Leading the Witness by Chantal Fernando RELEASE BLITZ


Title: Leading the Witness
Series: The Conflict of Interest Series #4
Author: Chantal Fernando
Publisher: Gallery Books
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 17, 2018
New York Times
bestselling author Chantal Fernando “turns up the heat” (RT Book Reviews)
in this steamy standalone novel when a divorce lawyer finds himself stuck
between his client and the woman he desires—and soon he’ll be forced to choose

Hunter Brayze doesn’t always like his clients but as the divorce attorney for
Bentley & Channing Law, he doesn’t have to. So when he meets his latest
client, even though he can’t stand the guy, let alone understand how any woman
would ever marry him, he is still determined to win his case. But he never
expects taking this client would turn his entire world upside down.

When he comes face to face with his client’s soon-to-be ex, he’s shocked to see
Riley McMahon, owner of his local pub and the woman he’s wanted ever since he
first laid eyes on her. He didn’t even know she was getting a divorce, and now
he’s stuck defending the man who wants to screw Riley out of everything.
Feeling like he’s betraying her, Hunter vows to settle this case as quickly as
he can by any means possible. Because after months of flirting with Riley at
the pub, and now knowing that she’ll soon be free, Hunter is determined to make
her his.

But as the proceedings get messier and secrets are revealed, Hunter’s running
out of tricks to keep both parties happy. And when someone sets Riley’s pub on
fire, he can’t help but suspect his own client. Torn between his professional
code of ethics and his intense connection with Riley, Hunter finds himself at a
crossroads wondering whose interests he’ll ultimately protect.


I’m so disappointed and heart broken about this book. Since the start of this series Hunter’s book was the one I was most looking forward to. I loved book 1… Book 2 was meh for me and book 3 brought me back into this series.
So once I got this book I jumped right in.
Hunter’s a bit of a bad boy…. Tattoos a beard and a little surprise down under! A bit of a ladies man. I couldn’t wait for his story!

Once I started reading his story I kept waiting and waiting for something. Then we have the little twist. Hunter is representing Riley’s ex. But as I was reading I was still waiting for something to happen.
Nothing… just nothing was going on. I kept waiting for drama from the ex to happen. I kept waiting for something to happen between Hunter and Riley. This book was really slow. Besides a few kisses here and there. Nothing has happened between them at all. Riley wants to take things super slow and Hunter is respecting that.
Ok… I get that. But waiting until 66% into the book for something other than kissing to happen is way too long. And still no sex!! You have to wait until 71% for that!
I would say things start to pick up after that. But still kinda slow.

Overall… this book was really different from all the other books in this series. Book 1 to 3 were pretty much filled with drama. This book feels like it was just floating along with no cares in the world. Lots of denying themselves of being happy. Lots of dancing around each other. I wasn’t feeling it.
I’m glad there wasn’t any members from the Wind Dragons in this book.(I still love them! But just want a fresh start in a new series!) But there was mentioned of places (club/bar) from that series.
This wasn’t a bad read. I’m happy for the way it ended. I was just expecting something different with Hunter’s story. I was hoping there would be a little more drama than what we had. I was happy to read how the other characters were doing from the other books in this series. It was good to see how happy they were.

*ARC provided for an honest review*




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Author Bio

New York Times, Amazon & USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando is thirty-one years old and lives in Western Australia.

Lover of all things romance, Chantal is the author of the best selling books Dragon’s Lair, Maybe This Time and many more.

When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family.

Chantal loves to hear from readers.

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