Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Lawyer Up by Kate Allure

Happy Release Day!!!




Lawyer Up
by Kate Allure

SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca
Pub Date Aug 4, 2015

All rise...
Three sizzling-hot, deliciously taboo erotic romances to stoke your mood.

Wrongly accused in Attorney-Client Privileges, sexy but innocent Beth has nowhere to turn but straight into the arms of hotshot L.A. lawyer, Jon. Can this attorney manage to get her off in time?

Liza reaches a meeting of the minds-and more-when she unleashes her inhibitions and gives herself over to the primal allure of Main Street lawyer Hawk in Of Unsound Mind and Body.

In Of Writs and Writhing, fearless defense attorney Pat gets more than she bargained for when she goes toe-to-toe with New Orleans' infamous Playboy Judge. When things get heated both in and out of the courtroom, more than temperatures rise.

Meeting Men Series:
Playing Doctor
Lawyer Up

Praise for Playing Doctor:
"This trio of hot and steamy tales is escapism of the richest, most decadent variety."-RT Book Reviews
"Sizzling and sensual... Readers will cheer on these strong women as they take the initiative, seeking (and finding) both sexual satisfaction and emotional fulfillment."-Publisher's Weekly


Kathie's Review:

These are three very short stories in one book. They are centered around lawyers and judges...and all of them are pretty steamy. I really enjoyed Ms. Allure's Playing Doctor and looked forward to reading this one.

Wrongly accused in Attorney-Client Privileges, sexy but innocent Beth has nowhere to turn but straight into the arms of hotshot L.A. lawyer, Jon. Can this attorney manage to get her off in time?

This one starts with a lawyer getting up close and personal with a lady of the evening. One who tells him he can order her to do anything. Then we step into a jail cell full of midnight doves. An attorney, Jon, has offered to defend one of them, pro bono. All of the women scream their sad stories, all but one. He seems to feel a connection with her and agrees to take her case. She says she's innocent...and innocent she is. I really enjoyed seeing these two come together. They both have issues to overcome and it was fun reading their journey to an HEA.

Liza reaches a meeting of the minds-and more-when she unleashes her inhibitions and gives herself over to the primal allure of Main Street lawyer Hawk in Of Unsound Mind and Body.

Liza and Hawk have an instant attraction that moves into a one night stand. Liza is in town to attend the dedication of a museum set on her family's homestead. Hawk has taken over for his retired father as the attorney for the deal. They live in different cities, so this really can't go any further, right? Well, when it's right...it just is and things will work out. Their steamy one night stand is one upped when they stumble upon each other in an airport...with three hours to kill. And those are some really HOT hours, too! This one is left open with hope for an HEA. Very enjoyable.

In Of Writs and Writhing, fearless defense attorney Pat gets more than she bargained for when she goes toe-to-toe with New Orleans' infamous Playboy Judge. When things get heated both in and out of the courtroom, more than temperatures rise.

One of the things I found intriguing about this one is that Pat (Patricia) is 44 and the Playboy Judge, Emmit, is older still. Pat is a very driven attorney. She has to win every case. When she comes before Emmit against another woman attorney who depends more on her rack than her brain, she figures she's going to have to fight fire with fire and allows her good friends to give her a makeover. 

The judge is a by-the-rules kind of guy. No matter what his reputation may be, he's not going to let a pair of glossy lips sway him. Although  he does have some truly steamy fantasies about those lips...Pat's lips. It's a good thing he's wearing robes to hide the evidence.

Pat has control issues. She needs to be in control of everything since her childhood when she lived with an alcoholic parent. When Emmit commands her to do some things...the relief is amazing. She's shocked she wants to submit. She's shocked she likes it. Pretty steamy for us readers, too!

Ms. Allure does for lawyers what she did for doctors in her last compilation. And this one is going to fog up your windows, too. If you want some short stories, that are nicely complete, this is the book for you.
Thank you, NetGalley and Sourcebooks, for the opportunity to read this book.



