This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Alicia Bryant, Author. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.The Opposition by Alicia Bryant
Release Date: November 18, 2015
Publisher: Independently Published
Purchase at: Amazon
Source: Alicia Bryant, Author
Sophia Grant has worked hard to establish herself as an associate at a big law firm, and she strives to be cautious and level-headed. So the last thing she expected was to find herself falling for her opposing counsel on a case. Worse, the outcome of the case decides the trajectory of her best friend’s life.
It all starts when Sophia finds her best friend Michael waiting in her office one day, bearing unexpected news: his company is suing him for leaking trade secrets to another company, an infraction he swears he didn’t commit. When Sophia agrees to represent him, she meets Sam, the opposing counsel on the case, with whom she strikes up an unexpected and invigorating friendship. As Sophia struggles to untangle the legal case, keep the partners at her firm happy, and protect her friendship with Michael, can she keep her growing closeness with Sam from getting in the way?
I wanted to read this book because it seemed to be a light-hearted legal fiction with an element of romance. It was everything I anticipated and more. I found the entire story to be an entertaining, humorous, and a charming read!
This story follows Sophia Grant an attorney who deals mainly with corporate clientele. When her best friend Michael is accused of leaking trade secrets he asks Sophia is she would represent him. Torn because his situation was not in her area of experience she reluctantly takes him on as a client. Once she makes the choice to be his lawyer she is all in. Unfortunately, she finds that there is more to this case than she ever anticipated and most of her angst comes from the opposing council. Sam seems like he is a sincere straight-shooter but Sophia has issues trusting him because experience has taught her that when dealing with lawyers not everything is as it appears.
The main part of this plot revolves around Sophia and Sam’s unexpected friendship. I adored how the author slowly unfurled their budding romance. She didn’t have to use sex as a means of attraction. There was a smoldering romance that was built between these characters and it was shown through their glances, their conversations, and their body language. It is refreshing to read a story that can build a romance through the most exciting period of a relationship – acknowledgement of attraction. For readers who like their romances to be filled with sexy times this may not satisfy your desires but it is a really sweet story that you should consider.
In addition to being a romance there is also a legal fiction aspect of the story as it revolves around a law suit. I enjoyed that this was a story that gave you enough information that you knew you were reading a story primarily about lawyers and the legal system but the legal aspects were thoroughly explained so you did not feel lost at any point. It was a nicely written story that kept me engaged from start to finish!
*Thank you to Author Alicia Bryant for this complimentary copy of The Opposition*