BLOG TOUR: Love, Lies & the D.A. - Rebecca Rohman + Giveaway

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Thank you for coming by to my stop for 
Rebecca Rohman. 

Before we get to my review and an excerpt of this story
read on for for a synopsis.

Title: Love, Lies & The D.A.

Author: Rebecca Rohman
Pages: 587
Published: 02.18.14
Acquired:  Arc from Author for Blog Tour
Goodreads Rating: 4.41
My Rating: 4.5


Jada McLean is about to get married in nine days, when she walks in on her fiancé in a little more than a compromising position. Days later, she’s on a trip that she intends to be relaxing and a prelude to her fresh start, when she runs into the rude, obnoxious, but gorgeous Jonathan Kole.

Jonathan Kole is San Francisco’s newest District Attorney. When he finds himself deeply attracted to a stunning beauty, he has no idea that she’s about to get into BIG trouble with the law—and he’ll be the one presiding over her trial. To make matters worse, his father is the lawyer representing her in the high-profile case.

When a series of events force them together over New Year’s weekend, Jonathan’s feelings and ethics will come into question, while Jada comes to terms with the fact that she is falling for the man that will be responsible for attempting to put her behind bars… Little do they know, they're both about to fall into a whirlwind so deep, it will send both their lives spiraling out of control.

My Review:

This was one of those books that I went in based from the synopsis only. It sounded like an enjoyable contemporary that I would enjoy. But little did I know it was going to be one of those books that I LOVED and stayed up late 3 nights in a row finishing it.

This is one of those books that grasps your attention from the very first pages and keeps you hooked until you reach the end. The story starts off with every girls worst nightmare. Jada had been planning and waiting for her waiting day. She's about a week away, counting down every last moment and checking off the last few items on her to-do list. When she gets back to her condo she walks in something no woman should, her fiance having sex with her best friend and maid of honor. Unfortunately for Jada this just get worse from her.

She rents a house down in Lake Tahoe to get away from things. She decides to head out to brunch at a beautiful resort, and this is where she comes into contact with Johnathon ( READ BELOW FOR THE FIRST MEETING). He is pretentious, rude and full of himself. And also happens to San Francisco's newly appointed District Attorney. As the days go on, they get thrown in each others paths on several occasions, and even though she can't stand his audacity she can't help but realize how attractive he is.

As Jada is attempting to come to terms with her now called off wedding, she receives even worse news. Her ex-fiance Richard has been murdered and Jada herself, is the prime suspect. Her amazingly awesome and lawyer brother Bobby swoops in and gets her the best attorney around; Charles Kole. Who just happens to be Johnathon's father. But the kicker is as she starts allowing herself to fall for Johnathon, she realizes that if in fact the case goes to trial, Johnathon may be the one who can put her in jail.

Honestly, this short synopsis that I just summarized, is just the tip of the ice berg in the action of this story. So much happens, that even if I tried to create an itemized list, I would not be able to. But the true aspects of this story that grabs your attention and does not let go is the characters and boy there is a huge group of them and they are just so enjoyable to read and get to know.

Jada herself is just a marvel. She is thrown one bad thing after the other and she somehow she survives each and every thing with class and dignity. She is a successful business owner, but is also caring and compassionate and strong. But she also has her very vulnerable moments that are sweet and touching.
Johnathon's character is one that grows the most. He is pretentious ass at first, but the sacrifices he makes to protect his family and then eventually protect Jada is just plain hot and swoon worthy!)

The action in this book is what keeps you reading. Yes this book is on the longer side, but honestly, each page is refreshing and fun and keeps you reading. There was never one point where I was like, okay I hope this books wraps up. My own real flaw with this book, was that I felt too much happened. I just wanted Jada to catch one break. No one should have to endure everything that she did.

I caution you the ending takes a turn that I did not see coming, one which made me shed several tears, but all in all it added to this amazing, action-packed story.


