Deception by Erin O'Reilly is part romance, part legal thriller. Don't let the cover fool you. This is not a Western. It's set in the rancher world of Texas, but it's contemporary. Lane wants to be a celebrity lawyer like Nancy Grace and she's planned her education and career to make it happen (even if her plan doesn't make much sense). Bryce wants...well sometimes it seems like she wants to be a badass businesswoman/rancher serial killer (or at the very least a ruthless sociopath) and sometimes it seems she's just emo and wants to be understood. Or maybe Bryce just wants to be alone with her money, her terrible shameful lesbianism, and possibly Lane. She's mysterious.
When Lane gets her dream to leave her job as a rising star ADA in Houston to (inexplicably) partner in some backwater Texas law firm all in the name of furthering her non-existent broadcasting career, she jumps at the chance. When Bryce gets charged with murder almost immediately, it's just too good to be true. When your client is as hot (and rich and photogenic) as Bryce, it's hard to hang on to those ethics things. Who can stand in the way of client/attorney privilege *wink wink*?
Trial, legal semantics, procedures, threats, dirty, dirty lesbians, DNA evidence, blah, blah, blah. Will Bryce's dark secret exonerate her or simply drive them apart? Or just turn out to be pretty much useless. Will every secondary character turn out to be a serial killer/sociopath who's also an upstanding citizen and just misunderstood? Is everyone in this small Texas town a murdering, raping psycho? Probably.
Whatever. This is sort of a legal thriller with sort of a conclusion and a romance that ends up where every lesbian wants: BABIES!!!! What? It's only $4.99 for the ebook.
f/f disclaimer: I should point out that the lez sex in this book is of the purple prose, mystical clouds and unicorns variety. Except when Bryce is having disturbingly creepy serial killer-eqsue sex with a trick in a motel then going to confession because she's a dirty, dirty lezho.