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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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Appealed

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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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WWW Wednesdays: April 15, 2015

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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’m currently reading:

Broken Juliet by Leisa Rayven

This is the final book in Starcrossed series.  I’m almost done and I’m loving it.  My review will post soon.

What I recently read:

The Traveling Woman by Jane Harvey-Berrick

This is also the final book in The Traveling Duet series.  I truly enjoyed this book and series.  You can read my review here.

What I hope to read next:

Overruled by Emma Chase

A new series from Emma Chase!!! I’m looking forward to this.  I expect sexy and funny.  I’m sure I won’t be disappointed.

I’d love to know what your W…W…W… are.


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.
***

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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