August 25, 2015



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.


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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

We met Jake in Overruled. He’s Stanton’s friend and colleague with a dirty mouth and a sharp wit. I’m was so exciting to read Jake’s story and Emma did not disappoint! I loved it! Jake curses like a sailor and tells you exactly how it is. He’s a straight shooter in an expensive suit, but under those hot clothes is a sexy man covered in tattoos. In my opinion, that’s the best kind! Jake is an amazing lawyer who knows how to defend his clients. One day he meets a kid on the street and his entire world flips upside down. When he meets the kids Aunt Chelsea, Jake is instantly turned on. He wants her badly. Jake had a rough childhood and someone saved him and set him on the right track. He can’t help but want to save Rory. He quickly gets immersed in the lives of Chelsea and her six nieces and nephews. Jake is not a family man. He has never wanted the wife and kids. He just doesn’t think he’s cut out for it. Will Jake lose the only woman he’s ever loved because of the kids? I laughed out loud so much while reading! Jake is effing hilarious and Chelsea is smart and funny. The kids are the best! I could relate on so many levels! And I love Emma more for quoting my favorite movie!

Emma is the Queen of the male POV that reading her books doesn’t even make me want to know what the woman is thinking!


“Then we’re going to go real slow…inch by inch…until you beg me to not go slow anymore. Sound good?”


What can I say. When God was passing out dick, he gave me extra.


Quiet – so as not to awake the cockblocking inerrupters who are all too eager to disturb us.


I want to lick her, lather her, rub myself all over her until she smells like me. So anyone who’s near her knows she belongs to someone.

Is that as gross as it sounds?

“Are you drunk?” she whispers.

Does she really need to ask? I used the work sheesh – of course I’m fucking drunk.

“Oh yeah, off-the-charts drunk, I am.”

Thanks, Yoda.


5 out of 5 stars

I read Overruled and loved Stanton but I fell for his roommate Jake even more in this book! Oh man…it is bad but feels so good.

Jake is a lawyer with a past that he worked very hard to get through. He was a troubled youth but with an expected older man coming into his life, he changed it all around. He is now a top defense attorney, he is very organized, calm and focused on his work. He also has a string of one-night hook-ups and when one surprising re-appears he decides right then…no more one night stands, he needs to get to know a woman first or at least go out with her a few times before “the deed.” What he didn’t see coming was that the woman he wants to know better is someone that could change his world upside down, sideways and totally off its axis….

After a chance encounter with a little punk kid that seems to just need some guidance from a stranger, he drives this little man home. A mansion of all places, he didn’t see that coming and what he definitely didn’t see coming was the boy’s beautiful and crazy busy Aunt Chelsea. He doesn’t know why but he feels a pull to her which isn’t like him at all but something about her get to him and after he leaves, he can’t get her off his mind.

Chelsea needs help. Legal help and Jake is the only one that she thinks to call. And Jake is ready to do just that. He wants to help Chelsea and all the craziness that comes along with her. After being around Chelsea and the kids, things heat up and they fall into a pattern with the kids during the day and with the two of them at night. The problem is that Jake didn’t plan for this kind of life, his life was organized and planned and this is the complete opposite. Could Jake really become a family man? He never thought he would be and being with Chelsea and the kids, he thinks she deserves better. Someone that won’t hurt her or the kids later on. He really has to think about whether or not he is worthy of Chelsea’s love and if he could keep his promises to the kids.

I loved this story! Jake is totally out of his comfort zone and Chelsea is trying her best with what her path in life has brought her. She is 26 years old and now has six kids! She loves here nieces and nephews and it’s crazy awesome how Jake just comes in and supports her without even knowing her. The kids are not the easiest either. There are troublemakers, smartasses, geniuses and ones that are just too adorable for words. It’s a great and wild mix which makes it fun and difficult at the same time.

Overall…I laughed my ass off, got hot and bothered, wanted to throw my iPad and I also cried. It’s a nutty, crazy, emotional and sexy ride. I can’t wait for Brent’s story!

P.S Jake has some of best tattoos! Nothing sexier than a man in a suit with tats under it.


“My armor was tarnished a long time ago, Brent.”
“A knight in tarnished armor is still a knight.”

“Am I gonna have to pay you a dime, Jack?”
My voice is gravelly with sleep and sex. She smiles. And it’s beautiful. “This one is on the house, Rose.”

I shake his hand, then I go scoop Regan off the slide and coach her as I carry her back to the obstacle course—like Mickey talking to Rocky Balboa in his corner.

Does she really need to ask? I used the word sheesh—of course I’m fucking drunk.




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