Monday, May 11, 2015

Balancing Act by Jill Blake is Now Available & Reviewed


When Angie goes head to head against her old nemesis Zach, “backroom negotiation” takes on a whole new meaning. As lawyers on opposite sides of a case, they’ve got plenty to argue about. She’s an environmentalist. He’s in-house counsel for a land developer.

But handling difficult clients, interfering family and friends, as well as courtroom battles proves easier than facing a growing mutual attraction that threatens to spin out of control. While Angie wants to believe there’s more to life than legal briefs, she’s been burned before. Can she learn to trust Zach, or will complications of his playboy past derail any chance of a happily-ever-after?

Please note: Though this is the third book in the Santa Monica Trilogy, it can be read as a stand-alone novel.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Shannan☆☆☆
Balancing Act is the third book in the Santa Monica Trilogy. They can all be read as standalones.

Balancing Act is a sweet love story, between Zach Stewart and Angie MacDowell. He's a developer and she is an environmentalist lawyer. They have known each other for years and found themselves on opposite sides of a case. There is an immediate attraction on both sides, but Angie knows her client’s case is more important than a night with Zach.

There wasn't the spark, the connection between the two MCs. It was a sweet story but nothing explosive. I normally enjoy Ms. Blake's story but this one just wasn't there for me.


Ruthie☆☆☆☆
This is the last in the trilogy, yet could easily be read as a standalone. There is a certain inevitability that when there are three siblings, once it is the last one's turn, much is already known, and expected. I think that because this time it was the sister, that didn't happen.

These two leads are so dedicated and committed to their work, that it is as if their love affair is with their cause, rather than possible with people. I felt that it was exactly as the title describes it – a balancing act. Much like a parent shouldn't make decisions on behalf of a child, these two could not deny their budding romance, but had to remain measured. It worked for me! Sometime I am looking forward to reading all three in one sitting, as it would be fun to watch the whole unfold together.


Also available in The Santa Monica Trilogy

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Without a Net blog post.


Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our Coming Home blog post.



Jill Blake loves chocolate, leisurely walks where she doesn’t break a sweat, and books with a guaranteed happy ending. A native of Philadelphia, Jill now lives in southern California with her husband and three children. During the day, she works as a physician in a busy medical practice. At night, she pens steamy romances.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Balancing Act (The Santa Monica Trilogy #3) by Jill Blake to read and review.

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