Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on September 15th 2014
Genres: Erotica, Romance
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My cock has an appetite.
A huge and very particular appetite: Blonde, curvy, and preferably not a fucking liar...(Although, that's a story for another day.) As a high profile lawyer, I don't have time to waste on relationships, so I fulfill my needs by anonymously chatting and sleeping with women I meet online.
My rules are simple: One dinner. One night. No repeats.
This is only casual sex. Nothing more. Nothing less.
At least it was, until "Alyssa"...She was supposed to be a 27 year old lawyer, a book hoarder, and completely unattractive. She was supposed to be someone I shared law advice with late at night, someone I could trust with details of my weekly escapades.
But then she came into my firm for an interview--a college-intern interview, and everything fucking changed...
Reasonable Doubt is one of my all-time favorite erotica series. There’s always a bit of trepidation when I re-read a favorite book—a concern that it won’t be as good as I remember. I had the perfect excuse to re-read Reasonable Doubt when I was gifted an audiobook copy, but I was even more hesitant. I had a specific voice in mind for Andrew, and much like movie adaptations of books, I was worried it wouldn’t live up to my expectations. My fears were completely unfounded because I loved the book even more the second time around, and the voice actors are spot on.
“My cock has an appetite.” I’ll be honest. The first sentence in the book description had me rolling my eyes. I’m glad I didn’t let that put me off though because this series is incredibly enjoyable and very addictive.
Andrew is a foul-mouthed, misogynistic lawyer with a rapier wit. He is also a serial online dater who has zero tolerance for lying and no interest in relationships beyond one night stands. At times I really wanted to hate Andrew and the next moment he’d say something that had me laughing out loud.
“You’re a fucking liar, Ava. You’ve fucked so many people behind my back that I’ve lost count. As far as I’m concerned, you deserve to rot behind bars. Maybe then your overworked pussy will get a much needed break. Since you’ll only be around women for the next fifteen years, I suggest you give pussy a try. The taste is quite impeccable.”
If you like audacious, dirty-talking anti-heroes then you’re going to love Andrew.
Aubrey is a sheltered 22 year-old undergrad student double majoring in pre-law and ballet. OK, so it’s rather unrealistic but just go with it. While pretending to be a certified lawyer, Aubrey meets Andrew through an exclusive online social networking site for lawyers. He’s trolling for hook-ups, and unbeknownst to him, she’s looking for help with her homework. The two develop a flirtatious friendship through email exchanges that are filled with sexual innuendo and witty banter.
Subject: Re: Desert Dick
Thank you for your concerns about my dick. Although, seeing as though you’ve NEVER discussed getting laid, I think having Cobweb Pussy is a far more serious illness. Thank you for telling me that my dick is in your prayers. I’d prefer if it was in your mouth.
Things become problematic when Aubrey goes to interview for an internship at Andrew’s firm, and he discovers Audrey’s deception. Sparks fly, boundaries are tested, and double-standards are explored.
I prefer strong heroines, so I found Aubrey to be a frustrating character at times. Although very secure in most aspects of her life, she frequently allows Andrew to treat her like a doormat. It helped me appreciate her character growth, however, once she finally starts to develop a backbone.
Andrew, Andrew, Andrew. For me, the story is all about Andrew. It’s a love/hate relationship with a complicated character, and it really does take all three books before you fully understand his motivations. There is no question that Andrew is a master of dirty talking, and the sex? Holy schnikes! Thermonuclear hot!
There are so many nice touches I enjoyed. Each chapter begins with legal terminology that parallels the state of Andrew and Aubrey’s relationship—e.g., “Emotional Distress,” “Perjury,” “Cross Examination,” and “Impasse.” The hilarious email exchanges are priceless. I love how Whitney Gracia Williams manages to create sexual tension and chemistry between the characters through their emails alone.
In terms of the audiobook, Sebastian York does a fantastic job of narrating Andrew’s part. His voice is deep, resonant, and sexy—exactly how I imagined Andrew would sound. Just wait until you hear this man speaking deliciously filthy words in your ears. You’d better have several pairs of clean panties on hand. Erin Mallon delivers an equally strong performance voicing Aubrey. I give her credit for trying to imitate Andrew’s deep baritone voice, even if it comes across a little cartoonish sometimes. Both narrators are incredibly expressive and their performances truly bring the characters to life.
Reasonable Doubt is a seductive treat that is funny and extremely entertaining from beginning to end. If you’re a fan of erotica, I can’t recommend it highly enough. The boxed set includes a very satisfying extended epilogue as well as deleted scenes.
** Gifted copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. **