I`m aware that I rated Sidebarred 5 stars for purely emotional and sentimental reasons – and I don`t care. Sidebarred is an extension of this indulgent epilogue of Appealed. It mainly shows the life of Jake and Chealsea after the 3 main books, with a glimpse into the lives of the other main couples in the series. What should I say? Right. Pure. Servant. Happiness. ❤ There are many time jumps that the McQuiad children have seen grow and move. The last song with Rory and Jake really moved me to tears because I felt like the circle was closed. It really solidified this series as a believable and multi-layered story as one of the most memorable love shows I`ve ever read; Something I could come back to at any time – and I`ll be happier. When Brent Mason looks at Kennedy Randolph, he doesn`t see the awkward, sweet girl who grew up next door. He sees a confident and amazing woman. who wants to crush the most intimate – and precious – parts of his anatomy under the heels of his Christian Louboutin.
Brent never let the loss of his leg in a childhood accident affect his ability to live a fulfilling life. He sets high goals – and then he achieves them. When Kennedy looks at Brent Mason, she sees only the selfish, Abercrombie & Fitch catalog-worthy teenager who humiliated her in high school to join the popular crowd. A lot of things that made those years hell. She`s no longer a love-seeking social outsider — she`s a DC prosecutor with a long winning streak behind her. Brent is the opposing party`s lawyer in her next case and she thinks it`s time to take him through a little hell. But things don`t happen exactly like that. Because with every fiery exchange of blows, she wonders if he is as passionate in the bedroom as he is in the courtroom. Every argument and objection only makes him want it even more. In the end, Brent and Kennedy may well find themselves in love. or in defiance of the court.
(via Goodreads) As a DC defender, Stanton Shaw keeps a cool head, his pointed questions and his irrefutable arguments. They don`t call him the jury charmer for nothing – with his southern drawing, disarming smile and charming green eyes, he`s a tough man you can say no to. Men want to be him and women want to be thoroughly cross-examined by him. Stanton is a man with a plan. And for a while, life proceeded according to this plan. Until the day he receives an invitation to the wedding of his high school lover and mother of his beloved ten-year-old daughter. Jenny marries – to someone who is not him. That is certainly not part of the plan. Sofia Santos is a city-raised litigator who plans to become the country`s most revered criminal defense lawyer. She has no time for relationships or distractions. But when Stanton, her „friend with overwhelming advantages,“ asks 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 whatever it takes to help Stanton win back the woman he loves.
Her head tells her she`s crazy. And his heart says something completely different. What happens when you mix a city with traffic lights, two professional fighters, a returning queen, four big brothers, a Jimmy Dean sausage, and an armed Nana? Bourbon flows, passions rise, and even the best plans are canceled out by the desires of the heart. (via Goodreads) I know I`m super late to the party, but if you haven`t already, drop everything and read Sustain by Emma Chase. It`s the perfect balance between romantic, hilarious and spicy. He found a family with lovely and lovely children. Besides romance, it`s also about other types of love, reinventing yourself and highlighting the importance of having a mentor in your life: someone who believes in you. It`s all these different levels that really made this book so much more.
It includes many well-known tropes, but the right combination, pace, and writing have taken this book to another level. It was so worth putting up with the mediocre first book Overruled. Looking back, I know that Sustained totally reinforced the desire to read Emma Chase`s books. I quickly looked around, opened the door and jumped in. Adam was next to me in a second. I tried to open the front door with my key, but as usual, it got stuck and I had to squirm while we stood like ducks sitting on the sidewalk. At that moment, I was grateful that he stayed with me. Finally, the lock clicked and we entered the entrance.
I had my key ready for the interior door lock, but before I could insert it, R. Nardo, the guy who lived in the apartment next to me, burst in and almost punched me in the face. He rushed to the front door and walked out without looking back, let alone saying an „apology.“ „Because the salary of a law librarian is not very good to live on, and I have the added cost of publishing my own books. At least erotic romance novels sell well. It`s a series, but I think every book can certainly be read as a standalone book (with the exception of Sidebarred). However, familiar faces are a welcome gesture and this is one of the reasons why the whole story has become so much more enjoyable – so I always suggest reading this in the right order. And benefits if you read it through audio – because the narration in all books adds another layer to the experience. This led me to revisit Emma Chase`s books, and after reading all the books in this series, she immediately became one of my favorite writers among contemporary novelists. Overall, the Legal Brief series is definitely recommended read! Appealed is the third main book in the Legal Briefs series and revolves around Brent Mason – who I found very interesting in the first book. He`s a good-natured guy with a sense of humor and I really enjoyed reading his POV chapters. Brent had an accident that resulted in the loss of his leg as a child, but I loved the fact that this book doesn`t really make him a self-pitying guy, as is often the case in books in such circumstances. Instead, he is confident, enjoys his life and possesses his success. I also liked the emphasis on the benefits of therapy in this book and how Brent wisely used it to manage his complicated emotions before and after Kennedy`s reappearance in his life.
Waldo was a huge presence in that book and the little nuggets he said as advice to Brent are things I wrote in my journal because they were very helpful. Reading Brent and Kennedy arguing in the courtroom was also fun, especially in the early parts of the book. Brent has this strange ability to be both cool and childish in his wonder, and I absolutely loved it. The romance of defense accusation (not as intense as calling him enemies for lovers) was a trope I didn`t know I needed, and it was so much fun. It was an easy read and there were also lots of funny moments and loud laughter – especially because of Brent and Kennedy`s social circle.