Nisha Sharma’s The Legal Affair is so much fun. After reading a series of really fantastic books that dealt a lot with grief, Sharma’s Raj and Ajay were a much needed break. I stayed up until 2 am finishing the book. This is the second book in a trilogy, and you should read the first book, The Takeover Effect, first. I did not and there are things I know I missed as a result.
In the aftermath of the thwarted hostile takeover of Bharat, Inc., Rajneet “Raj” Hothi is divorcing her husband and cleaning up the mess he helped create. Raj is the head of her own security company. Ajay Singh is getting ready to step into his father’s place as the CEO of Bharat. The attraction is instant when they meet, but Ajay assumes Raj must have been complicit in her husband’s actions, and Raj thinks Ajay will be domineering like other Punjabi men.
The Legal Affair is two alpha characters coming together and learning to be soft with each other. Raj wants to keep Ajay at arms length because she does not want to be expected to become a traditional wife. Once Ajay trusts Raj, he wants them to be partners for as long as their romance lasts. It was nice to read a romance between business people where no one had to insist they be allowed to work long hours. Ajay and Raj respect each other. When Ajay is demanding, he is demanding that Raj share herself with him, not that she prioritize him over work.
I enjoyed this enormously and look forward to getting a copy of The Takeover Effect.
I received an advance reader copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.