the end, or will one of them have to make the sacrifice and give up the case? The decision is not that easy as they both have other people to consider; Katy’s children and her ability to support them without any help from her ex if she makes partner and Mark has to think of his law firm and his partners. Bodies are starting to pile up and it might not be safe for either of them to remain on the case.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading LEGAL HEAT, which is the first book in a series. Mark and Katy were enchanting. Seeing Katy as she begins to have sexual confidence with the help of Mark and a push from a girlfriend was great. The secondary characters totally enhanced this story as they each had different personalities. Sarah Castille did a great job of encompassing mystery, suspense and hot sexy scenes! Nothing in this story is black and white and the surprises kept hitting me in every chapter. The adrenaline rush I felt once I started reading didn’t stop until I read the last page. Highly recommend this book to those who love to read romantic suspense with some hot scorching scenes on top! I look forward to reading the second book in the series - UNDERCOVER BRIEF, coming December 2013. In the meantime, make sure you read LEGAL HEAT.