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ROYALLY ENDOWED (Royally #3) by EMMA CHASE :: REVIEW

5 Stars!
Royal romance series – slow burn, funny swoony and sexy romance.

SYNOPSIS

Logan St. James is a smoldering, sexy beast. Sure, he can be a little broody at times—but Ellie Hammond’s willing to overlook that. Because, have you seen him??Sexy. As. Hell.And Ellie’s perky enough for both of them.For years, she’s had a crush on the intense, gorgeous royal security guard—but she doesn’t think he ever saw her, not really.To Logan, Ellie was just part of the job—a relative of the royal family he’d sworn to protect. Now, at 22 years old and fresh out of college, she’s determined to put aside her X-rated dreams of pat-downs and pillow talk, and find a real life happily ever after.The Queen of Wessco encourages Ellie to follow in her sister’s footsteps and settle down with a prince of her own. Or a duke, a marquis…a viscount would also do nicely.

But in the pursuit of a fairy tale ending, Ellie learns that the sweetest crushes can be the hardest to let go.
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Logan St. James grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, in a family on the wrong side of the law. But these days, he covers his tattoos and scars with a respectable suit. He’s handsome, loyal, brave, skilled with his hands and…other body parts.

Any woman would be proud to call him hers.

But there’s only one woman he wants.

For years he’s watched over her, protected her, held her hair back when she was sick, taught her how to throw a punch, and spot a liar.

He dreams of her. Would lay down his life for her.

But beautiful Ellie Hammond’s off-limits.

Everybody knows the bodyguard rules: Never lose focus, never let them out of your sight, and never, ever fall in love.

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Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny

‘What I do know, what I’m sure of, is that I would die for Ellie. Kill for her, live for her. The vow echoes through me with every beat of my heart.’

We absolutely love this series from Emma Chase. We’ve laughed and swooned in equal measure and gotten a bit hot and bothered too. Waiting for Logan and Ellie’s book was exciting as we had no idea where it was going to go or how it would play out. We had no real expectations and sometimes that is exactly when you end up the most pleasantly surprised, and didn’t we just! We loved this slow burn romance that burnt up the pages with sizzling attraction born out of what can really be described as a protective friendship spanning years, the emotional impact from how it played out won our book hearts, word by word.

‘- he makes me feel wanted. Valued and important, like I’m someone worth protecting. Knowing this man would give his life to shield me, guard me from pain or danger – it’s a heady thing. An arousing, stirring thing.’

We’ve loved Ellie since we first met her. She’s embraces life; she’s vivacious, honest, loyal and hard working. She’s the kind of heroine you root for the minute you meet her as she steals your heart. We kind of feel like we were there watching her as she grew up; and what a wonderful woman she grew up to be under the watchful eye of her gorgeous Royal bodyguard, Logan.

‘I’ve always wanted to be a part of something bigger -something noble and lasting- and now I am.’

Logan has been a bit of an enigma until now. Fierce, protective and loyal to the Royal Family, he’s the young man who grew up on the opposite side of prosperity yet fought create a better life for himself. We knew he had a mouth on him and a cheeky side that came out every so often, but we loved discovering that this man had an endearing vulnerability underneath his intimidating armour. Whilst we knew of his feelings, this man valued loyalty and friendship above any romantic notion. His values and boundaries were always at the forefront and as far as heroes goes, Logan is up there as one of our all-time favourites. He was just such a real man with such a real heart.

“You’re always doing this,” she whispers.
“Doing what?”
“Saving me.”
I smile, just a bit. “I don’t mind.”
“Hey Logan?”
“Yeah?”
“One of these days…I’m going to save you back.”

We loved the fact that Royally Endowed took place over several years running parallel with Royally Screwed, Royally Matched and beyond. It meant that we got to catch up with Nicholas and Olivia; Henry and Sarah as well as experience the sharp tongued yet amusing Queen Lenora once more. It was like being back with family. The laughs, the romance, the emotionally poignant moments, and the dramatic twists. We loved every minute of it and didn’t want it to end. Without question the centre of this story was the deliciously building and much anticipated romance between Logan and Ellie, added with just the right amount of emotional drama and funny family antics. The exact reason for why we love Emma Chase. Romantic, funny and so very passionate, we can’t end this review without saying that once again Emma Chase gave us an epic epilogue that left us in swoony puddles combined with tears from laughter. What a royally fantastic series this has been, one for all the hopeless romantics out there. One for the book loving heart.

