ARC Review: Dirty Rich One Night Stand by Lisa Renee Jones

Dirty Rich One Night Stand Dirty Rich One Night Stand by Lisa Renee Jones
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Cat is an attorney turned true crime author and blogger who is not only amazingly stunning, she’s also incredibly intelligent, talented, and full of purpose. She’s covering the trial of a man accused of killing his assumed mistress and unborn child. Reese is the defense counsel, a man who is not only insanely easy on the eyes, but he’s also successful (never lost a case), arrogant, dedicated, charming, etc. She’s determined to keep him as a stranger because she assumes that she’s “been there, done that” with a man just like him. You know what they say assuming makes you, right? She’s been burned before and her heart is damaged and she struggles to maintain a certain amount of control when it comes to Reese, to protect herself and distance her emotions. But Reese is a hard man to resist. He himself has been hurt, but for some strange reason, despite everything that should tell him to run in the opposite direction, he can’t fight the compelling allure that is Cat. Throw in the fact that he’s the defense counsel for the trial that she’s covering and holding fast to her resolve or being “one and done” becomes a distant memory.

I think this is the first book I’ve read from LRJ that involved an element of suspense that didn’t directly affect its characters. While it made for some exciting and entertaining reading, it was more of a side plot to bring Cat and Reese together. The trial and its players may have been the main setting of this story, but the driving force were the main characters themselves, which I enjoyed immensely. Getting to see characters from past books, such as the Walker security men, was a pleasant bonus.

You can tell a lot about someone based on their interactions with other people. Granted, when reading and getting to know the characters in a book, we find out more of who they are through their introspection, I always look for who they are around someone else. And I loved who Cat and Reese were when they were around each other. From their witty banter to their instant connection to their fiery chemistry, it seemed that nothing was off-limits in the author’s goal to have the reader understand the true hearts of her characters. And I for one feel that through every push-and-pull, every gauntlet thrown, and through every challenge met, I really got to know these people. So much so that I was rooting for them and their happy ending from the 13% mark, which rarely happens! Whether you’re a die-hard LRJ fan like myself or a newbie, Dirty Rich One Night Stand is not a book you’ll want to miss.

Release Date: October 18, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
POV: Dual - 1st person
Heat: 3.5 out of 5
Type: Standalone

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