Series: The Legal Briefs

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.


Princess Emma Reviews: Appealed by Emma Chase

Princess Emma Reviews: Appealed by Emma ChaseAppealed (The Legal Briefs, #3) by Emma Chase
on January 19th 2016
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4.5 Stars

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 Christian Louboutins.
Brent has never let the loss of his leg in a childhood accident affect his ability to lead a fulfilling life. He sets high goals–and then he reaches them.
And now he has his sights set on Kennedy.**When Kennedy looks at Brent Mason, all she sees is the selfish, Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue-worthy teenager who humiliated her in high school to join the popular crowd. A crowd that made those years a living hell.
She’s not a lovesick social outcast anymore - she’s a DC prosecutor with a long winning streak behind her. Brent is the opposing attorney in her next case and she thinks it’s time to put him through a little hell of his own.
But things aren’t exactly working out that way.
Because every fiery exchange has her wondering if he’s as passionate in the bedroom as he is in the courtroom. Each argument and objection only makes him want her more. In the end, Brent and Kennedy may just find themselves in love…or in contempt of court.

APPEALED is a sexy, humorous romance about first crushes, second chances and the final verdict of the heart.

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

4.5 Crowns

Book 3 in The Legal Briefs series. This book can be read as a standalone, as can the previous 2 books in the series.

So we finally come to Brent Mason’s story. Unlike his partners, Brent comes from old money. His family are rich. That doesn’t mean they aren’t close, oh no, they are as close as can be… A bit too close for Brent’s comfort at times. Ever the bachelor, he is the last singleton standing from the close group he calls friends as well as partners in the legal firm they set up together. He is happy for them all, but he intends to remain single and free to enjoy the women that flock to him; who wouldn’t? Having overcome the loss of his leg in an accident as a child, he has never let it stand in his way. (Excuse the pun – Brent would LOL!) He is laid back, loyal and genuine. He is also bloody good at his job and thrives in defending at times the indefensible. But his skills are about to be put to the test in more ways than one. When a face from his past stands opposite him in a courtroom, all bets are off. He intends to win his case, but will he win the woman as well?

Kennedy Randolph was your typical ugly duckling growing up. Never good enough for her glamorous mother or older sister, the one person she could rely on was the boy who lived next door (well in this case the nearest mansion). They were best friends and nothing could come between them; or so she thought. Suddenly her best friend became her nemesis and her final years in school were hell. Now she is back. Beautiful, glammed up to the max and a kick arse prosecutor to boot. She intends to show Brent he was silly to disregard her all those years ago, making him pay for the hurt he caused… that’s if she can avoid falling into bed with him first.

If you have read an Emma Chase book before, you will know that her books are full of humour, are light hearted and perfectly enjoyable. But above all else, Emma writes the most awesome males. They tend to lead her books and it seems to be her forte. She gets into a man’s mind so well and unlike some authors, realistically as well. I think it makes her books that little bit unique and I cannot think of a better author for this type of male led romantic comedy. Appealed is no different to any of its predecessors.

The final book in the series, Appealed was the perfect finale for what has been a bloody brilliant series. 1 woman, 3 men and 1 law firm. Each story has been different and each characters personality so far removed from the previous characters book. Brent so didn’t disappoint. I had loved him from book 1 for the laid back, loyal guy he came across as. Rich, but having endured hardships, he wears his heart on his sleeve, is grounded, and is the balanced voice of reason throughout the series. He is very much the chaser in his story, and Kennedy is the perfect woman for him. Kennedy challenges him in more ways than one, she is one tough dudette. Confident, hard arsed and spectacular at her job, Brent remains her only weakness, and the only person that may or may not be able to crack that hard exterior.

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A brilliant conclusion to another fab series by the awesomeness that is Emma Chase. I love her characters, the situations she puts them in, the fun, frolics and swoon worthy moments that they all eventually lead to. I highly recommend Appealed and the previous 2 books in the series – Sustained and Overruled. I now wait with baited breath on her next releases. They are an automatic one-click and an absolute joy to read.