Lies Jane Austen Told Me by Julie Wright

Lies Jane Austen Told Me

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...

Details Lies Jane Austen Told Me

TitleLies Jane Austen Told Me
Release DateNov 7th, 2017
PublisherShadow Mountain
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Fiction, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Clean Romance, Contemporary Romance

Reviews Lies Jane Austen Told Me

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    I picked up this cute, clean contemporary romance on a 99c Kindle special (still available at that price at the time I’m writing this review). Definitely worth the price for fans of the genre!So for starters, whoever wrote the Goodreads blurb made it way too detailed and included a couple of key spoilers from later in the book ... so don’t read the blurb if you’re interested in the book. Here’s the short version: Emma (a big Jane Austen f...
  • Jacob Proffitt
    This turned out to be a really engaging romance though the second half is a lot stronger than the first. I'm glad I got past the overly-expansive cover copy and the exasperating early conflict to get to the good bits.I actually had two problems with the story. The first is more present because it makes up way too long of the beginning. Mainly, Emma makes an assumption that colors her read on Lucas and then clings to it rather tenaciously. For som...
  • Katie W
    I'm a big Jane Austen fan and a complete romantic at heart. I love the way that Julie Wright brings such a beloved classic to a contemporary light and gives this age-old story a slightly new twist. By doing so, my heart was happy because I could feel the comfort of an old familiar favorite but the exhilarating freshness was something new. Have you ever taken someone's words as law and then been disappointed when it turns out they weren't as magic...
  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    Such a fun story! I loved how Austen was brought into the contemporary world, influencing Emma (even after the "renouncement") and showing why her classics are so well-loved and still relevant. I'm not generally a fan of love triangles, but since I knew from the synopsis that Lucas and Emma are meant to be together, I was able to view the rest as providing conflict and obstacles to their relationship. I loved the friendship they shared and couldn...
  • Scrill
    I received a copy from Netgalley for a fair review. More reviews can be found at: “This was all her fault. If I hadn’t spent half my life wanting to be Elizabeth Bennet, I wouldn’t have held my own prejudices so dear. I wouldn’t have taken pride in my own clever snap judgements to like and dislike at a whim.” Emma has broken up with Jane Austen. Despite all the happiness her novels and movie adaptations have brought into her life, she ...
  • Kathy
    This has a great start but then the middle lags a little. About half way through I wasn't feeling this one quite as much as I hoped for. Thankfully I kept reading and was rewarded with a fabulous ending that left me satisfied and happy with this how this played out. Great book for those who love Jane Austen.Content: Clean
  • Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
    This review was originally posted on (un)Conventional Bookviews Lie Jane Austen Told Me kind of blew me away. I didn't know what to expect when I started reading, but whatever it was, I got much more! Story: Lies Jane Austen Told Me is Emma's story. How she kept her rose colored glasses firmly in place looking for her happily ever after. Possibly she looked for this in the wrong places, though, and suddenly, she wanted to distance herself from ev...
  • ~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
    The title of this book intrigued me from the start. I love Jane Austen so I tend to gravitate towards books that have her name on the cover or that are retellings from her books. I have to be honest and say this book was good but not great. I didn’t fully connect with Emma and I found some of the interactions between the characters to be a little childish. Sylvia, Emma’s best friend on the other hand was amazing and I loved her! This book was...
  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
    This book! Where do I even start? I'm a Jane Austen fan but perhaps not so big a fan as Emma is. That may be a gross understatement but I am enough of a fan to greatly appreciate the Austen references and all the quotes at the beginning of the chapters. I found great humor in Emma and her love/hate relationship with her Austen ideals. Especially when she throws her book in the garbage only to dig it out a bit later, feeling ever so guilty. Ha.Yes...
  • Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
    Giving Up On Jane Austen and Mr. Darcy!TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Contemporary Romance, Austen-InspiredSETTING: Present-day CaliforniaMAIN CHARACTERS:- Emma Pierce: A savvy and intelligent CMO who has decided to renounce Jane Austen after years of waiting for a Mr. Darcy or Mr. Knightley to cross her path and being disappointed.- Blake Hampton: Emma’s wealthy and handsome boyfriend who she catches entertaining one of his female work colleagues ...
  • Susan K
    4.5 for me as a reader, clean romance.This was such an interesting read. It was definitely romantic, but there were some subtleties in the characters and in their interactions that made me wonder why I haven't read more by this author? I don't often re-read light stories, but this will definitely be put on my to-read again shelf to enjoy the subtleties again. Emma's fall out and her relationship with Blake come in sharp contrast to the connection...
  • Crystal (Books Are Sanity!!!)
    I LOVE all things Austen, so I was beyond excited to get my hands on a copy of this book! I had no idea what to expect, I mean, the title alone could send an Austen fan into a fit of vapors! However, Wright was definitely up to tackling Austen, because this contemporary novel was amazing! Emma was a complete Austenesque character from her name right on down to her love life. And the Hampton brothers! Both were successful and handsome but come on ...
  • Heather
    Clever & witty! Which any title bearing a reference to Jane Austen must be. I thoroughly enjoyed this story, and I loved the epigraphs and references to Jane Austen's works throughout the novel. Several times I wanted to write down one of the more clever quips and insights just so I could remember them later and laugh. Alas, I was listening to the audio, so I couldn't. I think this is my favorite Julie Wright book (so far... until the next one). ...
