Series: The Legal Briefs

Sidebarred by Emma Chase

Posted April 23, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | , , | 3 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Sidebarred by Emma ChaseSidebarred by Emma Chase
Series: The Legal Briefs #3.5
Published by Emma Chase on April 24th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 101 pages
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher
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Join Jake and Chelsea, Stanton and Sofia, Brent and Kennedy as they navigate the hilarious and heartwarming hurdles of love, life and the law in this final addition to the Legal Briefs Series.

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.

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I love Emma Chase! I know going into one of her stories I’m going to laugh, get turned on and possibly sniffle. Sidebarred, had me smiling the whole time, even through the sniffly parts.

After reading Appealed, I had hoped we would get more on the kids that took over the bad boy turned lawyer, Jake Becker’s life. I had high hopes for a spin-off series about the kids when they grew up but I guess we won’t be getting it. But Sidebarred took care of all my wishes in one amazing novella and catches us up on all the characters from the Legal Briefs.

Sidebarred that’s place a couple of years after the 3rd and final full-length novel and the couples have been busy. They’re all married, some of have babies and others  are expecting babies. While we get to see them all, the main focus of the story is on Jake, Chelsea and their brood of 6 kids that happen to be her niece and nephews. The large family is coping well with everyday life and they have a rhythm to their madness.

Chelsea’s voice is low, so the kids can’t hear. “There will never be anything sexier than watching you – with your muscles and tattoos – braiding a six-year-old’s hair.”

I shrug. “My braids are awesome.”

Watching Jake and Chelsea double team the kids is a hoot! But being a married couple with a house full of kids doesn’t turn down the heat between them.

Making love sweetly has its place; long hours of endless foreplay are great, too. Hell, I can even get into the romance stuff – candles and rose petals and warm baths. But hard, fast fucking should never, ever be underestimated – ’cause it’s awesome. Even for married people, even for couples with kids.

Maybe especially for them.

Like I said, there’s still the heat.

And then there are the kids. OMG, they are too cute and funny as hell.

“Somebody tell me the old-fashioned way!” Regan yells.

And Rosaleen gets fed up. “It’s when the man and woman fall in love and the man puts his penis in the woman’s vagina and nine months later a baby comes out of it.”

Regan looks at me like I’m a monster.

“You put your penis in Mommys vagina?”

Christ, this went downhill quick.

“Why would you do that?”

From the mouth of babes, lol!

Seriously, if you guys have not tried Emma Chase yet you really need to! If you’re a fan of romances told from the hero’s POV, love sexy times, snarky humor and strong heroines pick up a copy of any of Chase’s books! But if you want to start with the Legal Briefs series you need to start with book 1, Overruled or at the very least read Jake and Chelsea’s book Sustained before you read Sidebarred.



About Emma Chase

By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother who resides in a small town in New Jersey. By night she is a keyboard crusader, toiling away the hours to bring her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

Emma is an avid reader. Before her children were born she was known to consume whole books in a single day. Writing has also always been a passion and with the 2013 release of her debut romantic comedy, Tangled, the ability to now call herself an author is nothing less than a dream come true.

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Posted January 15, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | 3 Comments

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Posted September 11, 2015 by Jennifer in Author Interview, Book Review | 1 Comment

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Overruled by Emma Chase

Overruled by Emma Chase

Posted July 23, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | 4 Comments

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