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The Book Barista Reviews: Appealed by Emma Chase

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Title:  Appealed

Series:  The Legal Briefs, #3

Author:  Emma Chase

Release Date:  January 19, 2016

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The New York Times bestselling author of the Tangled books returns with the third romance in the Legal Briefs series, a collection of sexy novels about first crushes, second chances, and the final verdict of the heart.

When Brent Mason looks at Kennedy Randolph, he doesn’t see the awkward, sweet girl who grew up next door. He sees a self-assured, stunning woman…who wants to crush the most intimate—and prized—parts of his anatomy beneath the heels of her Louboutins.

When Kennedy looks at Brent, all she sees is the selfish, Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue–worthy teenager who humiliated her in high school in order to join the popular crowd. A crowd that made those years a living hell for her.

But she’s not a lovesick social outcast anymore—she’s a Washington, DC, prosecutor with a long winning streak. Brent is the opposing attorney in her next case, and Kennedy thinks it’s time to put him through a little hell of his own.

But things aren’t exactly working out the way she planned. Brent has his sights set on Kennedy, and every fiery exchange only makes him want her more—and makes her wonder if he’s as passionate in the bedroom as he is in the courtroom. In the end, they may just find themselves in love…or in contempt of court.

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I’m not gonna lie.  I pretty much love everything that Emma Chase writes.  The lady can do no wrong in my eyes.  I have loved this series from the beginning and I knew I was going to love Brent’s story.

This is one of those stories where the male and female knew each other in the past and something went terribly wrong (pronounced “misunderstandings”) and now they are reacquainting themselves.  I guess you would call it a second chance romance.  I loved it.

I loved Brent’s cockiness and ego.  I really did!!!  He’s a successful lawyer from a well-to-do family.  Notwithstanding a terrible accident as a child his ego does not suffer because of it.  I also really liked Kennedy.  Once we got her story I could forgive all of her courtroom antics.  She had every reason to be angry with Brent (because of the “misunderstandings”).  Kennedy is also a successful prosecutor and lets Brent have it in the courtroom.  They each have suffered a broken heart and now Brent is trying really hard to right past wrongs.

Another thing I loved was catching up with the other characters from the previous books in this series and seeing how their lives have progressed. [Note:  Jake is my favourite!]

Aside from her great story telling abilities, Emma Chase writes the best male point of view.  She does it with great humour.  She may have been a guy in a previous life.

And since I’m going on and on about all the things that I loved about this book I’m going to throw in that this book had the best Twilight references ever! [Note:  Yes I love Twilight and I love cats.  You’ll see what I mean when you read this.] And what a great epilogue!

I gave Appealed five satisfying and delicious cups of coffee to warm you on a chilly day like today.  I most definitely look forward to more from Emma Chase in the future.

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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.
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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.
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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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Cover Reveal: Overruled by Emma Chase

Title:  Overruled

Series:  The Legal Briefs

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.
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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.

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The Book Barista Reviews Tied by Emma Chase

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Title:  Tied

Author:  Emma Chase

Series:  Tangled

Release Date:  October 7, 2014

 

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ISHO SummaryIn the fourth sexy romance by the New York Times bestselling author of Tangled and Twisted, Drew and Kate can’t wait to tie the knot—if they can survive the pre-wedding festivities.

For most of my life, I never imagined I’d get married. But Kate did the impossible: she changed me. I think we can all agree I was pretty frigging awesome before, but now I’m even better.

The road to this day wasn’t all rainbows and boners. There were mistakes and misunderstandings worthy of a Greek tragedy. But Kate and I made it through with our inexhaustible lust, boundless admiration, and everlasting love for one another intact.

That being said, there were some unexpected incidents in Vegas last weekend that could have been a problem. It was kind of… my final test.

I know what you’re thinking—what the hell did you do this time? Relax. Let’s not judge, or call for my castration, until you’ve heard the whole story.

And hold on tight, because you’re in for a wild ride. Did you expect anything less?

 

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I received an ARC of Tied in exchange for my honest opinion and I was super excited about it. I was ready to spend some time with one of my all-time favourite book boyfriends, DREW EVANS. I loved the other books in this series but it sure is nice to get back to Drew’s point of view.  Have I mentioned that I love him?

This book picks up some time after Twisted and now Drew and Kate are about to be married. We get to see what goes on in their pre-wedding celebrations – IN VEGAS!

Now, if you haven’t read the other books, I would advise you to look away because of a tiny spoiler*******************************I loved the moments Drew has with his son! Especially the bribery moment. You’ll see what I mean when you read it.

Another thing I loved was his interaction with Billy, Kate’s ex. His plan to help Billy with his dating skills is not so much to help Billy but to get him away from Kate.  As always, Drew made me laugh…especially a drunken Drew.

It makes me sad to think that it’s the end of the line for this series, as this is the last book, but having it in Drew’s perspective is soooooo good!

Emma Chase once again had me laughing out loud and falling in love with Drew Evans all over again.  I gave this book five cups of the good stuff!!!

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OH!!!! BEFORE I LET YOU GO…I’d like to just mention that Sebastian York will be reading Tied on audio.  If you’ve never heard this man’s voice, do yourself a HUGE favour and go listen to him in Tangled.  His voice is sex!!!! I could listen to him recite the alphabet and be in my happy place.  Trust me on this.  DO IT!!! You’ll thank me later.

 

For the reading order and purchase links for each book in the series please visit Emma Chase’s website here.

