A Case for Love, the final book of the Brides of Bonneterre series by Kaye Dacus, is the story of love and doing what is right, no matter the cost. Forbes Guidry is the high-profile lawyer in town, the son of the owners of a mega-corporation, and also the town’s most eligible bachelor. Alaine Delacroix is the town’s TV news reporter, the daughter of the owners of a small florist shop, and one of the town’s most eligible bachelorettes. They seem like the perfect match, until Alain discovers that Forbes’s family is planning to take over her family’s beloved business and all of the businesses around it. Alaine must find a lawyer who is willing to work for next to nothing and stand up to stop the corporation like David against Goliath. To her surprise, in walks Forbes to take her case. Forbes must decide whether he is willing to sacrifice his reputation, fame, and family in order to do what is right and win Alaine’s heart.
Will he choose to take a case for love?
This book was absolutely charming. The main characters have genuine struggles throughout the book and I was intrigued by the business and law elements, which is why I read it. I enjoyed the diversity the author was able to display, with the different cultures and monetary backgrounds.
I did find it slightly dull at times, and I believe it may be because this is the final book of the series and I have not read the first two. It seemed like some background characters were supposed to be important, but I found the portions with them in it a little tedious to read. However, I was able to keep up with the story and grow to love the two protagonists as I read. One thing to be aware of is there is one woman who tries to get Forbes to turn against Alaine by making it seem as if Forbes is cheating on Alaine.
All in all, I rate this book four stars out of five.
Specifics (from amazon.com):
~ Paperback: 320 pages
~ Publisher: Barbour Books (February 1, 2010)
~ Dimensions: 8 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
Note: An electronic copy of this book was provided freely to me by NetGalley. I am not obligated to write a positive review- only a honest one.