Review: Charade

Tuesday, 10 October 2017
Charade Charade by Jade C. Jamison
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this story and its concept. It was refreshingly different and drew me in straight away with the whole law firm storyline.

Whilst it irked me somewhat that the female character had to pretend to be engaged in order to get the job she was already qualified to do, I did enjoy the power struggle as both characters set about achieving their ultimate target: one, the right to take over from his father when he retired (Brock), and two, to become a practicing lawyer and no longer a researcher (Erica).

Both characters were easy to enjoy especially when Brock realised that Erica wasn’t someone to be trifled with. Whilst agreeing, in principle, to Brock’s “proposal”, Erica still had reservations but determined to acquire the job that she had worked tirelessly for, she put her morals aside and set about assisting Brock with his subterfuge. Erica wasn’t about to sleep her way into her dream job though and made it clear to Brock that this was a hands-off agreement. Brock, on the other hand, is also singularly determined to get what he wants and to do that, he needs to make his engagement as realistic as possible in front of his retiring father, and his brothers. Whilst a casual arm across the shoulders and a kiss on the cheek may seem innocent enough, it’s beyond what Erica signed up for as she repeatedly tells Brock. The only problem is that her body is starting to respond to Brock’s closeness and whilst her mind is determined to keep him at a distance, she starts to enjoy the odd moment of closeness.

As expected, and despite Erica’s best intentions, she soon starts to see the man behind the business suit and when away from work, Erica realises that Brock is a man she could, and does, fall for. Despite her softening towards Brock, Erica managed to maintain her feisty determination and no-nonsense attitude, which I really appreciated.

This was a really enjoyable story and one which held my interest throughout. The characters were endearing and the storyline rewarding. It was lighthearted but intriguing, especially the legal/law firm side to the story.

This ebook was kindly provided by the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.
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