Early Review: Sustained by Emma Chase

Sustained by Emma Chase

Sustained by Emma Chase
Series: The Legal Briefs #2 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: August 25th 2015
Links: EbookPaperback • AudibleGoodreads
Source: I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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.

I loved this book. I absolutely adored it. Emma Chase has once again wowed me with her brilliant writing and incredibly endearing characters. I had high hopes for Sustained (despite not liking Overruled), mainly because of the blurb. Manwhore Jake falling for a woman with six kids in tow? Um, yes please! I love when there are children involved because they add so much sweetness to the story, but Emma Chase went above and beyond what I expected. I fell for each character (yes, including each of the six kids!) and this book was so funny that I couldn’t stop laughing. Sustained is a wonderful, heartwarming, delightful read that fans of the author shouldn’t miss!

“A knight in tarnished armor is still a knight.”

Jake is one of the best defense attorneys in DC, a man who defends criminals. It’s a tough job, so Jake’s not exactly the most friendly guy around. He’s a playboy who’s anti-relationship and doesn’t ever expect to settle down – but a scare leads him to rethink his idea of banging his way through DC. He’s still not ready for a commitment, but one meeting with Chelsea McQuaid and her newly adopted orphan nieces and nephews changes everything for him.

Chelsea’s life turned upside down when she gained custody of her brother and his wife’s six children. She gave up everything for them, but has never regretted it. I loved this woman, and I loved how much she loved her nieces and nephews. Everything she does, she does with love and with them in mind, even if they can’t appreciate what she’s done for them just yet. The children are still in mourning, but Chelsea’s too busy to even think about mourning herself, much less dating. Until Jake comes along and sweeps her – and the children – off her feet.

The oldest girl–the one who hates her family–lets out a short snort of disbelief. “Did you just ask her out on a date?”
I keep my eyes on Chelsea’s face. “Yeah–I did.”
… Then it’s blond Shirley Temple’s turn. “But you’re so old!”
I tear my eyes from Chelsea’s blush to blast the kid with a grumpy brow.
“I’m thirty.”
The grumpy brow fails to intimidate.
“Thirty!” Her hands go to her hips. “Do you have grandchildren?”

I looooooved how Jake was with the McQuaid kids. He’s so baffled by them, but so protective. He grows to care and love them so much, and how can he not? Each child is such a distinct, adorable, wonderful character. I was so impressed with the way Emma Chase portrayed Riley, Rory, Raymond, Rosaleen, Regan, and Ronan. They’re absolutely hilarious and so full of heart. I honestly couldn’t get enough of them! And, of course, I love Jake with Chelsea. Their romance grows so genuinely and sweetly that it’s easy to fall for their story. Chelsea and Jake honestly made the perfect couple. I also love how much Jake has changed because of Chelsea and the children – I have to give props to the author for Jake’s wonderful character development.

I want her–this fearless, stunning woman. And I want the kids. Those perfect, awful, amazing children–whom she loves with every inch of her soul. I want them to be mine. Mine to hold, mine to protect and teach. Their joy, their laughter, their love. I want to come home to it, bask in it, be the reason for it.
But even more than that, I want to deserve them.
To be worthy.

Jake is a total idiot sometimes though, when his doubts of being good enough and fears of commitment rise. I still love him to death (he’s my new favorite since Drew), but I got super mad at him at those times, so that’s why I can’t give this book a full 5 stars. Otherwise… Sustained was nearly perfect. Emma Chase only gets better and better at writing, especially the male POV – I grew to almost love Jake as much as I love Drew. If you’re in the mood for something funny, light-hearted, and absolutely heartwarming, then go read Sustained! I was entertained the whole time I was reading – I highly recommend it!

4.5 hearts
lacey

Quotes are taken from the arc and are subject to change in the final version.


