Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Review: SUSTAINED by Emma Chase

(The Legal Briefs, #2)
Emma Chase
August 25, 2015
Gallery Books
272 pages

A knight in tarnished armor is still a knight.

When you’re a defense attorney in Washington, DC, you see firsthand how hard life can be, and that sometimes the only way to survive is to be harder. I, Jake Becker, have a reputation for being cold, callous, and intimidating—and that suits me just fine. In fact, it’s necessary when I’m breaking down a witness on the stand.

Complications don’t work for me—I’m a “need-to-know” type of man. If you’re my client, tell me the basic facts. If you’re my date, stick to what will turn you on. I’m not a therapist or Prince Charming—and I don’t pretend to be.

Then Chelsea McQuaid and her six orphaned nieces and nephews came along and complicated the ever-loving hell out of my life. Now I'm going to Mommy & Me classes, One Direction concerts, the emergency room, and arguing cases in the principal's office.

Chelsea’s too sweet, too innocent, and too gorgeous for her own good. She tries to be tough, but she’s not. She needs someone to help her, defend her…and the kids.

And that — that, I know how to do.

Laura's Review: 

I hadn't had the chance to read anything by Emma Chase before this, but I had heard such great things about some of her previous works, such as Tangled, that I jumped at the opportunity when asked to review this one. I was not at all disappointed. It had all the sexy, angsty romance I love in books, but was surprisingly funny and poignant as well. Jake tries so hard to live up to his playboy bachelor reputation, but he falls quickly for the six McQuaid orphans just as much as he falls for their guardian aunt, Chelsea. It was amusing and touching watching them both manage and adjust to the turmoil and balance whatever romance is budding between them. I would have liked just a little more relationship tension toward the end - I felt like Jake got off a little too easy there - but still enjoyed the book wholeheartedly. 

Sustained: 4/5 stars

Note: a copy of this book was provided in exchange for this honest review. 

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