Giveaway:



Kate Allure is the author of the Meeting Men erotic romance anthology series about real women meeting handsome professional men as they go about their everyday lives—and the fun they have with them behind closed doors! In addition to her debut novel, Playing Doctor, the series includes Lawyer Up (Sourcebooks, June 2015), Hands On, and Extra Credit. Her second series, Club Exotica, is set in a posh, ultra-private London club where a woman’s every naughty fantasy can come true (Sourcebooks, early 2016).

Kate has been a storyteller her entire life, writing plays, short stories, and dance librettos throughout her childhood and later for semi-professional theater and dance companies. Her non-fiction writing included working for American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet and authoring a weekly arts column for local papers. Beyond writing, Kate’s passions include traveling and exploring all things sensual with her loving husband.

Connect with Kate Allure:

Website * Goodreads Facebook * Twitter  @KateAllure


Bachelors of Lawyer Up 

 Kate Allure’s deliciously sexy LAWYER UP is an erotic anthology featuring three stories, each with a drop dead gorgeous hero. Get to know Hawk, Jon, and Emmit (aka the “Playboy Judge of Orleans”) as each of these heroes answer some personal questions below. You are guaranteed to find your next book boyfriend…or three!

Hero from OF “UNSOUND MIND AND BODY”

Full name: Franklin Lucky Hawk Ross, Jr.
Nickname: Hawk
Occupation: Successful lawyer in a big city law firm in Omaha, NE
Height: Tall…dark and handsome
Hair color: Jet-black
Eye color: Dark brown, almost black
Age: Late thirty-something
Originally from: The slowly dying town of Willow Pond, Nebraska

Describe yourself in 100 words or less:

I’m Omaha Indian and proud of my ancestry after having spent summers on the reservation with my mother. While I grew up in a tiny town, I love the energy of big cities. I work extremely hard and often travel internationally, but when I’m alone with a woman, then I’m totally focused on her…and some of that focus can take on a decidedly kinky flair. It’s not that I don’t like romance—you know, the hearts and flowers stuff—but the raw energy of two people exploring each other’s bodies and pushing the limits stirs that wild native blood in me.

What is the hardest part of your job? What is the most rewarding? 

The hardest thing about being a lawyer is when I don’t win and let down my client. That doesn’t happen often but in those rare times it does, it rips me up inside. I hate it. As for rewarding, I’ve enjoyed handling the few remaining elderly clients from my father’s small town practice now that he’s retired…that’s very personal work, directly helping people. But, I truly come alive when I’m winning a major case…the Omaha in me loves a good battle and the strategy of “counting coups” on an unsuspecting opponent, which in modern times is less an act of bravery as it is displaying cunning against a foe.

When not working, how do you spend your time?

I pretty much work all the time, between winding down my father’s Willow Pond practice and the big city lawsuits that take me around the country or beyond. I think if I had someone in my life, I would find a way to slow down a bit…No I know that I’d make time, so that I could enjoy the companionship of a special woman.

If money was no object and you had 3 weeks of vacation what would you do with your time? 

I’m single and successful, so money really isn’t an issue for me, although my time is limited. But if I had the time, I would love to whisk a lover away to a private tropical island for long session of playing Tarzan and Jane. I just need to find the right person.

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Hero from “ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILGES” 

Full Name: Jon Bateman
Occupation: Hot-shot L.A. lawyer in a major firm
Height: Medium height and build
Hair color: An unruly mop of sun-bleached sandy hair, sort of California surfer-dude
Eye color: Deep green
Age: 35
Originally from: Nowhere special, but he calls L.A. home

Describe yourself in 100 words or less: 

I feel like I’m on the Bachelorette, but here goes…I’m driven to succeed, which has made me the top performer in my firm. I don’t like being bothered with minutia, such as taking on useless pro bono work just because of a firm policy that we contribute back to the community. Some say it’s because I’m wounded after my cheating wife’s betrayal, but, if anything, all the free time that I have now has made me more successful. I give one hundred and ten percent to my career. Who needs a woman? Well except for that one thing, of course.

