Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Bradford Sisters Trilogy Book 1
Publisher: Sugar and Spice Publishing
Date published: March 2011
ISBN: 978-1-93668-11-3
Contemporary Romance
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Author

Nicole Bradford never anticipated finding romance with wealthy Max Paradis but the sparks fly between them as they fall for one another. But danger looms as Nicole’s past threatens her future happiness. Can Nicole trust Max enough with the truth before it’s too late? What will happen if Max finds out before Nicole is ready to tell him? Will he be able to forgive her for hiding the truth about her past or let her walk away from their love?

GUILTY AS CHARGED is the first book I read from author Anna James and I found it very enjoyable. The writing is tight, the storyline flows smoothly and the sparks fly between Max and Nicole. The characters are what really make this story perfect in my opinion. They are well written, intriguing and had me on the edge of my seat with wanting to know more about them. Ms. James is a talented author who completely captivated me from the beginning till the very end of GUILTY AS CHARGED.

Meet Nicole Bradford. She is working hard at Paradis and McNamara and raised her two sisters after their parents died in a tragic accident. Thinking she buried her past behind her, Nicole is shocked to see it turn up like a bad penny. The stress of trying to deal with Carlo is getting to her and Max is asking questions she doesn’t want to answer. Can Nicole trust Max enough to let the truth come out before her ex, Carlo, destroys her future? Max and Nicole were pure combustion the moment they set their eyes on one another. I loved the instant connection they had and the sparks are flying all the over the place. I swore the computer screen was smoking whenever they looked at one another. The author does a good job in creating some memorable characters in her first book in the Bradford Sisters Trilogy. I was intrigued by the family and looked forward to learning more about them in future books. The one thing I would have enjoyed more was Nicole making Max work harder for her forgiveness in the end. The secondary characters were well written and moved the story along at a nice, even pace.

GUILTY AS CHARGED gives the reader an introduction to the Bradford Sisters and the author delivers a heart stealing story to fall in love with. I loved the few twists the author throws in to keep the reader on the edge of their seat and though the ending is a bit pat, it was still a satisfying read in the end. If you are looking for an enjoyable story to read one spring afternoon, then I highly recommend GUILTY AS CHARGED. I look forward to more wonderful stories in the future from this author.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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