‘So many memories and moments. We’d circle each other, watch one another, veer away or try to fight it…but we were always pulled back together. Colliding. Connecting.’


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Join Jake & Chelsea, Stanton & Sofia, Brent & Kennedy as they navigate the hilarious and heartwarming hurdles of love, life and the law in this bloody fabulous series that will have you swooning, giggling and fanning yourself! One of our faves.

‘I’m not good with flowery, romantic kinds of words. But she makes me wish I was.
Because she’s more than my wife – more than the owner of the pussy that has me so very whipped. She’s my love, my home, the solace to my soul, the keeper of my heart, the center of my entire fucking world. The only reason I really believe in my own goodness is because I see it reflected in her eyes.’

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Join Drew and the gang. The man who started it all will have you in absolute fits with his unique outlook on love, life and relationships. You’ll be laughing like crazy over this one!

“For many men, their car is equivalent to the perfect woman. We can build her to look exactly how we want, we can ride her hard and she won’t complain, and we can easily trade in when a newer, younger model comes along. It’s pretty much the ideal relationship.”

Emma Chase

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ROYALLY MATCHED (Royally #2 ) by EMMA CHASE :: REVIEW & EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT

Standalone in a series. Swoony, funny and sexy contemporary romance 

SYNOPSIS

Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.

He’s not handling it well.

Hoping to help her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora agrees to give him “space”—but while the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:

Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.

A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world’s most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.

While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.

The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit… and her naughty sense of humor.

But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight.

As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.

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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

4.5 stars

‘What a strange pair we are. The sad boy and the frightened girl.’

We’ve just been hit by the Henry Effect and we couldn’t be happier! After loving Nicholas’s story in Royally Screwed, we were craving his brother, Henry’s story after falling for him and his caddish way, desperately wanting know who was going to catch the attention of the party loving, uninhibited heir apparent. One would think it would take a strong, ballsy woman to tame him, not so, it befell the soul of a sweet, innocent and utterly captivating young bookworm to toy with the heart of the wayward Prince.

“Stories inspire us to reach high, love deep, change the world and be more than we ever thought we could. Every book allows us to dream a new dream.”

We were a little skeptical about the Royal Bachelor Reality TV aspect; unsure if it would work for us as we’re not fans of the show itself, so having it played out in a book…..hmmmm we needed convincing. And who better than Emma Chase and her innate ability turn the drab into something genuinely warm and funny, something meaningful with real grit, to do just that. This lady never disappoints. Her comical perception on situations is so incredibly entertaining and soon our reluctance took backstage to the innocent, witty, passionate and beautiful love story that was unfolding before our eyes. We were captivated, mesmerised as warmth spread through our hearts, giggles erupting from our lips.

“You are woven into my soul and you are wrapped around my heart.”

This book was quite different from the first. It would be akin to comparing the British Royal Family to the gregarious Royals of Monaco. Henry and Nicholas such individual characters, their stories were bound to follow suit, yet each both provided the fierceness of love, the comical inner monologues and all the elements that make an Emma Chase book a richly rewarding, entertaining and memorable experience.

“I would have been respected and admired, but Grandmother…he will be beloved. And if I have learned anything since the day Olivia came into my life, it’s that more than reasoning or duty, honor or tradition…love is stronger.” (Nicholas)

After Nicholas abdicated succession for love, it fell upon fun loving Henry to take up the reigns as the heir apparent. But for Henry, just a small taste of Nicholas’ life, leaves him bored out of his scone, looking for something to break the monotony. And so he receives an offer he can’t refuse. A chance to star in a Royal Reality version of the Bachelor. What could go wrong? A few weeks surrounded by a bevvy of gorgeous bluebloods all vying for his attention. Sounds perfect, right?

‘If I’m supposed to be the Great Royal Hope for my country, we’re all well and truly fucked.’

Little did Henry know he was to meet a woman who would challenge him in ways he didn’t anticipate and that challenge would come in the form of the sweet, innocent and utterly beguiling young Sarah Von Titebottum, who was accompanying her sister, Penny who is part of the show.

