Series: Conflict of Interest Book #1
Author: Chantal Fernando
Blurb: 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?
Favorite quote(s): “Kat,” he warns, gaze dropping to my lips. “I don’t know what you want me to do here. Be strong and deny this thing between us, or be weak and let us both have what we want.”
“For once in your life, Tristan, be weak.”
Thoughts: Conflict of Interest was a little on the short side, but wound up being a great, quick read if you are looking to fill some time. I was unfamiliar with the author, but what really made me hesitate at the beginning of the book was the fact that the point of view is written in first person, which is generally not one of my favorites. The author did manage to pull it off though, so the further into it the less it bothered me. I admit though that the fact that all of sudden the epilogue is told from Tristan’s POV when the whole of the story was told from Katerina’s POV. That is probably my biggest complaint with it. Although, I was also expecting for the boss/employee relationship to be more of a barrier for Katerina and Tristan, or the fact that he is a single dad with a child, or any number of other issue that could face our couple, however none of them really hit home as big stumbling blocks for them at all. Really, it was just a sweet, sweet romance.