 

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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Teaser Tuesday: Tied by Emma Chase

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Ana Carter, and Cassandra Livingston, at So Many Books So Little Time. Anyone can do it.  All you have to do is: (1): Grab your current read. (2): Open it to a random page. (3): Share 1 or 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.

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There’s a light in her eyes that wasn’t there when I came home.  Knowing I help put it there makes me proud of myself – not that that’s an unusual feeling, but in this case it’s especially awesome.

 


The Book Barista Reviews Tamed by Emma Chase

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ISHO SummaryStop me if you’ve heard this one before: girl meets player, they fall in love, player changes his ways.

It’s a good story. But it’s not our story. Ours is a lot more colorful.

When I met Dee I knew right away that she was special. When she met me, she thought I was anything but special—I was exactly like every other guy who’d screwed her over and let her down. It took some time to convince her otherwise, but turns out I can make a convincing argument when sex is at stake.

You might know where this story’s headed. But the best part isn’t where we ended up.

It’s how we got there.

TAMED goes back in time to the Tangled days. But this time around, it’s not Drew dishing out the advice and opinions—it’s his best friend Matthew, who of course is dealing with Dee Dee.

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isho-my-opinion2I was excited to get the ARC for this book (in exchange for my honest opinion, of course).  I loved Tangled and wanted to know more about Matthew and Dee (Drew and Kate’s best friends).  The time line for this story happens at the same time that Drew and Kate’s story happened.

I loved Matthew right off the top.  He was funny and sweet and HOLY HELL he rides a motorcycle!!!!  Much like Drew, Matthew is successful in his career and with the ladies.

As for Dee, I loved her too.  She’s smart (Jeez! She’s really a rocket scientist!), she’s beautiful and she’s a loyal friend. She’s also been hurt before and lucky for her Matthew is just the guy to help her get past that.

One of my favourite parts of this book is the interaction between Matthew and Drew, during Drew’s “flu” period. [Note:  Yes! I love Drew Evans and I can’t get enough of him, even if it’s just through knocks on a wall for yes and no answers].

As always, Emma Chase has a wonderful writing style that is both funny and touching.  She can write a male point of view like no other! I gave Tamed 5 yummy cups of steamy latte that made me feel all warm and fuzzy.

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ISHO ExcerptWe return to Alexandra’s side and I can tell by his expression that he’s going to ask to be excused again. But then, Drew seems to decide on a different strategy. He smiles deviously. “Hey look—Squeaky’s here.”
“Who?” Alexandra inquires.
Drew gestures with his wine glass. “Curly haired brunette, in the blue dress near the bar.”
Lexi’s head bobs until she spots the lady in question. “That’s . . .Alyson Bradford.”
Drew shrugs. “She’ll always be Squeaky to me.”
“Why do you call her squeaky?”
Mentally I shake my head. Because Alexandra should’ve known better.
“She squeaks when she comes.”
“What?”
Casually, Drew explains, “Like a dog’s chew toy.” He holds up his hand, opening and closing it. “Squeak, squeak, squeak, squeeeeeak. At least she did when we were seventeen, but I don’t think that’s a condition she’d outgrow.”
“How do you know that?” Alexandra asks, expectedly grossed out. “When did you have sex with Alyson Bradford?”
Drew looks to the ceiling, recalling the event. “Um . . .junior year. It was in the dark days following our loss to St. Bartholomew’s in the playoffs. I wouldn’t say she was my rock bottom, but she was close.”
Lexi turns away. “Eck . . .forget it, I don’t want to know.” If it’s one thing The Bitch can’t stomach, it’s detailed stories of her brother’s sex-capades. Which is precisely why Drew says, “She also does this nasty thing with her tongue . . .”
Alexandra clasps her eyes shut. “Alright! You know what? Fine—if you want to go that badly, then go. If you want to leave me in my hour of need . . .”
She never should have given him an out. Drew smiles brightly, puts his glass on the tray of a passing waiter and kisses her cheek. “You’re the best sister ever. Bye.”

 

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WWW Wednesday: July 9, 2014

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To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Here’s where I’m at:

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What I am currently reading:

Taming the Storm by Samantha Towle

This is the third book in The Storm series.  I haven’t been able to put it down.  I’m really loving Lyla and Tom.   The other two books in the series were so good. I had no doubt I’d love this book.  At the rate I’m going, I’ll be done this book today.

What I recently read:

Heart of Stone by Christine Warren

This book was a total surprise to me.  I found out about it after being offered an ARC of the second book in the series.  The concept of Gargoyles and romance TOGETHER got me excited (I was a big fan of the Gargoyles cartoon).  I decided to have a look at this.  I LOVED IT!!! I’m looking forward to reading book two in the series. Every now and then a good book comes along that reminds me that I do enjoy paranormal romance.  This is definitely one of those books.

Tamed by Emma Chase

If you’ve read and enjoyed Tangled then you have to know that you’ll love this one.  This is about Drew and Kate’s friends Matthew and Dee.  I love Emma Chase’s writing style and she is writes a man’s point of view like no one else.  I really enjoyed this book and will be posting my opinion on it next week.

What I hope to read next:

At Peace by Kristen Ashley

I LOVE KRISTEN ASHLEY!!! There I said it! If you know me, you also know this is not much of a revelation.  This is book two in The Burg Series. For some strange and bizarre reason, I’ve only read the first book. I don’t know why I haven’t read this whole series yet.  Yesterday, the fifth book in this series was released and it inspired me to get to reading this.

There you have my W…W…W… for this week.  Now tell me what yours are.  You know…SHARING IS CARING!