Series: The Legal Briefs #2
Author: Emma Chase
Format: Paperback, 272 pages
Published: August 25th 2015 by Gallery Books
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Source: Author Giveaway
Rating: 5 out of 5 Wine Glasses
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.
I received the paperback version of Sustained through a contest hosted by the author. The book was autographed with a note saying; "I hope you enjoy Jake!" Boy did I ever!
From page one this character grabbed onto me and did not let go. The further into the story I read the more real Jake became for me. He never come across as two dimensional or flat, he was all 3D, as human and amazing as it gets, throughout the entire story. Jake falling for Chelsea just added to his appeal; his fight against it thinking he would loose himself, when all along he found more of himself then he realized. I truly believe that there isn't a reader out there who would not feel the pull of Jake towards Chelsea, and his fight not to fall. All Chelsea had to do was be herself and Jake was a goner.
I don't believe I have ever smiled as much as I did when this story came to an end. Of course, the focus is on the character, Brent, now. Emma Chase is really going to have to step up her A game with his book. She set the bar high with Jake, but I can't wait for the next book in the series, Applealed, to be released!
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