Review: Overruled by Emma Chase

Posted 5 May, 2015 in Reviews / 3 Comments

Review: Overruled by Emma ChaseTitle: Overruled
Series: The Legal Briefs #1
Author: Emma Chase
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 28, 2015
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Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Read more

About Overruled:

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.
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Gah! Talk about a main character you love to hate! Stanton had me hating him 50% of the time (okay, more than that), and yet I was still all swoony swoon swoon whenever he had his charm switch flipped.

Can we talk about the definition of wanting to have your cake and eat it, too? Stanton was selfish, possessive, naive, and completely unrealistic. And yet, everyone is okay with it. While most people are just like, “okay, whatever,” others outright endorse his craziness. ‘Scuse me, sir?

It frustrated me so much.

But then again, so did Drew Evans and his “flu.” Oh, his “flu.”

Overruled messed with your emotions just as much as Tangled, and did a pretty good job at highlighting how damn ridiculous men can be.

Now, Sofia. Her, I loved. Everything about her, except at how accepting she was with Stanton. I mean, I’m not saying I can blame her, but still.

Lastly, just like with the Tangled series, I fell completely in love with the “supporting cast.” I love romances taking place in law firms, because lawyers make for such great romantic comedy characters. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series. 😀

About Emma Chase

Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Tangles, Twisted, Tamed, and Tied. She lives in a small town in rural New Jersey with her husband and children. Follow Emma on Twitter and Facebook, or visit her at

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