Thursday, July 30, 2015

Review: Overruled by Emma Chase

22923997Rating: ★★★★ stars
Date published: April 28th, 2015
Publisher: Gallery Books
Synopsis: Emma Chase, New York Times bestselling author of the Tangled Series, returns with the first installment of the Legal Briefs Series. 

As a DC defense attorney, Stanton Shaw keeps his head cool, his questions sharp, and his arguments irrefutable. They don’t call him the Jury Charmer for nothing – with his southern drawl, disarming smile and captivating green eyes – he’s a hard man to say no to. Men want to be him and women want to be thoroughly cross examined by him.

Stanton’s a man with a plan. And for a while, life was going according to that plan.

Until the day he receives an invitation to the wedding of his high school sweetheart and mother of his beloved ten-year old daughter. Jenny is getting married — to someone who isn’t him.

That's definitely not part of the plan.

Sofia Santos is a city raised, no-nonsense litigator who plans to become the most revered criminal defense attorney in the country. She doesn’t have time for relationships or distractions.

But when Stanton, her "friend with mind-blowing benefits" begs for help, she finds herself out of her element, out of her depth, and obviously out of her mind. Because she agrees to go with him – to The-Middle-Of-Nowhere, Mississippi – to do all she can to help Stanton win back the woman he loves.

Her head tells her she's crazy...and her heart says something else entirely.

What happens when you mix a one stop-light town, two professional arguers, a homecoming queen, four big brothers, some Jimmy Dean sausage and a gun-toting Nana?

The Bourbon flows, passions rise and even the best laid plans get overruled by the desires of the heart.

What I Thought:

I've been looking forward to Emma Chase's new series for sometime. Her writing is witty, funny,  and yet still has the emotional pull I'm always looking. I was hoping to fall in love with these new characters they way I did with those from her Tangled series and I did. And I've got to say this story really reminded me of "My Best Friend's Wedding," an iconic movie, but with a bunch of twists to make it a different story.

I will admit to being torn about my feelings about Stanton and Sofia. I liked them for the most part but there were moments when I wanted to grab them by the shoulders and shake them because I didn't understand the logic behind their actions. For some successful hotshot lawyers they sure did a lot of thinking with their body parts as opposed to using logic when it came to making decisions about their personal lives. Of course I'm making them sound horrible and they weren't. They were just trying to figure out what it was they needed as opposed to wanted. It was very obvious from the beginning they gave off lots of sparks whenever they got close to one another. I was definitely fanning myself in some of the scenes the two of them were in together.

I've got to say though, I understood Stanton's shock at what was happening at home. He'd always thought things would stay the same and when they didn't it took him a while to adjust to the new reality. I've also got to say how much I loved Stanton and Jenny's families. Stanton and Jenny both have crazy siblings, but it's clear that they love each other. And Jenny's Nana is just wonderful! She's kooky yet strong. I also loved Presley, Stanton and Jenny's daughter. She's seriously smart, adorable, and wise beyond her years. I loved seeing her and Stanton with each other. I also loved meeting Stanton's friends and there was a particular friend who made me squeal with happiness when he made an appearance. 

Emma Chase has written another great story. There are lots of laughs, emotions, and realizations that happen over the course of this book. It's fast paced story and the pages just flew by. I'm really looking forward to seeing Brent and Jake possibly finding their happily ever afters. I'm already looking forward to more shenanigans, laughter, and tears!

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About the Author
emma chaseBy day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother who resides in a small, rural town in New Jersey. By night she toils away the hours bringing 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.

*I purchased a paperback copy of this book. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*

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