‘He could crush me; the foreshadowing is clearly written. It’s a tale as old as time: the inexperienced bluestocking and the bed-hopping rogue.
Bloody hell, I’m a trope.’

We adored Sarah and Henry, with Henry’s inner monologue giving us many laughs, courtesy of  his dirty witty thoughts tinged with the harmlessness of a naughty little school boy.  And Sarah, she was our kind of girl. How could we not adore this clever, sweet woman?

“I believe in you, Henry,” she says so softly, “I believe you can do anything…everything you set your mind to, because you care so deeply for everyone you meet. You will be amazing. I know it in my heart and to the bottom of my soul.”

Funny, passionate, sweet, sexy and brimming with pure heart stealing romance, we adored these characters, all the characters, implicitly, feeling more than satisfied with their story yet never wanting to let them go for a minute. We could read about these guys all day long!  So go on, lose yourself to this fabulous rom-com! We know we did and we love, love, loved it!


THE ROYALLY SERIES by EMMA CHASE

Royally Screwed Book One

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Royally Endowed Book Three
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EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT from ROYALLY MATCHED


Trying to control my shaking limbs, I turn around and lower myself over the edge, into the water. My cotton sleeping pants and shirt mold to my body, but they’re light, so they don’t drag me down. Still, I hold onto the edge with white-knuckled hands.
And Henry is right there, his skin slick and warm, his arm like an iron band around my waist.
“That’s a brave girl,” he whispers against my ear.
Henry shifts to his back, arranging me on his torso, like he’s my own personal royal floaty. Then he reaches for his drink on the pool’s edge. “Hold onto this for me?”
Smoothly, he pushes us off from the wall, and the water makes little currents against his shoulders and arms as we glide toward the middle. My trembling eases a bit.
“See?” Henry teases. “Water is your friend. Do you want to learn to swim? I could teach you.”
“I don’t know.” I eye the water suspiciously.
“Why are you afraid all the time?” he asks, not in a nasty way but with simple curiosity.
“I’m not. I just like . . . consistency.”
“Consistency is boring.”
“It’s safe. If you know what’s coming, you’re never caught off guard.”
Henry rolls his eyes.
“Why are you sad all the time?” I ask.
“I’m not sad—I’m pitiful. There’s a difference.”
He’s quiet for a moment, and the only sound between us is the gentle swish of water.
“Do you think Charlie Campbell lived?” Henry wonders. “Before he died?”
Droplets glitter on his lashes like diamonds. I try to focus on that and not the heartache wrapped in the question.
“I hope so. Sometimes, that’s all there is. Hope.”
Henry nods. “I suppose you’re right.”
I hold up his drink and toast, “To Charlie.”
Henry smiles softly as I take a sip, before holding the glass to his lips.
“To Charlie,” he says, then drinks.
He takes the empty glass from my hand and sends it floating away. Then he strokes his arms through the water, pushing us gently forward.
And then, he just . . . looks at me. My glasses fog and I slip them off.
“Fuck, but you’re pretty,” Henry murmurs.
Instinctually, my chin dips and I glance down at his chest.
“Hasn’t anyone ever told you that?”
I shrug. “Not really.”
“They should have,” he insists softly. “You should’ve been told every day how pretty you are—inside and out.”
And there’s a great swelling of tenderness in my chest, around my heart, that almost feels too large to contain. Not because of the compliment, but because of him. This beautiful, broken, pitiful prince. Was Henry ever told how brilliant he is? Kind and strong, generous, and good? I don’t think he was and they should’ve told him. Every single day.
Before I know it, we’re across the pool at the shallow end. Henry’s shoulder brushes the slick, tiled edge.
“There.” He stands upright and my feet touch the pool’s bottom. “That wasn’t so bad, was it?”
We’re close enough that I can taste his breath—smoky wood, whiskey, and man.
“No. Not so bad.”
And I feel like I’m in a daze, like I’m in a dream. Our gazes lock and Henry’s finger runs from my forehead, down my cheek to my chin, stroking back a damp lock of hair.
“Sarah . . .” he says, almost groaning.
He leans in closer, slowly . . .


