I'm an attorney and was really irritated at first because the description of courtroom procedures was just wrong. Even the words used to describe some of the parties and the roles of various attorneys and courtroom staff were wrong. I could get past that, though, because the legal proceedings pretty quickly became background noise thrown in just to remind the reader that main character was an attorney. You wouldn't have known otherwise because nothing she did was remotely appropriate for her role as a lawyer.
This read like a first-semester creative writing class assignment. Terrible dialogue! The author should read her dialogue out loud and rewrite the parts that do not sound like sentences any human being anywhere on earth has ever or would ever utter.
The depiction of the relationship between the main character, Sabre, and her friend, Bob, was goofy. They talked to each other like lovers and were constantly hugging or touching each other, which would have been fine except for the frequent mentions of Bob's wife and kids (who never appeared in the book).
Here is one example of the things in this book that irritated me: In the beginning of the book, Bob and Sabre called each other "honey" several times, but apparently that was just to set up a plot point. When another character wrote a letter that began, "Dear Honey," which was not the addressee's name, Sabre shrugged it off because she and Bob called each other "honey," but after that they never called each other "honey" again.
I do admire this author's persistence in completing and publishing this book. She thought up a story that was mildly entertaining, though completely unrealistic, and got it onto paper. Perhaps a good editor could have helped her turn it into a good read. If she got some editorial help, the later books in the series might be worth reading. I'm not going to take a chance on them; I'll stick to Scott Turow for my legal thrillers.