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Overruled

Overruled

Написано Emma Chase

Озвучено Charlotte Penfield и Jason Carpenter


Overruled

Написано Emma Chase

Озвучено Charlotte Penfield и Jason Carpenter

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Apr 28, 2015
ISBN:
9781442383142
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Emma Chase, New York Times bestselling author of the Tangled series, returns with the first installment of the Legal Briefs series!

A Washington, 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, the 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 her 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.
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By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother who lives in a small, rural town in New Jersey. By night, she toils away bringing her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. Writing has always been her passion, and the release of her debut romantic comedy Tangled was nothing less than a dream come true. The subsequent books in her delightful, beloved series include Twisted, Tamed, and Tied. She is also the author of Sustained from her sexy new Legal Briefs series.


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  • (2/5)
    My least favorite of Emma Chase's books. It's a bummer that it's the first in the series. I'd say skip this one and read the next books instead. I read the 3rd book first then the second and then this one. Better to start with book 2. Stanton is a jerk. I hate this character.
  • (5/5)
    I loved everything about this book, the characters and the two narrators.
  • (4/5)
    It was cute, hot and romantic. Nothing too complicated and sometimes, its all you need in book.
  • (4/5)
    Oh and there was a Drew sighting! I love Emma Chase's works. The fact she gets so deep into the male mind how it works- not so well at times - has me rolling in laughter. I feel like her other series, this one will improve with each one.

    I could connect with the Hero- I want this and can't see the hand in front of my face. Typical alpha dude. However, I felt like the heroine was a bit of a doormat. She gave in too easy. And maybe in real life that's what we do, hang on for crumbs. I just wish she would have had Stanton work for the HEA a little harder.

    Edit: after reading a few other reviews, wish I could do 1/2 stars. I would say this is 3.5 stars. Only because Drew was d*uchy but honest. Whereas Stanton wanted his cake and eat it too. I didn't think Jenny was a doormat; she was happy with status quo until she knew she could have better. And she went for it. I read the excerpt for Jake- and I have high hopes.
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    I couldn't finish this book. I didn't like the main characters of this book.

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  • (1/5)
    Yuk yuk yuk yuk yuk yuk yuk yuk yuk yuk
  • (3/5)
    I read this series in reverse order. While I still really enjoyed all the books, the writing got better as the series progressed. It makes sense to start with this and build to the much better books in the series. In addition to Chase's growth as a writer, Jake and Brent (in books 2 and 3) were just better male leads than Stanton is in this book. Stanton is a narcissistic ass, and Sophia deserves better. The fact that he asks Sophia, the woman he is sleeping with and whom he considers a friend, to go help him woo another woman makes him pretty irredeemable. I still enjoyed the side characters so much it made up for it. All in all I enjoyed but did not love the read (actually the listen), and it is at the bottom of my Emma Chase list, not because it is bad, but because the others are SO GOOD!
  • (4/5)
    Leaving the high finance world of investment bankers and crazy rocket scientists in Manhattan, Ms. Chase introduces readers to the high stakes world of defense attorney’s in our nation’s capitol, Washington, D.C. Stanton Shaw is a Southern boy who’s made good out in the big world beyond honeyed drawls, magnolias, azaleas, BBQ, and sweet tea. Though he’s out of the South, Stanton uses his smooth Southern charm to finesse everything from juries to women. Honestly, it’s hard to beat a Southern man for charm when he turns it on and cranks it up.Sofia Santos easily holds her own with Stanton. With three older brothers and parents who valued and stressed education, Sofia’s beautiful, no nonsense, and rising fast in the law firm she and Stanton work for. Learning from her brother’s conversations and examples she knows men’s minds, how they think, and what sends them running. She hasn’t the time for attachments. The friends with fringe benefits arrangement with Stanton is just the ticket. When Stanton discovers “his girl”, Jenny~first love, high school sweetheart, and mother of his daughter, is getting married it rocks the foundation of his world. The living large life of having his cake and eating it too is about to end, throwing Stanton into a bit of a spin. He thinks he knows what he needs to do and Sofia is a key part of his plan. He has to convince her to go back home with him. Her guidance is crucial, at least that’s what he tells himself…Sofia must be out of her cotton picking mind, agreeing to go home with Stanton to Sunshine, Mississippi and help stop Jenny’s wedding. As Stanton’s friend first and lover second she’s got this covered. She’s always known exactly where they stand. Oh, the lies we tell ourselves…. Ms. Chase consistently delivers contemporaries brimming with humor, heart, heat, and details that give the story and characters authenticity. Like Stanton’s BBQ sauce (BBQ is a high art form in the South) and telling the weather by the cows (Papa taught me). This winning combination never fails to make me laugh, give me a warm glow, and lift my mood. It’s a testament to Stanton’s charm that after Drew’s cameo, early on, I didn’t spend the rest of the book pining for his return. Stanton and Sofia easily hold their own. Then there’s the added bonus of a whole new wonderful, occasionally quirky, cast of characters I’m looking forward to getting to know better. Like a kid anticipating Christmas morning, that’s how I feel when an Emma Chase book is set for release. When the book’s finally in my hands it’s like Santa put me at the top of the nice list as everything I could ask for is ticked off. Can hardly wait to get my eager lil’ hands on the next book!4 stars Reviewed for Miss Ivy’s Book Nook Take II, Manic Readers, and Novels Alive TV
  • (4/5)

