One Juror Down

The setting is in a courtroom, tension is running and someone is pressuring Cass Bellair to vote not guilty. As a member of the jury Cass takes her duty seriously. She has been listening closely to each witness and knows that this is more than the usual robbery. Cass has one worry in her life that her ex-brother in law would harm her again. She has grown strong but the pain of losing a loved one is still in her heart. In the courtroom she is able to bring a man who committed a crime to justice, she just never expected to find love in the courtroom.

Ben Cameron is a member of the jury as well and years ago knew Cass's family. He used to be friends with her ex-brother in law and never knew how bad his friend had become. Meeting Cass was a breath of fresh air and knew he had finally found the woman of his dreams. Though it has been years since he has seen Doug, Cass never lets it past him that they used to be friends. He never knew the pain was bad for Cass until she told him her story. Since hearing it he vowed that he would protect Cass no matter what happens during the trial. He never expected though that one of his fellow jury members would be murdered because of their voting. Can he still protect Cass?

One Juror Down a tale of deceit, betrayal and a man from a woman's past back to finish what he started years ago. Cass knew that she would meet Doug again. He caused her the loss of her child and she is barely now learning to cope with it. However, Doug wants to kill her and she knows that it is more than drugs that is in Doug this time. Ben is making her feel crazy with love for the first time. What started out a great story seemed to lack the romance in between. I understand the whole story was based in the courtroom and the whole trial. However, there wasn't enough story to back the romance. It just seemed the author went on so much about the trial instead of showing the reader the love that was supposed to bloom during the trial. Even when it did show up it looked like the author rushed it. All in all it would have been a great book if only there wasn't so much about the whole trial and all its deceit.

Book Blurb for One Juror Down

"If you want to live, restore my freedom. The jury must vote not guilty."

All Cass Bellair wants is to go to lunch with the cute guy sitting behind her. Performing her civic duty as a juror while making new friends, what could be better? Paradise is a few days away from her burdens at home. Unfortunately, the defendant has different ideas. His henchmen are looking for weak spots in the jury and secrets to exploit. Cass has a past tailor-made to haunt her.

Soon, it seems no one wants the defendant to be convicted except the jury. The last person Cass can trust is the only person who can help her…

Ben Cameron was once the friend of a man who brutalized her, and Cass wants nothing to do with him. Still, they are forced to work together to uncover the roots of the conspiracy targeting them. Getting close to him will put her heart at risk, but staying away will put the lives of many, including her own friends and family, in danger.

Blush: This is a suggestive romance (love scenes are not graphic)

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2007 2.00