Reasonable Doubt – the ultimate conviction is up to those who can discern which is which.
As a high profile lawyer, I don’t have time to waste on relationships, so I fulfill my needs by anonymously chatting and sleeping with women I meet online.
My rules are simple: One dinner. One night. No repeats.
This is only casual sex. Nothing more. Nothing less.
At least it was , until “Alyssa”…
She was supposed to be a 27 year old lawyer, a book hoarder, and completely unattractive. She was supposed to be someone I shared law advice with late at night, someone I could trust with details of my weekly escapades.
But then she came into my firm for an interview–a college-intern interview, and everything fucking changed…
Ms. Williams definitely has a way with words, a way that keeps the mystery going from the very beginning of her stories. She writes just enough to reveal what she wants, drawing you in. Her writing style is enthralling. It keeps you wondering, as you flip and read through each page, hoping for what you were expecting but being shocked by the twists and turns you find along the way.
The Reasonable Doubt series is a three-part serial.
This is their beginning. This is where the lie that started it all was thought of, developed, planned and executed.
So we start of in the Big Apple with Andrew. Not divulging any part of his background besides the fact that he is ruined, destroyed, and gutted by the press. He has no friends, is cold and calculating and the only type of interaction he keeps is with random women he meets and greets, you know, the “wham, bam, thank you ma’am” type.
Then it jumps to 6 years later and we find him in North Carolina, on a date with another woman he met online, and for the most part, he really hasn’t changed. In fact, I think the 6 years that passed only made him more of a douche.
“It’s nice to finally meet you, Thoreau.”
I didn’t have time for this, “Who is the woman in the pictures?” I asked.
“Who is the girl in your profile picture?”
“Oh…Well, that isn’t me.”
“No shit it isn’t you.” I rolled my eyes. “Did you hire a model? Buy a bunch of stock images and use photoshop?”
See what I mean? Douche! But hey, that’s why we love Andrew, it’ll be that much sweeter when karma does bite him in the butt, like Sarah/Samantha predicted.
Anyway, we are then introduced to Alyssa, a woman he met through “LawyerChat”. Since the site guaranteed that all of it’s members are certified lawyers, Andrew believed Alyssa was one too.
They start to build an unusual but funny friendship, keeping communication through both e-mails and phone calls and this goes on for six months.
Alyssa, or Aubrey as we know her, isn’t really a lawyer. She’s a law student who joined LawyerChat to help with her sample cases.
Aubrey is a pre-law student as well as a ballerina, which is her passion but which her mother would never accept as a profession.
Well, suffice to say he finally learns of her deception, that’s when the real heat starts.
The chemistry and tension between Andrew and Aubrey are off the charts. It’s crazy, I feel it as I read word for word. Their connection is so strong that even though Andrew wanted to ignore it, he couldn’t.
Volume 1 ends in a cliff hanger the size of ten Mt. Everests. You’ll see what I mean when you read it. You’ll be dying to get your hands on the next one.
Volume 2 starts as a flashback in NYC, hints of his sad past show as he is seen having a conversation with the man selling the NYT.
Back to present day, it continues where Volume 1 left off. We meet the mysterious Ava and see more of Andrew’s past.
Aubrey is still hurt at this point, yet the connection between them is as strong as ever.
We see little hints that Andrew is breaking in his “wham, bam, thank you ma’am rule, but only for Aubrey. We also see more about Aubrey’s relationship with her parents.
“Are you happy?” he whispered.
“Are you sure? Is there anything else outside of my comfort zone that you’d like me to do for you tonight?”
Again, volume 2 ends in a cliff hanger this time, a cliff hanger within Andrew’s past.
Now to the final volume.
Love blooms as denials build and hurt creates distance the size of an ocean.
Time flies as hurts and confusion fosters and we reach such. heartbreaking point within their story.
The story between Andrew and Aubrey was amazing..their chemistry is as explosive as ever… Throughout all volumes (1-3) we’ve seen their struggles, the doubts Andrew has due to his past experiences, the hurt he inflicts on Aubrey due to this, and for Aubrey, we experience her struggle in loving someone who was too scared to understand what it was to love . Ms. Williams brought us in depth with both characters that honestly, I felt what they were feeling, cringe when they felt it, sad when they were, angry with and for them…and that’s what great books do…. They immerse you in their world until you become a part of it. All in all, Whitney G. was able to create a story that immerses you in their world, as if you’re really a part of it.
The twists were pretty surprising too, adding that element of surprise, specially when she ends every volume (besides the last) with one.
=] Happy Reading!