Ever since Emma read Pride and Prejudice, she's been in love with Mr. Darcy and has regarded Jane Austen as the expert on all things romantic. So when it turns out that what her boyfriend Blake wants is more of a hook-up than a honeymoon, Emma is hurt, betrayed, and furious. She throws herself deeper into her work as CMO of Kinetics, only to find her job threatened when her boss brings in a consultant to help her expand the business to the East Coast. Her frustration turns to shock when that consultant turns out to be Blake's younger brother, Lucas.
Emma is determined not to fall for Lucas, but as she gets to know him, she realizes that Lucas is nothing like his brother. He is kind and attentive and spends his time and money caring for the less fortunate. But as perfect as Lucas seems, he clearly has his secrets. After all, there's an angry woman demanding money from him and a little girl who Lucas feels responsible for.
Realizing that her love life is as complicated as anything Jane Austen could have dreamed up, Emma must figure out the truth—and soon—if she wants any hope of writing her own "happily ever after" ending.
|Published||Shadow Mountain 2017|
Lies Jane Austen Told Me is a cute book and a fun read. The meshing of the old and new images on the cover is a perfect fit for this story. I liked the characters and the depth the author gave them. Emma had to deal with feelings of inadequacy and betrayal both in her personal life and on the job. Lucas was a great leading man. Family meant the world to him, and his loyalty was impressive (even at the expense of his own happiness).
I read this very quickly, and I'm looking forward to reading it again. It has a sweet and happy ending.
Who doesn't love Jane Austen? I am a huge fan of Austen and contemporary romance and this new book by Julie Wright manages to cover both of those points. Lies Jane Austen Told Me captured my attention and my heart. This sweet love story was so fun to read!
I love the voice that Wright infuses into her characters. Emma is witty, sometimes sarcastic, and has a love/hate relationship with Jane Austen. I like that she's vulnerable and has a depth to her that is meaningful to the story. Blake Hampton seemed like the perfect boyfriend, but I'm so glad that Emma has a chance to get to know his brother Lucas before she makes her final decision.
If you're looking for the perfect sweet contemporary romance--a clean read--then you'll want to pick up Lies Jane Austen Told Me by Julie Wright. The book is available in paperback and ebook wherever books are sold.
This book! Where do I even start?
I'm a Jane Austen fan but perhaps not so big a fan as Emma is. That may be a gross understatement but I am enough of a fan to greatly appreciate the Austen references and all the quotes at the beginning of the chapters. I found great humor in Emma and her love/hate relationship with her Austen ideals. Especially when she throws her book in the garbage only to dig it out a bit later, feeling ever so guilty. Ha.
Yes, I had plenty of smiling, giggling moments with this book. It was amusing and entertaining. There were also plenty of moments of depth and challenge. The characters deal with real life issues and struggles. They are both weak and strong. It's a fantastic balance and felt very true to life. I loved the whole cast of characters and how everything changed, circled and evolved from beginning to end. Speaking of the ending, I LOVED it. It was like my heart let out such a big, happy and contented sigh. "Finally", it said.
This will probably go on the list for one of my favorite books this year. I really loved it.
Content: some references to drug abuse, clean
- I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.