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Published by: Gallery Books
on August 25, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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A knight in tarnished armor is still a knight.
When you’re a defense attorney in Washington, DC, you see firsthand how hard life can be, and that sometimes the only way to survive is to be harder. I, Jake Becker, have a reputation for being cold, callous, and intimidating—and that suits me just fine. In fact, it’s necessary when I’m breaking down a witness on the stand.
Complications don’t work for me—I’m a “need-to-know” type of man. If you’re my client, tell me the basic facts. If you’re my date, stick to what will turn you on. I’m not a therapist or Prince Charming—and I don’t pretend to be.
Then Chelsea McQuaid and her six orphaned nieces and nephews came along and complicated the ever-loving hell out of my life. Now I'm going to Mommy & Me classes, One Direction concerts, the emergency room, and arguing cases in the principal's office.
Chelsea’s too sweet, too innocent, and too gorgeous for her own good. She tries to be tough, but she’s not. She needs someone to help her, defend her…and the kids.
And that — that, I know how to do.
Hands down, the BEST Emma Chase book to date AND a definite TOP PICK of the year for me! Sexy, entertaining, emotional, and breathtaking! SUSTAINED was everything I thought it would be and SO much more! I finished this book with tears in my eyes and a huge grin on my face. Jake and Chelsea’s story will bring you to your knees. Chase’s writing is PERFECTION!
We already met Jake Becker, sexy as sin defense attorney, in OVERRULED, book 1 of this INCREDIBLE series. He is HARD, callous even. You have to be when you are in his type of profession. He is a one night stand kind of guy. He has no time and no room in his life for anything more than a quick roll in the sheets. That has always been his way, and he would swear under oath in a court of law if you don’t believe me. Then Chelsea McQuaid and ‘company’ steps in and throws a big monkey wrench into his life. He is transfixed by her, enchanted by her the moment they meet. Problem is, Ms. McQuaid comes with some baggage. Okay, a TON of baggage in the form of six orphaned nieces and nephews. Tragedy struck her brother and his wife, leaving Chelsea grow up almost instantly. Jack Becker is used to getting what he wants, when he wants it. He looks after himself and no one else. There is NO breaking through his concrete walls…until…he starts to feel something more, not only for the beautiful woman who is stronger than any woman he has ever known, but the beautiful, frustrating, and heartbroken children that has quickly embedded themselves in his heart, as well.
Oh, I aint gonna lie. I cried quite a bit in this story. I also laughed my ass off, and got so damn frustrated with Jake you don’t even know! The hard side of Jake is sexy. The soft side, when he melts for those kids, OMG! I was DONE for! He swooned the hell out of me. Chelsea was a great strong heroine. My heart ached for her. The way she put her whole life on hold for her family, it was courageous and beautiful. No wonder Jake fell in love with her. Hell, I fell in love with her! EVERYTHING about this book was perfection! I get so immersed in every Emma Chase book. Nothing else exists when Ms. Chase puts me in the zone. I just FEEL so much with her stories, and it is the best feeling in the world.
Oh wait! I forgot an important thing. Don’t think that because there are tons of kids in the picture that sexy time is brought down a notch. Are you kidding me? Ms. Chase would never do that us, her avid fans! Kids eventually go to sleep right? And let me tell you, ‘trying to be quiet sex’ is just as HOT and STEAMY if not even more intense.
Charming! Delightful! Emotional! Steamy! Laugh out loud hilarious!
I will say it again…PERFECTION!