Book title: The Judge’s secret
Author: Amaka Azie
Genre: Contemporary romance
Heat level: Sweet to sensual
A Dutiful Daughter
Justice Iyoma Haruna has always done her father’s bidding, an arranged marriage included. Though cries of nepotism now surround her judgeship, she’s vowed to prove herself worthy. Then, the one man who made her forget duty walks into her courtroom. The only man who knows her secret. Will one night of forbidden passion blow her life to bits?
A Dragon-slaying Barrister
Bespectacled Femi Williams appears mild-mannered, but he takes on the rich and powerful in defence of the weak. And he wins. Not in his personal life, though, so Femi’s sworn off romance. Appearing before Justice Iyoma Haruna, he knows they’ve met. But where and when eludes him. When he realises just who she is and what she did, will he expose her as a liar and fraud?
Or will he make her his?
Eager to get back to the office, Femi swept his eyes around the car park looking for Felicity. His gaze halted when he spotted Justice Haruna leaving the courthouse. Dressed in a white-and-black striped dress, the garment’s lines draped enticingly over her slender frame.
A vision of his hands mimicking the dress and caressing those gentle curves assailed him. Femi’s heart lurched in his chest at the strangely familiar image, farfetched as it was.
Standing stock still, his eyes trailed her as she confidently strutted towards what must be her official vehicle, a dilapidated Peugeot 308—typical of government cars to be so poorly maintained, especially autos for lesser-ranking officials.
She was beautiful. Tall and slim with just enough curves to make his mouth water. Her smooth, brown skin gleamed in the sunlight’s reflection, reminding him of a tempting mug of hot chocolate. On the cold and rainy nights that Abuja was known for, Femi often indulged in the drink, savouring its frothy decadence. He’d gladly trade his usual for a sip or two of her though.
He watched as she halted mid-stride, swung her bag forward, reached in, and rummaged around until she plucked out a mobile phone. She anchored it against her ear, a bright smile splitting her face.
His throat suddenly went dry at the sight. What a gorgeous mouth, full and pouty with a captivating set of white teeth. Something about that smile called out to him, and he felt his own lips part into an unexpected smile. Justice Haruna was nothing short of enchanting. Distracting.
And again ... familiar.
About the Author:
Amaka Azie is an award-winning writer of romance fiction set in tropical West Africa. She explores the beauty and intricacies of the continent in her sweet and sensual love stories.
Born and raised in Nigeria, West Africa, she developed a passion for reading at the age of twelve. Her interest in writing began in secondary school when she joined the press club. Her active imagination has captured the interests of many.
Her books showcase bold and exciting female and male main characters with compelling storylines.
She was named one of the most influential authors under Forty by the Nigerian Writers Awards (NWA) for the years 2017 and 2018.
Apart from getting lost in creating fascinating fictional characters, Amaka enjoys reading, painting and travelling with her family.
She lives in the United Kingdom with her husband and daughters where she also practices as a part-time family doctor.
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