Review – Shattered Virtue (Shattered #1) by Magda Alexander

September 18, 2015 Review 0

Review – Shattered Virtue (Shattered #1) by Magda Alexander

A new erotic romantic suspense series from Magda Alexander

Haunted by her Past...

Madrigal Berkeley vows to discover why her parents’ killers got off scot free. But after graduating from law school, the ravishing beauty gets sidetracked by her grandfather who insists she intern at his law firm to learn the defense side of the law.

Damned by his Ambition...

The last thing top criminal defense attorney Trenton Steele wants is to babysit an apprentice—especially the boss’s granddaughter. But recognizing an opportunity, he demands the private suite he covets in exchange for teaching Madrigal the ropes.

They Play a Dangerous Game...

Before long, this tough-as-nails lawyer and his wet-behind-the-ears intern are fighting more than court battles. They’re struggling against a sexual attraction that could ruin his career and derail hers. Unable to stay away from each other, they join forces to investigate her parents’ murders. And soon they’re uncovering long-buried secrets while succumbing to desires neither can deny.

Title: Shattered Virtue
Author: Magda Alexander
Series: Shattered
Published by Montlake Romance
Source: Publisher
Published: September 22, 2015
Genres: Erotic Romance, Suspense
Pages: 252
See the title at Goodreads
Purchase your copy: Amazon

Stars: three-stars
Flames: three-half-flames

This was NOT what I expected, but I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised. Knowing that this was an Erotic Romance/Suspense read, the need of being able to draw me in was going to be high and this didn’t disappoint. First things first. I had a REALLY hard time mentally pronouncing Madrigal’s name. Not gonna lie. This held me up so much that I literally needed to yell at myself that it didn’t matter…lol. Ok, enough of that. Let’s continue, shall we?

Madrigal Berkeley is the granddaughter of Trenton Steele’s law firm partner/boss. Of course she’s hot, smart and just the right amount of sassy. Trenton on the other hand is an arrogant ass that’s a man whore and knows it. They meet at a company function, introducing Madrigal to the firm as an intern for the summer. Madrigal doesn’t want to intern for her grandfather and Trenton doesn’t want to babysit an intern, but of course, sparks fly and the writing is on the wall.

Although Madrigal wants to become a prosecutor and not a defender, she finds herself asking Trenton for help in investigating her parents’ murders. Things become clear rather quickly that things didn’t go the way they were originally told to her in her younger years. While the investigation part of this story was great, I found the “romance” side of it a little difficult to grasp. I mean, sure, Madrigal is 24 and hot. But Trenton is in his mid-late 30’s and is clearly only thinking with his “other” head. I just couldn’t see the chemistry, but that’s my issue.

Overall, great suspense filled with lots of drama, especially once you’re half way in. Good sex scenes and an ending that earned this review an extra half star.

Please don’t misunderstand my review. I liked this a lot more than it looks on paper. In fact, I’ll be quietly anticipating what this author has up her sleeve. To be continued…

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