Showing posts with label Lawyers. Show all posts
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June 25, 2015

Review & Giveaway! Silver Scars by Posy Roberts

You need people to love you, especially when you shove them away.

A bomb destroyed high-powered lawyer Gil Lemieux’s seemingly perfect life, and PTSD has ruled every decision since the explosion that left him scarred inside and outside. Moving home with his mom is meant to be a temporary measure, just like proofreading for a medical editorial firm is meant to be a stopgap. But two years after taking on the wrong court case, he’s still living in fear.

Keith Kramer might be based 1,500 miles away from Gil, but their shared work brings them together—a chance meeting that’s life-changing. Gil is drawn to Keith’s good looks and intelligence, but it’s his innate understanding that Gil is more than the scars on his skin that is truly attractive. He’s everything Gil used to be and more. It blows Gil’s mind that his attraction might be returned.

Only doubt could widen the distance between them. Keith’s hopefulness, borne out of surviving some tough challenges of his own, isn’t enough to bridge the distance alone. Gil will need to believe he has as much to offer as Keith if they’re to build a life together.

Wow. This book is an emotional rollercoaster. For the characters, but for me as well.

Gil has been a lawyer, a successful one, until an explosion took everything from him: his job, his financial security, his friends, his confidence leaving him an emotional mess, unable to function because of his severe PTSD.

Whomever meets Keith for the first time can never guess that behind his good looks and cheerful demeanor he hides a lot of pain, both physical and emotional. 

Two scarred, scared men create a bond that helps them overcome the dark moments when giving up seems like the best solution.

This is not your usual romantic story. It goes way beyond that. 

The love that binds Gil and Keith it’s obvious. They are good together and good for each other but the past and their conditions, sometimes make it hard for them to really let go and trust each other.

There’s always a sliver of doubt in their mind that, one day, the burden might become too much to handle and that love won’t be enough.

Those insecurities, though, are perfectly understandable and, if in other circumstances it might have annoyed me to see the characters constantly doubt every single thing or action, in this case, they only made me love both men even more.

They struggle. Each and every day is a constant uphill battle but they don’t give up.

There’s anger, despair, sadness and tears but, deep down, there’s always hope.

A perfect example of the fact that love goes beyond physical appearance and social status. When there’s true affection, mutual respect and understanding, nothing will ever be too hard.

I don’t know if I’m the only one who felt like this but, all the time while reading, I had the impression I was there, in the book, living it all alongside Gil and Keith.

They felt so real, their story felt real and I’m sure that, for someone out there, this is not a story at all.

It was my first Posy Roberts book but it won’t be my last. The writing style was really good even if a little bit more attention to details was needed.

All I can say is “wow”. This novel is absolutely worth reading and I highly recommend it. I was sorry it was over because I wasn’t ready to let them go yet.

Did you ever find a book that made you completely lose contact with reality? This is what Silver Scars did to me. I had a hard time disconnecting and I didn’t quite manage that because I keep thinking about it every now and then. Another one to add to my re-read list. 

I’m so glad I gave it a chance.

Happy Reading!!

Posy Roberts writes about romantic male love. Whether these characters are family men, drag queens, or lonely men searching for connections, they all find a home in her stories.

Posy is married to a man who makes sure she doesn’t forget to eat or sleep; her daughter, a budding author and dedicated Whovian, helps her come up with character names. When Posy’s not writing, she enjoys crafting, hiking, and singing spontaneously about the mundane, just to make normal seem more interesting.

April 28, 2015

Release Day Review! Overruled, The Legal Briefs #1 by Emma Chase

Emma Chase, New York Times bestselling author of the Tangled Series, returns with the first installment of the Legal Briefs Series. 

As a 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 was going according to that plan.

Until the day he receives an invitation to the wedding of his high school sweetheart and mother of his beloved ten-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 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.

Fans of Tangled, you better prepare yourselves because you’re in for one hell of a ride in Emma’s new series, The Legal Briefs.

Defense attorney Stanton Shaw has struggled hard to have the position he occupies. He’s made sacrifices and lost important events in his daughter’s life but now he can afford to offer her anything she likes.

His relationship with Jenny has been complicated ever since he left for college and it’s about to become even more so because she has news he never expected to hear.

Sofia has been taught to always fight for what she wants. She strong, determined and she knows what she wants and how to get it.

Her “relationship” with Stanton is easy and convenient and it suits both of them, and the chemistry between the two is off the charts. They sure know how to raise the temperature in a room. Phew!

Neither is looking for something serious and what they have is devoid of any kind of complications.

Or so they think because, all of a sudden, things become all kinds of complicated and awkward when Sofia gives in and agrees to accompany Stanton to Mississippi.

Moment of honesty here – after reading the Tied series I was so afraid I won’t like Overruled, that it won’t raise up to the challenge. Boy, was I wrong. I’ve been laughing my head off from beginning to end.

This book has everything you can think of- funny, charming, strong and sexy characters, insanely hilarious situations, passion, romance, just the right amount of drama to keep things interesting and, did I mention the hot guys? No? Why, yes, there’s a lot of eye candy for your imagination ladies. 

I am so glad I gave this book a chance and I cannot wait to get my hands on Sustained.

Mrs. Chase, I stand in awe. Brilliant!

Happy Reading!!

By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother of two who resides in a small, rural town in New Jersey. By night she is a keyboard crusader, toiling away the hours to bring her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine. 

Emma is an avid reader. Before her children were born she was known to consume whole books in a single day. Writing has also always been a passion and with the 2013 release of her debut romantic comedy, Tangled, the ability to now call herself an author is nothing less than a dream come true.