Becca is crazy about Carson, but with a proposal looming, she finds advice from the only person she can: her amateur-psychologist hairdresser.
Despite his plans for the future being completely thrown off, Carson can't imagine life without Becca. But when the proposal goes horribly wrong, neither one of them dreams they'll end up facing the other seven years later—in court—as enemies. Or with Carson nearly engaged to his boss’s daughter.
Seeing each other again is the last thing either of them expected when they signed on to the land dispute case. And working through the long-buried feelings they have for each other is a huge distraction, with a side of Caramel Frozen Hot Chocolate. After all, they’re supposed to be representing clients, not falling legally in love.
Asked and Answered is another installment in the Legally in Love Series by best-selling romantic comedy author Jennifer Griffith.
I think this has to be one of my favorites from this author. She has such a funny way of describing situations, behaviors, and awkward circumstances all amounting to one awesome romantic comedy that never fails to entertain or get a belly laugh from me and this book is no exception.
The very beginning is so funny due to Becca's little "tests" she throws Carson's way, all because she listened to the wrong person. The way the misunderstandings kept piling up, one on top of the other, was just brilliant. It was a great set-up for the book and also established Becca's and Carson's individual personalities. You just can't wait to continue on with the entire thing to see how these misunderstandings will eventually be aired out so these two people, who are so obviously meant for one another, can work through those obstacles and find their way back to one another.
The balance of yummy tension between the two of them and the awesome one liners in this story only add to the entertainment factor. The wonderful thing about this book is the added depth that Griffith gives her characters as they battle both external and internal conflicts. Becca is in a bit of a rut, trying to make a living by helping those who really can't pay for her legal services and fighting for the necessary self-confidence to continue on as a criminal defense lawyer. The issue for her is whether or not she actually has a knack for the work or if it's just too pathetic that she became a lawyer to feel closer to the man she rejected so long ago.
Carson is dealing with the ever present pressure of climbing the corporate ladder in his firm while faced with a question of ethics when it comes to helping people who may be morally corrupt. It's a fine line between doing what's right in general and doing what's right for your client. To add to Carson's problems, he has a relationship with one crazy she-devil who may or may not truly love him, and he seems to be settling for her. Yummy conflict. When Carson and Becca run into each other again that conflict creates situations that cover a broad spectrum of human emotion and definitely makes it possible for the reader to relate to both of them, even if the reader isn't a lawyer.
This one is a home run in my opinion. My verdict? Guilty of sucking you in and entertaining you from the beginning to the very end. A fun romantic journey of rediscovered love. I highly recommend it to fans of romance, happy endings, and a little bit of the law thrown in for good measure.
Jennifer Griffith is a wife and mother of five really stellar kids who are growing up way too fast. Someone stop them! She writes escapist fiction while they’re at school and while her husband, a judge, is at work. She fell in love with him while he was in law school, so that part of this story is at least possible. Asked & Answered is her tenth novel.