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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

The Lawyer (The Dalton Brothers #1) by Marni Mann

A Review by Wendy

3.5 Smexy, Fantasy Stars
* * * 1/2  

Spoiler Free


So as I mentioned, I have been reading Marni Mann on and off for a long time. She is extremely talented in my opinion, writes any number of genres, and always delivers. The Lawyer is the first entry to her Dalton Brothers series.

Well, oh, my...
From this first entry, Ms. Mann has decided to put the pedal to metal and go full throttle.
This is not for the shy. This is a full-contact sexy time from the start to the very end. Be ready for a hook-up that has sparks, a surprise connection after, and a fantasy offered.

You see we have Kendall, a woman who has a sister who has become a huge celebrity by being a reality star. This sister, Daisy is a horror. She pretends on camera to be the sweetest, loving, wonderful person but the minute the camera is turned off, she is a witch of the highest degree. She has not been able to hold onto an assistant for longer than a couple of weeks and begged her sister to come and work for her.

Of course, Daisy thinks she has done a favor for Kendall, not that she needed her. Kendall loves her sis, has always looked out for her, and decided to come and help. Since she has been out in Los Angeles she has learned how difficult managing Daisy is, juggling all of her social media, editing all the stories, and doing whatever else Daisy needs.

Dominick Dalton is the entertainment attorney everyone wants to represent them. He is demanding, charming, and always gets his way. He has connections that are golden with studio heads, agents, and managers. His brothers all are at the top of their games, each focused on different areas of business.

Dominick is at a bar with his brothers and he sees this woman across the room. She is stunning, different from what he usually looks for, and cannot resist finding her later that night outside the ladies' room.

These two have a connection, Dom caging her in the hallway, talking into her ear, and telling her Exactly What He Wants To Do With Her. YUP, Dom doesn't Play...He just lays it out there and bam...
Cue, Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On.

So after waking the next morning and leaving a note for Dom, Kendall scurries out to get to a meeting Daisy has with her agent, manager, and attorney. Kendall has to get the coffee for Daisy or there will be hell to pay.

This causes her to be late and when she comes into the meeting she quickly gives the drink to her sister while hearing all the ugly things her sister says about her. When she finally is seated, she almost does a spit-take when she is introduced to the attorney, Dominick Dalton.

Kendall pretends she doesn't know Dom and he plays along. Both of them are so into each other, it takes everything Dom has not to sweep Kendall out of the meeting and pick up where they left off from the night before.

Things become interesting when Daisy continues to act the b&itch by turning all the offers presented to her down. Dominick has a reality show that he knows of that would be perfect for Kendall and decides to pitch it to her right there in front of Daisy.

This is the premise, the major storyline, and how the action goes. We are there with Kendall as she is part of this Reality TV machine, the loss of privacy, the conflict with her sister, and the way Dom and her juggle the relationship they end up having. Everything happens fast.

If you like sexy times, lots of them then this book has them. If you have a curiosity about reality tv, there is that to see, too. There are the brothers, their interactions, and their support. I will share, though, some of the "sexy dialogue" is not always PC.

Overall, for me, it was another genre for Marni Mann, another series to look out for, and a hot read.


USA Today Bestselling author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Marni was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotions. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her husband and their Yellow Lab. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling, or devouring fabulous books.


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