Reading Order: The Legal Briefs series

Overruled by Emma Chase Sustained by Emma Chase Appealed by Emma Chase 

#1 ~ Overruled: My Review • EbookPaperbackAudible • Goodreads
#2 ~ Sustained: EbookPaperback • AudibleGoodreads
#3 ~ Appealed: My Review • EbookPaperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3.5 ~ Sidebarred: My Review • EbookPaperbackAudible • Goodreads


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Top Ten Tuesday {18}: Auto-Buy Authors

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s theme is…

Top Ten Auto-Buy Authors

It’s been SO LONG since I’ve done a TTT, but this week’s topic was calling to me. So here are my top ten authors whose books I always, always buy and read! (You can click to covers to go to their Amazon page.)

  1. Colleen Hoover ~ Honestly, CoHo is the only author I love whose every book is on my shelf. I’ve loved her since the moment I picked up Slammed and I haven’t regretted it since.
    Slammed by Colleen HooverPoint of Retreat by Colleen HooverThis Girl by Colleen Hoover Hopeless by Colleen HooverLosing Hope by Colleen HooverFinding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover Maybe Someday by Colleen HooverMaybe Not by Colleen Hoover Ugly Love by Colleen HooverConfess by Colleen HooverNovember Nine by Colleen Hoover
  2. Penelope Douglas ~ Bully is one of my top favorite books of all-time! The whole Fall Away series is a favorite, actually. I love Penelope’s writing and her flawed characters are so real yet lovable. She has two upcoming standalones that I can’t wait to get my hands on, and I know I’m going to love them!
    Bully by Penelope DouglasUntil You by Penelope DouglasRival by Penelope DouglasFalling Away by Penelope DouglasAflame by Penelope Douglas Corrupt by Penelope DouglasMisconduct by Penelope Douglas
  3. Krista & Becca Ritchie ~ An author duo I always recommend is Krista & Becca Ritchie!!!! Their Addicted series is probably my top favorite new adult series – it’s so fresh, unique, and utterly flawless! I love every one of their characters and the writing just keeps getting better and better.
    Addicted to You by Krista & Becca RitchieRicochet by Krista & Becca RitchieAddicted for Now by Krista & Becca RitchieThrive by Krista & Becca RitchieAddicted After All by Krista & Becca Ritchie Kiss the Sky by Krista & Becca RitchieHothouse Flower by Krista & Becca RitchieFuel the Fire by Krista & Becca RitchieLong Way Down by Krista & Becca Ritchie Amour Amour by Krista & Becca RitchieInfini by Krista & Becca Ritchie Damaged Like Us by Krista & Becca Ritchie
  4. Christina Lauren ~ Another author duo! I adoooore CLo’s books and characters – I fell in love with the Beautiful Bastard series, then with the Wild Seasons series. I wish they never stop writing!
    Beautiful Bastard by Christina LaurenBeautiful Bitch by Christina LaurenBeautiful Stranger by Christina LaurenBeautiful Bombshell by Christina LaurenBeautiful Player by Christina LaurenBeautiful Beginning by Christina LaurenBeautiful Beloved by Christina LaurenBeautiful Secret by Christina Lauren Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina LaurenDirty Rowdy Thing by Christina LaurenDark Wild Night by Christina LaurenWicked Sexy Liar by Christina Lauren Sublime by Christina LaurenThe House by Christina Lauren
  5. Tessa Bailey ~ Tessa. Bailey!!! No one does dirty-talking alpha heroes like her! I’ve enjoyed every one of Tessa’s sexy-as-hell books, and I doubt I’ll ever stop!
