Lies Jane Austen told me by Julie Wright


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.

In Tiffany’s opinion:

I enjoyed reading this new proper romance by Julie Wright. It is set in modern times, yet has a feel of a plot that would happen in Jane Austin books. This was a very engaging book and I didn’t ever want to put it down. I love the premise of Emma breaking up with Jane Austen as her romance guru … or at least trying to. The title of the book intrigued me from the start, as well quotes from Jane Austen books.  I enjoyed getting to know the well-thought out characters, particularly Emma and Luke, who have depth relating to their background and struggles in life. The love triangle was also intriguing and kept me on my toes for most of the reading. There were some twists and turns throughout the story. This book is clean, well-written, and entertaining. If you are a Jane Austen fan, you will love this!!


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