Susi Reviews Overruled by Emma Chase
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.
Emma Chase write stories that bring plenty of smiles, swooning, oohing and smiling again and again. Overruled, her latest creation is filled with all of this and a story I loved and know you will too.
Let me tell you all about Stanton Shaw, the male lead in this story. Oh my! This protagonist is totally delicious. Stanton is this sexy, powerful, swoon worthy lawyer living in D.C. He’s a good old country boy too. Yeah… cowboy hat included. Just think sexy Marlboro man minus the cigarettes. You’ll see. I once thought that Drew Evans from her beloved Tangled series had won me over. But honestly, Drew and Stanton are running neck and neck on this race. Fortunately, Drew makes an appearance in this book keeping his fans happy. Thanks Emma for that.
Now back to Stanton. He works with Sofia Santos, another powerful lawyer from his law firm. They are “friends with benefits.” Their relationship is sexy, funny and convenient. I love her character. She is a force to be reckoned with. Equally talented, they share the same career goals and work well together both in and out of the courtroom.
In this story, Stanton’s past, Jenny comes into the picture taking him and Sofia along with it. Stanton and Sofia must visit Mississippi, his hometown and the home of his adorable daughter Presley, the rest of his friends and family who together make this book so much fun to read. Trust me, the little town of Sunshine, Mississippi has never been funnier.
Stanton’s time back in Mississippi is both emotional and funny. You’ll find acres of farm land, a Sunday Church Service, a tractor race, a backyard bbq, and a small town where everyone knows your business. Presley, his daughter, his family and even Jimmy Dean, not the sausage are awesome too adding to this lighthearted and “fantastic” read.
It’s during Stanton’s time back in his hometown that he learns a valuable lesson about love and home. His visit reveals more to him than he ever expected.
This story is told in both Stanton and Sofia’s POV making it totally come to life in the mind of the reader. I loved the tidbits that were perfectly sprinkled in indicating their feelings for each other. The friendly banter between their common friends Jake and Brent added to this brilliant piece.
Now, without giving this fantastic story away, I’ll leave you wondering all about this sexy alpha male named Stanton and his gorgeous colleague Sofia. No spoilers from me.
There’s so much to love about this book and especially more to look forward to in the next book in this series. I can’t wait to read it. The Legal Briefs Series is sure to be another success for Emma.
I gave this book 5 brilliant stars.
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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.