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
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
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
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