Appealed by Emma Chase

Posted March 11, 2016 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments

Appealed by Emma ChaseAppealed by Emma Chase
Series: The Legal Briefs #3
Format: eBook
Published by Simon and Schuster Source: Purchased
Genres: Alpha Guy, Contemporary Romance, Friendship, Law Enforcement, Millionaire/Billionaire Hero, Romance, Second Chances
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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.
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 jumped into this series part of the way through because the blurb was just so awesome. I love the whole girl next thing, how Brent and Kennedy grew up next door to each other, it provides a lot of really great backstory for the book to pull on. Plus I also really liked the adversarial relationship between them, I mean not only do you have their past to pull from, but you also have the fact that the two of them are on the opposite sides of a court case.

So I liked this book a lot, it was such a fun read for me.  I thought the best of the book though was how interesting the characters were. I mean you have Brent, who is probably one of the most confident guys ever, but he’s also complex, he’s overcome some things in his life, like losing his life, and he uses those things to push him rather that dwell on. He’s smart, as you can clearly tell when he is in the court room, but he is also a very loyal guy and friend, as you can see with the people he works with at his firm.

Kennedy, on her own, is also really interesting. She’s a very well respected prosecutor, and she’s gone after some of the big names before moving back home. Now that she’s back home and Brent is back in her life, she is determined to come out on top. They didn’t exactly have the best history when they were teenagers, it’s something that Kennedy still on some levels struggles with, and it’s something Brent doesn’t even fully understand. I liked how strong she was, she’s so smart, and she dedicated to her job, but even when things get tough and anyone would understand her taking a step back, she powers through. She pushes herself, and she has a strong sense of what is wrong and right and she fights for that. It’s kind of great to watch.

But what really makes this book work is that way that Brent and Kennedy come together. They have a great chemistry together, whether it be when they are in court together in an adversarial capacity, or when they finally start to deal with the past, or when they start to heat things up in the bedroom. When you put these two together they become so much more interesting, they make the book so much fun to read.

The writing in this book was really well done. I loved the pacing, I felt like everything went at just the right speed, things sped up when they needed to and slowed down at the right moments for just the right amount of emotional impact. This book was exactly what I was looking for when I picked it up, and I am very much so looking forward to reading more books by Emma Chase in the future.
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About Emma Chase

Emma Chase lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two misbehaving (but really cute) dogs. 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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