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.
I have enjoyed every single Proper Romance put out so far by Shadow Mountain Publishing! This excellent novel, Lies Jane Austen Told Me by Julie Wright is no exception! Our heroine Emma adores Jane Austen and is looking for the kind of romance that a girl can find in a novel like Pride & Prejudice. She has been dating a handsome fellow named Blake for a while and when he invites her home for the weekend Emma is sure something is up his sleeve. Excited at the prospect of meeting his parents, Emma is convinced that this is the weekend that Blake will propose. After all, surely a man is on the verge of a proposal when he takes home is lady love to meet his parents! Right?
To Emma's shock when she arrives at Blake's home she discovers that his parents are away for the weekend and even worse, she learns that a proposal hadn't even crossed his mind...and probably wouldn't. Going home to lick her wounds and drown her sorrows by watching Pride & Prejudice, Emma steels herself and returns to work the next morning only to find that her boss has hired a consultant who is none other than Blake's younger brother Lucas! Could things be any worse? Surprisingly, Lucas is many things that Blake is not. Selfless, caring, thoughtful, cares for the poor... Emma is determined NOT to fall in love with him... But then things are always complicated in love with Jane Austen...
I loved this modern day spin on a regency novel! It had all the feels of a historical romance in the modern day. I had a tough time putting this one down! I laughed in a few places and sniffled in another. Emma is a perfect spunky heroine for this book!
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Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed here are my very own.