Reasonable Doubt by Carsen Taite ~ Book Review by Ameliah

Reasonable-Doubt-CoverTitle: Reasonable Doubt

Author: Carsen Taite

Publisher: Bold Strokes Publishing

Cover Artist: Shari(

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 09/15/2015

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Action/Adventure, Crime Fiction, Drama, Lesbian, Lesbian Romance, Mystery


After a tumultuous career as a criminal defense attorney, Ellery Durand enjoys life without tales of drugs, death, and double-crossing. Until she wakes up one morning to find her bank accounts frozen, her face on the front page, and the peace she’s come to treasure shattered in the wake of an FBI investigation. Can she convince the agent in charge to trust her? Can she trust the feelings that grow between them?

After years investigating heinous crimes, FBI Behavioral Analyst Sarah Flores welcomes a transfer to white-collar crime and the chance to have a life of her own. Her relief is short-lived when her first case involves a terrorist plot, and all signs indicate the terrorists’ attorney constructed the framework of their evil conspiracy. Attracted to Ellery from the start, can she trust her instincts to lead her to the truth or will their attraction cast doubt on everything she holds dear?

My View:

So Good
Special agent Sarah Flores has left the BAU behind and moved to the Fraud Unit in Dallas in an attempt to have a more normal and stable life. She meets Ellery Durand through a mutual friend. Ellery has a secret that has caused her to leave her life as an attorney. A terrorist plot brings Sarah back to the BAU and make Ellery a suspect. Will Sarah’s personal interest in Ellery cost her her job? Will Ellery open up to Sarah and does their budding relationship stand a chance?
This is the second book of Ms. Taite’s that I’ve read and I must admit that I am impressed. I thoroughly this technically sound and well written story. Sarah and Ellery are very likeable. Sarah’s conflict between job and happiness is well portrayed. I felt so sorry for Ellery’s total upheaval of her life as she becomes a focus in the crime. I loved the chase to find the truth while they tried to keep their growing feelings for each other at bay. When they couldn’t, the tale was even better. I was drawn into the mystery plot line and quickly became enthralled with the book. It was suspenseful without being too intense but there were some great twists to keep me guessing. It’s a very good book. I cannot wait to read the next in line that Ms. Taite has to offer. She has definitely made it to my favorite authors list.


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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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