Release Date: December 2006

ISBN 10: 1583147926

ISBN 13: 978-1583147924

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A Legal Affair

Let the affair begin…

Caleb Thorne was used to having plenty of female attention. And yet the hot young law professor had never crossed the line with a student until he met Daniela. There was something different about her–with her fierce attitude, ambition and to-die-for body. Something he was determined to uncover, layer by silky layer….

Private investigator Daniela Roarke knew she was in over her head the minute she saw her mark. Caleb Thorne wasn’t just fine, he was gorgeous. And although getting close to Caleb could finally mean busting his no-good father, Daniela knew she was just an amateur at the game of seduction. And now both her cover and her heart were in jeopardy.


Maureen Smith’s couple will pull readers in at the beginning of A Legal Affair (4) and have them cheering for them until the end. Daniela Roarke and her brothers own a P.I. business and are hired by ex-mayor Hoyt Philbin to dig up dirt on his nemesis, attorney Crandall Thorne. On the case, Daniela has to meet and woo Crandall’s son, Caleb, to get damaging information about his father. Caleb is intrigued with the new student in one
of his law classes and soon falls for her. Daniela falls for him too and grapples with telling him the truth. When Philbin’s true reason for revenge and Daniela’s identity are revealed, she must struggle 
to regain Caleb’s trust and love.

—Debbie R. SimsRomantic Times Magazine


As part of my research for A Legal Affair, I attended a civil procedure class at St. Mary’s University, where I gained a whole new appreciation for people who endure the rigors of law school to become attorneys.