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ROYALLY SCREWED BOOK ONE
SYNOPSIS
Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka His Royal Hotness, is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant; hard not to be when people are constantly bowing down to you.
Then, one snowy night in Manhattan, the prince meets a dark haired beauty who doesn’t bow down. Instead, she throws a pie in his face.
Nicholas wants to find out if she tastes as good as her pie, and this heir apparent is used to getting what he wants.
Dating a prince isn’t what waitress Olivia Hammond ever imagined it would be.
There’s a disapproving queen, a wildly inappropriate spare heir, relentless paparazzi, and brutal public scrutiny. While they’ve traded in horse drawn carriages for Rolls Royces, and haven’t chopped anyone’s head off lately, the royals are far from accepting of this commoner.
But to Olivia, Nicholas is worth it.
Nicholas grew up with the whole world watching, and now Marriage Watch is in full force. In the end, Nicholas has to decide who he is and, more importantly, who he wants to be: a King… or the man who gets to love Olivia forever.

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ROYALLY SCREWED (Royally #1) by EMMA CHASE :: REVIEW


5 STAR REVIEW :: ROYALLY SCREWED

Standalone in a series. Swoony, funny and sexy contemporary romance – dual pov.

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SYNOPSIS

Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka His Royal Hotness, is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant; hard not to be when people are constantly bowing down to you.
Then, one snowy night in Manhattan, the prince meets a dark haired beauty who doesn’t bow down. Instead, she throws a pie in his face.
Nicholas wants to find out if she tastes as good as her pie, and this heir apparent is used to getting what he wants.
Dating a prince isn’t what waitress Olivia Hammond ever imagined it would be.
There’s a disapproving queen, a wildly inappropriate spare heir, relentless paparazzi, and brutal public scrutiny. While they’ve traded in horse drawn carriages for Rolls Royces, and haven’t chopped anyone’s head off lately, the royals are far from accepting of this commoner.
But to Olivia, Nicholas is worth it.
Nicholas grew up with the whole world watching, and now Marriage Watch is in full force. In the end, Nicholas has to decide who he is and, more importantly, who he wants to be: a King… or the man who gets to love Olivia forever.

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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

‘I was known before I was born and my name will be blazoned in history long after I’m dust in the ground. Infamy is temporary, celebrity is fleeting, but royalty…royalty is forever.’

Being hopeless romantics with an absolute love of fairy tales where the ‘common’ girl steals the heart of the handsome prince, and swooning crazily over the blossoming real life fairy-tale of Prince William and Kate, and Crown Prince Frederik and Mary, this book was made for us because Royally Screwed delivered everything our giddy romantic hearts could desire and delivered it splendidly!

“Are you trying to be cute?”
“No. I don’t have to try…it just sort of happens.”

The fact it’s written by Emma Chase was the humongous cherry on the cake! We adore everything this author writes. She has the emotional depth which contrasts perfectly with the wit and humour she dishes out courtesy of her male POV, of which she is a standout at conveying. Her male characters are vulnerable yet cocky, conceited yet doubting, strong, sexy yet sweet and so, so incredibly swoon worthy!

“When he shines on you, the whole world is shining.”

Royally Screwed brought together our girlhood fantasies in a sexy, funny, emotional and sweet adult manner when the deliciously gaaawjuss, hot, dirty talking Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka His Royal Hotness meets the sweet, reserved yet feisty Olivia Hammond when on a trip to New York. After making a right tit of himself on their first meeting, he soon redeems himself in Liv’s eyes and is immediately enamoured by not only her physical appearance, but her easy going nature, her tenacity and her honesty. And the feeling is mutual. Nicholas is scrumptious!

“Don’t get attached to my brother. He doesn’t belong to you. He doesn’t even belong to himself.”

After spending time together in New York, Nicholas invites her back to Wessco to stay in the Palace for the summer. A relationship between a ‘commoner‘ and a Prince is forbidden in Wessco, so they agree to have some fun, enjoy each other’s company then part ways because Nicholas only has five months to get his arse into gear and find a suitable wife. Nicholas isn’t happy…he always wanted to marry for love, just like his parents did, but Granny isn’t having it. She wants him married, and nothing diverts the country from its woes like the fanfare of a Royal Wedding! Don’t get us started on Nick and Granny!