    Protecting What's His by Tessa BaileyProtecting What's Theirs by Tessa BaileyHis Risk to Take by Tessa BaileyOfficer Off Limits by Tessa BaileyAsking for Trouble by Tessa BaileyStaking His Claim by Tessa Bailey Unfixable by Tessa Bailey Riskier Business by Tessa BaileyRisking it All by Tessa BaileyUp in Smoke by Tessa BaileyBoiling Point by Tessa BaileyRaw Redemption by Tessa Bailey Owned by Fate by Tessa BaileyExposed by Fate by Tessa BaileyDriven by Fate by Tessa Bailey Chase Me by Tessa BaileyNeed Me by Tessa BaileyMake Me by Tessa Bailey Off Base by Tessa Bailey & Sophie Jordan
  6. Katie McGarry ~ One of my favorite YA authors! Her Pushing the Limits series is absolutely gorgeous, and her newest MC series is so fascinating!
    Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarryCrossing the Line by Katie McGarryDare You To by Katie McGarryCrash Into You by Katie McGarryTake Me On by Katie McGarryBreaking the Rules by Katie McGarry Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarryWalk the Edge by Katie McGarry
  7. Nalini Singh ~ The Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series are two of the best paranormal romance series I’ve ever read! I live for the day a new book from Nalini Singh comes out. Her rock star series is also a joy to read!
    Slave to Sensation by Nalini SinghVisions of Heat by Nalini SinghCaressed by Ice by Nalini SinghMine to Possess by Nalini SinghHostage to Pleasure by Nalini SinghBranded by Fire by Nalini SinghBonds of Justice by Nalini SinghBlaze of Memory by Nalini SinghPlay of Passion by Nalini SinghKiss of Snow by Nalini SinghTangle of Need by Nalini SinghHeart of Obsidian by Nalini SinghShield of Winter by Nalini Singh Angels' Blood by Nalini SinghArchangel's Kiss by Nalini SinghArchangel's Consort by Nalini SinghArchangel's Blade by Nalini SinghArchangel's Storm by Nalini SinghArchangel's Legion by Nalini SinghArchangel's Shadows by Nalini SinghArchangel's Enigma by Nalini Singh Rock Addiction by Nalini SinghRock Courtship by Nalini SinghRock Hard by Nalini Singh
  8. J.R. Ward ~ The BDB boys!!! I love them all so hard. This vampire series is one of the few I continue to keep up with, and as long as J.R. Ward keeps writing, I won’t stop reading her books!
    Dark Lover by J.R. WardLover Eternal by J.R. WardLover Awakened by J.R. WardLover Revealed by J.R. WardLover Unbound by J.R. WardLover Enshrined by J.R. WardLover Avenged by J.R. WardLover Mine by J.R. WardLover Unleashed by J.R. WardLover Reborn by J.R. WardLover At Last by J.R. WardThe King by J.R. WardThe Shadows by J.R. WardThe Beast by J.R. Ward The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward Blood Kiss by J.R. Ward
  9. Katy Evans ~ I absolutely ADORE Katy Evans!! I love the Real series (Rogue is my favorite!) but the Manwhore series stole my heart! Katy writes such powerful, romantic stories that are so easy to fall in love with.
    Real by Katy EvansMine by Katy EvansRemy by Katy EvansRogue by Katy EvansRipped by Katy EvansLegend by Katy Evans Manwhore by Katy EvansManwhore +1 by Katy EvansMs. Manwhore by Katy Evans
  10. Emma Chase ~ I love love loooove Emma Chase’s voice! Her writing is so unique and hilarious. You can’t help but fall in love with her books and characters (Drew!).
    Tangled by Emma ChaseHoly Frigging Matrimony by Emma ChaseTwisted by Emma ChaseTamed by Emma ChaseTied by Emma Chase Overruled by Emma ChaseSustained by Emma Chase​Appealed by Emma Chase

