Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Sustained by Emma Chase Book Quickie Book 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.

Emma Chase just writes the kind of new adult books I urge people to read. She just kind of gets it. Her books are never perfect but they're perfect for me. 

Like with her Tangled series, the MC is male, and he's a piece of work. The only true difference is there's a family involved. An adorable, messy in a good way, family. 

A lot of people don't like the man whore type of MC, but I'm okay with it as long as there is some honesty to it. Jake knows who he is and he makes no apologies for it. But the thing that I liked was his attempts to rectify it. 

The stars of this book though were the kids. I mean six kids, and one "parent?" That is a lot to take on, six different personalities, and all these different ages. I mean I cannot even imagine. 

But Chelsea juggled it, it wasn't always easy, but she did it. And the entire time I got a good laugh out of it. This book is fun in a, we just have a lot going on kind of way. Between the kids, the angst, and the sizzling romance between Chelsea and Jake, I just swooned. I really dug this story and I was already anticipating how much I would enjoy it before I even picked it up.

It was a treat and it made me feel. A perfect read for NA fans. 


  1. I just got the first book in this series on audio and can't wait to get to it because I hear this one is even better. Great review!

  2. I've been wanting to read an Emma Chase book but never got around to it, and I've got Overruled in my eReader. I'm excited to read this series now. I definitely agree with you about the manwhore personality of a male MC. Great review, Jazmen! :D

  3. Seen many great reviews on this one. Glad you liked it :)

  4. Girl, I'm slipping on my new adult game! There are so many NA titles that I still have to read, but these YA books are killing me lol. I've heard some really good things about Emma Chase, so I'm definitely going to have to read her soon.

  5. I haven't heard about this book or this series but going by your review it looks really good.
    Currently am not reading any romance but when I will, I'll make sure that I pick this one up.
    And great review!

  6. This sounds cute, I may read this one soon! ~Pam

  7. Ohhhhhh I'm so happy you brought this one to my attention! I have not been having a ton of luck with NA recently but this one sounds so good and cute! I love the stories when kids are involved - it adds an extra interesting element!