Emma Knows All

Laura Briggs; Sarah Burgess
Emma Knows All
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Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Release Date
April 2015
Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

A modern retelling of Jane Austen's EMMA with shades of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.

Emma Benton—known as ‘Doctor Emma'—has a knack for advising the lovelorn and lonely on her radio show Heart Therapy. Em's sympathetic manner and spot-on instincts provide the perfect answers, or so claims her boyfriend, the handsome and clever psychologist Frank, her producer Isabel, and her ever-expanding audience of listeners.

But Doctor Colin Ferris disagrees. During a guest segment on Em's show, he challenges her advice on the air and offends her personally in their brief, private exchanges. Rude and pretentious, he's the last person Em would imagine as the author of a best-selling guide on being a gentleman in modern times. He's also the last person she would choose to work with—but Fate makes that decision before Em can avoid it.

In her worst PR nightmare ever, Em finds herself paired with Colin in a reality show quest to help a romantically-challenged young woman. Shy, awkward Harriet Smith needs more than just a little advice, but can two people so vastly different in their opinions really help her? As Em struggles to find common ground with Colin, she learns there's more to him than meets the eye…and maybe more between them than opposing ideas about love.

Book Review by JenniferS (reviewer)
May 10, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
191 people found the following review helpful
I really enjoyed EMMA KNOWS ALL. Two professionals who are total opposites are forced into a project together and must work cohesively towards a common goal.

Emma Benton is the host of Heart Therapy, where she delivers sage advice to her listeners and urges them to call in and share their problems with her. Her voice is soothing, and you can tell she really wants to make a difference and help people. Dr. Colin Ferris, on the other hand, is a psychologist and an author, who goes on Emma's show to promote his book. Right from the beginning these two are at odds.

The characters were fully developed, intriguing, and made me want to keep reading. The story itself was well-written and flowed with ease to where I never once felt like skipping ahead, just to get on with the story. The secondary characters only add to the story. They were included with a purpose and not just there to add to the word count. Isabel might be the show's producer, but she's also a great friend to Emma.

As for our main characters, there is no instant love between Emma and Colin, and to me, this was a breath of fresh air. I enjoyed their different opinions and how they weren't afraid to speak their mind. They bring out each other's bad side, but as the story unfolds and they become closer, they learn that they are better with each other.

This is a slow burn and the ending of story shows the growth of both characters. This is my first story from this author, but after reading EMMA KNOWS ALL, I'm definitely going to check out her other books.
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