Sharon C. Cooper

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Legal Seduction – Did You Know?

Did you know that RT Book Reviews (Romantic Times Magazine) chose LEGAL SEDUCTION as one of their “Top Picks” for June 2014?!

legal seduction - book cover

Okay, so a few weeks ago, other authors started shooting me emails and inboxing me about LEGAL SEDUCTION, my debut Harlequin Kimani novel (coming June 1st). They were congratulating me because LEGAL SEDUCTION was chosen by RT as one of their “Top Picks” for June 2014. Now me, being me, didn’t have a clue to what that meant. So I shot a quick email to Candace Shaw and she’s the one who told me that RT was Romantic Times, but neither of us knew what the “Top Picks” was all about.

After receiving several emails, and a few people inboxing me via Facebook, I started to think – I need to know more about this RT thing. NOTE: That was my exact thought. Mind you, I was getting a little more excited with each email, inbox message and super excited when I talked with one of my critique partners (one of several) on the telephone who subscribes to the magazine. She’s kinda like my own personal “Hype Man”! No joke – I think she was even more excited than I was because she actually had access to a digital copy of the June 2014 magazine. Oh, but getting back to the “Hype Man” part. In hip hop, a hype man typically gets a crowd hyped up…kinda interjects here and there during a song. Well this particular critique partner is usually the person who gets me hyped up about my stories (good and sometimes not so good). I could go on and on about her. She’s the one who talks me into writing stories I had no intention of writing and quick to tell me if she likes…or if she doesn’t like something I’ve written. Lol! And she HATES the word “it” (which I use ALL the time)! Needless to say, she drives me nuts! But I can’t imagine my writing journey without her! But I digress…

So after one particular author inboxed me (my excitement even higher), I made the comment – “So this must be a big deal, because several authors have reached out to congratulate me.” I can’t remember her exact words – but it was something like – Uh…yeah! This is a big deal! Then she sent me a screen shot of the review page. For whatever reason, whenever I tried to log-on to the RT site, it would time out – not let me on. At any rate, before that day was over, several people had sent me the actual review. Here it is:

RT Review – Reviewed by B. Nakia Garner

After growing up in the foster care system, Iris Sinclair has dedicated her life to defending teens in courts. Her latest client is Tania, niece of millionaire Nash Durpree. The case brings Iris and Nash closer than either of them ever thought possible when Iris becomes the temporary guardian of Tania. While Iris tries to convince herself that she is worthy of a man’s love, Nash must decide if he’s ready to love again. Steamy sex scenes that will have you flushing with heat make this tale a must-read. The passion leaps off the pages, and readers will get lost in the romance. You won’t want to put this book down.

I thought – this person must’ve really enjoyed the book. Then I saw that it had received 4.5 stars! Of course, me being me, I wondered what I needed to do to get a full 5 stars since it sounded like the reviewer really enjoyed the story. Now this part is funny – The person who edited LEGAL SEDUCTION congratulated me and I thanked her for all of her assistance with the story. I went on to tell her that next time, we’ll see if we can get 5 stars instead of just 4.5 stars. Now those of you who are familiar with RT’s rating scale are probably laughing right about now. The editor said to me, I can’t remember her exact words, but it was someting like – actually 4.5 is the highest rating you can get. Now at this point, my excitement level was off the charts! I had to bust out with my happy dance!!

So hopefully you’ll enjoy LEGAL SEDUCTION as much as the RT reviewer did! Here’s a description of the story:

legal seduction - book cover


When it comes to desire, they’re both pleading guilty.

In the courtroom, criminal defense attorney Iris Sinclair is cool and confident.Yet, around her new client’s guardian, she loses all composure. Atlanta club owner Nash Dupree is an infamous playboy who could compromise Iris’s heart as well as her case. For once, she feels like a curvy goddess instead of a strait-laced lawyer—even if the evidence suggests what he’s looking for is strictly short-term. No matter what the tabloids claim, Nash has made his teenage niece his first priority, and without Iris’s help he’ll lose guardianship. What began as seduction, a sweet thrill, has turned into something more—now he wants Iris forever. But proving his intentions means winning her trust before his reputation drives away the only woman who has ever captivated him, body and soul…


Stay tuned. In a few days I’ll be sharing an excerpt. Oh and though the official release day is June 1, 2014, you can find it…I mean you can find LEGAL SEDUCTION (smile) in paperback at stores that sell books. If you want to purchase an ecopy of the book, you can preorder a copy through Amazon or B & N.

May 23, 2014 - Posted by | Books by Sharon C. Cooper | , , ,


  1. Congratulations, Sharon!

    Sent from my iPad


    Comment by laurenhkelley | May 24, 2014

  2. Congratulations Sharon!! That 4.5 review is well deserved. Keep the books coming!!

    Comment by Brenda | May 24, 2014

    • Thank you, Brenda and I’ll try keep the books coming! 🙂

      Comment by sharonccooper | May 24, 2014

  3. Congrats.

    It’s no surprise you rcvd such high praise from RT. It’s the first, but I’m sure it won’t be the last. 🙂

    Comment by Yolanda | May 24, 2014

    • Aww, thank you Yolanda!

      Comment by sharonccooper | May 24, 2014

  4. Hi Sharon , I am so happy about the reviews of your new book, congratulations . I cannot wait for the 1st June to purchase it and immediately to start reading. Continue with the great work you are doing with your awesome writing and once again congratulations.Donna.

    Comment by donna de coteau | May 24, 2014

    • Thank you so much, Donna! I hope you enjoy Legal Seduction!!

      Comment by sharonccooper | May 24, 2014

  5. Congrats girl! The book is hot!!!

    Comment by Candace Shaw | May 24, 2014

    • Aww thank you Candace – for EVERYTHING!

      Comment by sharonccooper | May 24, 2014

  6. I loved this book. Iris and Nash are a couple you won’t forget. Great story, great tension. A great read. I’m not surprised the reviewers gave it high stars! A high five to you. I would have loved to see the happy dance!

    Comment by claireflaire | May 24, 2014

    • I’m sooo glad you enjoyed the book Claire! Thank you for your continuous support!!

      Comment by sharonccooper | May 24, 2014

  7. Hi Ms. Sharon,

    Congrats to you. You know you are truly on my list of favorite authors. I’m looking forward to reading this story, and I know it will be great just like all the others.

    Comment by stephaniebartley1 | May 24, 2014

    • Aww thank you Stephanie!!! And thank you for the continued support!

      Comment by sharonccooper | May 24, 2014

  8. Reblogged this on The Page a Day Writers Group and commented:
    Here’s our amazing Page A Day Writer, Sharon Cooper, at it again. Go Sharon!

    Comment by twtrifles | May 25, 2014

  9. Way to go, Sharon! How exciting!

    Comment by twtrifles | May 25, 2014

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