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- Print Length: 270 pages
- Publisher: eKensington (May 16, 2013)
- Publication Date: May 16, 2013
- Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BFFOEMO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #651,457 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Emmie needs to get a backbone, she is letting others run her life and her best friend Trish, lets her know about it frequently. She is a budding interior designer with many dreams, yet seems to let her boss, whom she calls Wilma, run the show. Daily she sits at the front desk and makes coffee for clients and feels she is fading away. Trish can tell her anything and is constantly trying to boost her ego to get her to live her dream. Trish wants her to quit her job and start her own business, the first step in gaining control.
Things start looking up when she meets a gorgeous man, Graham, who comes in and asks specifically for her to talk about interior design for the house he is redoing. She starts having all these thoughts about the type of man he is until she meets him again at her "friend" Juliet's cookie party. She notices right away there is something intimate between Juliet and Graham, she is crushed.
Graham does hire Emmie to finish the inside of his house, much to Wilma's dismay, as he feels she is not experienced enough to work on the project. However others in town are also hearing about Emmie and she is starting to feel a bit more encouraged and her confidence is growing. And the story becomes even more interesting when we find that Graham is definitely interested in Emmie and yet Juliet acts like she is still with Graham when she pulls her aside and wants Emmie to keep quiet, as she is still married. Talk about complicated.
Emmie feels things spiraling out of control after her house catches on fire and Graham leaves her several times to see if Juliet is safe after she continues to call him. Yet Emmie somehow lifts herself up and gains a backbone, and starts getting her life on track.Read more ›
She's got loads of talent, a massive crush--and no confidence. Now she just needs a plan...
Interior designer Emmie Brewster is having one of those...decades. Her overbearing boss believes she's only qualified to make coffee. Her boyfriend treats her like a booty call. And her widowed father is dating again--more successfully than she is. Then Emmie lands a client who happens to be the hottest man she's ever encountered. Too bad Graham Cooper is already involved with the kind of woman Emmie longs to be. If only she had the courage...
Emmie's always been content to dream--about having her own business, her own Mr. Right--but something about Graham makes her want to take action. Maybe it's time she used her talent for creating beauty and order on herself. She has Graham's admiration--does she dare go for more? With a little encouragement from her friends, and a lot of newfound motivation, Emmie's ready to try...
I must say that I really enjoyed this book. It is a fun contemporary romance with a cast of really likeable and fun characters that have lead really interesting lives. I really enjoyed Emmie and loved watching her grow throughout the book. I loved the relationship between Emmie and her friend, Trish, and enjoyed their crazy banter. Graham is a really solid guy and I enjoyed him as well. Overall, Jayne does a really great job at creating a quick paced story that reads very easily. Very light for the summer time and this book would make a great read lounging pool side.
Suddenly something clicks and Emmie decides she is going for what she wants. The mystery man, which she learns name is Graham, tells her overbearing boss that he wants Emmie as the lead on his design project. With her quirky friends by her side Emmie struggles her way into the life she always desired. Will she have to face it alone or can she win the man of her dreams?
This was a fun, entertaining story. I enjoyed watching Emmie fight her way into the life she has always wanted. Jayne Denker wrote true friendship, strong characters and Emmie as a young woman embolden by her stagnant life. By Design was a great contemporary romance and a perfectly delightful book.
This ARC copy of By Design was given to me by Kensington Books in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication May 16, 2013.
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Language: some swears, including deity; FBombs <5
Sex: only referenced post fact; descriptive kissing
Super cute story. Read more
I finished this book last night and I have to say, I enjoyed it. Emmie Brewster was a regular woman with a life that was fine but kind of monotonous, and after meeting the... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jessica L. Terry
Firstly I have to say that this author is a fellow writer who is with my literary agency, however, that did not taint my view on this book -- either in a good or bad way. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Nadine Christian
Jayne Denker is a fantastic writer and I adore her characters. The dialogue is my favorite part of her books. She's hilarious!Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
Easy read. Simply a story for those who have a Hart. Romantic. It's a good read for a weekend or a road trip.Published on January 5, 2014 by Christy Lee Kendra
Like the title said, I enjoyed reading this book. The characters meshed well together, and I could easily see myself being a part of the group. Read morePublished on September 20, 2013 by Jennifer Jackson
This book was a bit to drawn out for my taste. It got boring in spots and I was just ready to get it over with in parts cause of it. It does have a lot of drama in it. Read morePublished on September 14, 2013 by Haleraiser86
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