Ok, wow! I’ve long since thought that being a criminal defence lawyer must be one of the toughest jobs and how someone could even consider defending someone that had so much evidence stacked against them. With Defending Pacer, TJ Hamilton gives us a glimpse into this world and how corrupt the justice system can be. An ambitious, hard hitting, younger woman is not what is usually pictured when describing a defence lawyer, but with Chelsea, we see both the intelligent, professional fairness as well as personal struggles and opinions. She makes it very easy to empathise and build an understanding of the people in this profession. Obviously the whole falling in love with you client thing isn’t the norm, but this gave way to the person development of Chelsea and Pacer. It was very interesting to read how events and circumstances changed the mindset of Chelsea in particular. One thing I’ve come to expect from a TJ Hamilton book is gritty realness. I think this is most likely attributed to her background. Things are not sugar coated and that makes for very honest stories.