Format: e-book, paperback
Format read: e-book
Series: book 2 of Legal Briefs series
Rating: 18+ sexual content, language
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22926485-sustained
In the second book of the series, we follow Jake as he takes on the unlikely task of trying to help Chelsea with her kids, despite how much that he doesn’t see himself doing it.
The last book of the series touched upon how kids can change a dynamic of relationship. This book took that idea and literally ran with it. Chelsea is responsible for six kids and they are literally a handful. On the surface, I was surprised that Jake was just so willing to help her considering the planet-sized baggage that she came with. I liked how Chase made the fans really see that just because you don’t expect someone to do it, it doesn’t mean that they won’t surprise you.
Emma Chase books are known to be funny as she dives into the minds of the man and see what he thinks of a relationship. Fans love hearing from their point of view and how they describe situations that happen in a relationship. This book isn’t that kind of sexy kind of romance that the other books were, but I found that I enjoyed this book the most. This book dived deeper into the characters of Jake and Chelsea. We got to see that there is more to a love story than just having sex and that the one that you least expect, can be the thing that changes your life.
I have noticed that Emma Chase sometimes has a hard time with creating different kinds of conflicts. This book once again shows that. In this book, there were a few times when there were conflicts between Jake and Chelsea and the reason for the conflict? He didn’t think that he was good enough for her. This is an age old conflict that has been used countless times in a romantic book. I would have liked it better if one of the other conflicts (the one before the final one) lasted longer or had more drama. I think that it would have been better for the book because the last conflict felt forced and rushed.
While this book may not be as funny as the other books that Emma Chase has written, I found that it’s more enjoyable. She focused more on the story and less on the romance scenes and it made me like the characters more, which makes me like the book more.
The Legal Briefs series
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