I read this series in two days ... every free moment I had was dedicated to this series. I LOVED it. Yes this is three books but they are shorter reads so if you have a day to yourself or in between series, this would be the perfect fit!
In book one we meet "Thoreau" and "Alyssa" who have a mutual bond of being lawyers and two extremely broken people. He hates liars, she knows this but she can't risk telling the truth. Andrew (Thoreau) is part of one of the best law firms in the city and Aubrey (Alyssa) is up for an intern spot. When both their worlds collide, literally face-to-face, Andrew is determined to make her pay for lying to him. Aubrey starts to fall in love with him and although Andrew won't admit it, he's falling for her too.
In book two we get to see more of why Andrew is closed off from the world. Aubrey continues to have problems with her parents. Her and Andrew seem to make head room when she starts staying at his place at night. One night he thinks their dinner is at the door but it's his soon to be ex-wife. He realizes he can't keep things going with Aubrey and dismisses her immediately. When Aubrey receives an offer she can't refuse she leaves town to get away from everything, including Andrew.
In book three the struggle of Andrew & Aubrey continue as they both try to move on from each other. Aubrey finds a new boyfriend (a dancer in her troop) but cannot intimately be with him because Andrew still possess her every thought and desire. Aubrey's parents continue to be a pain and I was very glad when Whitney didn't continue the story with them. She basically has their last interaction and that's it which is what they do to Aubrey the entire time, so it was a good ending to their pieces of the story. Andrew comes to NYC for the trail against his ex-best friend but when he finds out Aubrey is in town he decides to stay a little bit ... there's still plenty of turmoil and pain for the two of them to overcome. When Aubrey takes center stage in Swan Lake she wants one person to be in the audience but he can't be there .... or at least that's what he tells her ...
I would have loved for the 3rd book to be about 2 chapters longer ... that was literally my only issue with this series. The story line flowed so well, great character development, and kept your interest the entire time. The introduction of background characters was just enough to fill out the story lines but didn't take away from the main characters. That's a HUGE pet peeve of mine with shorter reads, when the background characters take up too much space, but Whitney handled that excellently!