To high-end defense attorney Henry Garrison, Win Hughes is a woman he met during one of the most trying times of his life. She’s soft and warm, and he finds solace in their brief relationship. But Win has a secret. She’s actually Taylor Winston-Hughes—born to one of the wealthiest families in the country, orphaned as a child by a tragic accident. Win moves in the wealthiest circles, but her lavish lifestyle hides her pain.
When her best friend is murdered in the midst of a glittering New York gala, Win’s charged with the crime, and the only person in the world she wants to see is Henry.
Henry is shocked at the true identity of his lover, but he can’t reject the case. This case could take his new firm into the stratosphere. Still, he’s not getting burned by Win again. And yet every turn brings them closer together.
As the case takes a wild turn and Win's entire life is upended, she must look to the people she's closest to in order to find a killer. And Henry must decide between making his case and saving the woman he loves…
Order of Protection
A Courting Justice Novel
By Lexi Blake
June 5, 2018
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It is always such an incredible treat to read a new Lexi Blake book. I know I'm going on an adventure each and every time.
Winnie ( Win) is trying to live her life as her true self. She wants out of the public eye and to be "normal". She's been to hell and back struggling with Anorexia. She's healthy and ready to be happy.
Henry Garrison is a recovering alcoholic and his career as the best and most ruthless lawyer in Manhattan is in shambles. He wants nothing more than to stay out of the limelight and get his career back on track.
I fell hard for Henry right from the start. I loved his open vulnerability at the beginning of the book. When he and Win get together he is so genuine with her. He messes up a little, but Win is too stubborn to be pushed away!
Lexi writes amazing heroines. They're full of sass and spunk. They're also incredibly smart and can take care of themselves. Win is no exception. I love how she teases Henry. She softens him.
When Win is accused of murdering her best friend she looks to Henry to help her. Here's where it gets sticky. Henry is pissed. Like, really REALLY pissed because of something he feels that Win lied about. He treats her like crap, but of course he still wants to bump and grind. The emotions that Lexi's writing pulled out of me during the scene in the police interrogation room was awesome! I was angry and heartbroken on Win's behalf. I could also understand Henry's crappy behaviour, even if it wasn't right.
I swear, nobody writes romantic suspense like Lexi Blake. I start to consider myself a bit of an amateur sleuth whenever I get immersed in one of her books. There's so many twists and turns. The clues keep coming, and I'm waiting on the edge of my seat to find out who the bad guy is!
This book is an amazing start to this brand spanking new series! David's story is next and I can hardly wait.
Rating: 4 Stars (A)
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NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.