Advice of Counsel (Samuel Collins, Book 1) by Debra Trueman

By Debra Trueman

Meet Samuel Collins. Unsociable and aloof, the younger legal professional strikes to the tranquil group of Hollywood Park, Texas, in need of not anything greater than to be left on my own by way of his buddies. yet among the 4-year-old child from round the corner and the 80-year-old widow around the road, he fast unearths himself drowning in local hospitality. very quickly, Samuel is representing associates on both sides in a variety of criminal issues, but if of his associates rent him to revise their will to incorporate one Landra Krally as a beneficiary, Sam smells a rat. He calls on his investigator pal to ascertain her out, but if Samuel finally ends up relationship the topic of his research, issues get more and more complex. Samuel’s existence - or loss of life - might rely on the very pals he had was hoping to disregard.

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I nodded eagerly; spending some time alone with him was definitely what I wanted, and I loved being in his home. Cole’s parents and sister, Mia treated me like one of the family. I felt so at ease there and preferred it to being at my own house, no question. Cole smiled at me, his eyes lingering on mine for a little longer than usual. My heart thudded. “Hey, sweetie,” Cole’s mum, Jenna, welcomed Cole as we walked through his front door. “Oh hi, Oakley,” she gushed, giving me a warm hug. Cole mumbled something that sounded like hi and walked off to his room.

Hey, sweetie,” Cole’s mum, Jenna, welcomed Cole as we walked through his front door. “Oh hi, Oakley,” she gushed, giving me a warm hug. Cole mumbled something that sounded like hi and walked off to his room. ” she asked, more to herself than to me. I shrugged anyway and smiled back at her. Jenna always smelt of coconut; it was her shampoo. The smell was so comforting. “You should follow Mr Happy. ” She hadn’t even asked me if I wanted to stay for dinner, she just knew I would. Cole’s room hadn’t changed much since we decorated it when he was fifteen – two years ago.

The nameless girl, who looked a little like a Meg from Family Guy but without the glasses, made a real effort to talk to Cole as much as she could. I didn’t blame her. Cole was an amazing guy. I frowned at the floor and picked at the grass. I was angrier with myself than I was with Cole. I shouldn’t like him as much as I did. I wasn’t good enough for him. ” Cole asked, holding his Pepsi out to me. A shake of my head answered his question and he frowned, putting the can down on the floor. ” I lowered my eyes and wished I could disappear.

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