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Because of You (The Wainwright Legacy) by Rochelle Alers

By Rochelle Alers

From the writer of the bestselling Hideaway novels comes the 1st in a blinding, horny new sequence, The Wainwright Legacy, chronicling the lives and loves of 2 prestigious manhattan families.

High-profile attorney Jordan Wainwright is knowledgeable at uncovering the reality for his consumers. yet he guards his personal secrets and techniques heavily, specially these surrounding his adoption through the strong Wainwright kin. assembly lawyer Aziza Fleming at a celebration, he's captivated via her ambition and sensual heat. even if Aziza insists she's no longer searching for whatever severe, their informal dates spill over into sultry, pleasure-filled nights.

Aziza has been burned two times before—first by way of a foul marriage, then through a harassment case that just about destroyed her occupation. refined and irresistibly attractive, Jordan may be every little thing she wishes, if he proves to be the reliable guy she wishes. although, he'll need to choose—between maintaining a decades-old mystery, or embracing their newfound ardour.

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