Evidence of Desire; Courting Justice (Series)
by Lexi Blake (Author)
This review is from: December 9, 2018 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
The story begins with page-turning thrill and mystery. David Cormack of Garrison, Cormack and Lawless is a criminal attorney and called to the scene of a recent murder. His expertise in the field, along with his NFL past are the perfect combination for the case of a lifetime. If only his past wasn’t a huge skeleton that haunts him like a plague.
Isla Shayne, a personal lawyer for the Adams’ estate used to dealing with business and financial matters, knows she’s not qualified to deal with what’s been thrown at her, feels instantly better when David enters the picture, but also an instant attraction that she hasn’t felt since her fiancé died several years ago.
Portia Adams was murdered, the wife to a former pro football player, Trey Adams. The who-done-it aspect of the crime is left hanging until the very end of the book, but I have to admit the most engrossing part of the book comes into play when we see the constant fear David lives with and that this case in particular brings those fears right to the front line.
CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) a degenerative brain disease mostly found in athletes is front and center throughout the book. It’s a disease that athletes who succumb to too many head injuries can suffer as they age and Trey Adams is a victim of this awful disease. David, himself, worries with his past that he too could become a victim of CTE and could he end up a shell of his former self like the great Trey Adams.
Over and over again we see how CTE has affected the lives of everyone around Trey, both in a good and bad way. It gives David and Isla different perspectives about taking care of loved ones, but you’ll see why as their personalities about each other emerge throughout the story. (I don’t want to give too much away.)
Even more than finding the killer, the story of living with and taking care of someone with any debilitating disease is a subject that comes front and center in this book. It’s touching and real how these characters react. They have both dealt with loss in their lives and are stubborn (given they are both lawyers) to boot. Their dynamic as they work together is good, even better is when the entire team is around, they are an infectious bunch. I’m already itching to read Noah Lawless’s book, his youth and humor is fantastic.
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