‘There’s a species of monkey indigenous to the Columbian rain forest that’s one of the most adorable-looking animals you’ll ever see – its cuteness put fuzzy hamsters and small dogs on Pinterest to shame. Except for its hidden razor-sharp teeth and aits appetite for human eyeballs. Those lured in by the beast’s precious appearance are doomed to lose theirs.
My grandmother is a lot like those vicious little monkey’s.’ –
Nicholas

Whilst they may be poles apart materially, they are equal emotionally and physically and so the heart has different ideas on what it wants! What starts off as some hot, sexy short term funs soon becomes anything but when the reality of Liv having to leave and Nicholas having to choose a wife sinks in.

‘I smile and I know it’s radiant. Because that’s how I feel. Right now—in his arms. Lit from the inside, like a luminous shooting star that won’t ever dim’

What follows is the stuff fairy tales are made of and we devoured every beautiful, sweet and funny moment! A life under scrutiny, a country depending on its Sovereign, a man bound by duty and honour, a man whose heart is bursting with love for Olivia, but can love prevail?

You’ll have to read, enjoy and fall in love yourselves to find out! There were so many heart-warming, romantic moments in this book, we couldn’t get enough! And the giggle inducing moments courtesy of Nicholas had us in hysterics, so it’s only fitting we leave you with a glimpse of Nicholas’s acerbic wit when describing his friend, Simons wife, Franny and you’ll see why this book left our hearts bursting and a smile from ear to ear! And…WE ARE BLOODY DYING FOR HENRY’S BOOK! That’s going to be a beauty, we can tell!

‘Franny doesn’t like me and the feeling is entirely mutual. She’s breathtaking – I’ll give her that; dark hair and eyes, the face of an angel, skin like a porcelain dolls.
The kind whose head will spin around on its neck, right before it drags you under the bed to strangle you.’ –
Nicholas

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ROYALLY MATCHED : BOOK TWO

SYNOPSIS

Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.
He’s not handling it well.
Hoping to force her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora goes on a much-needed safari holiday—and when the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:
Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.
A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world’s most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.
While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.
The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit…and her naughty sense of humor.
But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight.
As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.

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LEGAL BRIEFS SERIES – CAN BE READ AS STANDALONE’S

Join Jake & Chelsea, Stanton & Sofia, Brent & Kennedy as they navigate the hilarious and heartwarming hurdles of love, life and the law in this bloody fabulous series that will have you swooning, giggling and fanning yourself! One of our faves.

‘I’m not good with flowery, romantic kinds of words. But she makes me wish I was.
Because she’s more than my wife – more than the owner of the pussy that has me so very whipped. She’s my love, my home, the solace to my soul, the keeper of my heart, the center of my entire fucking world. The only reason I really believe in my own goodness is because I see it reflected in her eyes.’

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Join Drew and the gang. The man who started it all will have you in absolute fits with his unique outlook on love, life and relationships. You’ll be laughing like crazy over this one!

“For many men, their car is equivalent to the perfect woman. We can build her to look exactly how we want, we can ride her hard and she won’t complain, and we can easily trade in when a newer, younger model comes along. It’s pretty much the ideal relationship.”

Emma Chase

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SIDEBARRED – A LEGAL BRIEF NOVELLA #3.5 by EMMA CHASE

Join Jake & Chelsea, Stanton & Sofia, Brent & Kennedy as they navigate the hilarious and heartwarming hurdles of love, life and the law in this final addition to the Legal Briefs Series.

Note: You must read Sustained before reading this novella

SIDEBARRED : A LEGAL BRIEFS #3.5 by EMMA CHASE

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SYNOPSIS


There was a time when Jake Becker had it all together. He was controlled, driven, ruthless—in and out of the courtroom.

Then, six irresistible orphans and their heartbreakingly beautiful aunt crashed into his perfectly ordered life. They changed everything. They changed him. Now he’s a husband, an upstanding member of society, a father figure—a family man. 
And he’s pretty damn good at it. 

Sure, he has to referee sibling smackdowns, re-learn algebra, ensure his clients stay of jail, and keep his wife happy—but it finally feels like he’s got it together again….
So, of course something has to screw it all up.

It’s huge. Life-changing. Kind of terrifying.

And it will be the most amazing, perfect thing he’ll ever do.


