Emma Chase

Join Jake & Chelsea, Stanton & Sofia, Brent & Kennedy as they navigate the hilarious and heartwarming hurdles of love, life and the law in this final addition to the Legal Briefs Series.

There was a time when Jake Becker had it all together. He was controlled, driven, ruthless—in and out of the courtroom.

Then, six irresistible orphans and their heartbreakingly beautiful aunt crashed into his perfectly ordered life. They changed everything. They changed him. Now he’s a husband, an upstanding member of society, a father figure—a family man.
And he’s pretty damn good at it.

Sure, he has to referee sibling smackdowns, re-learn algebra, ensure his clients stay of jail, and keep his wife happy—but it finally feels like he’s got it together again….
So, of course something has to screw it all up.

It’s huge. Life-changing. Kind of terrifying.

And it will be the most amazing, perfect thing he’ll ever do.


I loved this little novella! It’s mainly an extra to Jake and Chelsea’s story Sustained, but it is also an epilogue to the whole Legal Briefs series. It’s a fantastic addition, and I don’t usually get excited about these extra bits because I feel like I have moved on already, but this was superb and well worth the read.

It was funny, sexy, emotional and cute.

“We’ve been married for about two years and there hasn’t been a single morning when I didn’t wake up with a smile tugging at my lips.
Not one fucking time.
Because she’s beside me – half of on top of me – and the six little shits we love more than anything are tucked safely away upstairs.
They’re all really good sleepers. That’s key.”

If you loved this series as much as I did, you will definitely want to read this short novella.

Top Marks for Emma Chase and the gang.

Sidebarred is not a standalone and must be read after the aforementioned novels, specifically Sustained. Told in the male POV.

My Reviews
Overruled | Sustained | Appealed

ARC gratefully received from the author 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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More in this Series

Overruled (The Legal Briefs #1) Sustained (The Legal Briefs #2) Appealed (The Legal Briefs #3) Sidebarred (The Legal Briefs #3.5)

20th April 2016

Sidebarred (The Legal Briefs, #3.5) by Emma Chase REVIEW

15th January 2016

Appealed (The Legal Briefs, #3) by Emma Chase REVIEW

20th August 2015

Sustained (The Legal Briefs, #2) by Emma Chase REVIEW

28th April 2015

Overruled (The Legal Briefs, #1) by Emma Chase REVIEW