Published by Gallery Books on August 25th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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.
Then Chelsea McQuaid and her six orphaned nieces and nephews came along and complicated the ever-loving hell out of my life. Now I'm going to Mommy & Me classes, One Direction concerts, the emergency room, and arguing cases in the principal's office.
Chelsea’s too sweet, too innocent, and too gorgeous for her own good. She tries to be tough, but she’s not. She needs someone to help her, defend her…and the kids.
And that — that, I know how to do.
In Sustained, our story begins with our hero who is a defense attorney. Now Jake Becker is one of the best at what he does. But soon he meets a woman and her six nieces and nephews that she has recently become guardian for. Jake lives a uncomplicated life and he likes it that way until he stumbles upon this diverse family and the young woman that he can’t keep away from for too long. AT first its the little things that draws him to Chelsea, he admires her courage and strength. Chelsea had to put her life on hold with her brother and his wife were killed and left six children without any parents. It hasn’t been an easy adjustment, especially with the ages of the kids so spread about and each child very unique. She doesn’t have time for a social life and never thought she would have time for a man until Jake walks into her life.
I will say this about Sustained….the best of the series here!!! Man it was so good and definitely lives up to the hype I kept hearing before picking it up. I did have issues with the first book and third book. So it was so fun to read Sustained and love everything about this story. It was definitely different and I LOVED that. The story we have here is so unique and special and the moment I picked it up, I just couldn’t put it down. It had charm, its own style of romance and the children were such a nice touch. Emma Chase did a brilliant job with integrating these six children and their “antics” without taking anything away from the actual romance. What I enjoyed the most about the romance, is how well Jake and Chelsea just fit so well with each other. Their story wasn’t angst at all which was a relief since I just wasn’t in the mood. It was sweet, fun and silly at times and thoroughly satisfying. And even though there was a bit of drama, it was real life type of drama, the kind that you can easily relate to. It wasn’t over done at all and I found that very impressive.