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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Description

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...


Advance Praise

"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.”

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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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I loved the action/suspense aspect of the book very much! I did read the first book in the series before finishing this and I actually enjoy this a lot better. I love this couple so much! I do feel like the story could benefit from some extra editing though, the writing felt a little bit bungled at times. But it was a 4 star read for me! Thanks for the free e-arc Netgalley!

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<a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61795679-the-contract" style="float: left; padding-right: 20px"><img border="0" alt="THE CONTRACT (Mina's Choice #2)" src="https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1659281872l/61795679._SX98_.jpg" /></a><a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61795679-the-contract">THE CONTRACT</a> by <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/21456682.Karissa_Knight">Karissa Knight</a><br/>
My rating: <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4890644518">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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