"It would be advisable," the court official said to the security guard, "just to keep the laddie up here for half an hour."-- Marrying the Mistress by Joanna Trollope.
I've never read any of her books and am looking forward to this one as pure guilty pleasure. A perfect weekend book. It is about a judge who does, in fact, decide to marry his mistress. And she's a lawyer to boot. Well, well.