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Lover in Law By Jo Kessel Blurb Harbouring an unmentionable secret is not an obvious route to maternal bliss..........or is it? Ali Kirk'...


Lover in Law
By Jo Kessel

Blurb
Harbouring an unmentionable secret is not an obvious route to maternal bliss..........or is it?

Ali Kirk's had a bad year. An ambitious London lawyer, her courtroom performances have started to slide and her obsession with having a baby is undermining her relationship with boyfriend Adam. Come January 1st she resolves that in the next twelve months her life has to turn around.

Life, however, is about to get worse. Busy juggling fertility tests with a high-profile criminal trial at the Old Bailey, Ali starts burning the midnight oil with powerfully handsome colleague Anthony de Klerk. On a night that she's slipped on some sexy underwear to boost her flagging self-esteem, Ali and Anthony finally end up in bed together. And then she falls pregnant. Ali becomes the ultimate woman sleuth - who is the father, Adam or Anthony?
En route from pregnancy to having a baby there's romance and rows, mystery and denials, suspense and comedy. And the ultimate, uncomfortable realization that only one thing will set Ali free: the truth.


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 My review
The truth will set you free Ali!
4 stars
Hotness factor: it was, it bad but it was real - Enrique Iglesias (Escape)

 I received a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review

I like Ali, she’s 29, has a long-time boyfriend Adam and a career. She isn’t the typical neurotic protagonist you usually find in chicklit novels. Her professional issues are completely legit. However, it is a new year, and her once committed relationship has become an 11 years itch and let not forget the ever-ticking biological clock. Women… Ali wants a baby and she’s not getting pregnant. Enter Anthony, new barrister in her chambers, he’s gorgeous, confident, a little exotic (I know just the type). What a woman to do? One thing led to many other naughty things and Ali is pregnant with Adam or Anthony’s baby.

I really enjoyed the book, especially the end which I’ve read about three times in the past 5 days. I liked the relationship and connection with her sister Kayla, which strange enough I’ve had with mine (I got her morning sickness a few times). I liked the mention of Toronto, which is my home. I liked the multicultural aspect of the story and the way it was handled. And London, I love London and I just moved away after leaving there for two years. This book will make you fall in love with the city. It was written by someone that loves as much as I do. I didn’t care too much about the case she was working on except for the fact that Scott Richardson oddly reminded me of Alex Zane. Also the pace was a little slow; we didn’t get into the matter at hand until about a third of the book but other than that I highly recommend it! 
Excerpt
My pink panties are lying somewhere on Anthony’s bedroom floor, strewn with the rest of our clothes. They’d been lying at the back of the cupboard, unworn since that day I tried them on in France. Why I put them on this morning, of all mornings, is probably best understood by my subconscious. They were the last item of clothing to be removed and didn’t go unnoticed. They should have though, because they should never have come off, but it’s as much as I can do to concentrate on the here and now. On Anthony running his hands masterfully over my body, up and down the insides of my legs, tracing a teasing line from my collar-bone to my navel, dwelling lightly on my breasts as I arch to meet his touch, telling me they’re not too big, not too small, but perfect. I writhe underneath as he lies on top of me, softly kissing the sides of my neck, the front and then my mouth, more urgently. I dare a man to have a better body than his. His frame is tall, perfectly proportioned, broad yet lithe, naturally athletic with beautiful muscle definition. He is, quite simply, gorgeous. And the feel of his skin, oh his skin, on my hands and my body. It’s soft and smooth and I can’t get enough of it as my hands stroke up and down his back, from his shoulders to his sculpted buttocks, pulling him tighter and closer, yearning to have him inside. His eyes, big dark brown eyes with flecks of black and green, his thick, yielding, sexy mouth and the deep, rich, coffee-colour of him are intoxicating. In all my life I’ve only ever been with one man. I never knew I could feel so heated, this animal, this necessity, this pleasure and such ecstasy as he finally enters huge and deep and slowly and expertly, exquisitely brings us to climax.

Author Info
Jo Kessel is a journalist, working for the BBC and reporting and presenting for ITV on holiday, consumer and current affairs programs. She writes for several national newspapers in the UK including the Daily Mail, the Telegraph, the Guardian and the Express and was the anonymous author of the Independent’s hit column: Diary of a Primary School Mum.
When Jo was ten years old she wrote a short story about losing a loved one. Her mother and big sister were so moved by the tale that it made them cry. Having reduced them to tears she vowed that the next time she wrote a story it would make them smile instead. Happily she succeeded and with this success grew an addiction for wanting to reach out and touch people with words. Jo lives in London with her husband and three children. She loves traveling and since becoming a mother anything even remotely sad makes her cry. She’s a sucker for a good romance and tearjerker movies are the worst. She’s that woman in the cinema, struggling to muffle audible wails as everyone else turns round to stare.

Author Links
Twitter: @jo_kessel

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  1. Thank you for hosting today!

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  2. I'm so pleased you enjoyed my novel Lover in Law Danielle and thank you so much for featuring it on your blog today. And wow, you've lived in London and Toronto - two of my favourite cities!! Where are you now? Jo

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    1. In Paris with my family until Spring... too cold in Canada right now lol

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