Monday, November 2, 2015

Emma Knows All - Teaser Tuesday & First Chapter / First Paragraph / Tuesday Intros

I've just started reading this story, and it's entertaining so far. There's great tension between Emma and Colin. She's known as Dr. Emma, and she gives advice about romance on the radio. Colin is a psychologist who seems to be more comfortable working with theories than with actual people.

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

Synopsis:
     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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17 comments:

Cleo Bannister said...

I do hope you enjoy this Austen inspired romance - I like that the psychologist prefers working with theories rather than people!

Beth F said...

Although I'm a big Austen fan, I'm not sure this is for me, but it sounds like it's going to be a fun read. I like the nods to Austen's characters and stories.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Sandy, not sure about this one for me, not much for romantic comedy.

Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves) said...

I don't think this one is for me, but hope you enjoy it!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one sounds so good! I love the premise of two people with differing styles giving advice on a show. Already, I don't like the psychologist...he sounds smug and pretentious.

I am rooting for Dr. Emma!

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Literary Feline said...

Such an interesting premise! The sampling you gave has me curious. I wonder who I would agree with more . . .

I admit I feel bad for Colin from the teaser you shared--such a jaded view.

Ms. M. said...

This would probably make a great reality show. Sounds like fun. Here's my link: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-10B

Alice Audrey said...

What an interesting mash up.

Mine's here: http://www.aliceaudrey.com/?p=12941

Suzie Quint said...

This sounds cute and sweet and I love me some good rom-com. I may have to look this up.

Jacqueline Gum said...

Sometimes these re-tellings can be fun, and I'm a big Jane Austen fan:)

Monica's Bookish Life said...

This looks like fun! I'd keep reading!

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

Thanks for sharing this one. It sounds like a really fun read. I'll have to look for it.

Kathy Martin said...

I can see that there would be a lot of tension between them. It sounds like a fun romance. Happy reading!

Margot said...

That's a great opening paragraph. I always like this kind of romantic story where there is that wonderful tension between two people.

Donna H said...

Sounds like a fun read. I'll have to remember it the next time I'm looking for a romantic comedy. Girl Who Reads

Yvonne said...

Oh, I definitely want to read this one. Sounds wonderful.

Peggy Ann said...

Sounds like an entertaining read!