Book Review: Appealed by Emma Chase

January 13, 2016 Adult Book Reviews 1 ★★★★

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Book Review: Appealed by Emma ChaseTitle: Appealed by Emma Chase
Series: The Legal Briefs #3
Published by: Gallery Books on January 19, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: The Publisher
Format: ARC
Pages: 304
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four-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.

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

Also in this series: Overruled, Sustained
Also by this author: Twisted, Tamed, Tied, Overruled, Sustained

One Line: Brent and Kennedy stole my heart!

In My Opinion: Add to cart!

I’ve been waiting for Brent’s story since I first fell in love with this series in Sustained and it was well worth the wait. He’s just plain awesome. Yes, he’s got his flaws and his issues, but he’s an intense man and when he sets his sights on something, he goes at it hard. Kennedy had her quirks, but for the most part, I liked her. She challenged Brent and wasn’t afraid to call him out on his crap. Their second-chance love story was such a joy to read.

It’s always challenging when the couple is on opposite sides of a struggle, in this case, they’re opposing counsels in a lawsuit. Things like that tend to cause a lot of drama, things get misconstrued, and if it’s done wrong, it can be tedious and pointless. Chase did a good though and gave us enough drama without pushing it over the top, which I appreciated. I also liked that there’s so much more to their story than the case. We really get to know Brent and Kennedy and their families. Their mothers were hilarious and even though they’re rich, they weren’t jerks.

Being in Brent’s head was freaking hilarious. That guy is truly a character. I would’ve liked to have been in Kennedy’s head at times though, but I love Brent so I’m not complaining.

Even more awesome than Brent and Kennedy’s story, however, was seeing the rest of the gang and what they’re up to. I always enjoy when an author catches us up on characters we love from the past. Sofia and Stanton are still as feisty as ever, I love Jake and his brood, and Emma really sweetened the deal by giving readers a peek at the gang very far down the line. That epilogue was a winner through and through.

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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