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.


★★★★ 4 Stars ★★★★

Appealed is the last in this series of sexy Lawyers, and we are treated to a second chance romance from the fantastic Emma Chase, but not only that, but a Love/Hate trope too!

Brent Mason and Kennedy Randolph basically grew up together, living as neighbours in their elite neighbourhood and always having a close bond. Their parents were good friends too, so they spent a lot of time in each others company unless they were at school, where they surrounded themselves with a different group of friends altogether, which led to certain events which eventually caused a rift between the pair.

“Once upon a time she was my best friend. For a hot minute she was more. After that, she hated me. And then she was just…gone.”

Now adults, they prepare to face each other off in the courtroom, and after fourteen years of no contact, Brent is determined to get to the bottom of this beautiful crazy woman.

This was the perfect book to end the series, I love each and every one of the characters within it and Brent was a surprise to me because he was determined and very sure of his feelings, despite being a professional bachelor in previous books.

There was quite a bit of depth to this story, so on top of the usual humour we have come to expect from this author, we were gifted with an emotional story too, which touches on topics that I am sure we have all experienced at one time or another. Of course, the steam level is high, and absolutely delicious.

“There’s too much passion between us – so much feeling. I think she might even love me already.”

It’s hard not to fall in love with both Brent and Kennedy, and as always it’s such a treat to catch up with the other 3 partners, Stanton, Sophia and Jake.

This is one of my favourite legal series, along with Legal Affairs by Sawyer Bennett, and once again Emma Chase nails the Male POV like a boss.

I am sad that the series has come to an end, but am very much looking forward to what the author has in store for us in the future.

Appealed is part of a series of standalone contemporary romance novels, told in the male POV.

ARC gratefully received from the publisher Simon & Schuster in exchange for an honest review

Images featured in this review were created by me using stock images either purchased from deposit photo or from free stock sites.

About the Author


By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother of two who resides in a small, rural 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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