CJR The Brit Review: Approaching the Bench by Chantal Fernando…


This author is one of my unicorn authors – she writes it and I read it!

This series is called the Conflict of Interest series all set around the legal world.  The first two books are Breaching the Contract and Seducing the Defendant – both fab reads!

Now on to Approaching the Bench – a hardnosed judge and her clerk who find themselves in a sticky situation due to their profession…….here is the blurb:

‘Trinity Williams, known as “Medusa” for her stony expressions and unyielding reputation, constantly has her guard up—how else is the youngest female judge in the country supposed to survive in such a male-dominated profession? She made the decision long ago that laughter and a carefree attitude have no business in a courtroom and achieving her professional goals is the only thing she has left. It’s just her luck that her new law clerk, Callum Hopkins, believes the exact opposite.

Callum Hopkins thinks that nothing should ever be too serious in life—why can’t he mix business with pleasure? When he first starts working for his hot new boss, they clash at every turn. He makes it his mission to get Judge Williams to see things his way for once.

But when Callum finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time as an escaped convict comes after Trinity, he realizes it’s not all fun and games anymore. Now in witness protection together until the authorities can catch the fugitive, this unlikely pair must learn to trust one another and work together to stay alive. Far away from the courtroom, Trinity and Callum are suddenly free to stop butting heads, and stop fighting the growing attraction between them.’


We met Callum in the previous books in the series and I for one couldn’t wait to get to know him…..or his smirk!

Trinity’s inner monologue was hilarious. Uptight and standoff-ish on the outside she maybe but internally she is fabulous!

‘He’s thoughtful.

He pays attention.

And he will never be mine.’

Oh Trinity how wrong you are!

A quick, fab read with sexy times.


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