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.



Stanton is not Drew but he's not far behind him! Emma Chase is an amazing author but I was nervous to read this book. Yeah because how could she do better than Drew?! but she did it! U rock Emma!

It's a Friends-with- benefits to lovers story! this book is funny, sweet and hot at the same time! Stanton is freaking hot! Sophia is a strong, smart and funny woman. They're both lawyer and they worked together. She know the deal, she can't have feeling for him, he doesn't want a relationship, he's in love with Jenny, his first and only love... but..Ahaha you can't control them! It's well written (Alternative PoV) The all casts are endearing & intriguing. I can't wait to read the next one.