Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Review: Emma Chase's "Appealed (Legal briefs #3)."

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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.

Review: Surj

I'm one of those people who are difficult to please when it comes to comedy, more often than not struggling to find humour when others are rolling around the floor in hysterics. So romantic comedies  are definitely a hit or miss with very few authors managing to hit the mark when it comes to making me laugh. Yup I'm definitely a tough audience. "Appealed" is only the second book I've read by Emma Chase and I'm pleased to say that I read most of Brent's story with the biggest grin on my face. It was brilliant. On the whole, this was a light hearted read that was so very very funny and I think the thing that made it stand out from the rest for me was that it was told from the male POV, something I'm fast learning is a trade mark of this author. Even during some of the more serious scenes, she managed to squeeze in some much needed humour that seemed to fit in so seamlessly without feeling forced or unnatural for the characters. 

Her designer skirt, sleeveless silk blouse, and red lacy underthings float 
on the air for a fraction of a second, then fall to the sidewalk and street 
below us. Her bra gets snagged on the antenna of a passing car and waves 
majestically down the street like the flag on a diplomat’s vehicle from 
some awesome country named Titsland. Feels like I should salute it.

"Appealed" was a second chance romance that had me giddy with excitement. It was intense and passionate with a huge dose of blowing hot and cold and with an equal measure of reluctance to let the connection this couple shared be anything more than a tumble in the sheets. I absolutely loved that for a change this was on the woman's part and it was the man that would have to work his ass off to prove his worth and boy did he have to work for it. There was a hell of a lot of making up to do on Brent's part and as light was shone on years gone by, I really was on Kennedy's side. I wanted him grovelling and begging for forgiveness .. lol. 

Kennedy's character was kick ass and I loved her strength and feistiness. She really was a force to be reckoned with when it came to the court room (as Brent very quickly learned) and she was just as ruthless when it came to everything else. She would not be that young girl she was growing up and I could really sense her determination in ensuring that never happened. And Brent... sweet, hilarious, commitment phoebe Brent... a successful defence attorney in his own right, his character had me in stitches and those sessions with his shrink Waldo were even funnier. Brent used humour to change the subject, to get him out of awkward situations and to distract people from conversations that made him feel uncomfortable or where they were getting a little too close to the truth. What I will say is that he really did wear his heart on his sleeve when it came to Kennedy, and when it came to his feelings for this woman, no one could deny that he had fallen and fallen hard. 

"What'd you do to your eyes?" I lean in, frowning.
"They're called contact lenses."
"Well, take them out. I don't like them. Your eyes are incredible."
"What'd you do to your face?" she asks, folding her arms.
I touch my chin. "I grew a beard."
"Well ungrow it. It looks like a vagina from a 1970's porn film."

Kennedy and Brent were brilliant together. They were sexy as hell but it was the banter they shared that had me constantly giggling and laughing quite literally out loud. I couldn't think of a more fitting couple even if at first glance they appeared to be arch enemies. 

This was such a brilliant conclusion to the "Legal Briefs" series and if you haven't picked up an Emma Chase book yet, I would whole heartedly recommend this one... in fact I would recommend the whole series although each book can be read as a standalone as I discovered when I read the second book first... lol. 

A job well done Mrs Chase. Thank you for making me laugh constantly. 

I rated "Appealed" ❤️❤️❤️❤️

“I’m not going to let us fall this time, Kennedy.”
Her eyes are back on my chest. “I’m not sure--”
“All you have to do is take my hand.”

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