Behind closed doors, they’re laying down the law.
When it comes to the laws of attraction…
Payton Kendall and J.D. Jameson are lawyers who know the meaning of objection. A feminist to the bone, Payton has fought hard to succeed in a profession dominated by men. Born wealthy, privileged, and cocky, J.D. has fought hard to ignore her. Face-to-face, they’re perfectly civil. They have to be. For eight years they have kept a safe distance and tolerated each other as coworkers for one reason: to make partner at the firm.
…There are no rules.
But all bets are off when they’re asked to join forces on a major case. Though apprehensive at first, they begin to appreciate each other’s dedication to the law—and the sparks between them quickly turn into attraction. But the increasingly hot connection does not last long when they discover that only one of them will be named partner. Now it’s an all-out war. And the battle between the sexes is bound to make these lawyers hot under the collar…
I feel like I read a completely different book than everyone else. I was promised a lighthearted, entertaining romance with lots of laughs. So why am I so annoyed right now?
I got nearly 80 pages in, and J.D., the male lead, has acted like a hardcore meninist-style misogynist the entire time. He is the definition of uber-entitled white male privilege who, in his own words, doesn’t believe in privilege.
Payton, the female lead, is a little better. At first. But the fact that she’s a female lawyer who defends companies when they get sued for gender discrimination and yet claims to be a feminist and somehow isn’t conflicted about her job isn’t something I can get over.
Oh, and did I mention that J.D. defends large corporations in civil suits? And that the two of them are getting paired up to defend a company in what’s going to be the largest civil-suit of gender discrimination ever?
So, soulless one-dimensional corporate lawyers who care more for their careers, making money and the written law than they do real justice, other people’s lives, and any sort of moral right and wrong?
Unless these two take a good, long look at themselves, turn into actual likable characters, and self-sabotage this lawsuit. Only if someone tells me that happens will I pick this back up.