Some honorable mentions are:

Olivia Cunning ~ My favorite rock star author! The Sinners On Tour series is my top favorite rock star series – I loved every single dirty, amazing moment of the series. If you love rock stars, I highly recommend Olivia Cunning!
Backstage Pass by Olivia CunningRock Hard by Olivia CunningHot Ticket by Olivia CunningWicked Beat by Olivia CunningDouble Time by Olivia CunningSinners at the Altar by Olivia Cunning Insider by Olivia Cunning

Sarah MacLean ~ My favorite historical romance author! She wrote One Good Earl Deserves a Lover… need I say more? Honestly, I don’t read much historical romance, but whenever I’m in the mood for it, I know I can always pick something by Sarah MacLean and I’ll enjoy the hell out of it.
A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLeanOne Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLeanNo Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLeanNever Judge a Lady by Her Cover by Sarah MacLean Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLeanTen Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord by Sarah MacLeanEleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart by Sarah MacLean The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean

Who are your auto-buy authors?

lacey


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ARC Review: Overruled by Emma Chase

Overruled by Emma Chase

Overruled by Emma Chase
Series: The Legal Briefs #1 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: April 28th 2015
Links: EbookPaperback • Audible • Goodreads
Source: I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

A Washington, 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, the 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 her 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.

I’ve been a HUGE fan of Emma Chase’s ever since I read and loved Tangled – there’s no character quite as unique as Drew Evans. So when I heard Emma was coming out with a new series, I HAD to read it! Unfortunately, the romance wasn’t as up to par as I expected. While Overruled has the author’s fantastic writing and laugh-out-loud humor… what ruined the story for me was the hero of this book, Stanton. Drew may have been a jerk, but at least he was a lovable one – Stanton has no redeeming qualities in my eyes (well, except maybe his love for his daughter, but that’s it). I just could not get over how much I disliked Stanton, and that affected my enjoyment for everything else about this book.

Young love is strong. First love is powerful. But what you don’t know when you’re young–what you can’t know–is how long life actually is. And the only dependable thing about it, besides death and taxes, is change.

Stanton Shaw has been in love with the mother of his daughter since, well, forever. When Jenny got pregnant when they were teenagers, Stanton was ready to give up his full ride to law school for her, but she pushed him to leave their small town and follow his dreams. And so he did, with the promise that he would come back for his family one day. Ten years later, Stanton is now a successful defense attorney… but he rarely visits home. Stanton still claims to love Jenny, though those ten years apart were filled with women for him. Granted, both Jenny and Stanton agreed to an open relationship, but if he really loved Jenny, would he have slept with all those women?

At this point, learning about Stanton’s supposed ‘love’ for Jenny juxtaposing his history of women while they were apart, I was already not liking him very much. And the fact that upon receiving Jenny’s wedding invitation in the mail, he had the audacity to be angry at her? For marrying another man when he never visited home and slept with countless women? I couldn’t tolerate him. He expected Jenny to wait for him while he did whatever-the-fuck he wanted to in D.C. and I had zero respect for him.

Currently, at the time of the wedding invitation, Stanton is in a friends-with-benefits relationship with co-worker Sophia Santos. The fact that they were exclusive didn’t make me feel better though. I honestly couldn’t feel a connection between Sophia and Stanton – they did extremely well chemistry-wise, but the actual romance between them was lacking. It certainly doesn’t help that Stanton still believes he’s in love with Jenny for a large portion of the book – which was too long for my taste. I really didn’t expect to read a book where the dumb, clueless hero is hung up on another woman for a majority of the book. I had hoped that Stanton would open his eyes early on in the book and see that the woman who was meant for him was right in front of him this whole time. Sadly, Overruled failed in that regard.

Now, Sophia I like more than Stanton, but only just slightly. I liked her in the beginning – she showed promise of being a tough yet likable heroine. But in the end, she became more of a doormat than anything once she agreed to ‘help’ Stanton win back the love of his life. Sure, Sophia never expected to fall in love with Stanton, but I was expecting this strong woman, once she realized her true feelings, to step up and fight for the man she loves. I also wanted Sophia to get fed up with Stanton sooner than she did when he continued to try to win back Jenny.

I might have hated this book based on Stanton and Sofia’s characters alone, buuuut, I have to admit I enjoyed reading Overruled when I wasn’t thinking about the romance. Emma Chase writes humor so well that I ended up laughing a lot, despite my dislike for the characters. Still, the romance was a bitter disappointment. I can see that the author tried to do something different, contrasting first loves versus last loves, but this just wasn’t a satisfying read.

I still love Emma Chase and her writing, and I actually am very much looking forward to the other two books in the series about Stanton’s friends, Jake and Brent. They show a LOT more promise that Stanton and I’m praying they won’t disappoint!

2 hearts
lacey

Quotes are taken from the arc and are subject to change in the final version.


