Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Leading The Witness - Chantal Fernando - Release Blitz & Review

Title: Leading the Witness
Series: The Conflict of Interest Series #4
Author: Chantal Fernando
Publisher: Gallery Books
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 17, 2018

New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando “turns up the heat” (RT Book Reviews) in this steamy standalone novel when a divorce lawyer finds himself stuck between his client and the woman he desires—and soon he’ll be forced to choose sides.

Hunter Brayze doesn’t always like his clients but as the divorce attorney for Bentley & Channing Law, he doesn’t have to. So when he meets his latest client, even though he can’t stand the guy, let alone understand how any woman would ever marry him, he is still determined to win his case. But he never expects taking this client would turn his entire world upside down.

When he comes face to face with his client’s soon-to-be ex, he’s shocked to see Riley McMahon, owner of his local pub and the woman he’s wanted ever since he first laid eyes on her. He didn’t even know she was getting a divorce, and now he’s stuck defending the man who wants to screw Riley out of everything. Feeling like he’s betraying her, Hunter vows to settle this case as quickly as he can by any means possible. Because after months of flirting with Riley at the pub, and now knowing that she’ll soon be free, Hunter is determined to make her his.

But as the proceedings get messier and secrets are revealed, Hunter’s running out of tricks to keep both parties happy. And when someone sets Riley’s pub on fire, he can’t help but suspect his own client. Torn between his professional code of ethics and his intense connection with Riley, Hunter finds himself at a crossroads wondering whose interests he’ll ultimately protect.



4 Stars 

Leading The Witness is the fourth title in the Conflict of Interest series, and probably my favorite of the series.  This title is a contemporary romance, that fits in to the office/forbidden romance tropes, featuring Hunter and Riley.

Riley is the owner of Riley's bar.  She's an interesting character, stubborn, strong, independent and sassy.  At times she can be a tad to prideful for her own good. 

Hunter is a tattooed bad boy lawyer and underneath his colourful exterior is a heart of gold.  He's a sweet, patient, reliable, fun and loyal man, who will do anything for those he cares for. 

Their banter is fun, witty and flirtatious. 

I really enjoyed seeing the characters from the previous titles all appear within this story line.  If you are looking for a low angst contemporary romance, check out Leading The Witness. 

New York Times, Amazon & USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando is thirty-one years old and lives in Western Australia.

Lover of all things romance, Chantal is the author of the best selling books Dragon's Lair, Maybe This Time and many more.

When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family.

Chantal loves to hear from readers.