Love, Lies & The D.A. Synopsis
Jada McLean is about to get married in nine days, when she walks in on her fiancé in a little more than a compromising position. Days later, she’s on a trip that she intends to be relaxing and a prelude to her fresh start, when she runs into the rude, obnoxious, but gorgeous Jonathan Kole.
Jonathan Kole is San Francisco’s newest District Attorney. When he finds himself deeply attracted to a stunning beauty, he has no idea that she’s about to get into BIG trouble with the law—and he’ll be the one presiding over her trial. To make matters worse, his father is the lawyer representing her in the high-profile case.
When a series of events force them together over New Year’s weekend, Jonathan’s feelings and ethics will come into question, while Jada comes to terms with the fact that she is falling for the man that will be responsible for attempting to put her behind bars… Little do they know, they’re both about to fall into a whirlwind so deep, it will send both their lives spiraling out of control.
Name: Jonathan Kole
Birth Date: January 15
Weight: 170 Lbs.
Eye Color: Grey
Hair Color: Dark
Hometown: San Francisco, California
School: Stanford School of Law – Juris Doctorate
Occupation: District Attorney
Home: Pacific Heights, San Francisco
Traits: Protective, Resolute, Loyal
Favorite Outfit: Suit by day, faded ripped jeans and black T-Shirt by night.
Toys: Bentley Continental & Land Rover Evoque
Hobbies: Sailing, Skiing & Mountain Biking
Favorite Wine & Food: Almost anything with a good glass of wine.
Excerpt ~ A Little Insight Into Jonathan & Jada’s First Meeting…
The pretty, young host escorts me to a table for two near a window with panoramic water vistas. Within minutes, a server takes my order. As my café latté arrives, I can’t help but overhear a rude exchange between a man and his leggy blonde with the host that escorted me to my seat.
“Look, I reserved that exact seat yesterday,” he says.
“I apologize, sir, but that seat is not available,” the host replies.
“Well, if you were doing your job in the first place, it would be available to me, wouldn’t it?”
“Sir, I’m sorry for the error, but it wasn’t written here. If you like, you can wait at the bar where I’ll be happy to serve you a complimentary beverage of your choice, or I can accommodate you at an available table now.”
I can’t help but look to see who this asshole is.
Everything about him smells of money. From the designer jeans that hug his ass, all the way to the Jaeger Reverso watch that graces his wrist. He’s hot—probably in his mid to late thirties, tall, broad shoulders, piercing grey eyes, and a head of black hair like I’ve never seen.
Ordinarily, I might have found him attractive, if only he would just shut up.
Everything he says to that poor young girl, who has tried so hard to rectify someone else’s mistake, pisses me off. He’s been nothing but rude and condescending. As I look up, my eyes land straight on his. Then I realize they’re all looking my way. I turn around to look behind me, but there is no one. Then it dawns on me that he’s arguing with the host about my seat.
My meal arrives. I mind my business, and I proceed to enjoy it. Before I know it, I see him approaching my table. I pretend not to notice and focus all my attention on my lemon ricotta pancakes before me, but within seconds, he stands beside me.
“Excuse me, my name is Jonathan Kole. Would you mind terribly if you were seated elsewhere?”
My eyes travel across my pancakes to his broad thighs, to his crotch, and to what I suspect is an extremely trimmed stomach beyond his black ribbed sweater. Then I stare into his grey eyes in silence.
“You see, my girlfriend and I met right here at this table a year ago, and I wanted to propose to her. Here. Today.”
“Actually, Jonathan, I do mind. Seeing that I’m enjoying my meal, surely you wouldn’t mind waiting until I’m done. Or perhaps you can let that polite host, who has done everything possible to accommodate you, have you seated elsewhere.”
“Do you have any idea who I am?” he asks.
Asshole! Your name might sound familiar but who cares…
“No. You could be the king of England, and I wouldn’t give a damn.”
“Who the hell do you think you are?”
“You really want to know?” I ask quietly.
He lowers his head slightly, as if he’s seriously interested.
