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

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A knight in tarnished armor is still a knight.

When you’re a defense attorney in Washington, DC, you see firsthand how hard life can be, and that sometimes the only way to survive is to be harder. I, Jake Becker, have a reputation for being cold, callous, and intimidating—and that suits me just fine. In fact, it’s necessary when I’m breaking down a witness on the stand.

Complications don’t work for me—I’m a “need-to-know” type of man. If you’re my client, tell me the basic facts. If you’re my date, stick to what will turn you on. I’m not a therapist or Prince Charming—and I don’t pretend to be.

Then Chelsea McQuaid and her six orphaned nieces and nephews came along and complicated the ever-loving hell out of my life. Now I’m going to Mommy & Me classes, One Direction concerts, the emergency room, and arguing cases in the principal’s office.

Chelsea’s too sweet, too innocent, and too gorgeous for her own good. She tries to be tough, but she’s not. She needs someone to help her, defend her…and the kids.

And that — that, I know how to do.


★★★★ 4 Stars ★★★★

This is the second book in The Legal Briefs series and this time around it’s Jake Becker’s story.

Jake is a defence attorney who is known for being intimidating and callous. He is the king of one night stands, that is until he has an STD scare and decides that maybe dating is a more safer way to go. Dating, however, is hard work and not really something that appeals to Jake. He just doesn’t need or want those kind of complications in his life, his career is more important.

Chelsea McQuaid is in her mid-twenties and after a tragic accident involving her brother and his wife, she finds herself in charge of six orphaned chiidren and a dog. Having left behind her grad course and her carefree life, she is making the best of things and is doing a very fine job of it all, despite a few hiccups on the way.

When Jake turns up on the McQuaid’s doortstep with a nine year old trouble maker, he has no clue what he is letting himself in for when this beautiful woman answers the door, but it’s not long before he is making pals with all 6 children, and involving himself in piano lessons, mommy and me classes and One Direction concerts.

The question is though, can a self confessed bachelor fall in love with a woman with so much responsibility?

I loved these two together, they made a great team,and what I really loved the best was Jake with all 6 children. He had a unique relationship with all of them and it was funny and heartwarming to see.

“Of course I like you. Out of all the little shits in the world, the six of you are my favorite.”

He thinks that he isn’t a family man, and that he will never be what they all need, but he slowly becomes a part of the clan, and when he realises that things are getting too cosy it scares him to shit.

Chelsea was a strong character, who would do anything for her family, and had a lot of trust for this big intimidating lawyer who has offered to help out and even when he was in denial, she never turned weak.

Overall, It didn’t top my love for Stanton and Sofia in Overruled, but still a fantastic read and I would highly recommend this series. Can’t wait for Brent’s story in the final book.

This is book 2 in the Legal Briefs series, but can be read as a standalone. Told solely in the male POV.

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

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)


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