The Contract

Mina's Choice Book 2

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Pub Date 16 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 24 Sep 2022

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Chicago’s hottest legal star is the lawyer of choice for wealthy offenders, but Mina’s courtroom victories increasingly conflict with her sense of right and wrong. When she can’t ease her guilt with her self-punishing extreme sport, she seeks to relieve it in other ways. Billionaire Jonathon Thomas Heun is happy to oblige as they take their relationship to the next level with Mina surrendering control and embracing her dark, dangerous desires.

As their lives intertwine in and out of the bedroom, past deeds haunt them both, catapulting them into the perilous territory of the Russian mob, money laundering, and blackmail. When Mina’s life is threatened, Jonathan’s secrets shake Mina’s trust in him, putting their relationship on uneasy ground.

Even if her enigmatic lover proves his loyalty and saves her, can Mina forgive him and accept his growing affection?

Chicago’s hottest legal star is the lawyer of choice for wealthy offenders, but Mina’s courtroom victories increasingly conflict with her sense of right and wrong. When she can’t ease her guilt with...

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"Love, lust, and angst, THE CONTRACT has it all. The antagonists are evil personified, the kind I love to hate, and the protagonists are fallible, the kind I love to root for. The nail-biting action and emotional tension held me captive as I tore through the sizzling pages." —Laurie Buchanan, author of the Sean McPherson novels

"Love, lust, and angst, THE CONTRACT has it all. The antagonists are evil personified, the kind I love to hate, and the protagonists are fallible, the kind I love to root for. The nail-biting action...

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The Contract by Karissa Knight is book one in the Mina's Choice series.
I have not read book one. Unfortunately I did not know this was part of a series.

Knight has written a good suspense, steamy, enjoyable novel.
Mina and Jonathon are intriguing and very interesting characters.
It was well written and well protrayed. I was ultimately hooked to the pages and the characters kept me wanting more.
I look forward to reading more from Karissa Knight in the future.
It's' a very quick read and the cover is eye catching.

“I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.”

Thank you for your generosity and gifting a copy of this approved eARC!

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This is the second book in the series and brings you further into the story of Mina and Jonathan. I liked this one better than the first. The storyline had a mix of exploring the deepening (and complicated) relationship between the 2 main characters, along with an action-thriller plotline of a crime web that latched on to both as well. It was interesting to read the story unfold and I enjoyed the suspense throughout.

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<a href="" style="float: left; padding-right: 20px"><img border="0" alt="THE CONTRACT (Mina's Choice #2)" src="" /></a><a href="">THE CONTRACT</a> by <a href="">Karissa Knight</a><br/>
My rating: <a href="">4 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />

This book is about a lawyer who represents really horrible people and feels a lot of guilt about it. She uses self destructive behaviour to cope with her guilt. At first she uses cliff jumping too subdue her guilt until she meets Jonathan, a billionaire who is into BDSM. She views this punishing relationship as a way to atone for her sins. Unfortunately for her, Jonathan is very rich and accidentally connected to the Russian mob. His ex girlfriend is part of the mob and hates him. She is extorting him for money and Mina (our main character) is being threatened because Jonathan is in love with her. <br /><br />I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was fast-paced, exciting and the characters, however frustrating, are lovable and go through serious development. The only issue I had with the book was that the first chapter was so fast and exciting and promised serious sexuality throughout the book and didn't fully delivered. It was heavily plot driven which was an unexpected surprise but I wasn't disappointed by it. Overall It was very enjoyable and deeper than I expected. I would highly recommend.
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The Contract is such a great story that has everything you would want in it! It had adventure, intrigue, love and has you plotting out in your own mind the various scenarios that the story may take in the future.

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I read this book in one day! I didn’t think that it was as good as book 1 however it was still a great read. It was somewhat predictable but it was easy to follow and read. Great book to sit down and get lost in. I cant wait for book 3 and follow Mina and Jonathans developing romance.

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My Review
I received an ARC from Netgalley. Book comes out 16 Aug 2022.

