Alyssa Knight has a lucrative career and is engaged to be married to one of London's moneyed elite, when she suddenly decides to leave it all behind and return home to Chicago. Haunted by the memory of her best friend's death in a hit-and-run accident, she hopes to find the perpetrator and bring them to justice. While meeting with a friend at the courthouse, she runs into Nathan Hughes, a childhood crush, who is now enjoying a distinguished judicial career and is a likely nominee to the federal bench.
Judge Nathan Hughes is very pleased about Allyssa's return to Chicago. He is at the juncture of his life where he desires to have a family and settle down and finds he is still deeply attracted to her. Nathan would love nothing better than to have Alyssa as his wife, and mother of his children. Alyssa, on the other hand finds that though she has strong feelings for Nathan, she values her independence and prefers an uncommitted relationship. Will Nathan be able to wear down Alyssa's resolve to stay single? Will Alyssa be able to unshroud the mystery surrounding her friend's untimely demise and commit to a relationship with Nathan.
BY INTENT is an enchanting love story with appealing characters. The attraction between the two lovers is certainly palpable and leaves no doubt that Angela Weaver is a creative writer with a flair for storytelling. The one troubling aspect of the story is that the plot unfolds at an excruciatingly slow pace, bordering on tedium. This, however, could be the author's ploy to allow the reader to savor this alluring love story.
Reviewed by Autumn
of The RAWSISTAZ™Reviewers