Mina's Choice Book 1
by Karissa Knight
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Pub Date 25 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 04 Sep 2022
Previously published as Elements of Submission by Karissa Knight.
“He gave me more freedom, if that’s possible, to be myself. Yes, the world is a crazy place, but I’d finally found a way to fit into it."
Wilhelmina Green is the lawyer of choice for Chicago's wealthy offenders. Mina’s latest victory, the acquittal of a U.S. senator, has made her a media sensation. To the outside world she appears to have it all, but she’s still searching for a man with the strength to bring her dark fantasies to life.
CEO Jonathon Thomas Heun, a suspect in the death of his personal assistant, hires Mina to represent him. He slowly draws her into his seductive world of wealth and power as they investigate the murder. Despite her attraction to him Mina holds back, sensing Jonathon is keeping part of himself closed off from the world. And from her.
As the passion of their affair intensifies, Mina soon realizes her desires were just the beginning of an erotic dive into Jonathon’s lifestyle.
"""THE CLIENT envelops readers in a romance between a sharp, aggressive defense attorney and the billionaire she represents. Their attraction smolders until they're entwined in an electrifying romance between dominant and submissive. This isn't just a sexy romance novel but a story about an intelligent professional submitting to a high-voltage relationship that might just send her over the edge."" -K. L. Romo
""When high profile attorney Wilhelmina Green takes on a handsome billionaire client, she gets more than she bargained for--or exactly what she wants. You'll need a fan and a cold glass of water close by when you read this one."" -Sheila Lowe"
Average rating from 18 members
Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for providing a free copy in exchange of an honest review. The book is about a criminal lawyer named Wilhelmina known as Wil to her friends or Mina to Jonathon who got famous for defending high profile clients who are definitely bad people. She meets Jonathon, “the most eligible bachelor” who wants her to represent him and from there she learns more about her sensuality and falling in love with her client but of course it’s forbidden and there’s the hangup on whether he’s innocent or not. The writing is honestly really good and definitely made me invested with the characters. I personally have never experienced what Mina experienced but the author made me somehow relate and understand her. Jonathon well there is an air of mystery around him. There are some parts that I do take issue like mentioning COVID 19 which took me out a bit. I know the character, Whitney is suspicious and Jonathon doesn’t trust her but calling her a “bisexual manipulator” just seems kinda off? Especially with Mina also kinda leaning both ways sexually. Anyway I wished there were more scenes on why and how they fell in love because idk it just seemed like they’re attracted sexually and like vampires. Since the book is inspired by Dracula I assume with the numerous Dracula and vampire references, I was half expecting a supernatural aspect but oh well. Maybe there’ll be a sequel? I hope so!
The push and pull between these two is agonizingly delicious. The writing style is captivating and keeps you craving more. A beautiful romantic novel.
Wow I went into it expecting a romance story and got so much more. It transports you into another land where you can forget your real life worries.
This book draws you in from the get go. It is a romantic book with thrilling events and even the ever going wonder if who done it. The writing style is unique and flows smoothly.. brand new author for me and I can't wait to continue the series.
B O O K R E V I E W
Thank you Netgalley for this ARC in return for an honest review.
Wilhelmina is a well known lawyer who's past decisions hunt her daily. Her guilt for freeing guilty people from the consequences of their crime will always follow her. When CEO Jonathon Thomas Heun requests her personally to be his lawyer in the new murder case against his assistant, she doesn't want to be hated by the public anymore but when more women who are connected to Jonathon go missing she starts to question if her client is what he seems.
This book was definitely a full on rollercoaster with all the crimes happening and all the new suspects. I wouldn't usually read a book like this since it is VERY spicy. This book is dark romance so there is no fluff whatsoever. I did like that Mina felt guilty for representing all those criminals who are now free and roaming the streets again. I had a bit of a love- hate relationship with Jonathon. I didn't know if he actually loved her or not. He felt a bit controlling to me with the contract and everything but that could just be me? That little plot twist near the end SHOOK me. I felt like the whole BDSM part of their relationship was not really needed since from my view Mina just needed someone's love. I felt like there were a lot of extra scenes and this book almost put me in a slump since it took e 9 days to read and I usually am able to read a book in 3-5 days.
In conclusion, this was a good book. If you like dark romances with spice this book is definitely for you.
Good book, detailed. Fledgling author that has potential to be great. No typos, hea, strong character development. Alpha could have been more, but absolutely good read. Will read other books for sure as she grows.
As a defence attorney Wilhelmina has represented some characters. This is a quick-paced story which works well. Acting in her job as a defence lawyer she was hired to be the Ceo in a case about who assistant who they say the murdererer is This attraction shesheis intense and she intends to explore it.
Thank you to Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review. The story follows a criminal attorney, Mina, with a somewhat difficult past. As she tries her best to move forward and become the best at her job, she is requested by Jonathan personally to prove his innocence in a murder case. As the story unfolds, Jonathan is a mystery and let's just say, he fitt he bill for hot, possessive, billionaire! Mina was a very independent female lead and you could tell she was looking for someone to love. Their relationship was absolutely fire! I enjoyed their relationship and seeing how they went from professional to not ao professional. I very much enjoyed this story and do recommend it to others!
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