Lies Jane Austen Told Me by Julie Wright

November 8, 2017 | 2 Comments
Tags: , ,

Lies Jane Austen Told Me by Julie WrightLies Jane Austen Told Me
Author: Julie Wright
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: Audio, eBook, Print
Pages: 320
Date: November 7, 2017
Publisher: Shadow Mountain

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 naturally when Emma falls for Blake Hampton and he invites her home to meet his parents, she is positive an engagement is in her future. After all, Blake is a single man in possession of a good fortune, and thus must be in want of a wife.

But when it turns out that what Blake actually 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, the fastest growing gym franchise in the nation. She loves her work, and she’s good at it, which is why she bristles when her boss brings in a consultant to help her spearhead the new facilities on 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.

What she can’t understand is why Lucas continues to try to push her back into Blake’s arms when he so clearly has fallen as hard for her as she has fallen for him.

Realizing that her love life is as complicated as anything Jane Austen could have dreamed up, Emma must find a way to let Blake know that it’s time for him to let her go and to let Lucas know it’s time for him to love her back.


[shareaholic app=”share_buttons” id=”304462″]

About Julie Wright

Julie Wright wrote her first book when she was fifteen. Since then, she’s written sixteen novels and co-authored three. Julie won the Whitney award for best romance in 2010 with her novel Cross My Heart, and the Crown Heart award for The Fortune Café. She loves writing, reading, traveling, hiking, playing with her kids, and watching her husband make dinner.

2 responses to “Lies Jane Austen Told Me by Julie Wright

  1. Julie

    Although I’m not as smitten with Jane Austen as the heroine Emma, I still loved this book. I love that Emma is an independent, strong woman, but she’s not so independent and strong that she believes love is passe. I love all the other characters, and I felt like the author wants us to sympathize with Blake, but I just could not bring myself to do that. This was a witty, fun novel that I would read again!

  2. Maria

    I read reviews for this book goodreads and I found it amusing that a good number that I read didn’t like the character of Emma very much. Didn’t Jane Austen say that her Emma was someone no one else would much like? Seems appropriate to me then.

    Anyway, the second I saw this title existed in a book I knew I had to read it. It is an awesome title! The book was a fun read. I loved the idea of Emma feeling the need to “break up” with Austen. But she did that just about as effectively as she broke up with Blake. Couldn’t quite cut the ties even if she believed it would be best. Still watched Austen movies and still continued contact with Blake. I didn’t really like Blake very much but I did, of course, love Lucas. Silvia was a great best friend though I kept having the sense that something was going on in her life that we never did get the scoop on. The Hampton family was maybe a little too perfect but Mrs. Hampton sure was a lovely person.

    I enjoyed the book though it was maybe a little slow in the middle. It is clean so that gives it extra points in my opinion.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.