by Emma Chase
on August 25, 2015
Published by Gallery Books Genres: Contemporary Romance
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This book can be read as a standalone. 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.
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Oh Jake Becker, be still my heart! Drew Evans has always been my favorite Emma Chase hero, until now. But let’s keep that between us, I hate to give Drew a complex.
Sustained was filled with Emma’s trademark sexy humor, but this one was also filled with a lot of heartwarming moments that left me swooning for Jake and moments that left me wanting to choke the ever living crap out of him! Watching him gradually go from the bachelor who didn’t do complicated, to a guy who concerned himself with the well-being of six kids and one overwhelmed aunt brought the biggest smile to my face! I loved how he didn’t even realize it was happening; it just snuck up on him lol.
Chelsea now, I loved everything about her. She’s one character I could identify with completely. Like Chelsea, I’m an aunt to five kids with one more on the way, and was also 12 when my oldest niece was born like Chelsea and Riley. My niece and I grew up together, but for as long as I can remember I’ve said if God forbid anything ever happened to my sister I’d be right there to take all of them in and take care of them. Chelsea did exactly that, she left everything and everyone in California to come to the people that needed her most with zero hesitation.
Sustained was a great read! I loved the way Emma threw a little heart tugging in there to add an emotional layer in between the humor (which I always love from her) and steam. She has a knack for writing kids into her stories that you just can’t get enough of and always manage to steal the scene. Her little scene stealers kept Jake on his toes and the interactions between he and them were my favorite parts. If you loved Emma’s previous books, you’ll love this one!