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The Best Defense

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  205 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Business and pleasure don’t mix, especially when the business is murder.

When Aimee Howard, successful boutique real estate broker and socialite, is visited by a team of federal agents looking to arrest her wayward niece, she hires the best defense money can buy. But Aimee begins to question her confidence in the law firm when she learns they’ve hired a disgraced former pol
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 19th 2011 by Bold Strokes Books (first published July 1st 2011)
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Fin
Probably closer to 2.5 stars.

The story was good enough and the way the author wrapped it up in about a paragraph reinforces the idea that the story of Nicki's disappearance was nothing but a vehicle to bring Aimee and Skye together.

Skye was a whiny, grumpy mess and what Aimee could have possibly seen in her is anyone's guess.

Their interactions were immature and silly. Mostly on Skye's part, but somewhat for Aimee as well.

Aimee redeems the book. She was interesting and fun. On top of that, there
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Jodie Atkinson
The Best Defense is Carsen Taite's (www.carsentaite.com) fifth novel and gives us another wonderful romance that's woven with a mystery/crime storyline. We were introduced to Sky Keaton as a minor character in one of Taite's previous novels, It Should Be A Crime, and in The Best Defense she has a starring role.

Homicide detective Skye Keaton has devoted her life to the job, and when she's forced to resign, she doesn't know what to do with herself. Devastated that her future looks to be a life as
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Megan
Skye Keaton, who was a secondary character in a previous novel, is a homicide detective forced to resign after what happened in It Should Be a Crime and ends up taking a PI job to track down a missing girl who may have become involved in a militia group and is also being searched for by several government agencies. Of course, there's the missing girl's aunt - wealthy businesswoman Aimee Howard - who keeps inserting herself into the investigation and ratcheting up the romance factor. The focus of ...more
Debra Todd
When Aimee Howard, successful boutique real estate broker and socialite, is visited by a team of federal agents looking to arrest her wayward niece, she hires the best defense money can buy. But Aimee begins to question her confidence in the law firm when she learns they’ve hired a disgraced former police detective to take the lead.

Homicide detective Skye Keaton’s shortcuts in the name of justice have finally tipped the scales in the wrong direction. She’s lost her job, her pride, and the respec
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D. Leigh
When Aimee Howard, successful boutique real estate broker and socialite, is visited by a team of federal agents looking to arrest her wayward niece, she hires the best defense money can buy. But Aimee begins to question her confidence in the law firm when she learns they’ve hired a disgraced former police detective to take the lead.

Homicide detective Skye Keaton’s shortcuts in the name of justice have finally tipped the scales in the wrong direction. She’s lost her job, her pride, and the respec
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Alena
More like 2.5. First Carson Taite I've read, not necessarily the last.

Fine book for a commute, but overall too many things that bugged me. I got bored half way through when I had figured out the ending even though the pace picked up some at that point. I didn't really skip parts but maybe didn't read everything very carefully until speed really picked up towards the very end and hte book had me again.

As so often, I would have liked to have seen a less abrupt ending, because I would like to see h
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Rashika Deo
loved the cat and mouse games between the main characters. the search was funny, annoying and cute at times.
Anita Bradshaw
I really enjoyed this read. Carsen picks up on minor characters from earlier novels and weaves them into a great story. The book could be read without knowing the prior stories, but it was fun to meet some characters again and see them come into their own in this novel.
Miriam Cortez
Crazy story to think that things like that still exist and maybe even to this day. Amazing story they went throw a lot and the ending could have been a little more stretch out but t was a good book
Tara
This was a really fun read and I loved seeing Parker and Morgan again from It Should Be a Crime.
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Lambda Literary Award finalist Carsen Taite is on a mission: spin tales with plot lines as interesting as the true, but often unbelievable stories she encountered in her career as a criminal defense lawyer in Dallas, Texas. She is the author of numerous short stories and eight novels: truelesbianlove.com, It Should be a Crime, Do Not Disturb, Nothing but the Truth, The Best Defense, Beyond Innocen ...more
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