Review: Appealed by Emma Chase
(The Legal Briefs #3)
Author: Emma Chase
Publisher: Gallery Books
Published: January 19, 2016
Genre: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
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.
APPEALED is a sexy, humorous romance about first crushes, second chances and the final verdict of the heart.
I had a lot of fun reading this book. It’s totally hilarious, sexy, and with a mild angst going on. Another book added to my favorite rom com!
Appealed is the third book of The Legal Briefs series and it’s all about the youngest and the wealthiest lawyer in the Mason-Becker-Santos-Shaw law firm, Brent Mason. Brent became infatuated with his childhood best friend Kennedy Randolph when they were in High School. Their parents, who are both filthy rich and influential, are family friends. Brent and Kennedy shared a genuine friendship while growing up but one night they realized that they’re into each other. They eventually had a hot teenage love affair. However, certain things ruined their blooming relationship which led to their unpleasant break-up. Now years later they reunited and this time, they’re already both successful lawyers. Unfortunately, they’re on the opposite sides as Kennedy serves as a prosecuting attorney for the case which Brent defenses.
To be honest, I had doubts if this book will win me over after reading Jake’s story in the second book which I really enjoyed a lot. But wow, I didn’t expect this book to own me as much as the second book did! Brent’s story and his hilarious POV didn’t fail to make me laugh, smile, and feel awed. It was such a pleasure to read something that has an over-the-top (in a good way) chemistry between the main characters and spot-on witty dialogues that certainly entertained. My favorite scenes were the ones where Brent and Kennedy exchanged sexy banters inside the courtroom. Wow, so much verbal action going on!
Apart from the fact that this book was entertaining, it had an emotional depth and more importantly, a substance. There was family and friendship values thrown in. I also loved the romantic build-up which was strong enough to make the story likeable. The characters also didn’t delve much into annoying and unnecessary dramas, so there’s that. And yes, there were certainly lots of cheese but I love it nonetheless. In this book, I was certainly cheese-spoiled!
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