Vanessa Jackson is just trying to get her life together.
It’s been more than a year since her husband left her and their children destitute and in foreclosure. She and her daughters are making it… barely, but making it. If she could just divorce that sonofabitch, the future would be bright, but Warren is fighting the process every step of the way.
If she wants a divorce, and to move on with her life, she needs an attorney.
Gibson, the youngest of four brothers, all attorneys at Kincaid Family Law, is the rebel. He’s the one who’s never going to do what Mother- Sylvia “the Silver Shark” Kincaid, wants him to do. Instead of serving the interests of wealthy and high profile clients, Gibson prefers to serve the down on their luck sector, earning him the nickname “community lawyer”. When Sylvia rejects Vanessa as a client, it’s a lucky break that she runs into Gibson.
The attraction between them is immediate, smoldering, mutual. And distracting. Vanessa’s just trying to get divorced, not pick up a new man, and certainly not her divorce attorney.
Gibson is trying to do right by his new client, but he can’t lie; he wants to help Vanessa get divorced. So he can have her to himself.
But Warren still has a few tricks up his sleeves, Gibson has family commitments holding him back from being real with himself… and Vanessa swears she’s ready to move on, but she’s hiding a huge part of her past that she’s not ready for Gibson to know.
Dinner at Sam’s was the follow-up story to Ruby’s. It is not necessary to read the first book, but it will help with the history and will give readers a better understanding of Vanessa’s story as she was featured in the original book. This was a compelling and nicely told story about Vanessa’s plight. Vanessa was seeking a divorce from her husband whom abandoned her two years prior. He had essentially put left her destitute and in a bad way. Vanessa’s uncle was the infamous Sam from Sam’s Diner and the meeting spot for a well known high powered attorney.
Vanessa was recommended to the Kincaid law firm by her boss Maxine. Maxine hoped her former client, the powerful attorney, would be able to rid Vanessa of her deadbeat husband. Maxine Donovan was one of the lead character’s in Ruby’s. When Vanessa was turned away from the elite firm for not being able to pay their fees; Vanessa literally ran into the nonconformist Kincaid named Gibson. Little did they know their lives would change from that day forward. After the strong behest of his mother to not take the case, this gave Gibson the motivation to help the lovely lady.. Against his better judgement of his bigger head, his smaller head prevailed.
The story took on many faces as Gibson and Vanessa’s feeling and attraction sparked beyond their control. Eventually they began an affair even while Gibson fought tooth and nail to free Vanessa from the clutches of her husband; a man who refused to give his estranged wife a divorce. Eventually all the plots and twists soon came to light and you’ll be left to ponder why you missed one of the signals. The clues helped to figure out the web of lies Vanessa’s husband continually spun. The drama in the story was a nice diversion in the love story. The characters were well developed and were nicely integrated into the storyline. The love connections and chemistry was definitely believable. The way the story unfolded left me satisfied at the end of the story. The story was 5-Stars….