Author: Emma Chase
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone Book 3 of 3 from The Legal Briefs series
POV: First Person – Male
Expected Publication: January 19, 2016
The New York Times bestselling author of the Tangled books returns with the third romance in the Legal Briefs series, a collection of sexy novels about first crushes, second chances, and the final verdict of the heart.
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 Louboutins.
When Kennedy looks at Brent, all she sees is the selfish, Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue–worthy teenager who humiliated her in high school in order to join the popular crowd. A crowd that made those years a living hell for her.
But she’s not a lovesick social outcast anymore—she’s a Washington, DC, prosecutor with a long winning streak. Brent is the opposing attorney in her next case, and Kennedy thinks it’s time to put him through a little hell of his own.
But things aren’t exactly working out the way she planned. Brent has his sights set on Kennedy, and every fiery exchange only makes him want her more—and makes her wonder if he’s as passionate in the bedroom as he is in the courtroom. In the end, they may just find themselves in love…or in contempt of court.
ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Brent Mason never let his physical disability to pull him back from enjoying his life. He was the in crowd in high school and now a confident criminal defense lawyer. He didn’t like to lose, especially not to someone from his past.
Kennedy Randolph was his neighbor growing up. They were best friends until puberty hit and their relationship changed. While Brent was popular, Kennedy became an outcast and she held on to the grudge. Now as a successful prosecutor, she determined to give it back to him while he determined to get her back.
I don’t read a lot of light, funny books, but when I do, my first priority has always been Emma Chase’s books. She never failed to deliver smart, sexy and amusing male POV stories.
“Okay, good. I need your lacrosse stick. I need it really bad.”
It takes me a second before I know how to answer.
“Is that, like, a code word for my dick?”
Brent has always been my favorite from the bits and pieces of him that I got from the previous two books. He was cocky but adorable, and he was very protective of the ones he cared about. I also love that he had a thing for comics – thus my comic like teasers 😀
She got to me forever ago—under my skin, into my heart— and she’s been there, waiting, ever since.
I really like Kennedy. She’s a strong character who could hold on her own. I love how ruthless she was in the courtroom. But when it came to her personal life, she was very guarded due to her past experience.
I also really love Harrison who was Brent butler. Yes he had a butler. I mean every Batman needs an Alfred right? Hahah!
Brent and Kennedy had a great chemistry. I am fond of their crazy sexy banters. The sex scenes were scorching too. I can’t decide which one was my favorite – the after date scene or the office scene.
Appealed is a great conclusion to The Legal Briefs series with fun sexy hero, a strong heroine and a bunch of amusing secondary characters that is sure to brighten your day/night.
P.S.: The extended epilogue is very cute 😀
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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.