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....
Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka His Royal Hotness, is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant....
Amalie Whitfield is the picture of a blushing bride during her wedding reception - but for all the wrong reasons....
I'm writing this letter because it's highly doubtful I'll ever garner the courage to say this to your face. So, here goes. We're totally wrong for each other. You're the proper single mum....
Women often say a good man is hard to find. And a hard man is even better....
Have you ever set out to have a one night stand with a sexy stranger? No? I’m the only one? Just kidding, I would never. Ever. Not usually. But then I figured, why not? My entire life I’ve been....
One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him....
Back in Britain, my family is fighting over who's the next Duke of Fairfax. The rules say it's me - if I'm married. could never limit myself to just one woman....
As one of Hollywood's A-listers, I have the movie industry in the palm of my hand. But if I'm going to stay at the top, my playboy image needs an overhaul....
I've made every one of my billions of dollars myself - I'm calculating, astute and the best at what I do. It takes drive and dedication to build what I have....
This single gal has had enough of the games, the BS, and the endless chase. I know what I want most, and it's not true love....
When Rex meets his new neighbor, he knows he's in trouble. She's gorgeous and sweet and everything he can't trust. Until she becomes the one thing he can't resist....
Ever notice that sometimes a guy will do something really stupid, like let the love of his life slip through his fingers? Yeah. I'm that guy. But the instant I run into her again I've got one goal and one goal only—a second chance....
He loves me, and he doesn't even know my real name. The limelight that follows him could expose everything I'm hiding. But even knowing the risks, I can't force myself to stay away....
I keep my two worlds separate. At work, I'm King of Wall Street. The heaviest hitters in Manhattan come to me to make money. They do whatever I say because I'm always right. I'm shrewd....
Anna Kirby is sick of dating. She's tired of heartbreak. Despite being smart, sexy, and funny, she's a magnet for men who don't deserve her....
The first time I met Caine West was in a bar. He noticed me looking his way and mistakenly read my scowling as checking him out. When he attempted to talk to me, I set him straight....
New Orleans belongs to me. You don't know my name, but I control everything you see - and all the things you don't....
The New York Times best-selling author of the Tangled books returns with the third romance in the Legal Briefs series, a collection of sexy novels about first crushes, second chances, and the final verdict of the heart.
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 Louboutins.
When Kennedy looks at Brent, all she sees is the selfish, Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue-worthy teenager who humiliated her in high school in order to join the popular crowd. A crowd that made those years a living hell for her.
But she's not a lovesick social outcast anymore - she's a Washington, DC, prosecutor with a long winning streak. Brent is the opposing attorney in her next case, and Kennedy thinks it's time to put him through a little hell of his own.
But things aren't exactly working out the way she planned. Brent has his sights set on Kennedy, and every fiery exchange only makes him want her more - and makes her wonder if he's as passionate in the bedroom as he is in the courtroom. In the end they may just find themselves in love...or in contempt of court.
It's a sad day when a storyline with great potential is railroaded by sub-par narration. Honestly, I am officially not a fan of Deacon Lee. Unfortunately, this may be the fourth or fifth book I've listened to with him as the narrator. I'm sure in another story, with a non-romantic themed storyline, he's fantastic, but, not this genre, not this book.
The Legal Briefs series has been stellar up to this one. APPEALED was good, it was, but, really, the narration stole the show, and not in a good way. The best part of the story was the epilogue, which pulled everything together in one of the best HEA's I've heard in awhile. I still love Emma Chase, and would purchase other books by this author, but sadly, this one was just ok.
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Would you listen to Appealed again? Why?
I liked it better the 1st time I listened to it. However, the second time all I heard was the snarky tremble of Deacon Lee's voice. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Emma Chase. I have all her Audio books and have listened to them all several times. I like that this is 1st person in the males perspective - Has the usual dry humor with laugh out loud moments. The characters are well developed. There is some "trip down memory lane" moments but they are done in a way that doesn't leave the listener confused. No insta-love and this is a stand alone story. It's an Emma Chase story what's not to love... Except the narrator :(
If you’ve listened to books by Emma Chase before, how does this one compare?
Tangled is still my favorite. In this series probably Sustained. This is more a 2nd chance romance.
Would you be willing to try another one of Deacon Lee’s performances?
NO...just no. He has so many voices and his female voice is actually less distracting then his normal narrative voice when he's not in character. When he portrays other male characters it's less shaky.. But when he's narrating the H...his voice is just whiney
9 of 11 people found this review helpful
I absolutely love Emma Chase!! Her writing is so fresh & fun. Appealed had me laughing so hard I had tears. Kennedy's struggle with self esteem was something I think all girls can relate to and to see her be a success was a awesome message.
