Author: Emma Chase
Publisher: Gallery Books
Synopsis: When Brent Mason looks at Kennedy Randolph, he doesn’t see the awkward, sweet girl who grew up next door. He sees a self-assured, stunning woman…who wants to crush the most intimate – and prized – parts of his anatomy beneath the heels of her Christian Louboutins.
Brent has never let the loss of his leg in a childhood accident affect his ability to lead a fulfilling life. He sets high goals–and then he reaches them.
And now he has his sights set on Kennedy.
When Kennedy looks at Brent Mason, all she sees is the selfish, Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue-worthy teenager who humiliated her in high school to join the popular crowd. A crowd that made those years a living hell.
She’s not a lovesick social outcast anymore – she’s a DC prosecutor with a long winning streak behind her. Brent is the opposing attorney in her next case and she thinks it’s time to put him through a little hell of his own.
But things aren’t exactly working out that way.
Because every fiery exchange has her wondering if he’s as passionate in the bedroom as he is in the courtroom. Each argument and objection only makes him want her more. In the end, Brent and Kennedy may just find themselves in love…or in contempt of court.
APPEALED is a sexy, humorous romance about first crushes, second chances and the final verdict of the heart
My Thoughts…4/5 stars
Okay this book guys was good.
It featured Brent Mason as our hero who was sweet as the icing you find on your birthday cake. His no-bullshit-angst style was the refreshing cleanse to your palate after a rich decadent dinner. He loves Kennedy. He will forever love Kennedy. And most importantly, he’ll wait for Kennedy when she is ready to accept Brent after overcoming her bullied childhood past.
Brent and Kennedy grew up as best friends and after a series of misunderstandings, bitchy ex-girlfriends that got in the way, and bullying caused a series of horrible boys, they seemed like they would never be the way that they were. However, after a forced date by a Judge himself, Brent and Kennedy clear the air and let their love take its slow course.
I liked this book because Brent was just kind of always there. He supported Kennedy and her career. He loved her no matter how long he had to wait for Kennedy to admit her feelings for him to herself. And he just kind of knew he would always love her no matter what happened. He just sounds like a wholesome guy everyone needs to find!
As for Kennedy, I’ll always applaud Emma Chase for creating strong heroines who won’t be bullied into doing something because the hero said so. She always stood up for herself and did what she thought would be best. I admire Kennedy for that but she can be stubborn to herself and for everything she does.
And to sum it up, I cried at this part in the book where Kennedy broke down a teenage boy she was prosecuting. It was just so horrible to see that bullying could be so cruel.
While I liked Sustained more than Appealed, I would still definitely recommend to pick this one up.