Reading Order: The Legal Briefs series

Overruled by Emma Chase Sustained by Emma Chase Appealed by Emma Chase 

#1 ~ Overruled: EbookPaperbackAudible • Goodreads
#2 ~ Sustained: My Review • EbookPaperback • AudibleGoodreads
#3 ~ Appealed: My Review • EbookPaperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3.5 ~ Sidebarred: My Review • EbookPaperbackAudible • Goodreads


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Release Day Review: Tied by Emma Chase

Tied by Emma Chase

Tied by Emma Chase
Series: Tangled #4 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: October 7th 2014
Links: Ebook • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads
Source: I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

In the fourth sexy romance by the New York Times bestselling author of Tangled and Twisted, Drew and Kate can’t wait to tie the knot—if they can survive the pre-wedding festivities.

For most of my life, I never imagined I’d get married. But Kate did the impossible: she changed me. I think we can all agree I was pretty frigging awesome before, but now I’m even better.

The road to this day wasn’t all rainbows and boners. There were mistakes and misunderstandings worthy of a Greek tragedy. But Kate and I made it through with our inexhaustible lust, boundless admiration, and everlasting love for one another intact.

That being said, there were some unexpected incidents in Vegas last weekend that could have been a problem. It was kind of…my final test.

I know what you’re thinking—what the hell did you do this time? Relax. Let’s not judge, or call for my castration, until you’ve heard the whole story.

And hold on tight, because you’re in for a wild ride. Did you expect anything less?

I loved this! I freaking adore Drew and Kate, and I’m so glad to have one final book about them and their wedding. It’s a bittersweet ending for sure, because how can I say goodbye to the wonder that is Drew Evans’ POV? Of course, there’s tons of fun-filled hilarity that’s a must in every Emma Chase book. Tied is a wonderful finale to the Tangled series, a series I’ve come to love so much!

The road to this day wasn’t all rainbows and boners. There were some potholes–mistakes–and misunderstandings worthy of a Greek fucking tragedy. But we made it through those times with our inexhaustible lust, boundless admiration, and everlasting love for one another intact.

We’ve come a long way since Tangled, and now Drew and Kate are ready for that coveted HEA. Everyone’s in Vegas to celebrate the upcoming nuptials, and bachelor/bachelorette parties are in store. I absolutely LOVED getting to see everyone one last time before the series ends. This cast of characters Emma Chase has created will forever be in my heart, because they’re all just so wonderful, hilarious, and unforgettable.

I was really thankful that Tied wasn’t as drama-filled as Twisted. I really appreciated how much Drew has matured and grown over the years with Kate by his side. He’s still rude and hilarious, thank god, but he’s also very much a man in love. He’s a wonderful father, and he’s going to be a wonderful husband, and I’m just so glad he and Kate get their HEA they so deserve.

“I love you, Kate. I’m going to love you forever. And whatever comes after forever–I’m going to love you then too.”

If you’re a fan of the series, you absolutely must read Tied. It’s a fantastic conclusion to the series. And if you haven’t started the series yet? You’re missing out on one of the funniest books I’ve ever read. Emma Chase has a talent at writing the male POV, and it doesn’t get any better than Drew Evans.

We lived . . . the same way we loved: with passion, tenderness, and laughter. And every day–every fucking day–to the very fullest.

5 hearts
lacey

Quotes are taken from the arc and are subject to change in the final version.


Reading Order: Tangled series

Tangled by Emma Chase Holy Frigging Matrimony by Emma Chase
Twisted by Emma Chase Tamed by Emma Chase Tied by Emma Chase

#1 ~ Tangled: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads
#1.5 ~ Holy Frigging Matrimony: My Review • EbookAudibleGoodreads
#2 ~ Twisted: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads
#3 ~ Tamed: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads
#4 ~ Tied: Ebook • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads


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Release Day Review + Giveaway: Tamed by Emma Chase

Tamed by Emma Chase

Tamed by Emma Chase
Series: Tangled #3 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: July 15th 2014
Links: Ebook • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads
Source: I received an ARC from the publisher (Gallery Books) in exchange for an honest review

What does Drew Evans have to say next? Find out in this forty page short story, filled with his sexy charm, unique advice and hilarious one-liners.

