Monday, March 10, 2014

Blog Tour: Love, Lies & The D.A., by Rebecca Rohman


Jada McLean is about to get married in nine days, when she walks in on her fiancé in a little
more than a compromising position. Days later, she’s on a trip that she intends to be relaxing
and a prelude to her fresh start, when she runs into the rude, obnoxious, but gorgeous
Jonathan Kole.

Jonathan Kole is San Francisco’s newest District Attorney. When he finds himself deeply
attracted to a stunning beauty, he has no idea that she’s about to get into BIG trouble with
the law—and he’ll be the one presiding over her trial. To make matters worse, his father is the
lawyer representing her in the high-profile case.

When a series of events force them together over New Year’s weekend, Jonathan’s feelings
and ethics will come into question, while Jada comes to terms with the fact that she is falling
for the man that will be responsible for attempting to put her behind bars… Little do they
know, they're both about to fall into a whirlwind so deep, it will send both their lives spiraling
out of contro


The pretty, young host escorts me to a table for two near a window with panoramic water vistas. Within 
minutes, a server takes my order. As my café latté arrives, I can’t help but overhear a rude exchange 
between a man and his leggy blonde with the host that escorted me to my seat. 
“Look, I reserved that exact seat yesterday,” he says. 
“I apologize sir, but that seat is not available,” the host replies. 
“Well, if you were doing your job in the first place, it would be available to me, wouldn’t it?” 
“Sir, I’m sorry for the error, but it wasn’t written here. If you like, you can wait at the bar where I’ll be 
happy to serve you a complimentary beverage of your choice while you wait, or I can accommodate 
you at an available table now.” 
I can’t help but look to see who this asshole is. 
Everything about him smells of money. From the designer jeans that hug his ass, all the way to the 
Jaeger Reverso watch that graces his wrist. He’s hot—probably in his mid to late thirties, tall, broad 
shoulders, piercing grey eyes, and a head of black hair like I’ve never seen. 
Ordinarily, I might have found him attractive, if only he would just shut up. 
Everything he says to that poor young girl, who has tried so hard to rectify someone else’s mistake, 
pisses me off. He’s been nothing but rude and condescending. As I look up, my eyes land straight on 
his. Then I realize they’re all looking my way. I turn around to look behind me, but there is no one. Then 
it dawns on me that he’s arguing with the host about my seat. 
My meal arrives. I mind my business, and I proceed to enjoy it. Before I know it, I see him approaching 
my table. I pretend not to notice and focus all my attention on my lemon ricotta pancakes before me, 
but within seconds, he stands beside me. 
“Excuse me, my name is Jonathan Kole. Would you mind terribly if you were seated elsewhere?” 
My eyes travel across my pancakes to his broad thighs, to his crotch, and to what I suspect is an 
extremely trimmed stomach beyond his black ribbed sweater. Then I stare into his grey eyes in silence. 
“You see, my girlfriend and I met right here at this table a year ago, and I wanted to propose to her. Here. Today.” 
“Actually, Jonathan, I do mind. Seeing that I’m enjoying my meal, surely you wouldn’t mind waiting until 
I’m done. Or perhaps you can let that polite host, who has done everything possible to accommodate 
you, have you seated elsewhere.” 
“Do you have any idea who I am?” he asks. 
Asshole! Your name might sound familiar but who cares… 
“No. You could be the king of England and I wouldn’t give a damn.” 
“Who the hell do you think you are?” 
“You really want to know?” I ask quietly. 
He lowers his head slightly, as if he’s seriously interested. 
“I am a woman who walked in on her fiancé screwing her best friend one week before her wedding, so 
forgive me if I’m not in a sentimental mood.” 
His mouth drops open at my response. 
“Now, if you’ll excuse me, Mr. Kole, I’d really like to enjoy my brunch.” 
His piercing grey eyes are glaring into mine. I know he’s angry. His temple pulsates as he stares at me. 
He walks away completely flushed. 
I don’t care. Perhaps if he had been nicer to that host I would have considered his request. However, 
because he comes from money doesn’t give him the right to speak to people any which way he 
I continue to enjoy my meal and notice him walking hand in hand to the bar with Malibu Barbie. Half 
an hour later, I ask for the check then purposely make him wait an additional five minutes before I 
On the way out, the host looks at me bright-eyed. “No one ever speaks to Mr. Kole that way, Miss 
“Well, it’s time someone taught him some manners,” I reply. I hand her a healthy tip, and I’m on my 

4 out of 5 stars

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review...

When I sat down to start this book I had no idea it what I was in for.  While the synopsis intrigued me I wasn't sure what to expect, especially when I realized the book was over 600 pages long!!!  However, I'm happy to say I was immediately sucked in and pretty much felt on edge wondering what was going to happen next as the pages turned.

Jada is this strong, independent, incredibly successful business woman who seemingly has it all...that is until days before her dream wedding she walks in on her fiance and best friend in a more than compromising position.  After realizing Richard isn't her happily ever after she calls off the wedding and escapes to Tahoe for a little R&R.

It's there she meets Jonathan Kole, a D.A. whose arrogance continually pours off of himself, but whom she also finds herself attracted to.  Jonathan on the other had has never met a more frustrating woman, nor one who can put him in his place as easily as Jada, and before long he cannot help but want more and more of her.  Things in Jada's life keep taking a turn for the worse though when Richard, her ex-fiance turns up dead with Jada as the prime suspect and Jonathan's father as her attorney.

Buckle up and be prepared for one heck of a ride!  This book is not your typical romance, the element of suspense adds so much more to the story constantly throwing curve balls to keep you on your toes as you try and figure out what's really going on.  I found Love, Lies & The D.A. to be a well written, easy read. On the one had at times I felt bogged down with too many details that I simply skimmed however, on the other hand the length did allow for more development of the characters and story making a more interesting read.  It certainly kept me on my toes, I couldn't help but want to get to the bottom of what really happened to Richard, of who he really was.  It was definitely an enjoyable experience getting to see the romance unfold in addition to a suspenseful journey through the story.    

About Author Rebecca Rohman

Rebecca Rohman is a wife and designer currently living in the Northeastern United States.
She was a Sales Manager for a tourist magazine, and for many years prior, she was involved
in marketing for a jewelry company, and later for a fine wine distributor.
About fifteen years ago, she started writing her first romance novel, Uncorked, just to purely
entertain herself. It was not until early in 2012 when she decided to complete it and share it
with the world. The story was published in February of 2013. Love, Lies & The D.A. is her
second novel.     Website   Facebook   Twitter   Pinterest

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks a million for your wonderful post and review. I appreciate your support :)