I really need to pay attention when selecting books to read sometimes. If I did, I would have realized that this is book 2 in what is maybe a series or trilogy, thereby saving myself from the slightly dazed and confused feeling I had when I started this book. Wondering if I had missed something from the start. I did-I missed the first book with the Jonathan and Mina’s first meeting and how exactly they arrived at chapter one in the Contract. Don’t be like me and read out of order. This book should not be read as a stand alone!
That aside, this book was really, really good. Mina is a strong woman in and out of the courtroom. The creeps she represents has left her feeling guilty to the point where she does dangerous things to try to escape, but lately her usual methods for escapism is not working much to her dismay. Jonathan offers his assistance. He will help Mina escape through submission. I loved watching Mina wrestle with her guilt over her part in creeps roaming the streets. I liked how she was willing to let go of her control to Jonathan and how he, in turn, gives her what she needs and more. How he just seeks to cherish her. I loved watching them fall together and see Mina realize how much power she has in their relationship even though Jonathan is the dominant one.
This book was fast-paced and intriguing. It was very, very, steamy, angsty, fun read. The characters were relatable and believable. I flew through this book and I am looking forward to reading the last book whenever it comes out. Would I go back and find the first book in the trilogy? Probably. If only to connect the dots better. Do I want to read more by Karissa Knight? Definitely.

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I didn’t realise there was a first part book to the series, this book briefly touches on the last book and gives an idea of what has happened in the past book which helps you understand her character.

I enjoyed the book and I liked getting to know the characters and enjoyed the plot.

Looking forward to catch up book 1 and also reading book 3 when it’s released.

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The contract by Karissa Knight.
Mina's Choice Book 2.
Chicago’s hottest legal star is the lawyer of choice for wealthy offenders, but Mina’s courtroom victories increasingly conflict with her sense of right and wrong. When she can’t ease her guilt with her self-punishing extreme sport, she seeks to relieve it in other ways. Billionaire Jonathon Thomas Heun is happy to oblige as they take their relationship to the next level with Mina surrendering control and embracing her dark, dangerous desires.
Really enjoyable read. I love this series. Can't wait for book 3. 5*.

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When I received this ARC I did not realize it was the second book so I did ho and read the first one before diving into this one. I loved this one way more than the first. It keeps you on edge the whole time and the spicy scenes definitely keep it going as well. I didnt really love the FMC whoch usually lowers the stars for me but the plot was very well done!

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Mina is an intelligent criminal defence lawyer. She is strong in and out of the court room. She spends the first part of her career representing some terrible people which leaves her feeling guilty. She deals with her guilty conscience through cliff diving . Eventually she becomes eager to seek relief in other ways. Her client, Billionare Johnathan Heun is happy to oblige by helping her surrender control and explore her dark and dangerous desires. Through her relationship with Johnathan, Mina quickly finds her self in a dangerous predicament. Which threatens some of her closest friends.

𝐴𝑟𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑟𝑖𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑙𝑠 𝑠ℎ𝑒’𝑠 𝑟𝑒𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑡ℎ 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑘 ?

Minas choice is a two book series , book one 𝒯𝒽ℯ 𝒞𝓁𝒾ℯ𝓃𝓉 and book two 𝒯𝒽ℯ 𝒞ℴ𝓃𝓉𝓇𝒶𝒸𝓉. Though 𝒯𝒽ℯ 𝒞ℴ𝓃𝓉𝓇𝒶𝒸𝓉 is very descriptive, I would recommend reading in order.

There were times in 𝒯𝒽ℯ 𝒞𝓁𝒾ℯ𝓃𝓉 I wasn’t sure this was the series for me but I am glad I held out. 𝒯𝒽ℯ 𝒞ℴ𝓃𝓉𝓇𝒶𝒸𝓉 definitely caught my attention.

The strength and determination in Mina had me constantly rooting for her. She was put in some uncomfortable and scary situations yet held onto her strength. She didn’t surrender to anyone (outside the bedroom) which I loved.

I wasn’t a huge fan of John and Minas relationship, until near the end which left me needing answers.

The amount of mystery and suspense throughout kept me intrigued and the cliffhanger leaves me curious as to what will happen next. I have a feeling book three will be the best one yet.

Overall I would recommend 𝒯𝒽ℯ 𝒞ℴ𝓃𝓉𝓇𝒶𝒸𝓉.

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Always love a good bit of spice, but it’s especially enjoyed when the plot line is good as well! This book was great!

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Criminal lawyer Mini is a strong independent woman who feels her life choices are conflicting with sense of right and wrong, especially defending billionaire Jonathon Thomas Heun. He draws her into his world both in and out of the bedroom. Her self-inflicted guilt sends her into his arms and into his world and gives him control embracing her dark hidden desires. I love this second book it definitely delivers a great suspenseful dark romance story as secrets are revealed. I have voluntarily read and reviewed this excellent story.

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The Contract is a good continuation of the story between Mina and Johnathan. The first book was good but this book was far more suspenseful The cover is very attractive to the eye and it was a quick read. I do like the ability of the author to continue this story and make you want to keep coming back for more. I am waiting for the 3rd book in this series because I need to know what else is going to happen. This will be a 5 out of 5 for the story. I will also be reviewing this on social media.
I love the author's play on Mina's guilt for taking on clients that make her feel like she is second-guessing her instinct for right and wrong.