What is the hardest part of your job? What is the most rewarding?

None of it’s that hard, if my boss will just ease up on the pro bono thing. As for rewarding, did I mention I had the most billable hours of my entire firm last year…by a wide margin. I do high-end, high profile criminal cases mostly, and when they’re actually innocent it is the most rewarding. But whether they’re innocent or not, my role in the U.S. legal system is to do my best to get them acquitted—and my best is quite good based on my record of wins.

When not working, how do you spend your time? 

Umm. I work a lot, even the weekends. I used to like to surf. Maybe I should take that up again. Oh, and I enjoy a good book now and then.

If money was no object and you had 3 weeks of vacation what would you do with your time? 

My ex-wife got half of my assets, so money is an object, although I do have way more than 3 weeks of vacation stored up. In the spirit of make-believe…if my bank account was overflowing I would… Hmm, not sure what I’d do. I guess going to Hawaii and trying my hand at surfing would be nice, although it would be far better if I had someone to do it with.

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Hero from “OF WRITS AND WITHING” 

Full Name: Judge Emmit Stockard
Nickname: Playboy Judge of Orleans
Occupation: Chief Judge in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court
Height: 6 feet
Hair color: Salt and Pepper, lusciously thick and slightly curled
Eye color: Chocolaty-brown
Age: mid-50’s
Personality: Radiates a bad-boy masculinity, think Richard Gere in his fifties
Originally from: born in Massachusetts but family moved to NoLa when he was a child

Describe yourself in 100 words or less: 

I like to think I’m a fair and honest judge, at least I strive to be. Sometimes, however, I can’t help teasing the attorneys performing in my court, especially the lady lawyers, which might have contributed to my playboy reputation. But inside I’m not like that. I’m not saying I don’t have a wicked streak when it comes to women and sex, but now that my very-public divorce is a thing of the past, I’m ready to find someone to share my life with, a woman that can handle the bad-boy in me. So, where are you, I wonder?

What is the hardest part of your job? What is the most rewarding?  

As a judge I must follow the law at all times and, sometimes that forces me to rule against people who truly need help. It’s really the only part of my profession that I dislike. So the most rewarding aspect is the opposite—making things right for people that have been hurt by some injustice. Then there are the perks of being chief judge—I love the perks. Top among those is wielding power in and out of the court…well out of court I’m mostly talking about power in the bedroom…if you get my drift.

When not working, how do you spend your time?  

Back to the perks. I get invited to a lot of parties and events because of my position. I used to love going to them with a different beautiful woman on my arm every night, but now I find it all just tiring. It will feel different, I think, when it’s someone that I admire, someone I’m proud to have on my arm for more than her good looks. And, I’ll enjoy introducing her to my favorite hobby—racing my motorcycle down rural roads that twist and turn. And food, I’m a bit of a foodies and love NoLa’s best restaurants.

If money was no object and you had 3 weeks of vacation what would you do with your time? 

I’d head out on my motorcycle and just see where it takes me. Explore every hidden byway in the great state of Louisiana and then maybe head west for a bit. It’s on my bucket list but I’ve been holding out until I can find someone to share this experience with. Again I ask, where are you? Sometimes I get this feeling that this person might be right in front of me and I just have to open my eyes to see her.

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1 comment:

  1. I just wanted to stop by and say a great big thank you to First Page to the Last for hosting the hunky heroes of LAWYER UP and for the wonderful and thoughtful review. It was so fun getting back inside their heads to figure out what these men want—and, of course, it's love!

    I've great news! LAWYER UP is on SALE for 1/2 off on Amazon and also on sale at B&N. So if you want a little fantasy "me time" now's the the perfect opportunity to meet the heroes of LAWYER UP.

    Happy Reading and Happy Summer! ~ Kate

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