New Review – OVERRULED by Emma Chase

Emma Chase has brought out a brand new series, and the first book is everything we’ve come to love and expect from this author. It’s a definite must read! Check out my review below, and head over to the facebook page to enter to win a paperback copy of the book!


Emma Chase, New York Times bestselling author of the Tangled Series, returns with the first installment of the Legal Briefs Series.

As a DC defense attorney, Stanton Shaw keeps his head cool, his questions sharp, and his arguments irrefutable. They don’t call him the Jury Charmer for nothing – with his southern drawl, disarming smile and captivating green eyes – he’s a hard man to say no to. Men want to be him and women want to be thoroughly cross examined by him.

Stanton’s a man with a plan. And for a while, life was going according to that plan.

Until the day he receives an invitation to the wedding of his high school sweetheart and mother of his beloved ten-year old daughter. Jenny is getting married — to someone who isn’t him.

That’s definitely not part of the plan.

Sofia Santos is a city raised, no-nonsense litigator who plans to become the most revered criminal defense attorney in the country. She doesn’t have time for relationships or distractions.

But when Stanton, her “friend with mind-blowing benefits” begs for help, she finds herself out of her element, out of her depth, and obviously out of her mind. Because she agrees to go with him – to The-Middle-Of-Nowhere, Mississippi – to do all she can to help Stanton win back the woman he loves.

Her head tells her she’s crazy…and her heart says something else entirely.

What happens when you mix a one stop-light town, two professional arguers, a homecoming queen, four big brothers, some Jimmy Dean sausage and a gun-toting Nana?

The Bourbon flows, passions rise and even the best laid plans get overruled by the desires of the heart.


Young love is strong. First love is powerful. But what you don’t know when you’re young—what you can’t know—is how long life actually is.

When I started Overruled by Emma Chase, I wasn’t expecting to sit down and spend the entire day reading, but that is exactly what happened. I’m not sure how, but I’d forgotten just how much I love this authors writing, and I absolutely devoured Overruled in just one sitting. I honestly cannot fault a single thing. To me, it was utter perfection.

I loved Stanton, I loved Sofia (although it was a bit strange reading a sexy book where the heroine has the same name as my daughter), I loved all the secondary characters–even the ones I felt like I wanted/should dislike, I loved the story, I loved the sexiness, I loved the characters voices that were loud and proud in dual POV, I just loved it all!

I really did find it impossible to put down once I’d started. More than once throughout, I had tears in my eyes. Sometimes happy tears, sometimes sad tears. I laughed at some parts, and had to fan myself at others. The whole time being completely captivated. Emma Chase really worked my emotions with this one.

To say I’m excited for Sustained, and Appealed, is a huge understatement. Overruled was the perfect start to what is sure to be a highly addictive series. No jury is needed for this one, the verdict is clear–5 stars.

Most stories finish at the end. But not this one. This one finishes with a whole new beginning.


*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*


OVERRULED #1 – Out Now!
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SUSTAINED #2 – Out August 25th!
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APPEALED #3 – Out November 17th!
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By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother of two who resides in a small, rural town in New Jersey. By night she is a keyboard crusader, toiling away the hours to bring her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. 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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