Sidebarred (Emma Chase)

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.


I loved everything about this little novella, and I’m beyond happy that it exists. Jake and Chelsea and their 6 kids are my favorite part of this series, so I was so happy to have a chance to see them all again and see how they end up.

Again, this one is told only through Jake’s POV, and that worked perfectly in my opinion.

The conflict could have been handled a bit better, I honestly sided with Chelsea there and I thought she relented too easily. But I also saw Jake’s point of view, and my heart broke a little for seeing them fighting. I want them happy all the time.

I just wanted MORE. I wanted more time with the kids. I wanted more of their family time and fights and shenanigans. I just wanted more of the Becker-McQuaid gang, because they’re AWESOME!! Also… now I want a book for each kid… I’m not asking much, right?

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