(The Legal Briefs #1)
Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Expected publication: April 28th 2015 by Gallery Books
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.
Karia’s less than enthusiastic review…
Stanton is a complete ass. A donkey’s arse, in fact. I’m sorry…actually no, I am not sorry at all…What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas may be a saying, but what happens for 10 years in DC and then you bring it home with you, while also trying to stop a REAL man from giving your baby-momma some REAL love. P-a-lease!
Stanton has his head so far up his own backside, he actually believes he deserves a second chance…actually, that’s not what he wants at all. He wants to keep his Mississippi booty-call baby momma at his heel and get sexy city putang when he is in DC. Gaack…EW! I was so mad at him for most of the story.
Then there is Sofia. She is smart, sexy and sassy…what the heck is she doing with Stanton! She could do so much better, but no accounting for taste. I actually enjoyed her calm reasonable dissections of Stanton’s strategy to win back his ex—well, win her back enough to have her call off her wedding and remain the dutiful waiting mother to his daughter and bed warmer when he deigns to appear in Mississippi! Sofia made this book a tolerable finish for me…but others may look at it differently. I just don’t abide a man stringing one woman along expecting her to be “faithful” while he is a manwhore supreme! That kind of behavior should be overruled! Enjoy!