Review of ‘Out of Practice’ by Carsen Taite
Attorney Abby Keane goes on vacation to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where she meets wedding blogger Roxanne Daly. After a brief affair at their holiday resort, they go separate ways without exchanging contact information. But when Abby’s biggest client, a chain of bridal stores, suddenly closes leaving hundreds of brides without dresses, Abby and Roxanne meet again at the opposite sides of a legal and media conflict. But neither Abby nor Roxanne can forget their time together in paradise… will they be able to get back what they left in Mexico?
This is book two of the ‘Legal Affairs’ series by this author which follows the love life of three lawyer friends who are partners in their own law firm. Each book tells the romantic story of one of them and can be read as standalone. Ms. Taite is well known for her legal thrillers but this series is more oriented to the romance rather than any legal dispute. I have to admit that I prefer Ms. Taite’s legal thrillers as she can throw all her experience as a former criminal defense attorney into a story. That is, in my opinion, what makes her books original. In ‘Out of Practice’ the legal aspects of the plot are only touched briefly and superficially and there isn’t much thriller either.
Regarding the romance, both characters are well written and have good chemistry together. Nothing off the charts, but enough to get the reader invested in their relationship. The plot is a bit predictable, but it allows for an entertaining story. There is a third book left in the series which I’m planning on reading and hopefully, it will give a good conclusion to the full story.
Overall, a good lesbian romance book with a small legal subplot. 4 stars.
ARC provided by Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.