Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Overruled by Emma Chase blog tour!

Overruled (The Legal Briefs, #1)Overruled by Emma Chase
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 stars!

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Overruled is book one in Emma Chase’s new Legal Briefs series. Funny, witty, sexy, this one had it all. I loved how the story started out in the past and moved forward with the main character. I also loved that it was written in dual p.o.v., because Emma Chase writes the male perspective perfectly. Stanton’s p.o.v. was flawless. And I loved Sofia’s as well.

The story starts out with two high school sweethearts. Stanton and Jenny. They are close to graduation and Stanton has big plans. He’s getting out of Mississippi and going to an Ivy League school. He’s going to be an attorney. Jenny was always part of the plan. He loves her.

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Then she gets pregnant and everything changes. But lots still stays the same. Stanton still loves Jenny. At her insistence, he leaves Jenny and baby behind and goes to law school. They have an open relationship of sorts (once again, at Jenny’s insistence). Ten years later, and Stanton is in DC as an attorney and Jenny and Presley (their daughter) are still in Mississippi. Stanton sees them when he can, he’s a great dad. He keeps in constant contact with his daughter. He’s also an amazing attorney and all around good man.


Sofia Santos is an attorney where Stanton works. She is his ‘friend with benefits’. It works for them both. Sofia is career driven and not looking for a relationship. Stanton’s heart is unavailable, but his needs still need to be met. It’s a win-win for them both. They are a great team and have amazing chemistry. Then Stanton gets a piece of mail he never expected getting. Jenny- his Jenny- is marrying someone else.
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Stanton is on a mission to go to Mississippi and get his girl back. But his head isn’t on straight. He needs someone with him that will keep him in check. There is where Sofia comes in. She agrees to go with him to get the woman he loves back. And in the process, releases that she may have more feelings for Stanton than she thought…


I liked this book so much. So why not 5 stars for me? Well this guy brings his friend/hook up to win back the woman he loves…. And I’m supposed to be okay with this? Surprisingly, for the most part I was. And I think most readers will be as well. I do wish that (view spoiler). Overall, it wasn’t a deal breaker and didn’t lessen my enjoyment of the book as a whole. It just didn’t give me those 5 star feels that I love so much. Still, this was a highly entertaining solid 4 star read for me.

 photo 1bb58b38-cbc2-4338-865f-c5b64d5d04ca_zpssu6rvhy6.jpgI loved both Stanton and Sofia’s characters. I loved how driven Sofia is, how funny Stanton is, and how even though there is a third party, she’s not the enemy. There really was no ‘bad guy’ in this story and it was refreshing.

If you’re looking for a book that will make you swoon, laugh out loud, and make your panties melt, this is one you should pick up asap! I can’t wait to read the next 2 books in this series! I love the other men that Emma has introduced!
“You’re my heart, so wherever you are, I’m home.”



A Washington, 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, the 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 her 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.


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