REVIEW – APPEALED (The Legal Briefs #3) by Emma Chase

 

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SYNOPSIS:

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.

APPEALED is a sexy, humorous romance about first crushes, second chances and the final verdict of the heart.

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Provided by Author in Exchange for an Honest Review}

This beautiful, sweet, strong girl in my arms. She got to me forever ago – under my skin, into my heart – and she’s been there, waiting, ever since.

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This was another FABULOUS series written by the amazing Emma Chase. Since OVERRULED, I have had a little crush on Brent and I have to say after having read this one I am seriously in love with him. APPEALED has two of my favorite tropes, friends to lovers, and second chance romance.

Brent is the last of the crew to remain single. Even though he has a prosthetic leg, it doesn’t stop him from being the ultimate ladies man. He’s a serious charmer and sinfully sexy as well. He’s never had the desire to commit to one woman, or truth be told, he hasn’t been tempted since his high school years.

All this changes when he runs into his old childhood friend, Kennedy Randolph. She was the “girl next door”. They were the best of friends as children and for a brief moment in High School, they almost became something more, but a misunderstanding ended their romance before it even had a chance to blossom. Kennedy was a little geeky during their teenage years and had to deal with bullying, which Brent wasn’t fully aware of at the time but he also didn’t stand up for her back then. When they meet again, she has gone through a transformation which is making Brent’s head spin, but even back when they were kids he was head over heels for her.

Now they end up being on opposite sides of the court room. Kennedy is the prosecuting attorney in a case that Brent is working the defense for. Sparks fly instantly. There seems to be so much animosity on Kennedy’s side that you know you are in store for some seriously STEAMY sex, and hell yes, it was panty melting HOT!!!

Brent has never been able to get close to a woman because in the back of his mind he was comparing them all to Kennedy and they all came up lacking. Now that he has a chance with her, he will do anything to win her heart. The only problem is that Kennedy has had about the same social life as Brent. She has never gotten serious with any man and runs in the opposite direction when a man tries to tie her down. Things that hurt her in the past keep her from opening herself up to any potential heart break. Brent has his work cut out for him as far as Kennedy’s concerned.

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The whole gang is back this last book in the series and I couldn’t have been any happier. Stanton, Sofia, and Jake will be the voice of reason when Brent really needs them the most. I really love all these characters and am kind of sad to have to say goodbye to them now, but I am HIGHLY recommending it to all of you who have not picked up this series yet. You will NOT be disappointed.

I know that I will read ANYTHING that Emma Chase writes. I am a fan for life!

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