Review: Overruled by Emma Chase

Posted May 5, 2015 by Holly in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Overruled by Emma ChaseOverruled by Emma Chase
on April 28, 2015
Published by Gallery Books, Simon and Schuster Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
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Emma Chase, New York Times bestselling author of the Tangled series, returns with the first installment of the Legal Briefs series!

A Washington, 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, the 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 her 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.

I received this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

My Review

Overruled, for the most part, was a fun lighthearted read; however, there were moments of surprise where I found a tear or two or ten rolling down my cheeks. In Emma’s Legal Briefs series debut we meet Stanton, a lovable DC criminal defense lawyer who, in typical man fashion, can’t see what’s right in front of him. I’m happy to report that Emma has given me a new guy to love. Stanton was fun; he wasn’t a bad guy or the usual manwhore. He may have been a little clueless at times, but let’s face it, what man isn’t lol. His cluelessness is what made him endearing. I liked Sofia, too. Despite her feelings she put her friendship with Stanton first and went along with his harebrained scheme to win Jenny back. She’s a far better person than I am. Especially once they get to Stanton’s hometown and she finds out there is no wi-fi. She stays! I would’ve been out of there so fast heads would be spinning, even with a mobile hotspot. Overall I really liked Overruled, it was full of Emma’s signature sexy, witty banter, a supporting cast that works their way into your heart, and laugh out loud hijinks that’ll make you pee your pants.

About Emma Chase

By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother who resides in a small 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.


About Holly

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