Sidebarred by Emma Chase
on April 18th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Novella
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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 final addition to the Legal Briefs Series. "
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.
5++ Feel Good Stars!
A delightful sweet treat for readers whose hearts were captured by the charming characters in Sustained. This novella brings us up to speed on Jake, Chelsea and their adorable brood of kiddies along with Stanton and Sofia from Overruled, and Brent and Kennedy from Appealed.
I was thrilled when I realized that Emma Chase was going to top this amazing series off with another chance for readers to re-visit with all the characters we fell in love with in the Legal Brief series. The characters remain true to themselves and the author doesn’t drag the plot down with unnecessary angst but instead gives readers an endearing memorable story. I was impressed with how Sidebarred read like so much more than a novella…not a word or scene is wasted. It is rich with witty dialogue, amusing situations, heartwarming moments, and passionate sexy good times. Jake and Chelsea are still burning up the sheets, or wherever opportunity allows some grown-up lovin’! With 6 kids in the house, it’s not easy but Jake is always at the ready! Love him so much, he’s one of my favorite characters!
The crème de la crème…within this epilog-ish style novella there is an epilog and it will have your heart swelling out of your chest and happy tears welling in your eyes! Thank you Emma Chase, for a truly unforgettable happily ever after! If you’re a fan of the Legal Briefs series Sidebarred is absolute must read!
This by far is my favorite novella of 2016 and I can’t imagine anything that could top it unless of course it’s another one written by Emma Chase! I’m sad to see this series come to a close but I can’t wait to see what this amazing author has in store for us next!
About the narration…
Sebastian York is a listener’s dream narrator and he never fails to capture the sentiment of the story and the personalities of the characters. His rich sensual voice has a dreamy like quality and exudes what we expect a sexy male lead character to sound like, but he also gives a great voice to female characters and children. He doesn’t try to imitate them but rather softens his tone or raises it slightly to portray the various characters throughout. He also changes his voice just enough to distinguish one male character from the other, in this case, Jake, Stanton and Brent. While there is no doubt this is an excellent read, Sebastian York takes it to another level with his brilliant narration!