Emma Chase’s Appealed is out today!

New York Times bestselling author Emma Chase stopped by XOXOAD to chat about saying goodbye to her second series and yet another favorite set of characters. Download the latest book in her Legal Briefs series, APPEALED, today!


This week, Appealed, the third full length book in The Legal Briefs Series will be published. It’s both amazing and bittersweet to me. Amazing, because a few years ago, my loftiest writing aspiration was simply to hold a book that I had written in my hands. Everything that came after has been truly beyond my wildest dreams.

And then, with Overruled (the first book in the Legal Briefs Series), my readers opened their hearts to new characters and had as much fun reading their one-liners, screw-ups, sexy times, triumphs, and heartwarming journeys as I did writing them.

But here’s where the bittersweet comes in. Because Appealed, Brent Mason’s story, is the conclusion – the final full-length book. He wraps it all up, ties everything together – the last lines of Appealed are exactly how I’d envisioned ending the series from the very beginning. Once again, it’s time to say goodbye to a group of characters who have come to feel like friends.

Brent’s story feels particularly poignant – and a long-time coming. Because, like so many of you, I’ve completely adored him since the first time he appeared in Overruled. The way he was there for his friends – a shoulder to cry on, a hand giving a much needed push, but most of all – a teasing, joking bringer of smiles. It’s Brent’s humor that leaps off the page. He has an energy – warm, loyal, devoted, dependable. Giving up is not a concept he’s familiar with, so we as readers are reassured that when Brent is around, he would never let any situation get so dire that he couldn’t turn it into a punchline.

It’s funny how stories come about – how characters develop. In some ways, at least for me, it’s out of an author’s hands. The characters are born in my mind with their own eye color, hair color, features and distinct personalities. I knew from the start that Stanton would be southern, and Jake would have gray eyes, and Brent would, at times, use a wheelchair. He was using it, in the very first scene I imagined – where he was in a law office, popping a wheelie.

Because, as he would say, that’s just how he rolls.

When I developed Brent’s story, I didn’t set out to write a hero with a disability, but that characteristic was a part of him – an aspect of his life, a piece of his character, a part of who he is. But not all he is. Not even close.

As we finish the Legal Briefs Series, and say ‘see you later’ to this fun, fascinating, hilarious group, I’m grateful to my amazing readers for falling in love with these characters and taking their journeys right along with me. It’s an honor and a thrill to entertain you with my stories – and I absolutely cannot wait to show you what I have in store for you next!

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Appealed

Appealed

Emma Chase

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.

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Sustained

Sustained

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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. -

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Overruled

Overruled

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Emma Chase, New York Times bestselling 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.

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Tied

Tied

Emma Chase

In the fourth sexy romance by the New York Times bestseller Emma Chase, Drew and Kate can't wait to finally tie the knot; if they can only survive the pre-wedding festivities.

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Tamed

Tamed

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In the third unforgettable book by New York Times bestseller Emma Chase, Matthew Fisher--the best friend of Drew Evans from Tangled and Twisted--wants to settle down, but he'll have to overcome the mistrust of the colorful and unique Dee Dee Warren.

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Twisted

Twisted

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Falling in love is easy. Staying in love is hard. In this heart-pounding follow-up to Tangled by New York Times bestseller Emma Chase, Kate reveals that there is trouble in paradise, when unexpected circumstances force her and Drew to "renegotiate" their relationship.

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Tangled

Tangled

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3 comments so far


  1. I’m so sad to see this series end, but loved every minute of it!

  2. tammybean04

    I absolutely adore Emma Chase’s writing. I can’t wait to dive into Brent’s story. I loved the hell out of Jake, so hopefully, I will love Brent just as much.

  3. I absolutely loved this book! It was the best in the series and was so sad to see this series end, but the epilogue definitely gave us closure!

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