The Book Barista Reviews: Overruled by Emma Chase

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Title:  Overruled

Series:  The Legal Briefs #1

Author:  Emma Chase

Release Date:  April 28, 2015

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ISHO Summary Emma Chase, New York Times bestselling author of the Tangled Series, returns with the first installment of the Legal Briefs Series.

As a DC defense attorney, Stanton Shaw keeps his head cool, his questions sharp, and his arguments irrefutable. They don’t call him the Jury Charmer for nothing – with his southern drawl, disarming smile and captivating green eyes – he’s a hard man to say no to. Men want to be him and women want to be thoroughly cross examined by him.

Stanton’s a man with a plan. And for a while, life was going according to that plan.

Until the day he receives an invitation to the wedding of his high school sweetheart and mother of his beloved ten-year old daughter. Jenny is getting married — to someone who isn’t him.

That’s definitely not part of the plan.

Sofia Santos is a city raised, no-nonsense litigator who plans to become the most revered criminal defense attorney in the country. She doesn’t have time for relationships or distractions.

But when Stanton, her “friend with mind-blowing benefits” begs for help, she finds herself out of her element, out of her depth, and obviously out of her mind. Because she agrees to go with him – to The-Middle-Of-Nowhere, Mississippi – to do all she can to help Stanton win back the woman he loves.

Her head tells her she’s crazy…and her heart says something else entirely.

What happens when you mix a one stop-light town, two professional arguers, a homecoming queen, four big brothers, some Jimmy Dean sausage and a gun-toting Nana?

The Bourbon flows, passions rise and even the best laid plans get overruled by the desires of the heart.

isho-my-opinion2I was very excited to read this book.  It’s Emma Chase! Need I say more?!  I knew the person that created Drew Evans was going to do great things with Stanton Shaw and I was not disappointed.

Stanton is the sexy, successful lawyer who really does not know how to lose.  When his high school sweetheart and mother of his daughter announces she’s getting married he can’t even get his head around it.  That’s when he recruits his work colleague/friend with benefits, Sofia, to help him convince Jenny not to marry a guy that is NOT him.

As one would expect from Emma Chase, sexy and funny times abound in Stanton’s quest to change Jenny’s mind.  I enjoyed waiting for Stanton to get all the evidence in place before he realized what he really wanted and then  had to fight to get it.

There were also amazing secondary characters. Stanton’s siblings, Jenny’s Nana and even Jimmy Dean (I didn’t want to like him at first but…well, you’ll see when you read it).

Overruled got five delicious and steamy coffee’s from me, with a little bourbon poured in to make them more fun!

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ISHO Author BioOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABy day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother of two who resides in a small, rural town in New Jersey. By night she is a keyboard crusader, toiling away the hours to bring her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

Emma is an avid reader. Before her children were born she was known to consume whole books in a single day. Writing has also always been a passion and with the 2013 release of her debut romantic comedy, Tangled, the ability to now call herself an author is nothing less than a dream come true.


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