New Review – SUSTAINED by Emma Chase

Full of humour, heat, and heart. Sustained by Emma Chase is one of my favourite books of the year.


A knight in tarnished armor is still a knight.

When you’re a defense attorney in Washington, DC, you see firsthand how hard life can be, and that sometimes the only way to survive is to be harder. I, Jake Becker, have a reputation for being cold, callous, and intimidating—and that suits me just fine. In fact, it’s necessary when I’m breaking down a witness on the stand.

Complications don’t work for me—I’m a “need-to-know” type of man. If you’re my client, tell me the basic facts. If you’re my date, stick to what will turn you on. I’m not a therapist or Prince Charming—and I don’t pretend to be.

Then Chelsea McQuaid and her six orphaned nieces and nephews came along and complicated the ever-loving hell out of my life. Now I’m going to Mommy & Me classes, One Direction concerts, the emergency room, and arguing cases in the principal’s office.

Chelsea’s too sweet, too innocent, and too gorgeous for her own good. She tries to be tough, but she’s not. She needs someone to help her, defend her…and the kids.

And that — that, I know how to do.


Sometimes I’ll have a book sitting on my kindle for so long before I get to it, and when I finally do pick up, I could kick myself repeatedly for not reading it the second it hit my kindle, and that was exactly what happened with Sustained by Emma Chase.

Well, I would have kicked myself if I had t been so completely and utterly immersed in it. To say I couldn’t get enough is a huge understatement! Jake Becker is officially one of my greatest fictional loves. How could you not love a man who sings One Direction to make a sick kid feel better?

I also loved Chelsea, and her 6 nieces and nephews. Each of their characters were brought to life perfectly, and I really felt like part of their family. Spending more time with Stanton, Sofia and Brent was equally as brilliant. I honestly just love all the characters in this series, and I can’t wait to see them all again in book 3!

This is the biggest 5 stars I’ve given in a long time. Sustained was funny, sexy, at times a little heartbreaking, and completely and wholeheartedly fantastic! A must read!!


*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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