Monday 4 May 2015

Review - Overruled by Emma Chase

 Title: Overruled
Series: The Legal Briefs #1
Author: Emma Chase
Release Date: April 28, 2015

As a 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 and 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 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.


When I read the blurb for Overruled, I couldn't wait to read the book. Two hot lawyers? Friends with benefits? A high school sweetheart? A kid? A wedding? All these things thrown together? That equals some good drama and an interesting book.

Stanton Shaw is living a great life; he has a good job, he has Sofia, his friend with benefits, and he has a wonderful daughter. When he left Mississippi to make a life for himself in Washington DC as a defense attorney, that meant leaving behind his high school sweetheart and his daughter.

Sofia Santos is a criminal defense attorney who works with Stanton. Both Sofia and Stanton know all they want from each other is mind-blowing sex. They don't let their feelings get involved and they don't let it affect their work life. This should be the perfect situation for them both, right? When Stanton asks Sofia to come with him to Mississippi to stop his high school sweetheart's wedding, she agrees to go to help him win her over.

I really enjoyed this book, though Stanton got on my nerves sometimes. In a book, I want the main characters to be together and not have other people getting in the way. Stanton had a perfect person for him right in front of him, yet he couldn't let go of his first love. I really wanted to knock some sense into him for most of the book!

I really liked Sofia, and was rooting for her the whole time. Stanton and Sofia had so much chemistry and fit really well together, even if it took Stanton awhile to realize it.

This is the first book in the Legal Briefs series, and I can't wait to read Jake's book next.

~ Review by Leah


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.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review! I just picked this one up & plan to read it soon!