Sustained by Emma Chase
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Series: Yes Book two in the series.
Steam level: 3.5/5
Main characters: Jake Becker (lawyer) and Chelsea McQuaid (college student, aunt, she does everything)
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.
Did I enjoy?: Yes. Immensely.
Brief review: First, I love Emma’s writing. It is witty, sexy, classic, and dominates your life when reading. She has this style that is just, AWESOME. I read very few contemporary books. I am smut (Erotica) all day long but there is something about her writing that lures me in like a sailor to a siren.
Second, I love the characters. They are so loveable and nothing like her other series, which is perfect. Emma always has a comic relief person in the book. If it is not Drew’s niece from the Tangled series or grandma in book one of the Legal Briefs series, then it is children and lots of them. There is nothing worse than an author recycling the topic in a new series with the same ole same ole. Yes, it is about a boy and he meets a girl but that is what all romance books are about. The way she has them meet, is perfect and challenging. I kept thinking while I reading this book, if this was me would I do that; uh YES, and would I want him to do that; HELL YES and is that position even sexually possible; honey I need you for a book fact check and YES it is, Thank you Ms. Chase.
Third, she makes reading fun. I read books because I like the escape. Sometimes I read a book and I am very upset with how it turned out. It’s like two people are writing it, the author and the editor. But her books just have this flow that is just harmonious with my book soul and that makes me giddy.
She writes so well that I don’t even miss what the smut (erotic) sessions. Her writing fulfills a need that I seek when I read smut (erotic) books
Would I read it again: Yes. I just reread this book last week. That would be three times. Sweet Tomatoes, this book is fantastic.
If you have not read this series, start on it now. It is awesome. I recently posted that there is a sale taking place for book one, this will allow you to catch up with the series. This book can be read as a standalone and it does involve a HEA and a lot of mini adults, which are hilarious.
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