- File Size: 2461 KB
- Print Length: 487 pages
- Publication Date: July 11, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B073CK23K8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,174 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Fiercely Emma: A Cake Series Novel Kindle Edition
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Emma is a nurse and sister of the world-famous rock-star Jake, hero of Cake: A Love Story (5 stars in my opinion). In FIERCELY EMMA the story weaves Emma’s past and present events in interleaving chapters. The past colours Emma’s present and cleverly reveals how her mind works. Overall, what is revealed adds to what you learn about her famous brother Jake in the first and second books in this series Cake: A Love Story and The Theory Of Second Best: Cake Series Book Two.
In contrast, WOW, this story’s hero Finn came from a humble homelife so far removed from Emma’s I feared she’d freeze with judgemental horror. But Emma just rolls with it all. What a champ.
I love this author’s stories despite being frustrated by the writing style sometimes. Namely, being TOLD after the event the next day about a significant first intimate encounter or other major event instead of experiencing it “live.” I can’t give specific examples without spoilers. Overall, however, the stories are well written and I can’t wait for the next instalment as we return to Jake in Cake: The Newlyweds: Cake Series Book Four.
I loved the narrators Zachary Webber and Andi Arndt in the Audible version.
It's no secret I've loved this series. The series started with Cake, which is the story of Jake McAllister and how he finds his way to Casey and healing. Jake was kidnapped in a horrific event that has molded him into the man he is today. For five weeks, he was held by a monster. But that event didn't just affect Jake. He had five brothers and sister and two parents at home dealing with the worry, the fallout, the mental wear and tear that ensued because of it all. Every one of them have their scars and the subsequent books in the series are about the siblings. They all became the adults they are today because of what happened then.
It's a heartbreaking, emotional look at how a person's life can change on a dime.
This story is about Emma. She was 16 years old when Jake was kidnapped. And like most 16 yo's her world was all about her. Well, when Jake was kidnapped his mom fell apart and stopped being a mother to her other 5 children. Emma ended up taking up the slack, especially for the two littles that didn't understand what was going on and simply weren't old enough to fend for themselves. For all intents and purposes, Emma became the mother to all of them. And while she's close to her siblings as an adult and has a unique relationship with each of them, she's never been able to forgive their mother for her failings.
Finn has similar mother issues. She had him when she was 15, in a toilet, and then promptly threw him in the trash. But somehow she managed to keep custody of him, although she has never been a real mother to him. Despite all that Finn is one of the most positive, upbeat guys you can ever imagine. He's simply happy. Yeah, he had a really crappy upbringing, but he doesn't blame his mother. In fact, he still helps her with the wreck that is her life.
So, two very different characters...fun-loving Finn and uptight, OCD Emma...and they connect at a music festival (where Jake, Emma's brother is one of the headline acts). But they worked so darn well together. At first, Emma doesn't want to have anything to do with Finn, but slowly she softens over time because he simply charms away her arguments. It's a slow build between them, but it's so good.
I loved everything about this story. It's told in a series of flashbacks to how Emma dealt with her family and how they imploded when Jake was kidnapped, which gives the reader so much insight into why she's so messed up now. I loved that...first of all because Jake's story is fascinating and it shows everyone which just makes me more obsessed about all the rest of the sibling's stories. I'm ready for more. Bring on book #4.
Finn blows into her life like the hot winds that whip up a wild fire. He is unlike anyone she's ever met and absolutely the last thing she thinks she needs. Finn dances to the beat of his own drummer. He takes life as it comes and rolls with the punches. He doesn't realize that Emma's brand of structure and organization is just what he's been searching for.
Apart, Finn and Emma are pretty much a mess in completely opposite ways. But together, they're pretty much perfect! They bring out the best in one another, each smoothing the other's rough edges. Are they just too different to make life work together for the long run? Or, can their differences become the glue that binds them together? This book is a stellar opposites attract love story and the perfect continuation to the Cake Series!
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The audio is also outstanding and provides the opportunity to hear detail and nuance that can be missed when reading. Wonderful.
Emma is difficult to understand in the first 2 books but in this book you learn to understand exactly how she feels and her reason for those feelings.
She unexpectedly meets Finn (Indians Jones lol) They become instant friends but Emma knows it's so much more, this scares her!!
I'm not going to spoil this book for you, buy it now to find out what happens.
I don't give spoilers and recommend that you read all the books in order as it is a truly heart wrenching journey.
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Great book will enjoy reading it again and again.
Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Zachary Webber
Series: Cake 3
4 Stars - Emma’s story was heartwarming, funny and entertaining. I was glad I had read a few books in between this one and the previous one in this series, to allow any overlapping story references to fade a bit. Finn was a down to earth yet optimistic hero - for the most part - and I felt he brought Emma out of her shell nicely. It was a bit of a instant romance, but well written and didn't feel forced. I did feel Emma got over her issue quicker than I would expect. No matter though, this story left me with a warm happy feeling.
Both narrators did a wonderful job - gotta love when the performances make the book a pleasure to listen to!
~Paragraphs and Petticoats~
Finn is such a sweetheart and a softie, it's difficult not to love him like the other 2 heroes Jake & Kyle.
It's so heart breaking about what all the 6 kids and especially Jake went through in their younger years.
A perfect end for the book.
A complete package book , you have certain answers you are looking for in the next book.