Review: Evidence of Desire by Lexi Blake

Berkley, 2019


I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


As the personal lawyer to former NFL star, Trey Adams, Isla Shayne is fiercely loyal to the entire Adams family. But her boss is going to need more help than she’s equipped to provide if he’s going to escape a murder conviction. She calls upon experienced criminal defender, David Cormack, another former NFL player, to try to save Trey from prison.

It’s a challenging case for David. Trey suffers from CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy), the very condition David himself fears is in his own future. But then there’s Isla…the spark between the two of them is instant and completely irresistible.

Murder. Mystery. Steamy nights with big, complicated feelings. And a little bit of danger too. Isla and David need to confront both past and future if they want a chance together…

My Thoughts

Is there anything better than discovering a new branch in the romance genre tree? Would you believe that ‘lawyer/criminal case’ romance hasn’t even been on my radar until this book caught my eye? I had a hard time putting this book down…

Evidence of Desire was a little bit of Law and Order meets romance novel. And I LOVED that. Lexi Blake is a skilled writer and the story flowed silky smooth, holding my attention from start to finish. Not only is the plot itself compelling but Ms. Blake writes well developed and multi-dimensional characters. Additionally, I thought Ms. Blake’s treatment of CTE, a very serious and devastating condition, was sensitive and moving.

As for Isla and David…I loved them together. Each of them has been hurt and I immediately was rooting for their HEA. Not to mention they have some very steamy, satisfying moments together…

I absolutely reccommend this book and I look forward to reading more from Lexi Blake.

Happy Romance Reading!