Review

APPEALED is the third in Emma Chase’s Legal Brief’s series. I’m not sure at this point if there will be more books or not. If you’re looking for sexy, laugh out loud, contemporary romance from the male perspective, you’ve come to the right author.

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 Louboutins.

When Kennedy looks at Brent, all she sees is the selfish, Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue–worthy teenager who humiliated her in high school in order to join the popular crowd. A crowd that made those years a living hell for her.

But she’s not a lovesick social outcast anymore—she’s a Washington, DC, prosecutor with a long winning streak. Brent is the opposing attorney in her next case, and Kennedy thinks it’s time to put him through a little hell of his own.

But things aren’t exactly working out the way she planned. Brent has his sights set on Kennedy, and every fiery exchange only makes him want her more—and makes her wonder if he’s as passionate in the bedroom as he is in the courtroom. In the end, they may just find themselves in love…or in contempt of court. (Synopsis from Amazon)

Ms. Chase has cornered the market on male POV

Brent and Kennedy’s rocky road involves childhood boy/girl next door, friends to pseudo enemies to lovers, and second chances. There’s a lot of water under their bridge. APPEALED is busy, yet also touching without crossing into annoyingly mushy; because Brent tells their story. APPEALED is also a lot of fun, humorous, and sexy as all get out. This is exactly what I’ve come to expect from Ms. Chase.

Was never a big fan of the hero telling the story until I discovered TANGLED. Drew blew me away. As far as I’m concerned, Ms. Chase has cornered the market on male POV and solidified her place as my go to author for laugh-out-loud contemporaries in this style.

Often, when I follow a series and/or authors, at some point the quote from an old TV show always comes to mind, “there are eight million stories in the naked city.” Unfortunately, in many cases the stories become “only the names have been changed” or the series devolves and loses my interest. So far so good, Ms. Chase.

While Jake is a tough act to follow, Brent manages to hold his own. If you enjoyed Sustained and Overruled, APPEALED should please you as well.

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Ivy Truitt

Transplanted Southerner and avid reader. My tastes are eclectic. I discovered mysteries first then historicals in the era of Kathleen Woodiwiss & Rosemary Rogers. I was never able to finish Gone With the Wind, Scarlett got on my nerves too bad, but I loved Alaina in Ashes in the Wind. I also manage the guest author blog for Manic Readers. In addition to here you can find me on FB, Twitter, Goodreads, Librarything, & Riffle. Always up for talking about books, just gimme a holler!!