Narrator: Michael C. Gwynne
Series: Brooks Sisters Dreams Series #1
Published by Self Published / Indie on 01 January 2015
Length: 7 hours 11 minutes
Source: Author, Submitted
Love is a dirty word and passion has no place in the world of high-profile litigation.
Sparks fly when attorney Kathy Brooks agrees to represent novelist Charles Morgan, Jr. in a high-profile suit against a powerful government defense contractor. But when Charles’ hidden agenda threatens to expose the government’s dirty little secrets, what started out as the case of a lifetime could cost Kathy her heart, her career and even her life.
Charles doesn’t just want to win the lawsuit. He wants to destroy the company responsible for his wife’s death. His enemies, however, will stop at nothing to make the case go away – and that includes blackmail, kidnapping, and murder.
As the body count rises and the stakes get higher, Charles and Kathy will have to decide just how much they’re willing to sacrifice for the win. To get justice, they’ll have to put it all out on the line - including each other - and it still might not be enough.
©2014 L.J. Taylor (P)2014 L.J. Taylor
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Charles Morgan, an ex-marine and now a novelist, has lost his wife and unborn child in a traffic accident and is seeking revenge against the company he is blaming for their death. Kathy Brooks, an ambitious and successful lawyer, is assigned to represent Charles in this high-profile wrongful-death case against a government defense contractor, Peachtree Industries. Charles doesn’t just want to win his lawsuit, though, he wants to obliterate the company responsible for destroying his life. Meanwhile, people behind Peachtree Industries are willing to use blackmail, kidnapping, and even murder to make Charles and Kathy go away. While Charles and Kathy become closer, enemies pop up everywhere and the action-packed plot becomes increasingly complex but keeps moving along at a fast pace.
Just Dreams was an engaging mix of legal thriller and romantic suspense. The author, L. J. Taylor, seemed to have significant knowledge of legal practices and included some detailed descriptions which helped to create a very convincing and believable story. However, as I know next to nothing about the legal world, it required quite a bit of concentration to follow some of this legal talk. Told from multiple perspectives, all the characters in this story were well-drawn and felt authentic making it easy to become emotionally involved in the plot. The dialogue felt realistic at all times. I really enjoyed it and it held my attention throughout. This was the first book in ‘The Brooks Sisters Dreams’ series and I look forward to listening to ‘Dreams Deferred’ when it becomes available.
The narration was very good. Michael C. Gwynne had a very pleasant voice and cadence and had no problems coping with the numerous male and female voices, all of which were easy to distinguish. Nice mix between reading and acting. There were no issues with the quality of the audio production.
Overall, a solid listen, which felt like quite a short story. This should appeal to listeners who enjoy a good blend of romance and action-packed thriller within a legal setting.
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