Thank you Emma! Keep writing and I will keep reading. :-)
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Would you try another book from Emma Chase and/or Deacon Lee?
I love Emma Chase and this series has been hands down one of my favorites. I was very excited for Appealed to come out. I thought it was pretty good - but my least favorite of the series. I didn't think Brent was as strong of an alpha character as Stanton and Jake and there wasn't as much tension. I love all of Emma's work and would readily buy another one.
Would you recommend Appealed to your friends? Why or why not?
Yes - with the caveat that the other two in the series are much better
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
I don't understand why they keep casting Deacon Lee as the strong romantic male lead. His voice has the snarkiness and wry inflection of the comedic sidekick. There is nothing sexy about his performance. I am seriously confused by people who think he was the right choice for this. He is a good narrator but not for this genre.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
Emma Chase is the BEST!!!! Her writing never disappoints! Appealed has a wonderful story, smart, sexy=Smexy!
However, the narrator sounds like a very nice Gay Guy! My gay guy friend listened to an exert and agreed. The narrator sounds like a gay guy. It ruined for me the romantic, sexy aspect of the book. I've never had to put an Emma Chase book down to take a break from listening. It took me 4-5 tries to get through this book because of the narrator.
I've stopped downloading my fave author's books if Deacon Lee narrates. I can't get that romantic feeling about a book read by someone who sounds like the late-great comedian Paul Lynde. EMMA CHASE, I love your books, hated this narrator! :-(
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
Love Emma Chase! She is a romantic comedy genius. Great narration. So glad she made the hero an amputee and normal.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
You will fall in love with this couple. Great story and love the epilogues! One of Emma Chase' s best!!!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This book was delightful. Funny, sexy, romantic and sweet. I do like stories that have a bit more naughty time but this book does such a great job of balancing naughty and sweet I didn't even really miss it. Strong female lead character and great narration. I'm a huge Sebastian York fan and have yet to find another male voice that I enjoy but Deacon comes pretty close. I was skeptical at first listen but fell further in like with his voice the more time went on. I'd give this book a listen if you are looking for something light and 'romantical' with just a hint of naughty!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Plot 1 makes you roll your eyes. Could a case honestly end like that? Plot 2 is unbelievable. The characters behave like 16 year olds at best and 12 year olds at worst. Is this really the way 2 extremely well-educated and professional people behave? That two smart people can't get over typical high school drama is lame. Also, the narrator isn't bad it's just his voice doesn't match the persona. His shaky, cracking voice is better suited for a YA hero or a loveable nerd. He did a good job but not the voice of a rich, arrogant, cocky lawyer. I'm disappointed with this last installment in the series.
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Audible Review: I'm going to be honest here and say that I wouldn't recommend the audible first. I can't decide what exactly is wrong with the narrators voice but he comes off like an old man to me. Almost shaky in parts. When he was acting the other roles I didn't have as much of a problem, but his Brent voice just didn't do it for me. I hate giving bad reviews like that but it's honestly how I felt. The voice just threw me off and I couldn't see Brent as a sexy Hero because of it.
Story Review: I had a hard time enjoying this book. It may be because of the narrator. I don't know if I had read this instead of listening to the audible if I would have liked it more. Unfortunately, I only have the audible version so I can't do a re-read.
I think the story line was good. It's a second chance romance and started as an enemies to lovers until we discover that certain events in the past didn't happen the way Kennedy thought. By the time she realized Brent didn't do what she thought he did, she was still too cautious for her own good.
I liked Brent but I don't think he came off as charming as Jake or Stratton. However, I didn't feel like Brent had any douche moments like the other two did. Overall, I have enjoyed this series even though each book wasn't perfect for me. I will definitely read more from this author.
What made the experience of listening to Appealed the most enjoyable?
As with all of Emma Chases stories, the romance and sexiness is fun and full of humour. the story is poignant and it is easy to love the characters faults and insecurities. Of course, the narration makes or breaks an audible experience and Deacon Lee is one of the best.
What did you like best about this story?
The main characters have depth and are believable, their history and mis communication has affected both of their lives and of course it has the best kind of happy ending.<br/>Read the series if you can.
Which character – as performed by Deacon Lee – was your favourite?
Brent, of course, he is a great character, optimistic and loyal. Deacon Lee is brilliant.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I laughed all the way through, Brent and Kennedy's parents are hilarious and the bullying and tormenting Kennedy suffers through school is sad, especially when you see how it has affected her attitude.
Would you listen to Appealed again? Why?
Possibly but after i have read th rest
What was one of the most memorable moments of Appealed?
Alot of confused emotions, but never wen it comes to sex
What about Deacon Lee’s performance did you like?
0 of 1 people found this review helpful