“Appealed” Book Review

June 30, 2016 / 0 comments

“Appealed” Book ReviewAppealed by Emma Chase
Series: Legal Briefs #3
Published by Gallery Books on January 19th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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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.

Liezel’s Thoughts:

I can not get enough of this series!  I absolutely love how Emma Chase is able to write a remarkable romance  that is not only is fun and sexy but is full of heart too.

The third installment is about the last partner in the firm – Brent Mason and a prosecutor in his current case Kennedy Randolph. The fact that they sit on opposite sides of the room is problematic enough but when you factor in their history things get even more complicated. That being said, the angst…OMG, the ANGST in this book is over the top!

“…I am in love with you. When I look at you, think about you, I can’t decide if I want to fuck you, strangle you, or just hold you in my arms. Usually all three. And if that’s not love, I don’t know what is.”

At first, I had my doubts if they would be able to get over their issues, especially on Kennedy’s part. And  this is what  I appreciated most about Brent – his tenacity  and his persistence. He knew he messed things up for them when they were younger but he learned from his mistakes and knew better when given that second chance.

I loved Kennedy’s character too. The way she was able to bounce back from all that she endured and become this confident and fearless woman was beyond admirable. These two were magnificent for each other and not just in a physical sense but in all aspects.

I also enjoyed how involved their families and friends were in the story. Catching a glimpse into the life of the couples previously featured in the series was icing on the cake.

From beginning to end….I thought this book was fantastic. That extended epilogue certainly has me champing at the bit, having me wondering if these characters will appear again in Emma’s future works.

The Verdict:


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About Emma Chase

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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