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This is my first time reading this author and I didn't realize this was the second book in a series. However, I really enjoyed this book and I'm thinking of trying to find book one so I can get the full picture of these characters. Choices have consequences and this book will examine that. Overall I enjoyed this book. Thanks to the publisher and NetGally for the opportunity to read this book and provide my unbiased opinion.

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I LOVED this book, I did not know this was a sequel but I read the first one and absolutely loved this series. Jonathon Thomas Heun is officially my book crush now!

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The Contract by Karissa Knight is a fabulous book following the Chicago Defence Lawyer, Wilhelmina Green and her adventures. We follow Mina on her tombstoning short breaks to punish herself for defending the guilty and letting them get away with murder and rapes. The real story, however, is with Mina and her lover Jonathon Heun. We follow Mina and Jon on a suspenseful mission to try and catch members of the Russian mafia who have demanded Jon pay them a large sum of money else lose his lover, Mina. This leads to Mina having a full time group of bodyguards. A couple of murders and a kidnapping later, but the police and FBI have still failed to catch the main perpetrator. This book will take you on a true adventure.

I absolutely loved this book, it is so gripping and I couldn't stop turning the pages. This book really did keep me up at night with excitement, and I think the fact I managed to read it within one week alongside my other commitments really shows how much I enjoyed this book. The story literally had me at the edge of my seat, for instance when the FBI came in to a sex den. This erotica was then nicely intertwined with scenes of sexual activity and bondage. This book offers the best of both worlds. A lovely erotica combined with an amazing and outstanding thriller plot which will keep you reading for hours.

However, the one minor criticism I have is, for an erotica, at times we were running thin on the sexual activity keeping the reader longing for more sex. However, although it was a bit low on sex at times, this actually added to the plot and was part of the literary devices employed by the author and helps us emphasis with Mina during those times she is longing for sex with her true lover.

I knew right from the beginning of this book, during the middle and at the very end that I had no other option but to rate this book 5 stars. This is one of the best books I have read in a while and I really truly could not put this book down due to it being so gripping. This book features the excitement and suspense of the thriller but also the romance and excitement of the erotica themes. This book is a great combination of the two genres and I believe this is part of what has made it such an amazing book. I would like to thank NetGalley and Books Go Social for providing me with an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this incredible book.

On a side note, I have read many books from the publishers Books Go Social with many more in my line up for early this year. The books from this publisher never disappoints me so I fully recommend you check out the books they have on offer.

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Always love a good bit of spice! This book was great! I did fail to realize this was the second book in a series.... Will need to go back and read the first now!

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I did realise like some other readers that this was part of a series but all the same it was a good read.
Thank you to both the publisher and NetGalley for gifting me the book

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Before beginning The Contract, the second novel in the Mina's Choice romantic suspense series, take a moment to breathe deeply. Mina takes charge of her professional and personal decisions as she attempts to atone for the guilt she feels for defending sleazy sexual predators. But every decision has an effect, and in this compelling book, it appears that Mina's history is catching up with both her and her new lover. Every segment will give you a rush of adrenaline.

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Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC of this book. I have chosen to write this honest review voluntarily and it reflects my personal opinion.
I have not read the first book in this series, although it didn't feel as though I had missed anything, the information revealed through the book gave sufficient background to understand what was happening and why but the extra depth provided by reading a prequel would be useful. Mina is clearly a very complex character, and some of her behaviours occur because of what her job has subjected her to. Jonathan is also a complex character, and seems to have dubious history with a variety of unpleasant, powerful characters. There are a lot of characters in this book, several intertwined themes and the action is extremely fast - paced. The descriptions are good: scenes are set very well and it easy to understand characters' emotions and behaviours albeit that some of these are more extreme than the norm. Some of the descriptions are graphic: expect some gore associated with the criminal activity, and some of the submissive / dominant behaviours are clear, not left to the reader's imagination. Some of the action / events are not completely credible, particularly outcomes of scenes with guns.
Whilst it is important to know that some of the themes in this book are not to everyone's taste, I think the book was well-written and interesting, and is definitely worth reading.

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The writing in this book was phenomenal. I would never believe this was the author's debut novel. The writing style has such a perfect flow with a great combination of dialogue and internal monologues. I also loved the way the plot unfolded, Beautifully written with good characters and dialogue. It's a very detailed book with interwoven characters with good character development. The driving force behind this though is the story, it moves effortlessly and is so engaging

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I liked the premise, the drama, and the passion of the book. It was a thrilling and steamy read that kept me hooked.

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