I just read the legal briefs series for the first time and enjoyed it. I really, really love Jake especially. I was very excited to dive into Sidebarred! I was not disappointed!
*I received and ARC in exchange for an honest review *
5 fantastical stars!
One of my favorite things about Sustained, besides the swoon worth Jake, was the McQuaid kids. I was so excited to see more of their life now that Jake and Chelsea are married. I had a feeling what the main focus of the novella would be about and I am so glad I was right! This novella had all that I hope for from one. There was a great story line with bad and good times. It was filled with emotional moments and sexy times. I liked that unlike a lot of novellas there is a solid storyline with problems and things to work through. It wasn’t fluff, it was interesting and felt like it added more depth to the characters. It gave us a better look at the kids now that they are a couple years older. There was a little bit from Stanton, Sofia, Brent and Kennedy too. This novella just made me so happy and excited. I read the whole thing in one sitting, granted it is shorter. There is also a fantastic epilogue at the end to update us on the kids lives. I loved Jake and Chelsea before, but this made me love them more. If you have read this series this novella is a must read!!!!
Join Jake & Chelsea, Stanton & Sofia, Brent & Kennedy as they navigate the hilarious and heartwarming hurdles of love, life and the law in this final addition to the Legal Briefs Series.
There was a time when Jake Becker had it all together. He was controlled, driven, ruthless—in and out of the courtroom.
Then, six irresistible orphans and their heartbreakingly beautiful aunt crashed into his perfectly ordered life. They changed everything. They changed him. Now he’s a husband, an upstanding member of society, a father figure—a family man.
And he’s pretty damn good at it.
Sure, he has to referee sibling smackdowns, re-learn algebra, ensure his clients stay of jail, and keep his wife happy—but it finally feels like he’s got it together again….
So, of course something has to screw it all up. It’s huge. Life-changing. Kind of terrifying.
And it will be the most amazing, perfect thing he’ll ever do.
Chelsea sits beside me on the couch, facing me, her legs tucked, her pretty feet curled under her. Yes—Chelsea has pretty feet, okay? I never knew feet could be pretty—until I saw hers.
“So . . . that talk I mentioned before? We should probably have that now, while we can.”
I take a sip of my drink and nod. “Yeah—I wasn’t at all hoping you’d forget about it or anything.”
Her face slides into a grin. “Funny.”
I look back at her, straight-faced. “I’m a funny guy.”
When she doesn’t say anything for a few moments, I ask, “What’s up?”
Because now I’m actually getting concerned. My stomach tightens as I brace for whatever’s worrying her—and before I even know what I’m up against, in my head I’m already planning all the ways I’ll take care of it. Because that’s what I do—and I’m good at it.
But what she tells me next blows my fucking mind.
Two words—ten thousand thoughts exploding in my head at once.
I’m a big guy, six-five, 225 pounds of muscle. Guys like me, our voices don’t squeak. But at this moment, mine comes damn close.
“Like . . . for an appointment?”
Chelsea inhales deeply, then breathes out, “No.”
Sidebarred releases on April 24th! If you have read this series I HIGHLY suggest giving this a read!