Title: Resisting Redemption
Author: Amabel Daniels
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: April 15, 2017
Desperate for a paycheck after forfeiting a chance at her dream career, Roxie Malone accepts a job at a law firm, assisting a hard-to-please and too tempting criminal attorney. Struggling to censor her sarcasm and adjust to the expectations of the challenging man, she maintains one goal. Do not get fired. As long as she refuses to mix business with pleasure, she might have a shot at earning the bonus at the end of the case.
Me, assistant. You, boss.
Losing the drive that made him one of the top lawmen at his firm, Grant Newland takes a leave of absence at the worst possible time. Upon hearing his friend is charged for murder, Grant races back to work to fight for justice. But concentrating on the case is easier said than done with the gorgeous, no-nonsense assistant trailing behind him.
Blurring the lines…
Roxie and Grant agree to leave their pasts behind them, opting to swallow the pain of the sacrifices they’d made. They focus on answering one question. Who killed famous singer, Josh Warren? Chasing clues and stumbling over dead ends, they try to deny their attraction to each other. It’s only a matter of time before they can debate whether it might be better to tackle their case as a team, instead of resisting each other.
With a head full of red hair—real red, not strawberry or auburn, but flat-out, vibrant, bold, red—she jerked her face toward him. She narrowed her eyes as she studied him. A slow, concentrated onceover from his immaculately polished shoes, all the way up to his still-wet-from-the-shower hair.
Like Jessica Rabbit, in one sexy, sweet package on her knees in front of him, her hair fell to cover one eye.
Oh, fuck me.
“Juanita…?” Grant couldn’t remove his stare from the woman. A sinking feeling she was bad news clouded his mind. The mere sight of her and he couldn’t think fast enough, all blood fueling a more southernly head.
Red rose to her feet, showing tight curves in her simple black skirt, her green blouse failing to contain her cleavage. Papers stayed clutched in a bunch in one hand, and she stuck her other in a fist at her hip.
“Grant, please meet your new assistant,” Juanita said.
Oh, fuck me, please. No.
Juanita and Lia had pulled this kind of stunt before, when he’d been grouchy prior to his leave. They’d hired gorgeous, fuckable women to be his assistant. Maybe Chris had been in on it, too, thinking a hot woman in his immediate proximity might snap him out of his asshole ways. An office-arranged rebound to distract him from the toxicity of his ex at the firm.
He never fraternized with the staff. Ever.
This was my first Amabel Daniels Book but definitely won’t be my last! This story was more than Just Romance, there was suspense and mystery also. Which are 3 of my main genres when reading!
Roxie needs a job, any job, especially one that offers an annual bonus to survive a year working for the impossible.
Grant is a lawyer fresh off a leave of absence and diving back in to save his friend from a murder conviction. He is very particular in what he likes and must have done. So when sassy Roxie and her mouth spout off at him or during meetings, he’s interested. She is the first person to sass him but she is also one of the best assistants he’s ever had.
Grant and Roxie have a tumultuous story full of highs and lows but are able to overcome them and solve the mystery. A perfect story for me!
Amabel Daniels lives in Northwest Ohio with her patient husband, adventurous toddlers, smiley baby, and a collection of too many cats and dogs. Although she holds a Master’s degree in Ecology, her true love is finding a good book. When she isn’t spending time outdoors, or wondering how to negotiate with her mightily independent two-year-old daughter, she’s busy brewing up her next novel, usually as she lets her mind run off with the addictive words of “what if…”