Review: Overruled by Emma Chase

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
*Note: This is book #1 in The Legal Briefs series

Synopsis:

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. 

My Review:
 Holy crap. That pretty much sums it all up. Holy. Crap. This book stressed me out so much in the best way possible. I have never read a book in which the hero and the heroine are sort of together before the book even starts and it was a very refreshing little twist in the romance novels I read. From the very beginning, the reader is aware of how close the characters are to one another. They know what they are to one another and it is completely fine with them. They have been honest from the very beginning about their feeling on relationships as well as work. This was all something I LOVED about this book. It was different and it was great.
The only thing this book did was make me want more and more books like this. I haven't read enough romantic comedies and after reading this book- I definitely will. I was laughing half the time and when I wasn't, I was too busy wishing for the two main characters to finally just get together- for real.
When Staton and Sofia were together, it was amazing. Their chemistry was perfect and they cracked me up as well as made my heart damn near thump out of my chest. This was my first read from Emma Chase but after finishing this book, it won't be my last.

Emma Chase

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