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Happy Release Day and ARC #Review of Leading the Witness (a Conflict of Interest novel, #4) by Chantal Fernando! @givemebooksblog @ChantalFernando


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.




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I know that yall get tired of me reviewing the same authors but let me tell you.  Some are worth reading over and over.  Ms. Fernando is no exception.  I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about the cases and relationships at Bentley & Chaney.  Believe me, I swear Jaxson got a woody in this one when it came to the malpractice suit filed.  I just loved him.  Heck, I loved all of them but Hunter is probably my favorite.  We meet him in the first book and it was fun getting to know the real Hunter in this book.

Plus, he has a beard.  *swoon*  And Riley makes note of it at times.  What really stood out for me was that once the divorce stuff was done, we got the romance.  Ms. Fernando takes her time with Hunter and Riley.  This is definitely a friends to lovers book and it’s done quite well.  We get to know their thoughts and fears before they get together and trust me, I totally understood Riley’s concerns.  Not to mention Hunter’s reputation in the previous books.  What was really interesting to me was how Riley really went for it with Hunter.  Read the last teaser and that explains Riley in a nutshell.  *wink*

There is a small mystery about Riley’s Pub and I NEVER saw that resolution coming at all.  Bravo Ms. Fernando.  Genius!  And the malpractice suit was genius, too.  I just reading Jaxson’s reaction to it.  He’s such a bad*ss.  That said, I really wanted Riley’s to get more than a slap on the wrist.  He needed to be slapped upside his head but Hunter, Tristan, and Jaxson.  I would have brought popcorn.  Riley’s co-workers are a HOOT!!!  Callie needs her own book.  I won’t say why she just needs one.  Preston…I want that man pouring my drinks.  Just saying.

I hope that this is not the last book in the series.  There are other players.  Callie, Yvonne…just name a few.  We get updates from the previous couples and yes, stopping saying Medusa.  I loved when Callum went off on them about them.  Keep writing Ms. Fernando and I’ll keep reading.

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Author Bio

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.

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