Trial & Error (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Trial & Error: Trials of Love Book One
Author: D.K. Sutton
Publisher: D.K. Sutton
Release Date: June 1st, 2019
Genre(s): Romance
Page Count: 201
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5


When Jake Taylor finds himself in the middle of a custody battle with his soon-to-be ex-wife, he realizes he already knows one of her hotshot city lawyers. Intimately. Sebastian Lloyd takes tall, dark, and sexy to a whole new level, but can Jake trust him? Or was their steamy encounter just a set up?

Sebastian Lloyd hates being a lawyer, but that’s not the biggest secret he keeps from his family. And he’s not coming out any time soon. Especially since his client’s soon-to-be-ex turns out to be the experimenting cowboy he met in a gay bar a few weeks earlier.

Jake would never do anything to jeopardize custody of his kids. And Sebastian is the enemy. So why does one touch from him have Jake wanting to have it all? As they both struggle to stay on their own sides of the courtroom, Jake realizes they aren’t the only ones with secrets and that losing his heart isn’t the only danger.

My overall thoughts are that this was a page turner that I thoroughly enjoyed. It had a lot of emotion and the family theme was inspiring.

Jake thought his life was going along fine until his wife up and left him and their 2 small children. Two months later she wants a divorce and custody and she’s hired the best legal council in the city.

Sebastian is a forced to be reckoned with. His skills as an attorney are well known and prestigious. When his father’s firm is given the case against Jake, he realizes that he’s the man he met at a bar that he can’t get out of his head. Things quickly get tangled up and both MC’s have to put themselves on the line to save the other.

I loved how both MC’s couldn’t get enough of each other. It played out so well and their attraction was so real. The writing was done so well here that you couldn’t discredit any of the quick attachments and feelings.

I enjoyed the fun back and forth between the characters and the mystery that being on the opposing teams created here. It was fun and romantic and the children’s insights just added depth and reality to it all.

I felt like the plot went a bit off the rails towards the end, which seemed a bit unnecessary. The epilogue went a long way to redeem itself, though, so I rated it at 3.5 stars.

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Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after. Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday
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