Sidebarred: A Legal Briefs Novella

Sidebarred: A Legal Briefs Novella

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by Emma Chase
     
 

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940152949582
Publisher:
Emma Chase
Publication date:
04/24/2016
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
3,471
File size:
213 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Emma lives in a small, rural town in New Jersey with her husband and two children. She loves to read, is passionate about writing and wishes she was a better gardener. Emma has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

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Sidebarred: A Legal Briefs Novella 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
BellaLove_BookBabesUnite More than 1 year ago
Sustained was the most amazing book and I'm THRILLED that we got to catch up with Jake and Chelsea and the whole gang with this novella. I rarely give novellas 5 stars because they usually leave me wanting more. And while I could never get enough of reading about this family, Sidebarred filled up my heart and left me smiling and satisfied. Sidebarred is told from only Jakes POV. Emma Chase has really nailed the male POV and I love being in Jake's head. He is such an awesome hero. What I loved about this book: ~The writing. I was sucked in and couldn't stop turning the pages. ~ The feels. Seriously. I laughed OUT LOUD many times. Funny scenes, sexy scenes, heart wrenching scenes, happy scenes. I felt SO much while reading this little nugget. ~ Jake. It warrants repeating. Jake is so awesome. I especially love the scenes with Jake interacting with the kids. Him braiding hair, giving sex talks, easing Raymond's fears....SWOON. Seriously, I could not be more in love with this fictional character. ~ Chelsea. She is also a pretty amazing heroine. I love that she is strong and challenges Jake when he gets all caveman. (But I also love that he gets all caveman over Chelsea.) ~ The kids. This story would not pull at my heart without EVERY SINGLE ONE of the 6 kids. They all have different personalities. They all bring out something different in the story. Even if you don't like kids, you can't help but fall in love with these kids. ~Narration. I read the book first, but HAD to get the audio. This is my favorite way to re-read a book and Sebastian York played Jake perfectly. PERFECTLY. I love his narration in general. But awesome narration + awesome story = absolute perfection. What I didn't like about the book: not a thing!! I loved every second!!! Bottom line: Sustained and Sidebarred are hands down one of my most favorite reads this year. PLEASE read Sidebarred, but start with Sustained. READ IT. Highly Recommend. Super-awesome-favorite!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great addition to the series. A terrific mix of sexy and sweet.
beckyb0416 More than 1 year ago
The one thing I detest about Emma Chase books is that they end! Her characters are so real and multidimensional that they seem, for a short time, a part of your life. Ms Chase's writing is clever and whip smart funny...keeping you engaged and emotionally invested the entire story...and for me, even after to story has ended. This closure to the Legal Brief series is bittersweet, but oh so welcomed. The culmination of all the characters was heartwarming, but the closurefor Jake and Chelsea made my heart sigh. Jake is the kind of man every woman hopes to meet, fall in love and spend the rest of her life with. In him Ms Chase has created the perfect, yet flawed to a small degree, man. That he can love so deeply speaks volumes, especially with the childhood he had. That he could fall in love with the six children who are the nieces and nephews of the extraordinary woman to capture his heart makes him that much more of heartthrob legion. The HEA he and Chelsea are given in this story is the perfect ending...and the way that the tie up of all the characters is presented worked to provide an ending that felt worthy of the series.
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Loved this novella. I want a Jake. Charlie
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Francesca and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog I have to admit I went into this one blind. Don’t ask me why, I didn’t read the blurb. So imagine my excited surprise when I discovered this novella is a revisit on my favorite couple of the series! Jake and Chelsea have a special spot in my heart. He’s the jerk with a heart of gold and she’s a young woman who took on the most daunting and selfless task ever for the love of her family. I love them both. And it was so nice to revisit with them and the whole clan. This was the perfect end cap and a total treat. If you’ve read their book or this series, you need to get this one! Now, I don’t want to go into the details of the story too much but suffice it to say this book portrays well the dynamics of Jake and Chelsea’s relationship while juggling 6 kids. And gives us an update on those kids lives! I do hope that this means we may get a spin off series with those siblings because I would so totally read that! Love this family. It was nice to see them a bit more grown up and with new sets of complications. That being said, Jake is still so deliciously sexy. He’s got the looks, yeah, but he’s also that perfect husband that helps you when you need it and still finds time to make sure your relationship is as steamy as ever. And we get to see all that in SIDEBARRED. And as much as we explore their HEA, we also get to see the other couples. So it could be considered a series epilogue. There were definitely some characters I was excited to see more than others. But overall, I enjoyed reading this a lot and …did I mention this book is so cute? SIDEBARRED is, in one word, adorable!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great finishing touch to one of the best books this reader ever read! Emma Chase created a wonderful family in Sustained, now she has continued the story in Sidebarred.
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
Ms. James is an excellent storyteller and she succeeds once again with her latest novella, Sidebarred. This story is replete with tons of humor, emotion and love.  It is primarily an add-on to Sustained, the second book in the Legal Briefs series, but can be thoroughly savored as a standalone. It is told from the male point-of-view, which I really enjoyed. Two years ago, attorney Jake Becker never thought he would be married to the love of his life with six children. His wife Chelsea is a great mom and a part-time museum curator. They are deliriously happy and parent their brood with an amazing grace. Their lives are busy and complicated, yet they always find time to keep the spice in their marriage. The bumps in the road are always a lot easier to deal with when you are in love and lust. This is a terrific story! It is a smartly written novella and I read from cover to cover in a no time at all. I just could not put it down. In addition to a top-notch story, genuine characters, and a scorching hot couple, Ms. James sums up the entire series with a unique epilogue. This book, as well as the entire Legal Briefs series, should not be missed. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved loved loved this book!! Jake was my favorite and this book did not disappoint ! !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
87 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best!!