Thursday, September 24, 2015

#BookReview 'Justice for All (A Rawley Family Novel)' by Olivia Hardin


Sometimes the road you’re on is just a detour to your heart's destination...

Kay Rawley has plans. She might be the second child of an earl, but she wants a life away from her father’s estate in New Durma. She wants a life apart from her family’s name. Becoming a lawyer was a bright, shiny object she just couldn’t resist grabbing. Her classes are complete, and all she has to do is pass the bar to get permanent employment at the Dallas law firm where she’s been interning for the past year.

Kay's been on Audrick Van Buren's radar since the day she walked into his classroom two years ago. That admiration only grew when she came to work for his firm. But if there's anything he recognizes, it's a woman who's driven--and Kay is definitely one. It's all he can do to keep his distance and allow her the chance to come into her own. What Van doesn't know is that someone else is watching Kay, too, and if he doesn't step between them, that person might not only derail her career but threaten her very life.

Things aren’t always what they seem, and Kay’s about to learn that the best laid plans are so much better when they go astray.

**My thoughts**

This is the second book in the series about the Rawley family. This one can definitely be a standalone, but you may better understand some of the family dynamics if you read All for Hope first. That is the book that introduces us to the rest of the Rawley family.

Now in this book, we get to meet Kay. She isn't your typical wealthy high society woman. Instead of merely living off of her family's money and status, she chose to stay in America to go to law school and become a lawyer. That speaks volumes about her character. She naturally cares about people and wants to help in any way that she can. She is also protective and wants to make sure that justice is always fairly carried out. Her passion is admirable and she is well-loved by those around her.

Van is older and had been her instructor, but doesn't come off in that creepy professor hot for student or boss hot for employee way. Instead, he respects her as one of his equals and wants to mold her into a successful career (while also molding his body to hers!). He is also strong and protective, but is willing to grow with someone else.

This book is primarily a romance, but there is a hint of suspense, as someone is coming after Kay. It may be a bit predictable, but the story is so well-told that you want to read it to the very end. This book felt like a bit of a departure from the first book in the series, because it has a different focus. But I greatly enjoyed learning more about the Rawley family and will gladly follow up on any other spin-offs that come my way.

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About the Author:FotoFlexer_Photo

When Olivia Hardin started having movie-like dreams in her teens, she had no choice but to begin putting them to paper. Before long, the writing bug had bitten her, and she knew she wanted to be a published author. Several rejections plus a little bit of life later, she was temporarily “cured” of the urge to write. That is, until she met a group of talented and fabulous writers who gave her the direction and encouragement she needed to get lost in the words again.

Olivia has attended three different universities over the years and toyed with majors in Computer Technology, English, History and Geology. Then one day she heard the term “road scholar,”’ and she knew that was what she wanted to be. Now she “studies” anything and everything just for the joy of learning. She’s also an insatiable crafter who only completes about 1 out of 5 projects, a jogger who hates to run, and she’s sometimes accused of being artistic.

A native Texas girl, Olivia lives in the beautiful Lone Star state with her husband, Danny and their puppy, Bonnie.

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