Title: Sustained (Legal Briefs #2)
Author: Emma Chase
Expected Release Date: 25 August 2015
Series or Standalone: Series
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Emma Chase, New York Times bestselling author of the Tangled series, returns with a brand new funny, romantic, sexy story!
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 and 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 loved this book from beginning to end!
Sure Jake Becker is a supposedly great criminal defense attorney (I say supposedly because we only to get to see his lawyerly actions once), but he's not exactly looking to settle down. And a family isn't anywhere in his future, near or far.
Even after meeting Chelsea McQuaid, who has had to uproot her life in Cali to assume guardianship of her nieces and nephews after the untimely deaths of her brother and sister-in-law. Chelsea is doing everyone she can to continue to give the kids as stable of a life as possible after the loss of their parents, but there's only so much she can do as they navigate through their grief. Surprisingly only two of the kids act out, but the actions of Rory is the catalyst for Jake and Chelsea's initial meeting.
I loved how everyone seemed to hVe an instant rapport, we didn't get any weird, awkward pauses with the characters. Even Stanton, Sofia and Brent flowed well with the McQuaid clan. Of course you get the requisite male lead to act like d-bag, and Jake does, so it ticked me off just a bit that Chelsea was so forgiving, but that's my only issue with the story.
I can't wait to get Brent's story, it's going to be interesting to see who he will be paired with.
ARC provided in exchange for honest review.