Partner Track is a debut novel by Cat Wynn and it is spicy, spicy, spicy! Perdie Stone is an attorney awaiting a partnership at a Charleston law firm. When she is first introduced, she is leading a case in a courtroom and completely dominating. When she finds herself stranded due to a storm, she also finds herself in close proximity with the defense lawyer. Carter Leplan is gorgeous and has quite the way with words. Their chemistry is undeniable and their one night together will change them in unexpected ways.
Perdie is the the type of person who is very set in her ways. Meeting Carter completely flusters her. He is gorgeous and just gets under her skin. She thinks their time together was for one night only so it is a shock when she runs into him in Charleston. It is even more of a shock when she finds out he is the new partner of the firm – the very position she was trying to get.
Carter can’t get Perdie out of his head. This is why he contacted the firm in the first place to advocate for her a defense lawyer. Instead her winds up securing the position himself and all that does is make the tension between them even stronger. So much tension which leads to many spicy scenarios. Well it does once Carter breaks down some of Perdie’s walls. There are lots of walls there.
I enjoyed the dynamic between Perdie and Carter. They hit on several of my favorite troupes – one bed, enemies to lovers, and co-workers. Perdie drove me crazy alot of the time but, I think Carter provided the wake up call she needed. He forces her to actually step up, reevaluate, and come to terms with what is going on around her. Especially when it comes to the misogynist environment of the law firm she is working for. It was simply awful.
The other good spot in this book is the friendship between Perdie and her roommate/best friend Lucille. These two are seriously a “ride or die” pairing. They have been through so much together and support each other through it all. They just want to see each other happy. I would have loved to learn more about the origin of their friendship. Especially how they got Bananas, their adorable elderly pug. *sniff * Oh Bananas.
Partner Track is a fast paced debut. There is tons of spice, continuous tension, and banter between the main characters. It is the type of book you can read in one binge worthy sitting and honestly feel wiped out after. It is a complete rollercoaster of emotions.
Rating: 3 Stars
*I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**