ARC Review – OVERRULED by Emma Chase @EmmaChse

ARC Review – OVERRULED by Emma Chase @EmmaChseOverruled by Emma Chase
Series: Legal Briefs #1
Published by: Gallery Books
on April 28, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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. 

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.


Fans of Emma Chase’s TANGLED series will fall in complete LOVE with OVERRULED! This book hit all the right buttons, taking me through a whirlwind of emotions. It was incredibly entertaining, humorous, and off the charts sexy! Move over Drew Evans, it is Stanton Shaw’s time to shine!

Coming off of a VERY popular series, I’m sure fans of Emma Chase has some high expectations for this Legal Briefs series. In my opinion, those expectations have been surpassed. With the dynamite combination of superb, smart writing and fantastic, dynamic characters, I have no doubt that OVERRULED with be on the top of many romance reader’s Top Favorite Lists.

Everyone remembers the gorgeous, pompous, and sexy Drew Evans from the Tangled series. Well, I would all like you to meet Stanton Shaw, his equally gorgeous protegé. Stanton is not only ridiculously good-looking and good-hearted, but he has that southern drawl that will make you swoon. He is charming, he is successful, and dammit, he knows it! I really, really enjoyed his character so much!

Sofia Santos is our female lead. She is beautiful, smart, and successful. She is Stanton’s ‘friends with benefits,’ because she can’t afford to have anything deeper than that. She is right where she is supposed to be, career-wise, and she doesn’t need any distractions, like a relationship. I loved how sassy her character was. She holds her own with the men of the firm, and she doesn’t let anyone tell her what to do, with the exception of Stanton, only in the bedroom that is.

There is a deeper story here involving Stanton’s first love and the mother of his child that tore at my heart. Stanton made promises to his family, but the longer he was away, the harder those promises were to keep. When he learns that his first love might be taken away from him, he drags Sofia with him to help win her back. Sofia is hesitantly on board, but when she sees Stanton in his element, the feelings that she has towards her friend grow into something deeper and more intense. But who can really compete with the first love?

OMG! I can’t get over how good this book was! OVERRULED was a spectacular start to a humorous, sexy, emotional new series by the amazing Emma Chase. We get a great build-up of the secondary characters in this one, so when I read the synopsis of the upcoming books in the series, I get extremely excited of what’s to come. If you haven’t yet, jump on the Emma Chase bandwagon. Believe me, you will not be disappointed with the stories she brings to life.


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About Emma Chase

Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

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