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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte 

‘I’m not good with flowery, romantic kinds of words. But she makes me wish I was.
Because she’s more than my wife – more than the owner of the pussy that has me so very whipped. She’s my love, my home, the solace to my soul, the keeper of my heart, the center of my entire fucking world. The only reason I really believe in my own goodness is because I see it reflected in her eyes.’

All hail the queen of the male POV! We love, love, LOVED this book – it was perfect in every way and Emma Chase, you sure do have a way with words that ensures they insinuate their way into our hearts with your unique brand of humour, sweetness, passion and romance. We were ecstatic to spend more time with these guys as they once again endeared themselves to us in every possible way.

Chelsea and Jake have had to learn to manoeuvre themselves around six children, allowing time for romance and passion – time to be just Jake and Chelsea, a couple in love, whist dealing with the demands these six adorable children place on them, and Jake and Chelsea wouldn’t have it any other way. They’re a close knit family and amidst the chaos there is much so much love, so much fun and we can’t help but become swept up in every little minute we spend with them all. Our hearts were positively bursting. The love of a man for his children, his complete soul deep love and adoration for his wife and love between friends and siblings…aaahhhhh we loved and devoured it all. We couldn’t get enough!

The children’s unique personalities shone through in every aspect of this book and the moments between the children and Jake completely stole our hearts. There was on one scene in particular that was delivered in such a heartfelt and beautiful way, it reduced us to tears.

‘Kids are incredible – their insight, their capacity to adapt and accept, grown and love. They’re powerful, too. We’d all be in some seriously deep shit if they ever realized just how much power they have over us.  Because the warm, tingling, insanely proud, totally devoted feeling that spreads through me – it’s indescribable. And Raymond did that. He gave me that. ‘

This Novella is a MUST READ addition to the series and not to be missed and whilst each book has given us an epilogue that had us dissolving into tears, Jake’s epilogue in Sidebarred was something else. It left us sobbing as we were afforded a glimpse into the future of the children…bringing us closure to people who have become so dear to us, as if we caught up with old friends.

‘Are you wondering about the others? Where they are, how they turned out? Today’s your lucky day because I’m going to tell you…..’

And tell us he does, giving us delightfully wonderful insights into how they all fared, thus ending this series on a beautiful and unforgettable high.  Every book in this series has been a winner and every character has charmed their way into our hearts. We’ll miss these guys but we’re grateful to have had the chance to meet them all and live each of their stories. Bravo, Emma Chase, this novella was the icing a very sweet, delicious and memorable cake! We bloody loved it!

I pour a cup of black coffee at the counter, turn around, and almost rip over tiny Regan, standing next to me with a hairbrush and elastic tie in her hand.Can you do my braid, Daddy?” She smiles, her top two teeth adorably missing…..
On my right, I catch Chelsea giving me a look…..”What?”
Chelsea’s voice is low, so the kids can’t hear. “There will never be anything sexier than watching you – with your muscles and tattoos – braiding a six year old’s hair”
“My braids are awesome.””
“They are, and I love you.”
“I love you, too.”

 5 ✯

THE LEGAL BRIEFS SERIES by EMMA CHASE

Legal Briefs

Overruled Book #1 –  amazon us :: amazon uk :: our review
Sustained Book #2 –   amazon us :: amazon uk :: our review
Appealed Book #3 – 
amazon us :: amazon uk :: our revew

Sidebarred FOR WEB (1)Sidebarred #3.5  – amazon us :: amazon uk 

♥  ♥


TEASER from SIDEBARRED

Chelsea sits beside me on the couch, facing me, her legs tucked, her pretty feet curled under her. Yes—Chelsea has pretty feet, okay? I never knew feet could be pretty—until I saw hers.

“So . . . that talk I mentioned before? We should probably have that now, while we can.”

I take a sip of my drink and nod. “Yeah—I wasn’t at all hoping you’d forget about it or anything.”

Her face slides into a grin. “Funny.”

I look back at her, straight-faced. “I’m a funny guy.”

When she doesn’t say anything for a few moments, I ask, “What’s up?”

Because now I’m actually getting concerned. My stomach tightens as I brace for whatever’s worrying her—and before I even know what I’m up against, in my head I’m already planning all the ways I’ll take care of it. Because that’s what I do—and I’m good at it.

