First Chapter/First Paragraph/Tuesday Intros:
Here's the opening:
"It's devastating, doctor. I can't get over it. I've tried I don't know how many times, but ... I keep failing."
"It's okay." Em's voice was soothing. "Everyone fails sometimes. It's a part of life, Louisa. You have to keep that in mind, and you can't constantly beat yourself up over it."
"But I feel like it's all my fault!"
Teaser Tuesday (from 56% on my Kindle):
(Colin is stating his opinion about what blind attraction does to people.)
"...It washes away every sense of self, every shred of common sense. It leaves them an empty shell, or embitters them to the lowest levels, once they're rejected."
Genre: Romantic Comedy / Contemporary
Amazon link: Emma Knows All
Length: 202 Pages
Author Blog: Laura Briggs / Sarah Burgess
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 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.
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