Join Jake & Chelsea, Stanton & Sofia, Brent & Kennedy as they navigate the hilarious and heartwarming hurdles of love, life and the law in this final addition to the Legal Briefs Series.There was a time when Jake Becker had it all together. He was controlled, driven, ruthless—in and out of the courtroom.Then, six irresistible orphans and their heartbreakingly beautiful aunt crashed into his perfectly ordered life. They changed everything. They changed him. Now he’s a husband, an upstanding member of society, a father figure—a family man.And he’s pretty damn good at it.Sure, he has to referee sibling smackdowns, re-learn algebra, ensure his clients stay of jail, and keep his wife happy—but it finally feels like he’s got it together again....So, of course something has to screw it all up.It’s huge. Life-changing. Kind of terrifying.And it will be the most amazing, perfect thing he’ll ever do.
Absolute perfection! Sustained was the first book I read by Emma Chase. Therefore, Jake and Chelsea have always been my favorite couple. It wasn't just that I read their story first. It was because their story was so profound, so touching- that it stayed with me for a long time and will always be one of my favorites. When I found out about this novella, I was beyond excited to get another glimpse of them and the kids.
Jake is still super swoon-worthy. Even more so in Sidebarred. There is something so beautiful about a man that loves his woman unconditionally and is unafraid to show it. Chelsea is as spunky as ever and all of the kids are back in their full glory. The humor they added into the story was delightful.
Though heavily centered on Jake and Chelsea, we do get a glimpse of the rest of the Legal Briefs gang. It was a wonderful way to catch up with all of them and a get a deeper look into their happy endings. The story is wonderfully written and romantic. I shed a few tears at the conclusion because I was overwhelmed with happiness. What a wonderful way to add to and end the series. Never before has a novella left me feeling so satisfied. Though I am sad that it is over, I am excited for the many rereads that will occur in the future.
I highly recommend this novella to fans of The Legal Briefs series.