Shattered Virtue by Magda Alexander

Posted in Advanced Reader Copy/ Contemporary Romance/ Mystery/Crime/ Netgalley/ Reviews 3rd September 2015
Shattered Virtue by Magda AlexanderShattered Virtue by Magda Alexander
Series: Shattered #1
Published by Montlake Romance on September 22nd 2015
Pages: 252
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one-star

Madrigal Berkeley vows to discover why her parents’ killers got off scot free. But after graduating from law school, the ravishing beauty gets sidetracked by her grandfather who insists she intern at his law firm to learn the defense side of the law.

The last thing top criminal defense attorney Trenton Steele wants is to babysit an apprentice—especially the boss’s granddaughter. But recognizing an opportunity, he demands the private suite he covets in exchange for teaching Madrigal the ropes.

Before long, this tough-as-nails lawyer and his wet-behind-the-ears intern are fighting more than court battles. They’re struggling against a sexual attraction that could ruin his career and derail hers. Unable to stay away from each other, they join forces to investigate her parents’ murders. And soon they’re uncovering long-buried secrets while succumbing to desires neither can deny.

I found this hard, if not impossible to get into, seeing as it took me a few weeks of deliberation whether to hammer out this review.

Incongruity was in short, what I took issue with: from the blurb, I was expecting a tense, romantic suspense but got a first person New Adult-ish narrative and characters that resembled a compendium of cliches from physical appearance to weird-arse language to identity issues that belonged more to a YA/NA novel than one in this genre.

Perhaps this disconnect lies only with me but I just could not get into this.

one-star

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