Review of Just Dreams; L.J. Taylor; Waterview Publishing LLC 2014; pp 278
– Shana Susan Ninan
Seriously, the simple title of the book does nothing to tell us about the genre of the book. Taylor has weaved Romance and Thriller elements neatly, pulling the reader right into the middle of the action. As a civil trial attorney with a 20-year experience, her words just hold you tight to the plot. I read the book in two sittings on a weekend! It was just fab!
Sparks fly when attorney Kathy Brooks agrees to represent ex-marine and 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. I felt bad as Charles kept leaving her out of his original plan, all along. But the strong bond they share keeps them glued to each other, in the courtroom and otherwise.
There’s blackmail, kidnapping, and murder. And some romance thrown in. all the characters have been planned and well-developed. That gives strength to the plot and the continuity of the story. Kathy the hard-assed lawyer keeps us on track with the case, which seems to be taking up a large part of their lives. They’ll need all their nerves to focus and win.
L.J. Taylor is a graduate of Vassar College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She began writing novels during National November Writing Month in 2007.