"I had no idea what the fuck just happened, and only a part of me liked it. The other half loved it."
*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.*
I've fallen in love with a man called Andrew! Reasonable Doubt is a sexy, fun novella and I really can't wait for part two. If the first line of the synopsis doesn't grab your attention then the premise of the story will. Andrew's past is hinted at in the prologue; something happened to turn him into the player he now is. He meets women on-line for one night stands; "One dinner. One night. No repeats" but Andrew meets many sorts of women and most distort the truth on their profiles, Andrew's number one rule is no lies. He abhors it and any woman caught up in a lie is quickly kicked to the kerb.
"I can't stand to be around someone who's lied to me, even if she does have double D tits and a mouth from heaven."
"Before I'd agreed to this date. I'd specifically asked for three separate proofs of truth pictures: one of her holding a newspaper with the most recent date on it, one of her biting her lip, and one of her holding up a sign with her name on it."
One person Andrew would love to bed is Alyssa, a girl he struck up an unlikely friendship with. They met on a lawyer advice forum and much to Andrew's displeasure; their relationship is purely platonic although he uses every opportunity to change that status.
"Thank you for telling me that my dick is in your prayers. I'd prefer if it was in your mouth."
"And your lips?" "You want to know how thin or thick they are?" "I want to know how they'd look wrapped around my cock."
I really liked Alyssa, from her point of view it was clear she wasn't who she claimed to be. Alyssa didn't lie out of malice, she just failed to correct Andrew's assumptions but that wasn't a problem as she held strong on not meeting him in person. They built up an on-line friendship via email and phone, Alyssa being the only woman Andrew kept in contact with for longer than one night. But when Alyssa goes for an intern interview both Andrew and Alyssa have no idea their worlds are about to collide and their relationship will no longer be virtual but reality.
I loved Andrew; I didn't expect his character to be so funny. I loved the witty/filthy dialogue that came out of his mouth. He called things as he seen them and that made for some hilarious reading. I almost highlighted full pages at a time; you really need to read it for yourself to experience Andrew in full.
"How much longer do you think you'll be able to keep doing this?"..."Chatting someone up for a week, fucking her, and moving on to the next. How much longer?" "Until my dick stops working."
"Is there super-glue on my floor? Is that why you're still standing there?"
"Now, leave before I call Mr. Greenwood and tell him that his precious granddaughter is offering to suck my dick over morning coffee."
"What if the real reason I don't want to meet you is because I'm ugly?"
"I have a good feeling that you're not."
"But what if I was?"
"I'd fuck you with the lights off."
"I'd prefer the lights on."
"Then I'd make you wear a paper bag over your head."
The banter between Alyssa and Andrew was like foreplay for when they would actually meet, of course it was sooner than both of them had anticipated and no matter how annoyed Andrew was at Alyssa for her lies, he couldn't resist her.
"And when you come back," I added, "just leave my afternoon coffee on that bookshelf and walk out Don't come anywhere near my desk and don't say anything to me."
"Because I'll fuck you again if you do."
This is my first book by Whitney G. and I’m now adding all of her previous work to my tbr. I loved her writing and the characters she created. Novellas are a hit or a miss for me but Reasonable Doubt ticked all of the boxes. The story ended with a little twist thrown in at the last line and now I can't wait to get my hands on book two.
Reasonable Doubt is a great, funny and sexy read. Andrew will charm the pants off you and you can't help but adore Alyssa. I look forward to the next part of their journey and suggest you 1-click this now.
A self diagnosed candy addict, travel junkie, and hypochondriac, Whitney Gracia Williams LOVES to write about characters that make you laugh, cry, and want to (in the case of Selena Ross) reach through your Kindle and slap them.
She is the "imaginary bestselling" author of the Jilted Bride Series, Mid Life Love, Wasted Love, and Captain of My Soul.
When she's not locked inside her room, feverishly typing away on her laptop, she can be found here: http://www.whitneygracia.com
She also loves getting emails from her readers, so if you want to tell her how much you loved (or hated) her stories, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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