Friday, April 11, 2014

Reasonable Doubt by Whitney Gracia Williams

Andrew and Aubrey

Reasonable Doubt (Book 1 in a serial of 3)

by Whitney Gracia Williams

Book Blurb:
My cock has an appetite. 

huge and very particular appetite: Blonde, curvy, and preferably not a fucking liar...(Although, that's a story for another day.)

As a high profile lawyer, I don't have time to waste on relationships, so I fulfill my needs by anonymously chatting and sleeping with women I meet online. 

My rules are simple: One dinner. One night. No repeats. 

This is only casual sex. Nothing more. Nothing less. 

At least it was , until "Alyssa"...

She was supposed to be a 27 year old lawyer, a book hoarder, and completely unattractive. She was supposed to be someone I shared law advice with late at night, someone I could trust with details of my weekly escapades. 

But then she came into my firm for an interview--a college-intern interview, and everything fucking changed...

Reasonable Doubt is a perfect example of a book I bought strictly because the book buzz. I didn't read any reviews. I just went with the buzz and saw it was only $1.00 on Amazon and did my favourite thing to do; Buy now with 1-click. 

I really really reaaaaalllly wish I had paid more attention because I didn't understand that Reasonable Doubt was a book serial. There are three novellas to be published (that is what I understand but could be wrong). Since Reasonable Doubt is a serial, the author ends this first book on a cliffhanger. I very much hate cliffhangers. So much so, I really don't care what happens in book 2. When this first book just ended abruptly as it did, I was just so mad that I decided it will just end for me. Besides, I got the jest of the story. I have to say, I'm not a fan. 

Although I didn't really like either character, I could not put this damn book down. They annoyed me and yet I wanted to read more about them. Andrew is a complete jerk. He treats women like crap and holds standards that don't make any sense. For instance, he hates liars yet he is a defense lawyer???? He gets furious when women don't use their real names when going on questionable dates or dating sites. Yet, what a shocker, he doesn't use his real name either. 

Aubrey is a complete liar. She is enrolled in law school AND at the same time trying to be a lead in the ballet Swan Lake. Not sure how that is possible. But back to her being a liar, she cheats and signs up to a "lawyer only" communication forum and pretends to be a full fledged lawyer and uses the other lawyer's free advice to pass through school. She lies about her age, who she is, her occupation and even what she looks like. Aubrey is really a 22 yr old law student and you can totally tell by her lack of maturity. 

I tell you, these two deserve each other. It was like a bad car accident. I couldn't look away. 

I did find their text messages back and forth humourous. Because they were a couple built on a tower of lies and deception, I kept on reading because I was dying to know how this all played out. 

When Andrew and Aubrey finally do meet and have their eventual sex, it was weird. Andrew was this dominate character, being extremely rude and very inappropriate for an office setting (especially when he is a partner). He treats her really bad and the fact that he is so attracted to Aubrey really angers him. He takes that anger out on her with cutting words and actions designed to hurt feelings. I have to say, the author Whitney Gracia Williams penned a relationship that I have never read before. 

Will I continue with the serial? No. I had enough in this first book. It was only $1 and it totally captivated my attention but not really my interest. 

1 comment:

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Oh bleh! I so do not like serials. I would have been meaner than you I think. lol And gah they don't sound great (and a little too much like THAT book). smh. So over this trend in romance. Thanks for the heads up. I'd seen this cover the other day and had an immediate *want!* go through my head. Glad I resisted!