#FridayBookShare ‘Sustained’ by #Author Emma Chase @EmmaChse

I’m joining in Shelley’ Wilsons’s Friday Book Share with some fun, entertaining books I love to read, especially after a long, hard day. They’re usually romantic comedies, or steamy romances, and sometimes I forget to review them properly, so this is a great way to let readers know about them.

Check out the hashtag #FridayBlogShare on Twitter.

You’ll get great ideas for weekend reading 🙂

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First line of the book.

I don’t use an alarm clock.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb.

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 and 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.

Introduce the main character using only three words.

Witty, ruthless, solid.

Delightful design (add the cover image of the book).

Sustained cover

Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)

Sustained is part of Emma Chase’s Legal Briefs Series, revolving around the lives of a group of attorneys in Washington DC. I’ve read all of them, and this one is my favourite. You’ll love it if you like a heartwarming, steamy romance, with lots of witty dialogues and hilarious scenes, as well as some drama and lots of action.

It’s narrated by Jake, who’s an entertaining, sometimes scary, and always unique character. We gradually get to know what makes him tick and discover the sensitive and loyal person beneath the armour he’s built over the years to protect himself from emotional involvement. I love the way his character gradually develops from heartless attorney and callous womanizer to caring boyfriend and protective father of six! Chelsea is an affectionate, artistic person, who brings out the best in Jake. But my favourite characters are the six orphan children who are thrust into their lives, changing their world forever.

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           Sustained on my bookshelf!

It was such a pleasure to read that I bought the paperback after reading it on my kindle, and I don’t do that very often any more. And by the way there’s a short novella which is a sequel, but I’ll tell you about that next week!

Your favourite line/scene.

I love this scene. It’s when Jake meets Chelsea.

Then we stand just inches apart, those crystal-blue beauties fixed on me.

“So . . . how did you meet my nephew, Mr. Becker?”

I give it to her straight, like ripping off a Band-Aid. “He stole my wallet, Chelsea. Right on the street. Bumped into me, slipped his hand in my pocket, and then took off.”

Her eyes slide closed and her shoulders hunch. “Oh.”

After a moment, she rubs her forehead, then lifts her chin and looks up at me. “I am so, so sorry.”

I wave my hand. “It’s okay.”

Her voice goes soft, with a ring of sorrow. “He’s taken it really hard. I mean, they all have, of course, but Rory is just so . . .”

“Angry,” I say, finishing for her.

She nods. “Yeah. Angry.”

Her voice drops, a trace of hurt seeping in.

****

Buy Links:

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Want to join in sharing a book you enjoyed?

With the weekend approaching it’s the perfect time to seek out new books to read, so I’ve created a Friday Book Share game to help search for that ideal novel.

Anyone can have a go – all you need to do is answer the following questions based on a book you are currently reading/finished reading this week and use the hashtag #FridayBookShare. Grab the banner on Shelley’s blog.

First line of the book.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb.

Introduce the main character using only three words.

Delightful design (add the cover image of the book).

Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)

Your favourite line/scene.

Happy Weekend and Happy Reading

Happy Friday

About LucciaGray

Writer, blogger, teacher, reader and lover of words wherever they are. Author of The Eyre Hall Trilogy, the breathtaking sequel to Jane Eyre. Luccia lives in sunny Spain, but her heart's in Victorian London.

Posted on July 15, 2016, in Friday Book Share and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Thanks for joining in, Luccia, and what a great Friday Book Share choice! Love the blurb of this book – it sounds like a great series. I don’t normally ‘do’ romance but this sounds fun. 🙂

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  2. It is a great idea. These days I seem to be reading many books just before they are published but I must join in when I read books that are available already.

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