Dirty Rich One Night Stand by Lisa Renee Jones wasn’t what I’d expected. It was better. I’ve been reading Lisa Renee Jones stories for years now, and she always manages to add the unexpected and surprise the reader.
Dirty Rich One Night Stand revolves around a criminal case that reminded me of the Laci Peterson murders. It’s a high profile case and though there is a lack of evidence, the defendant can lose everything he’s ever worked for if Reese, the badass lawyer, can’t convince the jury his client is innocent. Then, there’s Cat, who’s given up her career as a criminal lawyer in exchange for being a columnist/reporter for a known website and who’s also a somewhat famous writer.
Reese reminded me of Harvey Specter from Suits, though unlike Harvey, Reese does not share the same smartass comebacks Harvey is known for. If you watch the series, then you know what I mean.
But back to the story… I loved that it was believable–it felt as though I was watching a case unfold on TV. I don’t know if it’s because I have an affinity to lawyers and criminal cases or what, but the way everything unraveled was perfectly timed in my opinion. Yes, there are sparks from the moment Cat and Reese set eyes on each other. I loved his alpha(ness). However, I liked it more that Cat was a super independent woman and that she wasn’t the usual stubborn, borderline stupid heroine that I sometimes come across in books. Everything Cat does in the story is rational. She’s her own person, not a pushover. Reese makes her feel all kinds of things but she doesn’t jump or does crazy stuff. In a nutshell, she’s not your typical headstrong heroine. Cat is 1000xs better.
I was also impressed at the scenes that take place in the courtroom. The banter between opposing counsels and the back and forth with the judge. Unless LRJ is a lawyer and I didn’t know, I’d say the research that went into writing this book was fantastic. I think this is by far one of my favorite books by Lisa Renee Jones.