Balancing the Scales

Laura Carter
Balancing the Scales
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Kensington Books - Lyrical Caress
Release Date
November 2017
Book 1 of Brits in Manhattan
Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

"Carter's writing style is absolutely brilliant." —The Romance Reviews

A Hotshot Manhattan Attorney.

Drew Harrington knows exactly who he is—a legal shark with a love ‘em and leave ‘em attitude that works just fine in his cutthroat world. He's on the cusp of being named a partner in his firm, but only if he can prove to his colleagues that he has a more human side.

A Sweetheart of a British Patisserie Chef.

Becky Fletcher is running from her past, so the last thing she's looking for is love. What she does want is a friendly face in a cold city. Her sunny outlook is the sweetness Drew never knew was missing from his life.

One fateful meeting at a bagel cart.

They sound like a match made in heaven—or is it a car crash? If they have any chance of finding happiness, Drew and Becky are going to have to rethink their life plans. Until then, is there really any harm in having some fun between the sheets?

All's fair in love and lox!

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Nov 25, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
47 people found the following review helpful
5 pond crossing stars for BALANCING THE SCALES!

The infamous Manhattan lawyer Drew Harrington has it all: a killer career, his pick of gorgeous NYC women and a generally kick ass life. So he doesn't expect the sucker punch that a 5ft nothing British blonde packs when she takes him on with food and ‘tude. Drew can't stop thinking about the beautiful spitfire whose desserts have him dreaming of all the places he'd love to eat them off of her. Rebecca Fletcher just got out of a controlling relationship, and she's definitely not ready for another man in her life, even if this one is pretty much a unicorn. The two of them find it impossible to stay away from one another, and as much as it scares Drew, he's falling hard and fast. But when Becky left Britain behind, she left a lot of secrets and baggage. Is Drew the man to help her unpack it?

Ohhh mama! You've gotta pick up BALANCING THE SCALES ASAP! The first book in the upcoming Brits in Manhattan series by the talented Ms. Carter, you'll instantly fall for Drew and Becky and their futile fight to stay just friends. Their chemistry is seriously off the charts perfection, from humor to incredibly erotic sexy times, I wanted to just follow them around NYC to soak up their vibes!! I'm obsessed with kitchen romances for some weird reason, and BALANCING THE SCALES gave me that and another of my favorite themes, the young, hot and powerful lawyer. I was forked by their second meeting. Done. Fully in love. My only beef was that I wanted it to last longer! I needed more Drew and Becky!! If you dig sexy contemporary romance with excellent character development and killer chemistry, do not hesitate to grab a copy of BALANCING THE SCALES (and everything else Ms. Carter puts out, quite frankly).

Bottom Line: Ex OM situation; mixed condom use; no BDSM/kink; no sexual assault; no violence/murder.
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