But what she tells me next blows my fucking mind.

“I’m late.”

Two words—ten thousand thoughts exploding in my head at once.

I’m a big guy, six-five, 225 pounds of muscle. Guys like me, our voices don’t squeak. But at this moment, mine comes damn close.

“Like . . . for an appointment?”

Chelsea inhales deeply, then breathes out, “No.”


 

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APPEALED – THE LEGAL BRIEFS BOOK #3 by EMMA CHASE

Can be read as a standalone.
A sexy, humorous romance about first crushes, second chances and the final verdict of the heart.

Appealed Book #3 – amazon us :: amazon uk 

appealed

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. 

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Appealed

Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

✯✯✯✯ “I’m Batman” Stars

‘We shy away from the things that hurt us – that have hurt us in the past.
That’s what scars are for. They protect the wounds. Cover them with thick, numb tissue so we’ll never feel the same pain again. The bottom of my stump is one big, hard callus.
But the scars Kennedy has inside? They’re even tougher.’

Emma Chase does it again! This lady really is the undisputed queen of the male pov. Her words are full of humour, passion, heat, heart-warming stories and engaging characters, her male observations have us cringing and giggling in equal measures and in Appealed, she finishes off a series that has become one of our favourites. We’ve loved every book, though we have to say Jake still remains our favourite guy! There was just something about Jake, Chelsea and those kids…sigh.

But we’ve been dying for Brent’s story since following him through the series and being the last of the blokes to find love, with his background and that silver spoon, we knew he would supply us with many laugh out loud moments and again we weren’t disappointed.

“You planned this all along, didn’t you? Screwing me silly, lulling me into a false sense of security so I’ll drop my guard and you can win the case.” She hisses
“You think my cock is powerful enough to turn you stupid?”

This is the quintessential first crush, second chance romance meets ugly duckling becoming the beautiful swan. Brent Mason has known Kennedy Randolph most of his life. They were best friends as children and at seventeen they started to explore being more than friends, however it didn’t pan out and Kennedy disappeared from Brent’s life. After nearly fifteen years, she’s back minus the baggy sweaters and looking absolutely drop dead gorgeous as the prosecutor to his defence, throwing Brent for a loop.

“We haven’t seen each other in almost fifteen years, Judge. So the truth is, we don’t know each other at all.”

Brent is the baby faced, rich, intelligent, and forthright one of the guys. He has his butler Harrison to look after him, money coming out of his ears, and a slew of women to warm his bed, even with his mother’s relentless pursuit to have him married off, Brent has no interest in settling down.

“All the perks, none of the obligation. Life is short – I want to live it. And I really like living it free.”

But Kennedy isn’t just someone. They have a past and Brent decides he also wants a future with the feisty prosecutor and of course, the banter was saucy, the chemistry electric and the exchanges a lot of fun!

“What’d you do to your eyes?”
“They’re called contact lenses.”
“Well, take them out. I don’t like them. Your real eyes are incredible.”
“What’d you do to your face?”
“I grew a beard.”
“Well ungrow it. It looks like a vagina from a 1970’s porn film.”

Emma Chase starts Appealed at a point that had us gagging to know what transpired before then and we loved it. Brent and Kennedy were a great match for one another both in and out of the courtroom and seeing Brent brought to his knees was a little reminiscent of Drew in Tangled, he was out of his depth and watching him trying to woo his lady was hilarious, sweet, sexy and captivating.

Catching up with the other characters was also a highlight, we’ve loved these guys and craved any morsel we could to see how they were faring and don’t get us started on the epilogue. That kicked epi arse! It was so beautiful….our hearts swelled!

Appealed hit the spot and capped off a fabulous Legal series that had all the bite, sarcasm and wit we love from Emma Chase. A definite recommend but be warned…you’ll have sore cheeks at the end from grinning and smiling so much! Funny, engaging and extremely appealing!

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THE LEGAL BRIEFS SERIES by EMMA CHASE

Legal Briefs

Overruled Book #1 –  amazon us :: amazon uk :: our review
Sustained Book #2 –   amazon us :: amazon uk :: our review
Appealed Book #3 – 
amazon us :: amazon uk
Sidebarred #3.5  – amazon us :: amazon uk 

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