“A knight in tarnished armor is still a knight.”
What an AWESOME book!!!
It was hilariously funny, sexy, romantic, heart-warming, and kinda badass! If you love reading stories about heroes and heroines with kids, then this is definitely a must-read recommendation!
Jake is the kind of guy who plays by this own rules. As a high powered criminal defence lawyer who can get just about anyone out anything, who is on top of his game, and who lets nothing slow him down, he never attaches any strings to the never ending slew of women who come through his bedroom.
But everything in his life changes when a chance encounter crosses his paths with Chelsea, a twenty-six year old who dropped out of her college life when her brother and wife were killed in a tragic car crash leaving her as the sole guardian of their six young children. Almost against his own will, Jake found himself drawn into their lives. He couldn’t stop thinking about Chelsea, found himself growing attached to the kids with every passing visit, and even though it went against everything he’d planned for in life, suddenly he was attending One Direction concerts, Googling how to change a diaper, arranging a babysitter so he could take Chelsea out on dates…. and let me tell you, it was absolutely hilarious!!!!
Guys, I was laughing SO HARD!!!!!!
Okay. I can do this.
I’ve been arrested — spent time in lockup with genuinely dangerous guys. I’ve been in street fights without rules where no one was coming to break it up — and I’ve won. I’ve conquered the insurmountable challenge of earning a law degree and dealing with the self-centred jackass who are my clients without committing aggravated assault.
It’s a diaper. How hard can it be?
I carry [the baby] to his room, lay him on the pad on his dresser, and look him in the eyes. “Work with me, buddy, okay?”
Then, with one hand on his chest so he doesn’t roll away, I Google it.
Gotta love modern technology… I get the diaper off, get him cleaned up with the wipes. I squeeze some white pasty shit out of a tube onto his ass, because I’m not sure if he’s red, but it’s there, so I’ll use it. I lift his kicking legs and slide a fresh diaper underneath him.
And then — without warning — a hot stream of piss, like a fireman’s hose, arches in the air, coating my shirt with expert aim.
I glare down at the baby. “Seriously, man?”
He just smiles around the hand he’s chewing on.
Fucking Google didn’t mention this.
Ohhhh between the adorable and uproariously comical antics that the kids got into (which he subsequently would often bail them out of), the sexy swoon of the building romance, the downright badass lawyering, and the fast-paced story, this book kept me laughing, swooning, and flipping pages like crazy!!
You can read it as a complete standalone novel. Technically this is the second standalone in a series of standalones but you do not have to read the first one first. I read this alone and loved every word!
It was also really nice that despite being a very ‘light’ read, this book also had quite a lot of depth and character growth too. Both individually and collectively, this unlikely group of characters came a long way over the course of this book and it was pretty heart-melting to see them slowly become a family unit.
The whole book is told from Jake’s POV and Emma Chase is an absolutely genius at writing from the male perspective. It’s so on point!! It feels like you’re literally right in his head!! PURE GOLD!
Heehee, oh and I have to share one more quote from the kids. Gotta love ’em!!
“I think he’s dead.”
“He’s not dead — he’s still breathing.”
“Can you breathe if you’re dead?”
“No. Well, maybe. But you’d need a ventilator.”
“He smells like he’s dead.”
There’s pressure against my eyelid. And then it’s pried open — revealing Rosaleen’s blurry, peering face.
“Are you dead?” she yells.
Apparently she suspects I’m also deaf.
I reclaim my eye with a jerk of my head.
“Yes, I’m dead.” I roll onto my side, away from the voices. “Let me rest in peace.”
LOVE IT!! 😀
This book was definitely one of my favorites of the year. I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a fun, light-hearted romance to swoon over and fall in love with! Trust me, this one’s a winner!!
Rating: 4.5+ stars. Standalone Adult romance.