A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. All opinions are my own.
Series: Atlanta Justice #1
Published by Baker Publishing Group on September 5th 2017
Source: Litfuse Publicity Group
Genres: Christian, Fiction, Romance, Suspense
Riveting New Series Offers Legal Suspense with a Romantic TwistIn the biggest case of her career, attorney Kate Sullivan is tapped as lead counsel to take on Mason Pharmaceutical because of a corporate cover-up related to its newest drug. After a whistleblower dies, Kate knows the stakes are much higher than her other lawsuits.
Former Army Ranger turned private investigator Landon James is still haunted by mistakes made while serving overseas. Trying to forget the past, he is hired by Kate to look into the whistleblower's allegation and soon suspects that the company may be engaging in a dangerous game for profit. He also soon finds himself falling for this passionate and earnest young lawyer.
Determined not to make the same mistakes, he's intent on keeping Kate safe, but as the case deepens, it appears someone is willing to risk everything--even murder--to keep the case from going to trial.
Deadly Proof is the first book that I’ve read by Rachel Dylan and I enjoyed it for the most part. I say “for the most part” because I was a little daunted by the fairly large cast of characters at first. I think this is more in part to the fact that I’m having some eye problems and I’m not up to my usual self in terms of focus.
After the first couple of chapters, the book fell into a better routine and I was able to figure out where everyone belonged in the story. Again, this has more to do with me than with the author or the book.
Secondly, this book dropped my biggest pet peeve. Kate didn’t know how beautiful she was. I know, it’s nitpicky to even mention it but most beautiful women know on some level. Then again, to be a lawyer, Kate was extremely naïve.
If I were a lawyer and my witness turned up dead—yes, I would definitely think that strange. Not Kate. She couldn’t believe that someone would kill her witness. She also didn’t think they could be the one who was threatening her…again, I just thought this was very naïve.
Having said that, I actually loved this book. I loved the chemistry between Kate and Landon. I loved that both Kate and Landon had emotional issues that they needed to address. I love flawed characters. Kate and Landon are characters that a person can relate to. Kate’s like a realistic Nancy Drew with emotional baggage and Landon reminded me a lot of Seely Booth from Bones. I couldn’t help but love them!
I definitely want to read the next book in this series as well as other books by this author. The only problem now is figuring out which series of hers I want to start next! So, if you’ve read books by this author before, feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments below!