Lay Down the Law
"Recognized for the pithy realism of her characters and setting drawn from a Texas legal milieu, Taite pays homage ot the prime-time soap opera Dallas in pairing a cartel-busting U.S. Attorney, Peyton Davis, with a charity-minded oil heiress, Lily Gantry." - Publisher's Weekly
"This is one really fine story. I felt as if I were right in the middle of a major political battle to get a relatively unknown woman appointed to the most important court position in the land. Levels upon levels plus twists and turns, including a passionate entanglement adding a specatular underscore, as the lovers meld and re-meld multiple times...[A] classic page turner and I totally enjoyed the high-spirited elements that may always surround key political battles. Magnificent!" - Rainbow Book Reviews
"I enjoyed the book and it was a fun read - mystery, action, humour, and a bit of romance. Who could ask for more? If you've read and enjoyed Taite's legal novels, you'll like this. If you've read and enjoyed the two other books in this series, this one will definitely satisfy your Luca fix and I highly recommend picking it up. Highly recommended." - C-Spot Reviews
"A simply beautiful interplay of police procedural magic, murder, FBI presence, misguided protective cover-ups, and a superheated love affair...a Gold Star from me and major encouragement for all readers to dive right in and consume this story with gusto." - Rainbow Book Reviews
"Taite breathes life into her characters with elemantal finesse...A great read, told in the vein of a good old detective-type novel filled with criminal elements, thugs, and mobsters that will entertain and amuse." - Lambda Literary
"This second book is satisfying, substantial, and slick. Plus it has heart and love coupled with Luca's array of weapons and a bad-ass verbal repertoire...I cannot imagine anyone not having a great time riding shotgun through all of Luca's escapades. I recommend hopping on Luca's band wagon and having a blast." - Rainbow Book Reviews
"Taite keeps you guessing with delicious delay until the very last minute...Taite's time in the courtroom lends Beyond Innocence a terrific versimilitude someone not in the profession couldn't impart. And damned if she doens't make practicing law interesting." - Out in Print
"As you would expect, sparks and legal writs fly. What I liked about this book were the shades of grey (no, not the smutty Shades of Grey) - both in the relationship as well as the cases." - C-Spot Reviews
"The mean streets of lesbian literature finally have the hard-boiled bounty hunter they deserve. It's a slinghot of a ride, bad guys and hot women rolled into one page turning package. I'm looking forward to Luca Bennett's next adventure." - J.M. Redmann, author of the Micky Knight mystery series.
The Best Defense
"Real life defense attorney Carsen Taite polishes her fifth work of lesbian fiction, The Best Defense, with the realism she daily encounters in her office and in the courts. And that polish is something that makes The Best Defense shine as an excellent read…One can feel the emotional, the sexual tension as Taite takes her characters to the very edge of the dividing line between what is professional and what is personal. Back and forth the two go, until they find themselves where they are pushed across the line." - Out & About Newspaper
Nothing but the Truth
"Author Taite is really a Dallas defense attorney herself, and it's obvious her viewpoint adds considerable realism to her story, making it especially riveting as a mystery… I give it four stars out of five." - Bob Lind, Echo Magazine
"As a criminal defense attorney in Dallas, Texas, Carsen Taite knows her way around the court house. This ability shows in her writing, as her legal dramas take the reader into backroom negotiations between the opposing lawyers, as well as into meetings with judges. In Nothing But The Truth, rising star prosecutor Ryan Foster has a case which looks like a "slam dunk." Ryan is being groomed to replace her boss as the district attorney for Dallas County. A headline winning case is just what she needs to help sell herself to the voters.
Defense attorney Brett Logan presents a bump in the road when she brings in information that could potentially make her a witness in Ryan's case. Ryan and Brett are both single, successful, and attractive women. When they meet, the legal case is not the only thing on their minds.
What follows is a fun mix of crime solving and hot, sexual sparks. Added to that is Brett's constant battle with her family over why she chooses to represent the downtrodden, as they all have much more lucrative law practices. Meanwhile, Ryan has a few secrets in her closet, which have to stay hidden if she is going to become the future D.A.
Watching how Carsen Taite brings together all of the loose ends is enjoyable, as is her skillful building of the characters of Ryan and Brett. Nothing But the Truth is an enjoyable mystery with some hot romance thrown in." - JustAboutWrite.com
"Taite has written an excellent courtroom drama with two interesting women leading the cast of characters. Taite herself is a practicing defense attorney, and her courtroom scenes are clearly based on real knowledge. This should be another winner for Taite." - Lambda Literary
Do Not Disturb
"Taite's tale of sexual tension is entertaining in itself, but a number of secondary characters … add substantial color to romantic inevitability" - Book Marks
It Should be a Crime
"Law professor Morgan Bradley and her student Parker Casey are potential love interests, but throw in a high-profile murder trial, and you've got an entertaining book that can be read in one sitting. Taite also practices criminal law and she weaves her insider knowledge of the criminal justice system into the love story seamlessly and with excellent timing. I find romances lacking when the characters change completely upon falling in love, but this was not the case here. As Morgan and Parker grow closer, their relationship is portrayed faithfully and their personalities do not change dramatically. I look forward to reading more from Taite." - Curve Magazine
"This [It Should be a Crime] is just Taite's second novel …, but it's as if she has bookshelves full of bestsellers under her belt." - Gay List Daily
"Taite, a criminal defense attorney herself, has given her readers a behind the scenes look at what goes on during the days before a trial. Her descriptions of lawyer/client talks, investigations, police procedures, etc. are fascinating. Taite keeps the action moving, her characters clear, and never allows her story to get bogged down in paperwork. It Should be a Crime has a fast-moving plot and some extraordinarily hot sex." JustAboutWrite.com