  • Amy
    OK. Lets get real. Jane Austen. Those of us who love a good regency, are probably all besotted with anything Jane. How did she reach this status, in which all Austen fans feel this kinship to her characters and the author herself? I'm not quite sure. Each one of us feels like her stories are our own personal best friends. So, with that said, you put Jane Austen in a title of a book and I'm a sucker for picking it up. No questions asked, I didn't ...
  • Leslie
    This is a modern clean romance story heavily influenced by Jane Austen. But this isn't a modern version of any specific story.Although the main character is named Emma. Emma is the CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) for an upscale gym franchise called Kinetics. Emma is 26. Emma is dating a Mr. Wonderful and expecting a proposal. When things go pear shaped in her love life she decides to reject Jane Austen's perspective on love and dating. She has an a...
  • Tammie
    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.First off, I want to say that you shouldn't read the blurb for thi...
  • Pamela
    3.5 stars. I'm sometimes a bit skeptical with books that count on Ms. Austen to carry them. I must say though, that I did like this. I thought the characters were pretty well rounded out. I especially liked Lucas (who wouldn't?). He is sweet, kind, good looking and intelligent - all good qualities. Emma' s job is one that I myself did for over 30 years, so that was interesting to get the author's take. There were of course, a couple of childish ...
  • Mindy
    This book is an absolute delight from start to finish. Emma is fantastic. She is funny, spunky and very smart. I loved her inner conflict with “Jane” and whether or not Jane Austen has ruined her life. Very cute and clever. I thought the chapter headings were a great addition to the story too. I also loved Lucas and he and Emma had great chemistry. I enjoyed how they got to know each other, pretty much thrown together, as Lucas is hired as a ...
  • Natasha
    "It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us. Women fancy admiration means more than it does. And men take care that they should." Jane Austen's Pride and PrejudiceEmma Pierce is a marketing executive with a dreary past. Despite her admiration for Jane Austen novels, she just can't seem to find her romantic hero. After fleeing an awkward scene with her soon-to-be ex-boyfriend, she meets Lucas Hampton. As fate would have it, Luca...
  • Lee
    I need an intervention. Someone needs to stop me from wanting to read books that reference Jane Austen. This one isn’t bad, but Jane and her apparent lies have very little to do with anything. Sure there’s hints of Austen’s plots, but there’s also hints of Austen’s plots in 80% of romances on the market and they don’t try and cash in on her name with their titles. (Well, some do, granted, which is why I need the invention.)Emma believ...
  • Robin
    As a big fan of Jane Austen, Emma Pierce has been searching for her own Mr. Darcy. She thinks she has found him when her boyfriend Blake Hampton invites her for a weekend at his parent’s house. But the weekend is a bust when she finds him entertaining another woman. Devastated, Emma dives into her job as Marketing Director for Kenetics Gyms. When her boss brings in an outside expert to help her with the company's expansion, Emma is surprised wh...
  • Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
    It's true. Jane Austen has given a whole slew of us really, reallyhigh expectations for men and love in general. ;) When we meet the heroine of this book, though, she's kinda over it. She no longer trusts Jane and has given up on love completely. Until someone shows her that the Mr. Darcy's and the Mr. Knightley's of the real world are still out there. It's sweet but also kind of bland; I like a little more zingin my romance. Also, I feel cheated...
  • Sydney
    Author Julie Wright has written an engaging and funny story that readers will thoroughly enjoy from cover to cover. The main characters in the story are easy to relate to, while the novel and romance of the story within and its connection to Jane Austen give everything a humorous and entertaining twist. The story has themes of friendship, family, and heart, in terms of both heartwarming and sweet romance. This is a story that readers will want to...
  • Rachelle
    Who doesn't love Jane Austen? I am a huge fan of Austen and contemporary romance and this new book by Julie Wright manages to cover both of those points. Lies Jane Austen Told Me captured my attention and my heart. This sweet love story was so fun to read!I love the voice that Wright infuses into her characters. Emma is witty, sometimes sarcastic, and has a love/hate relationship with Jane Austen. I like that she's vulnerable and has a depth to h...
  • Rachel McMillan
    Let's talk about LIES JANE AUSTEN TOLD ME! this book has a lot of tropes that rachel HATES:> Jane Austen stuff ( I am so tired of this)> A best friend who gets her own spin-off series ( I find that sometimes squeezing out a series by a supporting character means that supporting character gets tired quickly)> 2 members of the same family falling for the same personIn most other novels, I wouldn't put up with one let alone THREE of these things jus...
  • Bonnie
    I love Julie not only as a person but as an author. She has such a fun way of writing that wraps you up in the story. This book is no exception. And I loved how she pulled in Jane Austen and Emma had to "break up" with her. I think we so often look for things to be exactly a certain way because of something we've seen or read, that it was good to see how someone moved past it. I loved Emma and Lucas journey and then when another player entered th...
  • Lisa (Bookworm Lisa)
    ****4.5 stars***Emma Pierce is breaking up with Jane Austen. After all, Jane died a spinster. What did she really know about romance personally?Emma is a successful woman who wants to be in love and have romance in her life. Her problem is that her boyfriend is non-committal and two timing her. Her life becomes a little more interesting when she gets a new consultant she works closely with, the two timers brother.This book is so much fun to read....
  • Sara
    Although I enjoyed the overall premise of this novel, I found the dialogue to be a little too junior high at certain spots. (Like most romance novels!) The characters are cute and the storyline draws you in from the beginning. The Jane Austen quotes are placed cleverly. Not exactly a great novel, but not too disappointing either.