Series: The Legal Briefs #1
Published by Gallery Books on 28th April 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Humour, Romance
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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As a DC defense attorney, Stanton Shaw keeps his head cool, his questions sharp, and his arguments irrefutable. They don’t call him the Jury Charmer for nothing – with his southern drawl, disarming smile and captivating green eyes – he’s a hard man to say no to. Men want to be him and women want to be thoroughly cross examined by him.
Stanton’s a man with a plan. And for a while, life was going according to that plan.
Until the day he receives an invitation to the wedding of his high school sweetheart and mother of his beloved ten-year old daughter. Jenny is getting married — to someone who isn’t him.
That's definitely not part of the plan.
Sofia Santos is a city raised, no-nonsense litigator who plans to become the most revered criminal defense attorney in the country. She doesn’t have time for relationships or distractions.
But when Stanton, her "friend with mind-blowing benefits" begs for help, she finds herself out of her element, out of her depth, and obviously out of her mind. Because she agrees to go with him – to The-Middle-Of-Nowhere, Mississippi – to do all she can to help Stanton win back the woman he loves.
Her head tells her she's crazy...and her heart says something else entirely.
What happens when you mix a one stop-light town, two professional arguers, a homecoming queen, four big brothers, some Jimmy Dean sausage and a gun-toting Nana?
The Bourbon flows, passions rise and even the best laid plans get overruled by the desires of the heart.
*I received an eARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*
I’m gonna give it to you straight. I loved this book! I loved the story, the characters…everything! It was just amazing. Now I will say as excited as I was to read this book, I was a little nervous because I was not a fan of Tangled. I know I’m probably one of the few who have said that but Drew was just a little too much for me with the way he talked and the way the story played out with his narrative. It just made the story seem longer than it actually was and I wasn’t a fan. So with that said, I was a little skeptical about reading Overruled but the story sounded really good so I thought I’d read and review it. And I am glad I did. I just ate this book up! I read it in two days and could not put it down. Stanton was a great character. He had enough of that guyness to make it seem believable but not too much to be obnoxious and make me want to put the book down. He just seemed like a typical guy in the sense that he didn’t understand women and could be a little dense at times haha. Another thing that was different from Tangled was that Overruled had dual POVs from Stanton and Sofia. And I just loved Sofia. Loved how she was one of the guys and how she handled her so called “relationship” with Stanton. She was definitely a woman I could admire and get on board with.
As for the story, I really enjoyed it! Based on the blurb, it sounded really good even with the idea of a love triangle or love square or whatever you want to call it. Because of the blurb being about Stanton and Sofia’s position in the situation I was intrigued. Anyway, it was great and I loved how everything played out. I would say more but I think part of what made this book great was not knowing that much about it. But I will say that Stanton bringing Sofia to Mississippi to win back his first love was great. Definitely made me feel bad for Sofia at times but she was such a strong character and could handle herself. Sure she hid her feelings from Stanton but can you blame the girl given the situation she was put in.
Definitely loved all the secondary characters involved especially Brent and Jake. The only thing I wish was that they were in more of the book since they’re just in the beginning and end of the book. So I can’t wait for their books!
So if you’re considering reading this book or maybe on the fence, I’d definitely say to get right to it because this book was great. Plus once you get started you’ll get sucked in and breeze right through it. It was definitely a great, light, funny read!