One year ago, I graduated from law school and embarked on a career as a purveyor of high priced legal shenanigans. Six months ago, my boyfriend dumped me when I thought he might be proposing. Two weeks ago, I got drunk and joined a secret sex club. Two days ago, I had a torrid one-night stand with a stranger. Today? Well, today I’m contemplating having an affair with my boss. Matt Connover is all kinds of forbidden temptation wrapped up in a deliciously wicked package, and he’s made it clear… he’s only interested in sex. My name is McKayla Dawson but everyone calls me Mac. I work at the powerhouse firm of Connover & Crown, LLP, where the law has never felt so hot. But between you and me, I’m afraid my heart won’t survive these Legal Affairs.
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Mac is beautiful lawyer with a terrible boss, a lusty and supremely wealthy best friend, a beautiful apartment she shares with said lusty best friend and, up until a few months ago, a boyfriend. Thanks to her ridiculous work schedule. Mac has very little time to devote to her social life but a girl still has needs, right? Mac’s best friend, Macy is “. . .perhaps the weirdest, most ostentatious, and most deviant socialite that New York has ever seen” (location 24) so it should come as no surprise that Macy has just the thing to satisfy Mac’s “needs”. The service is called One Night Only and it is an absolutely exclusively club that provides just what the name says, one night only with a suitable companion.
Mac is all kinds of on board with the One Night Only program and at the prescribed time, she meets her suitable companion, Mr. #134 – and what a suitable companion he is! It takes Mac about a nanosecond to decide her night with Mr. #134 is absolutely going to happen and if he performs as good as he looks, it will be one epic night. Quite frankly, after the night Mac and Mr. #134 share, epic doesn’t even come close and with the whole one night only rule, Mac is able to walk away totally satisfied and completely guilt-free. But sometimes the rules get broken and when Monday morning rolls around, Mac discovers just how broken the one night only rule really is. Turns out, when Mac shows up to work her new boss is none other than the delectable Mr. #134. Bugger all!! To Mac’s credit, she handles herself brilliantly and only when she is alone in her new office does she allow herself to freak out, just the tiniest little bit.
Mr. #134, also known as Matt is, in real life a ferocious and highly successful lawyer. He owns his own firm, is utterly blunt about his sexual needs and desires and makes no apologies to anyone about how he chooses to live his life. All of that seems to fly right out the window though when Mac walks into his conference room and shatters his generally calm demeanor. In fact, Mac’s presence unnerves Matt to the point that he becomes angry, storms into Mac’s office and makes a complete and total ass out of himself! Again, Mac handles herself and the asshat brilliantly!!! Seriously, her response to him during this little tiff is fantastic and I cheered her on the whole time. Once the tempers have cooled and both Matt and Mac have come back to their senses, they decide they’ll just ignore the sexual tension and work together as nothing more than professionals. HA!! I love it when characters think they can ignore sexual tension 🙂
The Bottom Line: Objection was my very first Sawyer Bennett book (stop judging!!) and I was totally blown away!! Objection is absolutely a character-driven read and I adored both characters. Mac is fierce and confident and owns her attitude while Matt is sexy and arrogant (though he seems to follow through!) yet still able to be unnerved by a woman who is both challenging and unwilling to back down in the face of his asshatery. The conversations and confrontations between Mac and Matt are as stimulating as the sex they have and I found myself quite irritated that the read ended so quickly. Suffice it to say, I am quite excited to see the publication of the second installment in the Legal Affairs series!!
Legal Affairs release schedule: Novella 1: Objection: January 10, 2014; Novella 2: Stipulation: January 24, 2014; Novella 3: Violation: February 7, 2014; Novella 4: Mitigation: February 21, 2014; Novella 5: Reparation: March 7, 2014; Novella 6: Affirmation: March 21, 2014
McKayla “Mac” Dawson: Mac is hearts and flowers, wanting a deep connection with a man that she can love s surprising that she would have an anonymous, s ironic that said stranger turns out to be the one man she ends up losing her heart to. Mac is a new lawyer, struggling to build a career at the same time trying to manage her devilishly s hilariously snarky, independent and s also brilliant and has moments of deviousness that serve her well, particularly when dealing with the ego of the great Matthew Connover.
Matthew Connover: Matthew Connover is a litigation god. He’s a sex god. Every lawyer wants to be like him, every woman wants to be with him. He’s just that good. When Mac Dawson blows into his life, his world is turned upside down. He is hopelessly drawn to her but wants to keep his own heart protected. Matt thinks the best way to do that is to keep their relationship only about the amazing, hot and deviant sex they have, while Mac has other ideas on the matter. As you get to know Matt, you see there are reasons for his reluctance to give love a try, but he’s so damn hot, you are always thinking to yourself… how bad can this sex only thing really be?
USA Today Best-Selling author, Sawyer Bennett, is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.