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    This has an down home country boy that becomes a high class lawyer and is all that up North, but when he returns home he is just that country boy. He leaves his high school sweetheart and his baby back home while he goes to college and law school and pledges he will love his sweetheart forever. So, you probably know what happens next....people get older and find others. Stanton is a very hot alpha male and he is now all grown and a big time lawyer in DC with a friends with benefits lawyer at his firm. Things are great until his high school sweetheart decides to move on and Stanton tries to go back and change things. This has funny moments and lots of hot moments. Things on the surface are not always what they seem and this book is a perfect example of that. The characters may think they know what they want, but you never know what fate and your heart have in store for you. This is another great read from Emma Chase.

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  • (5/5)

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    4.5 "Different Shades of Love" Stars! Wow, can Emma Chase write! Somehow she managed to take an untenable situation, a four-way love triangle, and made it work. Witty, heart stirring, comical and immensely entertaining, Overruled is a book to be savored one word at a time. Perhaps what I loved the best is how this book captures how we can feel love for different people in our lives, particularly when they have played an important role in our past, even if we are no longer "in love" with them. Ms. Chase cleverly pens this an "echo" of love, a reflection of past passion/promises that is "not real--you can't build a life on it." At the same time, I have to say there were a few times, that I just wanted to shake the heroine and hero, as the echo seemed to drown out the real music of their love. But, I guess that is truly the real sign of a good book. One that can get a rise out of you, whether good or heart wrenching, particularly when those coerced feelings ultimately end on a high.Growing up, there was only one girl Stanton had eyes for, Jenny. They practically grew up together in his small hometown in Mississippi. And when in high school, he the star quarterback and she the head cheerleader, became high school sweethearts, no one batted an eyelash. Stanton, however, had a dream. He forewent a football scholarship at Ole Miss, to attend Columbia, his first step on his way to becoming a hot shot defense attorney. Jenny, however, never had plans of leaving Mississippi; and when an unexpected pregnancy in their senior year nearly derailed Stanton's plans, it was Jenny who convinced Stanton to pursue his dreams. They determined that she would stay home, go to nursing school, and raise their daughter; while Stanton focused on building his career so that he could provide for their future. Additionally, while she would wait for him, she was adamant that they have an open relationship until their reunion. Flash forward 10 years later. Stanton is living his dream in DC. He's well on his way to becoming a partner, has a fantastic friends with benefits relationship with his fellow associate, Sofia Santos (who is also on the partnership fast track, and way too busy working on her career to ever have time for more in a relationship), and his daughter and Jenny are happily living in Mississippi. He financially supports them and continues to visit from time to time when his grueling work schedule allows. For those few days a year, he can come home, all is like it ever was with Jenny. They are right on schedule on the plan. One day they will eventually be together.Then Stanton gets a wedding invitation to none other than Jenny's wedding! Say what? Incredulous he packs his bags, but not before convincing Sofia, his trust worthy friend, and amazing co-worker, again "with benefits", to come with him. After all, Sofia is always the one he strategizes with about cases, and he's about the argue the biggest case of his life: convincing Jenny not to get married, and, if need be, marry him instead.As you can imagine, the fireworks begin to explode as Stanton arrives in his home town with his "friend" Sofia in tow. All the while as Stanton steps up his game to convince Jenny to become a runaway bride, the passion and understanding of the true importance of his "relationship" with Sofia begins to ignite. Will Stanton realize the true extent of his feelings for Sofia before its too late?Sometimes its the most obvious things that we refuse to see when it comes to love. Overruled proves this adage in spades. I can't wait to read more of The Legal Briefs Series!Source: Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review.

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