Review: Appealed (Legal Briefs #3) by Emma Chase

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Appealed (Legal Briefs #3) by Emma Chase 

Release Date: January 19, 2016



When Brent Mason looks at Kennedy Randolph, he doesn’t see the awkward, sweet girl who grew up next door. He sees a self-assured, stunning woman…who wants to crush the most intimate - and prized - parts of his anatomy beneath the heels of her Christian Louboutins.

Brent has never let the loss of his leg in a childhood accident affect his ability to lead a fulfilling life. He sets high goals–and then he reaches them.

And now he has his sights set on Kennedy.


When Kennedy looks at Brent Mason, all she sees is the selfish, Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue-worthy teenager who humiliated her in high school to join the popular crowd. A crowd that made those years a living hell.

She’s not a lovesick social outcast anymore - she’s a DC prosecutor with a long winning streak behind her. Brent is the opposing attorney in her next case and she thinks it’s time to put him through a little hell of his own.

But things aren’t exactly working out that way.

Because every fiery exchange has her wondering if he’s as passionate in the bedroom as he is in the courtroom. Each argument and objection only makes him want her more. In the end, Brent and Kennedy may just find themselves in love…or in contempt of court.

APPEALED is a sexy, humorous romance about first crushes, second chances and the final verdict of the heart.




5 out of 5 stars


I always find it amazing how Emma Chase tells a story... once I start reading I am completely lost to it. How it's always fresh and engaging, sexy and fun. There are these great characters that I want to be friends with and hang out with. She's truly a fantastic storyteller. Appealed was everything I could have ever wanted, then right at the end, it was more. It was pretty damn perfect. 5 stars!


So, I loved this, I think that's obvious. Brent was so full of personality and charm, I couldn't get enough. Kennedy was great too. I love a feisty woman who stand up for herself. One of my favorite things is animosity between characters because it explodes into electric chemistry. This was off the charts! I love when characters give good fight. It was fun and playful and I could feel that want and need between the two. There was this passionate connection that created so much heat. Holy hot! So awesome!


Such an excellent story. Loved learning the history between Brent and Kennedy, excellent development with a fantastic build. So much tension between the two, I loved watching them spar and the subtle changes as they open up and things progress. Brent is funny and sexy but there is this undercurrent of emotion and I love his self discovery. I wanted to hug him, scream at him, and tell him to get a clue all at once. I was just so invested. It was awesome! I could really relate to Kennedy, how she got such a tough exterior and how that formed who she was today.


There were so many funny parts in this. I burst out laughing a few times. There was a great balance of entertaining, sexy, and emotional throughout. It was all so well thought out. There's more Stanton and Sofia and Jake and Chelsea as well. I loved all the updates about what was new for Stanton and Sofia and what was going on with the McQuaid kids. Those kids still melt my heart. It was just such a solid, well rounded story. There were new characters as well and they were all just so great and smartly woven in. 


Fantastic writing, story, characters, build, pace, everything. As much as I didn't want it to end, as much as I didn't want to say goodbye, it really was the perfect ending. And that extended epilogue, it was beautiful… the most precious and wonderful ending ever. All the feelings and connections pouring through made my heart feel full and happy and loved the characters even more. Thank you to Emma Chase.


Complimentary copy received for honest review.




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