Rating 3.5 stars
The heroine has fought all her life against the label stupid, her father used it and so did her husband but she never accepted it and she has spent the last five years teaching and earning her degree, to her that degree is proof and the word stupid tends to make her go crazy so when she is charged with negligent driving she contacts the best criminal lawyer, the father of her star pupil. She behaves badly with the hero because she has a chip on her shoulder about injustice and wealth and believes all the rumours about the hero's father being a godfather, him being unethical etc and the hero too has a chip and in anger accepts her case.
A few months later when the case is solved, the heroine comes too see how wrong she was and tries to make amends and they get talking, about how the heroine never wants to be under any man's thumb, how the hero's father was not a killer, only a man striving for a better life for his family and how the hero's wife became a victim of that. When they become involved intimately, the hero moves at a much faster pace than her while the heroine is still in shock, so she sends him away.
But something related to his son gives her the courage to go to him again and be gutsy this time. I loved how the hero seemed more emotionally in touch than the heroine and the book was total time-pass.