7. Their First Meeting

The pretty, young host escorts me to a table for two near a window with panoramic water vistas. Within minutes, a server takes my order. As my café latté arrives, I can’t help but overhear a rude exchange between a man and his leggy blonde with the host that escorted me to my seat.
“Look, I reserved that exact seat yesterday,” he says.
“I apologize sir, but that seat is not available,” the host replies.
“Well, if you were doing your job in the first place, it would be available to me, wouldn’t it?”
“Sir, I’m sorry for the error, but it wasn’t written here. If you like, you can wait at the bar where I’ll be happy to serve you a complimentary beverage of your choice while you wait, or I can accommodate you at an available table now.”
I can’t help but look to see who this asshole is.
Everything about him smells of money. From the designer jeans that hug his ass, all the way to the Jaeger Reverso watch that graces his wrist. He’s hot—probably in his mid to late thirties, tall, broad shoulders, piercing grey eyes, and a head of black hair like I’ve never seen.
Ordinarily, I might have found him attractive, if only he would just shut up.
Everything he says to that poor young girl, who has tried so hard to rectify someone else’s mistake, pisses me off. He’s been nothing but rude and condescending. As I look up, my eyes land straight on his. Then I realize they’re all looking my way. I turn around to look behind me, but there is no one. Then it dawns on me that he’s arguing with the host about my seat.
My meal arrives. I mind my business, and I proceed to enjoy it. Before I know it, I see him approaching my table. I pretend not to notice and focus all my attention on my lemon ricotta pancakes before me, but within seconds, he stands beside me.
“Excuse me, my name is Jonathan Kole. Would you mind terribly if you were seated elsewhere?”
My eyes travel across my pancakes to his broad thighs, to his crotch, and to what I suspect is an extremely trimmed stomach beyond his black ribbed sweater. Then I stare into his grey eyes in silence.
“You see, my girlfriend and I met right here at this table a year ago, and I wanted to propose to her.
Here. Today.”
“Actually, Jonathan, I do mind. Seeing that I’m enjoying my meal, surely you wouldn’t mind waiting until I’m done. Or perhaps you can let that polite host, who has done everything possible to accommodate you, have you seated elsewhere.”
“Do you have any idea who I am?” he asks.
Asshole! Your name might sound familiar but who cares…
“No. You could be the king of England and I wouldn’t give a damn.”
“Who the hell do you think you are?”
“You really want to know?” I ask quietly.
He lowers his head slightly, as if he’s seriously interested.
“I am a woman who walked in on her fiancé screwing her best friend one week before her wedding, so forgive me if I’m not in a sentimental mood.”
His mouth drops open at my response.
“Now, if you’ll excuse me, Mr. Kole, I’d really like to enjoy my brunch.”
His piercing grey eyes are glaring into mine. I know he’s angry. His temple pulsates as he stares at me. He walks away completely flushed.
I don’t care. Perhaps if he had been nicer to that host I would have considered his request. However, because he comes from money doesn’t give him the right to speak to people any which way he wishes.
I continue to enjoy my meal and notice him walking hand in hand to the bar with Malibu Barbie. Half an hour later, I ask for the check then purposely make him wait an additional five minutes before I leave.
On the way out, the host looks at me bright-eyed. “No one ever speaks to Mr. Kole that way, Miss McLean.”
“Well, it’s time someone taught him some manners,” I reply. I hand her a healthy tip, and I’m on my way.

Rebecca Rohman is a wife and designer currently living in the Northeastern United States. She was a Sales Manager for a tourist magazine, and for many years prior, she was involved in marketing for a jewelry company, and later for a fine wine distributor.
About fifteen years ago, she started writing her first romance novel, Uncorked, just to purely entertain herself. It was not until early in 2012 when she decided to complete it and share it with the world. The story was published in February of 2013. Love, Lies & The D.A. is her second novel.




  1. Thank you for reading my book and writing this amazing review. I appreciate your kind words and support. :)


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