The Granade Brothers Series…I read one book and couldn’t stop until I had finished the whole series! This author can write! Bad, bad boys and very hot and sassy women make for amazing stories!
Hardass by Christina Saunders
Overview by Publisher:
I cave in to no one. My hardass exterior is what makes me one of the hottest defense lawyers around. It’s why I’m the perfect guy to defend the notorious Bayou Butcher serial killer – and why I’ll come out on top.
Except this new associate I’ve hired is unnaturally skilled at putting chinks in my well-constructed armor. Her brazen talk and fiery attitude make me want to take control of her and silence her – in ways that will keep both of us busy till dawn. She drives me absolutely 100% crazy, but I need her for this case. I need her in my bed. I need her to let loose the man within me who fights with rage and loves with scorching desire…
This was the first book I read in the series. Right away I knew I was going to love it! This book is published by St. Martin’s Press section called Swerve, which features erotic stories. Yes, there is hot and heavy sex in the book, but more importantly, there is an intelligent and interesting story.
We meet Caroline who is an associate at a law firm. She is the class clown and a sassy one at that. She has the major hots for her boss, Washington Granade. He’s full man – tall, broad shouldered and sexy as hell. How could she not be into him, especially when he works a courtroom like a boss.
Christine gets assigned to a serial murder case with Wash. She quickly finds out that learning the law is not all she’s going to be working on. Wash is into her as much as she wants him. The sex between the two is off the charts. Erotic, heavy and very, very satisfying.
What was so interesting about this story was the legal work the pair do. The author is a former attorney and it shows with her legal expertise. Kudos to her for making legal banalities so fascinating and engaging.
I also really enjoyed that the narrative alternated between Christine and Wash. It was great to learn both perspectives as the story unfolded. This is a technique that the author uses for all the Granade books.
I enjoyed this book so much that as soon as I finished it, I started the next one in the series!
Total Dick by Christina Saunders
Overview by Publisher:
I’m your classic skirt chaser. A womanizer. A total d*ck. My reputation is dirtier than a New Orleans street after a Mardi Gras parade. I take unwinnable cases and win them. Where people see defeat, I see a big fat paycheck. And when most men see rejection, it’s because the sexiest woman at the bar has already promised to go home with me.
But Scarlett Carmichael is the one person I can’t seem to conquer. This too-cool former debutante has it all—class, attitude, and a body that begs to be worshipped. I’ve never worked with a person like her before—hell, I’ve never played nice with anyone before in my life, and I’m not about to start with her. This woman wasn’t meant to be played nicely with. It’s going to be dirty. It’s going to be hot. She’s about to spend a lot of time with the biggest d*ck in town. And she’s going to love every minute of it…
I LOVE when a man underestimates a woman and has to eat his words. Kennedy almost blows his shot at a great case and the sexy Scarlett due to his ignorance. When we first meet Kennedy, he seems one step above ‘ambulance chaser’, but he’s a smart lawyer who likes to live the frat boy lifestyle.
That changes when he meets Scarlett. She comes from one of those families in New Orleans that has butlers, mint juleps and is part of the Junior League. Kennedy isn’t in her league and he wants to dirty her up.
Kennedy is brought in to Scarlett’s law firm to co-counsel a case with her. It involves corporate espionage and hackers. I found the plot of the story so interesting – it could have been ripped from the headlines of any newspaper. The investigative story was so well done, that at times I had to remember this wasn’t a James Patterson or Steven Berry novel. It helped that Kennedy couldn’t really go longer than five minutes without groping or coming onto Scarlett.
Scarlett plays the lady, but she really wants to be nasty with Kennedy. The sex between the two is so hot. I really enjoyed the sexy banter between the two and how Kennedy reminded me of a puppy following Scarlett around for her attention.
Their legal case turns deadly dangerous and Kennedy must protect Scarlett, but of course she demands equal ground. The high drama puts their relationship into perspective and it was so gratifying to see Kennedy be serious for once! There is something so great about the player getting played. Kennedy was a love and leave them kind of guy, yet Scarlett isn’t the kind of woman you let walk away. I really enjoyed how Kennedy had to work for her attention.
The ending to this book was so exciting. I loved all the legal investigation and how the conclusion came to be! This was a fantastic book – the sex was off the charts, the characters were so engaging and the plot was exciting!
Bad Bitch by Christina Saunders
Overview by Publisher:
They call me the Bad Bitch. A lesser woman might get her panties in a twist over it, but me? I’m the one who does the twisting. Whether it’s in the courtroom or in the bedroom, I’ve never let anyone – much less a man – get the upper hand.
Except for that jerk attorney Lincoln Granade. He’s dark, mysterious, smoking hot and sexy as hell. He’s nothing but a bad, bad boy playing the part of an up and coming premiere attorney. I’m not worried about losing in a head to head battle with this guy. But he gets me all hot and bothered in a way no man has ever done before. I don’t like a person being under my skin this much. It makes me want to let go of all control, makes me want to give in. This dangerous man makes me want to submit to him completely, again, and again, and again…
Evan is a bad, bad bitch. I was somewhat shocked at how she spoke to people and her very masculine attitudes to business. When she sleeps with an associate and then fires him because he was a bad lay, I was really taken aback.
It takes a very strong, alpha male to go toe to toe with a bitch. Enter Lincoln. He has come from New Orleans to New York to represent the federal government against Evan’s shitty client who runs Ponzi schemes against senior citizens. I loved that the plot was so relevant to reality and what is happening in the world. It made the story so engaging because it wasn’t some obscure or boring legal battle – it was relatable to anyone who reads the news.
Lincoln meets Evan in a lawyer hangout after work. He knows that she is a ball buster and very sexual. When she tries to be the aggressor, he knocks the wind out of her sails and asks her to go f@*k. Like I said, it takes a strong man to win the battle with this aggressive woman who is use to being the pursuer. The go back to her place and have some of the naughtiest and hottest sex I have read about!
It’s mind games between these two from the start. Like a sexy chess game, they are always trying to be one or five steps ahead. It doesn’t matter that they are on opposite sides of the same case (which I kind of thought was unethical, but it’s fiction). Lincoln is the big dog of the Granade brothers – dark and dangerous. He has a checkered past and has the physical scars to prove it.
What I loved about Evan is that she is so smart! I love a smart woman who plots and plans. She is a brilliant attorney and is very savvy. She was also kind of scary and I felt great pity for the people who worked for her. I could NEVER imagine talking or treating co-workers or employees or anyone the way she did – but reading about someone like her is refreshing!
Lincoln is man enough to take her on. With any other man, she would steamroll right over them. But Lincoln has her number and is damaged like her that he can relate and understand her.
The legal mess the two are in has some great surprises and twists to the story. I did not see the resolution coming – which was fantastic! I love being surprised!
The sex between the two is the darkest of the three Granade books. While not BDSM, there is a darkness to the sex. Lincoln and Evan are not light and happy people. They are deeply passionate people who have sex like they do everything else in life.
Highly recommend this book and the series!