Marriage: the final frontier. Steven went first. He was kind of our test subject. Like those monkeys that NASA sent off into space in the fifties, all the while knowing they’d never make it back.

And now another poor rocket is ready to launch.

But this isn’t just any posh New York wedding. You’ve seen my friends, you’ve met our families, you know you’re in for a treat. Everyone wants their wedding to be memorable. This one’s going to be un-frigging-forgettable.

OMG!! I. Love. Matthew Fisher!! I never expected it, but I love him JUST as much as I love Drew! While Drew had that ‘womanizer’ thing going on (until Kate, of course), Matthew is the kind of guy that you can’t help but LOVE. He’s sweet, charming, sexy, and just a plain ol’ good guy. He’s friendly with the ladies, has a fabulous time with them, but he’s not as bad as Drew was. So Matthew is pretty much perfect hero material–and when you partner him up with Delores Warren? You get one fun, wild ride.

This is a story about a player, who meets a slightly crazy girl. They fall in love and the player changes his ways forever. It’s a story you’ve probably heard before, maybe even from my buddy, Drew Evans. But the thing is, while he and Kate were figuring their shit out? There was this whole alternate universe going on with Delores and me that you don’t know about. So stick around, even if you think you already know the ending. Because the greatest part of a road trip isn’t arriving at your destination. It’s all the wild stuff that happens along the way.

This quote is the absolute PERFECT way to describe Matthew and Dee’s story. No matter what you think you might already know of their story, Tamed still ends up being unique, refreshing, and such a fun read. Matthew’s voice is distinctly different from Drew’s, all while keeping up the hilarity that is the Tangled series. I absolutely loved reading from Matthew’s POV–his and Drew’s relationship as well as his and Alexandra, Drew’s sister’s, relationship, had me laughing so much!

We already know who Delores is. Dee is that fierce kind of girl who’ll protect her best friend with her claws out. She’s tough, stubborn, insanely smart, hilarious, and so much fun. Everyone who knows Dee is slightly afraid of her. And that’s just how Dee likes it. She doesn’t need anyone getting close to her. She doesn’t let anyone get under her skin–until she meets Matthew. They were supposed to just have a one-night-stand, but that one-night-stand becomes so much more.

Matthew has never met anyone like Dee–he sees the tough persona she puts on as well as the vulnerable side she hides. Dee’s been burned more than once, and doesn’t trust easily. Matthew grows to care for Dee more and more, and before he knows it, he’s in love with her. I love Matthew’s humor, but the best part I love about Matthew is the soft side he shows to Dee. I loved seeing Matthew in love, seeing him fight to bring down all of Dee’s walls.

I’ll work at convincing her, that I’m one of the chosen few she can give her trust to.
Because Delores is worth waiting and working for.

*Sigh* I swoon madly for Matthew.

Emma Chase once again writes a story I fell so easily in love with. Her stories and characters are just so addicting. And Emma’s male POV is once again top-notch. Once I picked Tamed up, I couldn’t put it down–this book is sweet, heartfelt, hilarious, romantic, and I never wanted it to end. Matthew and Dee definitely don’t have an easy road ahead of them–there’s some hurt and there’s some angst, but they’ll fight for each other because they’re perfect together. Tamed made me smile, laugh, and cheer for Dee and Matthew the whole way through, and I loved it.

5 hearts
lacey

Quotes are taken from the arc and are subject to change in the final version.


Reading Order: Tangled series

Tangled by Emma Chase Holy Frigging Matrimony by Emma Chase
Twisted by Emma Chase Tamed by Emma Chase Tied by Emma Chase

#1 ~ Tangled: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads
#1.5 ~ Holy Frigging Matrimony: My Review • EbookAudibleGoodreads
#2 ~ Twisted: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads
#3 ~ Tamed: Ebook • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads
#4 ~ Tied: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads


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