Monday, April 25, 2016

Sidebarred by Emma Chase is Now Available & Reviewed

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.

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Book 3.5
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Chelsea sits beside me on the couch, facing me, her legs tucked, her pretty feet curled under her. Yes—Chelsea has pretty feet, okay? I never knew feet could be pretty—until I saw hers.

“So...that talk I mentioned before? We should probably have that now, while we can.”

I take a sip of my drink and nod. “Yeah—I wasn’t at all hoping you’d forget about it or anything.”

Her face slides into a grin. “Funny.”

I look back at her, straight-faced. “I’m a funny guy.”

When she doesn’t say anything for a few moments, I ask, “What’s up?”

Because now I’m actually getting concerned. My stomach tightens as I brace for whatever’s worrying her—and before I even know what I’m up against, in my head I’m already planning all the ways I’ll take care of it. Because that’s what I do—and I’m good at it.

But what she tells me next blows my fucking mind.

“I’m late.”

Two words—ten thousand thoughts exploding in my head at once.

I’m a big guy, six-five, 225 pounds of muscle. Guys like me, our voices don’t squeak. But at this moment, mine comes damn close.

“Like . . . for an appointment?”

Chelsea inhales deeply, then breathes out, “No.”

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Another absolutely brilliant instalment in this series. You definitely need to have read the previous books to really appreciate this novella. If you have not yet done so, then get thee gone! I almost envy you, as you have a huge reading treat ahead of you.

It takes about five seconds to be catapulted back into Jake's new reality – and the scene is a wonderful one. This man, redeemed by his great mentor, has it all...Chelsea and her inherited family of six are now his life, and we are treated to some of the funniest scenes I have read in a long time – followed by some which had tears burning in my eyes. Love comes out of every page; family and loyalty rank highly and this family is destined to succeed. Loved the epilogue, and loved that even with 6 children in the house we know that they avail themselves of every spot around should the mood take them. (Which it does, a Lot.)

Thank you, thank you for this update on a group of very precious and special people. Without a doubt this series has a place in my life, and will be reread as a guaranteed pick-me-up and happiness creator.

When I got this book, I was so excited. These amazing characters were back! It's a reader's dream to meet the characters in the future and get an update. Being able to "see" all of the McQuaid kids growing up and more was a special treat! Not to mention seeing what was in store for Jake, Chelsea, and even their friends, made it the icing on the cake. Thank you Emma Chase for finishing this amazing series in such a great way! If you've read the other books, do not pass this one up!

I must be honest and say that Sustained was my favorite book in the Legal Briefs series, so saying that I could NOT wait to read Sidebarred!!

Jake and Chelsea continue their life together, along with the six children – and the laughs continue.

Although this was short in pages, it really didn't feel like a novella.

A complete story is told here, and I (at this exact point) can appreciate EVERYTHING Chelsea is handling ;)

The perfect wrap-up to a great series that I will definitely revisit.

Also Available in The Legal Briefs Series

Book 1
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Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our Sustained post.

Book 3
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For reviews & more info, check out our Appealed post.

By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother who resides in a small 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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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Sidebarred (Legal Briefs #3.5) by Emma Chase to read and review.

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