Review + Excerpt: Love, Lies & the D.A. by Rebecca Rohman
Love, Lies & The D.A. Synopsis
Jada McLean is about to get married in nine days, when she walks in on her fiancé in a little more than a compromising position. Days later, she’s on a trip that she intends to be relaxing and a prelude to her fresh start, when she runs into the rude, obnoxious, but gorgeous Jonathan Kole.
Jonathan Kole is San Francisco’s newest District Attorney. When he finds himself deeply attracted to a stunning beauty, he has no idea that she’s about to get into BIG trouble with the law—and he’ll be the one presiding over her trial. To make matters worse, his father is the lawyer representing her in the high-profile case.
When a series of events force them together over New Year’s weekend, Jonathan’s feelings and ethics will come into question, while Jada comes to terms with the fact that she is falling for the man that will be responsible for attempting to put her behind bars… Little do they know, they’re both about to fall into a whirlwind so deep, it will send both their lives spiraling out of control.
Name: Jonathan Kole
Birth Date: January 15
Weight: 170 Lbs.
Eye Color: Grey
Hair Color: Dark
Hometown: San Francisco, California
School: Stanford School of Law – Juris Doctorate
Occupation: District Attorney
Home: Pacific Heights, San Francisco
Traits: Protective, Resolute, Loyal
Favorite Outfit: Suit by day, faded ripped jeans and black T-Shirt by night.
Toys: Bentley Continental & Land Rover Evoque
Hobbies: Sailing, Skiing & Mountain Biking
Favorite Wine & Food: Almost anything with a good glass of wine.
Excerpt ~ A Little Insight Into Jonathan & Jada’s First Meeting…
The pretty, young host escorts me to a table for two near a window with panoramic water vistas. Within minutes, a server takes my order. As my café latté arrives, I can’t help but overhear a rude exchange between a man and his leggy blonde with the host that escorted me to my seat.
“Look, I reserved that exact seat yesterday,” he says.
“I apologize, sir, but that seat is not available,” the host replies.
“Well, if you were doing your job in the first place, it would be available to me, wouldn’t it?”
“Sir, I’m sorry for the error, but it wasn’t written here. If you like, you can wait at the bar where I’ll be happy to serve you a complimentary beverage of your choice, or I can accommodate you at an available table now.”
I can’t help but look to see who this asshole is.
Everything about him smells of money. From the designer jeans that hug his ass, all the way to the Jaeger Reverso watch that graces his wrist. He’s hot—probably in his mid to late thirties, tall, broad shoulders, piercing grey eyes, and a head of black hair like I’ve never seen.
Ordinarily, I might have found him attractive, if only he would just shut up.
Everything he says to that poor young girl, who has tried so hard to rectify someone else’s mistake, pisses me off. He’s been nothing but rude and condescending. As I look up, my eyes land straight on his. Then I realize they’re all looking my way. I turn around to look behind me, but there is no one. Then it dawns on me that he’s arguing with the host about my seat.
My meal arrives. I mind my business, and I proceed to enjoy it. Before I know it, I see him approaching my table. I pretend not to notice and focus all my attention on my lemon ricotta pancakes before me, but within seconds, he stands beside me.
“Excuse me, my name is Jonathan Kole. Would you mind terribly if you were seated elsewhere?”
My eyes travel across my pancakes to his broad thighs, to his crotch, and to what I suspect is an extremely trimmed stomach beyond his black ribbed sweater. Then I stare into his grey eyes in silence.
“You see, my girlfriend and I met right here at this table a year ago, and I wanted to propose to her. Here. Today.”
“Actually, Jonathan, I do mind. Seeing that I’m enjoying my meal, surely you wouldn’t mind waiting until I’m done. Or perhaps you can let that polite host, who has done everything possible to accommodate you, have you seated elsewhere.”
“Do you have any idea who I am?” he asks.
Asshole! Your name might sound familiar but who cares…
“No. You could be the king of England, and I wouldn’t give a damn.”
“Who the hell do you think you are?”
“You really want to know?” I ask quietly.
He lowers his head slightly, as if he’s seriously interested.
“I am a woman who walked in on her fiancé screwing her best friend one week before her wedding, so forgive me if I’m not in a sentimental mood.”
His mouth drops open at my response.
“Now, if you’ll excuse me, Mr. Kole, I’d really like to enjoy my brunch.”
His piercing grey eyes are glaring into mine. I know he’s angry. His temple pulsates as he stares at me. He walks away completely flushed.
I don’t care. Perhaps if he had been nicer to that host I would have considered his request. However, because he comes from money doesn’t give him the right to speak to people any way he wishes.
I continue to enjoy my meal and notice him walking hand in hand to the bar with Malibu Barbie. Half an hour later, I ask for the check then purposely make him wait an additional five minutes before I leave.
On the way out, the host looks at me bright-eyed. “No one ever speaks to Mr. Kole that way, Miss McLean.”
“Well, it’s time someone taught him some manners,” I reply. I hand her a healthy tip, and I’m on my way.
Romance happens to be one of my favourite genres. Add suspense to it and it’s a recipe for entertainment, intrigue and a bloody good time. Love, Lies and the D.A was no different. It had a great story-line, great characters and it was written equally well.
Nine days before her wedding, Jada McLean finds her fiance having sex with her best friend in her home office.(I wonder if the guy was just plain stupid. To cheat on his fiance at her own house. He lacks both morality as well as common sense) Finding her fiance in a compromising position, Jada promptly calls off the wedding and is on her way for some quiet time. All she wants is to get over her fiance and best friends betrayal, but her worries were not to end there. Especially if she were to walk into a very handsome and a very arrogant Jonathan Kole.
Jonathan Kole is the newest kid on the block. The latest District Attorney in San Francisco, he has everything he needs. A good job, a great family and some quiet time. When the beautiful, confident and self-made Jada walks into his life, he wants nothing more than to get to know her. What he doesn’t know is that Jada is about to get into a very trouble. With a capital T. And the kicker; he is going to be the D.A presiding over her trial. Oh, I forgot to mention, he’ll be standing against his father, Jada’s lawyer.
When a snowstorm puts them together over the New Year’s weekend, the truth about their feelings come to the forefront. In a series of events we have Jonathan and Jada falling for each other even when they know that their future is nothing if not bleak. Jonathan might just be the man to put Jada behind bars for the rest of her life after all.
As the name of the book suggests the book is full of lies and deceit everywhere you turn, some hot love and a definitely hot D.A. Love, Lies and the D.A was full of suspense and intrigue and I found myself on my toes throughout the book. There was nothing predictable about this book from the top till the very end. It was thrilling, it was fun, it was hot and it was just plain AMAZING.
I was a great book by Rebecca Rohman and I assure you this won’t be the last book I’ll be reading by her. A great addition to my book list.
About Rebecca Rohman
Rebecca Rohman is a wife and designer currently living in the northeastern United States. She was a sales manager for a tourist magazine, and for many years prior, she was involved in marketing for a jewelry company and fine wine distributor.
About fifteen years ago, she started writing her first romance novel purely to entertain herself. In early 2012, she decided to complete and release it. Since then, she has released three additional novels. Unravel is her fifth release and her first novella.