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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Review: Overruled by Emma Chase

Title: Overruled
Author: Emma Chase
Series: The Legal Briefs #1
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Jason Carpenter, Charlotte Penfield
Release Date: April 28th, 2015
Length: Novel (289 pages/8.1 hours)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Purchased
Buy: Audible, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 3.0-stars

Melissa's Review:

Overruled is book 1 in The Legal Briefs series. I knew I had to try this series after seeing such good reviews for it. So when Audible had a 2 for 1 credit sale going on and these were on there, I grabbed them as fast as I could. While starting out in DC we head to a small town for a good chunk of the story, and I love novels that have that vibe.

We start off meeting a young Stanton, about to go off to college, when he finds out his girlfriend Jenny is pregnant. They make an agreement that they'll have an open relationship but when he's in town they'll be together. We quickly see him in college and not getting many chances to be in their lives. Then we reach the present where Stanton is a DC defense attorney and charming a jury on a case he's handling with his coworker Sofia Santos. It's not all work and no play though, Sofia and Stanton have a friends with benefits arrangement. Then we get the drama mixed in, Stanton finds Jenny is getting married and he's very distraught. He does the only thing he can think of, hightails it back to his hometown to stop the wedding and win back his woman. But he knows he can't do it himself, he asks Sofia to come with him to help. I was wondering if he'd realize he was clinging to the past when really he had feelings for Sofia all along.

Overruled is a steamy contemporary romance that made me actually like a lawyer main character. That's pretty much unheard of for me, I really don't like lawyer characters in stories, but knew I had to try this series out since I've enjoyed other books by Emma Chase. While a bit predictable at times, the story was quite entertaining with all the different things going on. If you're a fan of drama in your romance and some seriously steamy scenes, you'll love this book!

The Narrators:

This was one of the few dual narrated audiobooks I've listened to and it reminds me how much I enjoy them! Jason Carpenter and Charlotte Penfield did a great job at bringing their characters to life.


  1. it sounds good in a whole even if it was a bit predictable. I want to try a book by this author

  2. oh :D crashing a wedding for the woman he loves, this is kind of amusing. Sorry it didn't completely work for you, but it seems like it was fun anyway, so thats good!

    1. I think it was the whole gotta win back my ex and only at the last second realize it was a diff woman he loved

  3. I have not listened to many Duals one, but they can be fun

  4. I read this one and I liked it but I struggled with the hero for a while. But the narration was wonderful. Glad you enjoyed it.

  5. I loved book #2 and thought #3 was eh but I haven't read this one yet.

    For What It's Worth

  6. I keep meaning to try Emma Chase. I'm not familiar with these narrators.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

  7. Interesting set up. An author that got you to like a lawyer? She's talented, indeed ;)

    1. Right? I tend to hateeeeee those types of characters! lol

  8. Yay! I loved book two but haven't read this one yet. I need to get to it.

    1. Woohoo, I have book two so that's great to hear