Overruled : Legal Briefs

  • by Emma Chase
  • Narrated by Jason Carpenter, Charlotte Penfield
  • Series: Legal Briefs
  • 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Emma Chase, New York Times best-selling author of the Tangled series, returns with the first installment of the Legal Briefs series!
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 is 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 10-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.


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Odd Woman Out

I guess I will be the odd person out as I didn't like the story line. Stanton was a total fail as a father and completely clueless where Sofia was concerned. I just didn't buy into the main 2 characters and how Stanton was heading home to convince Jenny not to marry another man while he brings is FWB and continues to have sex with her while trying to win Jenny back. It left a bad taste in my mouth. And I would have liked to see Sofia have more backbone and not let Stanton treat her so poorly.
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- Amazon Customer "I've been an avid reader since I was a child. I love different types of writing styles and I am never afraid to try new authors."

Self Absorbed Jerk

Although Overruled was incredibly well written, Stainton was undoubtably the most self absorbed male character ever conceived who wasn't intentionally cruel. No, Stainton just believed the whole world revolved around his needs and desires, like a bratty toddler.

After Stainton knocked up his high school girlfriend Jenny, he went off to college and law school, leaving all the child care responsibilities to others. Regardless, Stainton expected Jenny to spread her legs anytime he came home for a visit, while he screwed his way through the rest of the country for more than 11 years.

Stainton had been involved with co-worker Sophie for 6 months when Jenny announced that she was getting married. Stainton rushed home to stop the wedding, dragging Sophie along for support and encouragement. He REALLY believed that Jenny should waste the rest of her life waiting for his occasional visits, raising their daughter alone.

Before meeting Stainton, Sophie was probably an interesting, independent woman (smart, funny & compassionate). However, Sophie allowed Stainton to be the "star" at work and the boss in the bedroom, lavishing him with attention and loyalty without expecting anything in return. For an intelligent, professional woman, Sophie's total lack of self respect was incredibly sad and pathetic.

I was disappointed that Emma Chase created such weak, boring female characters and glamorized a self absorbed, immature male jerk, suggesting that women don't deserve to be loved, admired and adored.

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- Rusty "Great Books Don't Promote Violence"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-28-2015
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio