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Review: Appealed by Emma Chase

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Appealed (The Legal Briefs #3)
    by: Emma Chase

Publication Date: Jan. 19, 2016
Publisher: Gallery Books
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
Age Group:
Adult
Source:
e-ARC received via the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Page Count: 304 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N
My Rating: 5/5 stars

When Brent Mason looks at Kennedy Randolph, he doesn’t see the awkward, sweet girl who grew up next door. He sees a self-assured, stunning woman…who wants to crush the most intimate - and prized - parts of his anatomy beneath the heels of her Christian Louboutins.

Brent has never let the loss of his leg in a childhood accident affect his ability to lead a fulfilling life. He sets high goals–and then he reaches them.

And now he has his sights set on Kennedy.
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When Kennedy looks at Brent Mason, all she sees is the selfish, Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue-worthy teenager who humiliated her in high school to join the popular crowd. A crowd that made those years a living hell.

She’s not a lovesick social outcast anymore - she’s a DC prosecutor with a long winning streak behind her. Brent is the opposing attorney in her next case and she thinks it’s time to put him through a little hell of his own.

But things aren’t exactly working out that way.

Because every fiery exchange has her wondering if he’s as passionate in the bedroom as he is in the courtroom. Each argument and objection only makes him want her more. In the end, Brent and Kennedy may just find themselves in love…or in contempt of court.



I have been anxiously awaiting Brent's book ever since finishing Sustained, so I was eager to dive right in once I got my hands on it. I will go ahead and tell you that I devoured this book in one sitting, which has become a rarity for me lately. I could not get enough of Brent and Kennedy and their awesome banter. I am such a sucker for second chance romances, so this worked so well for me. And the extended epilogue? Sheer perfection. I teared up and just felt so overwhelmed with emotion because it was EXACTLY the ending I was looking for.

Brent is the laid back one of the group and is all about living life to the fullest and enjoying himself. He has worked hard to make a name for himself and he doesn't depend on his parents or their money to help him get by. I love that he isn't too proud to see a therapist and that he genuinely takes his advice to heart. Not many guys would be willing to do that and talk out their issues with someone else, so Brent instantly earned points for being so self-assured. He's confident, but he doesn't come across as a jerk either. He was a great protagonist and I loved being inside his head.

When Kennedy Randolph waltzes back into his life, Brent is pretty stunned. He has always cared for the girl next door, but now she's an absolute knockout. I loved her sass too! She doesn't let Brent get away with ANYTHING and I was proud of her for giving as good as she did. She has some serious steel walls though and after finding out how she was bullied and treated in high school, I don't blame her one bit. I hated how her and Brent's history got so warped and ruined by pettiness and jealous mean girls. Their history definitely plays a role in their current relationship and it's no easy task for Brent to win Kennedy's heart. He has to work for it, but he does so brilliantly and I love that moment where he lays it all on the line for her. He doesn't mince words, doesn't play games. That's a man after my own heart right there. As always, Emma Chase delivers on the delicious, sexy times, as well as the swoony ones!

I enjoyed seeing Stanton, Sofia, Jake, Chelsea, and the kids again too. Seeing them interact as a group really made my heart happy and they have a great dynamic together. The extended epilogue was everything I could ever want for these characters and it's a bittersweet feeling to say goodbye. However, I thought Chase did a wonderful job with this third novel in the Legal Briefs series. As always, I can't wait to see where she takes us next!

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10 comments

  1. Oh man this book sounds awesome and you know I love me some second chance romance too. I cannot wait to make time for these books!

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    1. I can't wait for you to read them either! Seriously! They are so fun girl! You'll love them!

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  2. Sounds like this one was such a good read! And I love the sound of Brent. Confident but not an a-hole. Glad you enjoyed it.

    Lovely review

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    1. Exactly! I hate guys who are jackasses. I am okay with the ones that exude confidence though!

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  3. I literally just finished this book and liked it so much! Especially the fact that Brent went after her right away with no hesitancy. SWOON.
    Lovely review, Jess!

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    1. Oh I'm so glad you liked it Danielle! I did love that too! She was the only thing on his mind and that was just so awesome to see him chase her!

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  4. Brent sounds like a fun character. I'm glad he's not a jackass, but actually a nice guy.

    Majanka @ I Heart Reading

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    1. Yes! He was so great! I hate jackasses, lol. His confidence and straightforwardness were just a part of him and he owned that.

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  5. I read Sustained last year and loved it. It was my first Emma Chase book and I definitely want to read Appealed. So glad to hear you just loved it.

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    1. Oh yay! Sustained was my favorite! I loved Jake, Chelsea, and the kids so much! You'll definitely enjoy Appealed Quinn. The epilogue will make your heart sing! LOL

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