Princess Emma Reviews: Sidebarred by Emma Chase

Princess Emma Reviews: Sidebarred by Emma ChaseSidebarred (The Legal Briefs, #3.5) by Emma Chase
on January 1st 1970
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4.5 Stars

There was a time when Jake Becker had it all together. He was controlled, driven, ruthless—in and out of the courtroom.
Then, six irresistible orphans and their heartbreakingly beautiful aunt crashed into his perfectly ordered life. They changed everything. They changed him. Now he’s a husband, an upstanding member of society, a father figure—a family man. And he’s pretty damn good at it.
Sure, he has to referee sibling smackdowns, re-learn algebra, ensure his clients stay of jail, and keep his wife happy—but it finally feels like he’s got it together again....
So, of course something has to screw it all up. It’s huge. Life-changing. Kind of terrifying.
And it will be the most amazing, perfect thing he’ll ever do.

Series: The Legal Briefs #3.5
Also in this series: Appealed (The Legal Briefs, #3)
Also by this author: Appealed (The Legal Briefs, #3), Appealed (The Legal Briefs, #3), Royally Screwed (Royally, #1), Royally Screwed (Royally, #1)

4.5 Crowns

Book 3.5 in the Legal Briefs series. This is a novella concluding the series and must be read after reading the brilliant first 3 books in the series.

Ever wondered what happened next? I think we all do after finishing a series that we have really enjoyed. Well Emma Chase has done just that with Sidebarred. Call it an extended epilogue if you wish, but this little novella really did put the cherry on top of a most satisfying cake.

We are back with Jake and Chelsea, and of course their mad house full of six very sweet kids. All a bit older and still testing their guardian’s patience at every turn, life couldn’t get more hectic or better for them… or could it?

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I was so pleased when I saw this book. Having loved the 3 previous instalments, I couldn’t wait to see where Emma Chase would take this one. Having loved all the characters, and you will get to see them all, I was really pleased that she focused on Jake and Chelsea. Their story was my favourite; not just because of the change 7 people made to Jake’s proud bachelor status, but also because I loved the kids in the story and couldn’t wait to see how life was treating them all several years later. I’m not going to spoil it for you by saying anymore, but from someone that isn’t particularly fond of novella’s, I seriously loved this book.

Emma’s writing is fluid, funny and contains a whole gamut of emotions. She has a real talent for making a light-hearted book stay with you. I believe it’s because she writes brilliant characters that have real light and shade to them, even if their stories are filled with her signature humour. Emma Chase does not know how to write a boring book that’s for sure!

 

The ending was perfect and left me with only 1 question. When’s the next book out, Emma? I seriously can’t wait.

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