by Emma Chase (Goodreads Author)
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.
Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Gallery Books via NetGalley
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Part 2 in an ongoing hilarious series
My Sustained Review ...
Dear Emma Chase,
This book was exactly what I needed. Lately I've been reading and liking them for the most part, but I didn't know I needed more until I read Sustained. From the beginning of me starting this book, I was annoying my husband with me reading it out loud, so he too could enjoy the awesomeness of Emma Chase. I will admit that did back fire on me sometimes throughout the day. :)
Jake Becker . . . , hmmm what I can say about him. He's a loyal friend. He's a fierce lawyer. He's also a bit of a man whore, with no desire to settle down.
"You don't have to be an asshole." I shrug. "I don't have to be . . . it's just easier that way."
After a imposed hiatus from sex due to a near mishap, Jake starts to realize he wants more than just a quick lay, but he also doesn't want commitment. He's game to start dating, but doesn't really know how.
After running into a young boy, who has a chip on his shoulder, whom also reminds him of himself at that age. He goes to talk to his mom. Only to find out the real reason young Rory is so bitter. Meeting Chelsea McQuaid changes him instantly. But for a man who has never dated, why go after someone who is a new guardian of six children? Easy, because Chelsea's gorgeous and everything he never realized he wanted or needed in his life.
Jake tries to keep to his old ways but between those six hilarious kids and Chelsea they get under Jake's tough skin.
"A knight in tarnished armor is still a knight."
Oh, how the mighty fall.
"Do you want me?" . . ."All the time. I can't remember not wanting you anymore."
We all know that it was not going to be smooth sailing for one of Emma Chase's men and Jake is no exception to that. He makes some doozy errors, but with nothing but good intent. He tries to fight it but can't especially when the kids get involved.
"Don't worry about a thing. They've awoken a sleeping giant. And Jake is the scariest giant around."
Emma Chase is a genius at male POV's. I love being in the head of all her men. However, with Jake it's even more. There is something so sweet and charming about this very loveable creature. I loved it! Everything about it. Definite recommend for this book, this series and anything else by Emma Chase
4.5 Jake adoring Thumbs up!
All quotes taken from pre-published eARC & may be altered or omitted in the final copy.