In Review: Sidebarred (The Legal Briefs #3.5) by Emma Chase

Posted April 22, 2016 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 2 Comments

In Review: Sidebarred (The Legal Briefs #3.5) by Emma ChaseSidebarred by Emma Chase
Series: The Legal Briefs #3.5
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: April 26, 2016
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eARC, 101 pages
How I got it: From the author
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My rating:

Join Jake & Chelsea, Stanton & Sofia, Brent & Kennedy as they navigate the hilarious and heartwarming hurdles of love, life and the law in this final addition to the Legal Briefs Series.

There was a time when Jake Becker had it all together. He was controlled, driven, ruthless—in and out of the courtroom.

Then, six irresistible orphans and their heartbreakingly beautiful aunt crashed into his perfectly ordered life. They changed everything. They changed him. Now he’s a husband, an upstanding member of society, a father figure—a family man.
And he’s pretty damn good at it.

Sure, he has to referee sibling smackdowns, re-learn algebra, ensure his clients stay of jail, and keep his wife happy—but it finally feels like he’s got it together again....
So, of course something has to screw it all up.

It’s huge. Life-changing. Kind of terrifying.

And it will be the most amazing, perfect thing he’ll ever do.


In Review My Thoughts

This novella, you guys. I loved it even more than I thought I would. It just made my heart so freaking happy. Jake and Chelsea are one of my all time favorite book couples so I was thrilled to get more of them and their brood. Of course, seeing more of Stanton and Sofia and Brent and Kennedy made me happy, too. This novella was sexy and funny, but it wasn’t without some emotional moments too. Feels for fucking days. If it went on forever, I’d have gladly continued reading it. *big happy sigh*

I can’t even say anything else about this one. I don’t want to ruin a single moment for you. If you’re a fan of The Legal Briefs series, you NEED to read this one. I couldn’t have asked for a better addition to the series than this novella. And, as I think I’ve said in every review for the books in this series, if you’re a romance fan and you’re not reading this series, you are totally missing out and you need to reevaluate your life choices. 😉 Absolutely no one writes the male POV like Emma does. I pretty much guarantee you’ll fall in love with Stanton, Jake and Brent (and their lovely ladies) if you just give them a chance.

I know this is supposed to be the final book in the series, but I have my fingers crossed there just might be more in the future. I’ll read about Jake, Chelsea and their family – and the rest of The Legal Briefs characters – as long as Emma continues to write about them. There’s just something special about these characters. I miss them already.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Making love sweetly has its place; long hours of endless foreplay are great, too. Hell, I can even get into the romance stuff—candles and rose petals and warm baths. But hard, fast fucking should never, ever be underestimated—’cause it’s awesome.

She’s my love, my home, the solace to my soul, the keeper of my heart, the center of my entire fucking world. The only reason I really believe in my own goodness is because I see it reflected in her eyes.

“I didn’t plan on you, Chelsea. Or them. And for as long as I live, you will be the best thing that ever happened to me.”


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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