Kindle Price: $3.99

Save $14.00 (78%)

Read this title for free. Learn more
Read for Free
with Kindle Unlimited
OR

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Flip to back Flip to front
Audible Narration Playing... Paused   You are listening to a sample of the Audible narration for this Kindle book.
Learn more

Advice of Counsel (The Samuel Collins Series Book 1) Kindle Edition

4.5 out of 5 stars 139 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
$3.99

Length: 383 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Kindle Daily Deals
Kindle Delivers: Daily Deals
Subscribe to find out about each day's Kindle Daily Deals for adults and young readers. Learn more (U.S. customers only)

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

I think everyone should take time to create a bio, because it makes you think about who you are and how you define yourself.  First and foremost, I am lucky enough to be a wife and mom who is blessed with a wonderful family. I work in labor & employment law as a paralegal, which is where the inspiration for Advice of Counsel came from. Somewhere along the way, I became entrenched in small-town politics, over, of all things, whitetail deer, which somehow morphed into extensive animal advocacy efforts in my community. I am a Texan, and a Longhorn, and I love to write.

As an author, my favorite part about writing novels is getting to know all the wonderful characters I meet as the story unfolds.  My characters take on a life of their own and become a part of my life, kind of like friends I'm not willing to part with at the end of the book.  So  rather than say goodbye to my characters, you will be seeing them around, as they make appearances  in my future books.  I hope you enjoy Advice of Counsel and Back on Solid Ground.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2829 KB
  • Print Length: 383 pages
  • Publication Date: August 27, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00937920K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #501,435 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price?


More About the Author

I think everyone should take time to create a bio, because it makes you think about who you are and how you define yourself. First and foremost, I am lucky enough to be a wife and mom who is blessed with a wonderful family. I work in labor & employment law as a paralegal, which is where the inspiration for Advice of Counsel came from. Somewhere along the way, I became entrenched in small-town politics, over, of all things, whitetail deer, which somehow morphed into extensive animal advocacy efforts in my community. I am a Texan, and a Longhorn, and I love to write.

As an author, my favorite part about writing novels is getting to know all the wonderful characters I meet as the story unfolds. My characters take on a life of their own and become a part of my life, kind of like friends I'm not willing to part with at the end of the book. So rather than say goodbye to my characters, you will be seeing them around, as they make appearances in my future books, as well. I hope you enjoy Advice of Counsel and Family Counsel, books 1 and 2 of the Samuel Collins series, and Back on Solid Ground, an action romance novel featuring Niki Lautrec.

Happy Reading!

Debra Trueman

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Wow, this was a terrific find! It's a mild thriller or romantic suspense, but I mostly had a fun time gradually getting to know the hero, Samuel. It's told in the 1st person, from Samuel's POV, and it was a clever way to demonstrate that while Samuel calls himself a jerk (and worse) right from the beginning of the book, but it becomes clear that he is quite the oppostie although he does have a few less than stellar moments

In addition to the wonderful unveiling of Samuel's personality, there's a nice plot going on, with a decent amount of complexity and surprises. Loved the characters - the neighbors, the kids, the friends, the love interest. The scenes with Oliver, a 4 year old and Samuel are priceless - usually with kid scenes there's a lot of false notes or over cuteness but Oliver seemed like a real kid and Samuel like a real adult inexperienced with kids but having good common sense. And there were a lot of laugh out loud moments too.

The only tiny quibble I have is that there are some typos, but I really enjoyed this book so much I honestly didn't care. I hope this author has some more books in mind!
1 Comment 20 of 21 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is the perfect novel for a mystery to escape into...you will keep turning the pages and stay up late to finish the book! The characters are so well written, you feel like you live next door to them or they are your best friends. I loved this book and was sorry when it was over...I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a good, fun mystery! I can't wait for the sequel!!!
Comment 14 of 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book has so much. It starts out in first person, from the man's point of view. He tries to come off as tough guy, wanting to be left alone. However, his neighbors have other plans for him. This book has it all, suspense, drama, comedy, mystery, excitement and adventure, to name a few. I really enjoyed this book. I couldn't put it down, especially as I neared the end. I was on the edge of my chair, literally. There are some steamy scenes, but not overly so. Great story. Thoroughly enjoyed it. I highly recommend this.
Comment 8 of 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
Really enjoyed this book. It took me a week + to read it but totally worth it. If I had more time I would have/could have read it in a day. Loved that it was located in San Antonio (were I live) so the places mentioned in the book, I know. I hope there will be more by Debra in the future. Glad my friend told me about this book.
Comment 8 of 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
If you can buy the falling-in-love-at-first-sight number, you can spend a pleasant few hours mulling the "does she or doesn't she" question interspersed with some good courtroom antics and an adorable 4-year old. Some annoying typos: pealed for peeled; pocked for pocket; Lexis for Lexus; temp for tempt; desert for dessert; and "red whelps" for welts.
3 Comments 7 of 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Stumbled on this enjoyable legal/mystery/romance novel. Interesting but predictable. It obviously is not written by an attorney, but shows some knowledge of the field. Also it is obviously written by a woman. Those two facts are not mentioned to be negative. I enjoyed the novel even though you could predict how it would end. Good quick read. If you want to read for enjoyment, rather than education, this is your book. Attorney with several cases, romance and the possibility of mayhem. What more could you want? Bottom line, next time I find a kindle book written by Debra Trueman, I will get it!
Comment 9 of 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Samuel Collins, a young lawyer, moves into a house and wants nothing to do with the neighbours (nor with the cat that came with the house). They, on the other hand, want everything to do with him, and he is soon involved left, right and center.
I wouldn't label this as a suspense novel, there are a few mysterious deaths, but the story isn't really a thriller or a whodunit, perhaps "mystery" comes closest. Never mind, it is well written, the characters are rather realistic and likeable, the story is captivating enough to make you go on reading and it is all spiced with humour.
In my opinion it is not a five star novel, mainly because there were some passages that felt too long and didn't really add anything to the story, but still a very nice read. I liked the way it came together in the end, including the feline participation.
Comment 4 of 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The profanity didn't bother me. The casual sex was only annoying because it was soooo detailed. I got pretty tired of hearing about Sam's erection. Really. And it happened so often! For someone who professed to be so cold and who didn't want to get tied down he sure fell hard (sorry) and fast twice in one book! I agree with everyone else. The neighbors were great. The kids were great. Sam even ended up being great but most of us are old enough to fill in the blanks without the graphic details of his conquests. I, also, live in San Antonio and enjoyed the local references.
Comment 3 of 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in