“I am a woman who walked in on her fiancé screwing her best friend one week before her wedding, so forgive me if I’m not in a sentimental mood.”
His mouth drops open at my response.
“Now, if you’ll excuse me, Mr. Kole, I’d really like to enjoy my brunch.”
His piercing grey eyes are glaring into mine. I know he’s angry. His temple pulsates as he stares at me. He walks away completely flushed.
I don’t care. Perhaps if he had been nicer to that host I would have considered his request. However, because he comes from money doesn’t give him the right to speak to people any way he wishes.
I continue to enjoy my meal and notice him walking hand in hand to the bar with Malibu Barbie. Half an hour later, I ask for the check then purposely make him wait an additional five minutes before I leave.
On the way out, the host looks at me bright-eyed. “No one ever speaks to Mr. Kole that way, Miss McLean.”
“Well, it’s time someone taught him some manners,” I reply. I hand her a healthy tip, and I’m on my way.
Love, Lies & The D.A. by Rebecca Rohman… Well I think that title pretty much says it all. This is a book that is set in California and it’s filled with love yet disloyalty, lies but has sincerity and features one sexy District Attorney book boyfriend! Said D.A. is Jonathan Kole and his leading lady counterpart is Jada McLean.
When Love, Lies & The D.A. starts you don’t really have a good read on Jonathan. Is he a total douche or what? Have I mentioned this is a bit (understatement. lol) of a suspense novel? Rebecca lets things play out at first and it leaves us wondering about Mr. Asshole’s (Jada’s oh-so-sweet term of endearment for him at the start) motives and intentions. Well, I don’t want to spoil it for you but I do believe you will be nothing short of drooling for him. He’s a successful man who loves dogs, respects family, and is as brave as they come (especially when it means protecting Jada). I could have stopped after loves his pups, huh?! Well, for me. at least.
Jada McLean: self-made, powerhouse, and mental strength of ten. Those are some adjectives I would use to describe her. On the flip side I would also say she’s been burned by relationships, caught in a dangerous mess, and questioning her own judgement. Jada is a supremely complicated, well thought out and written character. She’s an in control, business savvy heroine yet she’s still easily relatable to someone who may not be exactly like this with her thought process and even some insecurities within. She’s got a funny, sarcastic little bite too that will have you in stitches and Jonathan certainly doesn’t mind it either!
Now, as I said earlier, this is a romantic suspense novel. It does have the world “Lies” in the title after all. If it wouldn’t have made the title ridiculously long then Rebecca should have added in: “corruption,” “deceit,” “deceptive,” and “thrilling” to the title too. Only in the best way these words could be used to describe a storyline though. It was a page-turner that kept me up WAY past my bedtime and I definitely had a few coffee fueled days from staying up to be with Jada and Jonathan. You’re suspicious of EVERYONE within the story. I may have even accused people that totally didn’t deserve it. This isn’t the first Rebecca Rohman novel I have read after all… I wasn’t about to let her pull the wool over my eyes again so I was suspicious of EVERYONE. Needless to say she still succeeded in pulling some plot point tricks on me. Congrats Rebecca. Dang it! But that’s the fun of a romantic suspense novel, right?!
But bad guys aren’t the only thing that’s scary here. Sometimes, especially when you’ve been hurt it’s frightening to give your heart to another…
Sounds great, huh? It is. Love, Lies & The D.A. is a book I would and will recommend. It’s got all the great elements of a fantastic read; engaging characters, a storyline that will have you gripping your e-reader a little too hard, and a pull causing you to want more. This book has been on my TBR list for a long time and frankly, I’m a little mad I waited so long. I will definitely be checking out whatever Rebecca Rohman comes up with next and you should too!
About Rebecca Rohman
Rebecca Rohman is a wife and designer currently living in the northeastern United States. She was a sales manager for a tourist magazine, and for many years prior, she was involved in marketing for a jewelry company and fine wine distributor.
About fifteen years ago, she started writing her first romance novel purely to entertain herself. In early 2012, she decided to complete and release it. Since then, she has released three additional novels. Unravel is her fifth release and her first novella.
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