The oldest of six children, L. J. Taylor grew up in New York City. As a child, she escaped her noisy siblings by voraciously reading every book in her parents' collection and every romance novel she could check out of the public library. Her tastes later expanded to include classics, spy novels, and thrillers. Inspired by the stories she read, she began writing poetry and song lyrics and even tried to write a fantasy novel at the tender age of 13. She began writing novels as an adult during National November Writing Month in 2007 and has been chugging along ever since. When she's not writing, L. J. practices law in Miami, Florida.
A romantic suspense series featuring the African-American Brooks Sisters as heroines. Each of the sisters (and thus their stories) are very different. Kathy Brooks is the trial attorney who finds herself in danger when she meets her sexy new client Charles Morgan, Jr. who has a hidden agenda. Ivy Brooks is the wild younger sister with a criminal past who finds herself in danger when she tries to turn her life around and turns to Luke for help. Mariah Brooks is the tough prison guard who finds herself under investigation by FBI agent Tyler Fox - Charles' best friend. Carlotta Brooks, the Black sheep of the family, returns to the fold while fleeing from her ex-husband.
Ivy Brooks was always attracted to the bad boys until one day, she met the worst of them all and landed in prison as a result. Now, three years later,she’s determined to make a better life for herself and her son. She’s also determined to make better choices when it comes to men and she’s not sure her former cellmate’s drop dead gorgeous and former bad boy brother Luke is the right choice.
Sparks fly when attorney Kathy Brooks agrees to represent novelist Charles Morgan, Jr. in a high-profile suit against a powerful government defense contractor. But when Charles’ hidden agenda threatens to expose the government’s dirty little secrets, what started out as the case of a lifetime could cost Kathy her heart, her career and even her life.