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Overruled (The Legal Briefs #1) by Emma Chase

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The Legal Briefs #1
Emma Chase
Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
April 28th 2015

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.

Maria’s Review

Yeah, yeah, I know I’m about a year late to the party… but I’m going to review it anyways 🙂

This is a story about two lawyers, who work together… and fuck together. We get to read about their relationship progress from friends with benefits to lovers.

Stanton is a southern charmer and possesses a fine physique with a bedroom voice. Unfortunately, he isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer (if you know what I mean) when it comes to reading females. Or having a lot of common sense in regards to how relationships work. Or life, for that matter.
To add to that he also has a whole lot of baggage hauling behind him. As in a kid and a woman who he thinks he’s in love with.

Sofia is a very career focused lawyer, who believes she has no time for complicated relationships. She is happy to “assist” Stanton in the bedroom… as well with other ridiculous stuff. (you would have to read the book to know what it is)

Best part of the book was the angst. Normally I am not a fan of drama and angst, but it worked for this book. I felt it for the heroine and I was rooting for her.

The worst part of the book, for me, was (as you probably already figured out) the hero. He has a career in one state and his family in a different state. And he won’t commit to the woman that he thinks he loves. He also has no problem having fun on the side. *eye roll* But he did make me laugh at times, so that’s a plus.

I really enjoyed the Tangled series by Emma Chase and this book was nowhere close to the same level of banter and heat. Perhaps also worth mentioning that this book has a very slow start to it. I had to go back and read the blurb just to make sure I got the right audio book. lol

Would I recommend this book? Sure, if you are looking for a typical contemporary romance kind of read. Nothing wrong with it, I liked it… It just didn’t wow me.