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Sustained by Emma Chase

I love Emma Chase. She write fun and funny. Her stories just flow off of the page and right into that place that makes me feel warm and fuzzy. And on this note, here’s my review:

I LOVED this book. A lot more than I did the first in the Legal Briefs seris, and I said I loved that one, too.

Sustained is all about Jake Becker, Stanton’s roommate in Overruled. Jake is a wild one. He’s into banging anything with a rack and long legs, and he’s taking no prisoners as long as no children are involved. We know Presley (Stanton’s girl) is the only kid in his life. Until a one of his one nighters arrives with a surprise.

When Jake recovers from the aftermath he’s taking things slower, only to have a frustrated day at work lead him to Chelsea McQuaid’s doorstep.

At this point I feel like if I say another word I’ll spoil the whole story, so that’s all I’m about to divulge about the plot and the characters. And there are a LOT of characters. Hehehe

Chelsea’s circumstances are fabulously devastating, and everything she is dealing with is incredibly overwhelming. Jake’s involvement in her life is nothing short of miraculous to them both.

It’s always wonderful when a character (a man most of the time) doesn’t even realizes they are changing, only to figure out a second before the buzzer they are already at the place they feared they’ll never be able to stand.

Jake is awesome. He’s pretty much the perfect, flawed guy.

Chelsea is more than human, and nothing short of the most human character ever.

I’m sorry I’m being so vague in this review, but I really REALLY don’t want to ruin the story for you. Sustained is the second book but can definitely be read as a standalone. I still recommend reading Overruled.

My rating: 5 Stars


*My thanks to Emma Chase, NetGalley and Sullivan and Partners for a copy of this title in exchange for an honest review.

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.


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By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother of two who resides in a small, rural 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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