"The Truth About Emily" by Madi Brown

The Truth About Emily


29-year-old Emily Greene looks the part, but she’s still working on becoming a modern-day woman. Not that she’s one to back down from a challenge, but living as an eternal work-in-progress wasn't exactly the goal that she had in mind. It’s a harsh but true realization---the idea that that time isn't on her side, and the notion that wanting to have it all, doesn't mean getting it. The verdict is in; with zero prospects for a relationship and a stalled blogging career, Emily has every reason to believe that she’s been living a life too humdrum for her own good.
Making the change won’t be easy. She’ll have to do whatever it takes; start dating like a man, become more selective about which RSVP's she accepts, and work even harder at getting her dream job.The payoff’s huge; a modern twist on a storybook ending, but gains don’t often come without risks. In the here and now Emily just may be forced to choose...It’s got to be one or the other----the profession that she’s always wanted, or the love that she’s never had.


Emily Greene wants it all, and is convinced she's destined for great things. After a failed relationship with Dirt-Dave she wants to experience some excitement and things she has never had in her romantic life. SO, with a hilarious experiment in one night stands and a trip to a "toy" store, she starts putting her sexual needs on high priority. Destiny calls through a megaphone and she meets a mobile barista named Joe who just may be "the one". However, writing a jewelry blog while freelancing isn't getting her where she wants to be in her career fast enough. She is taken on - or just plain taken by Bejeweled Magazine as an editor and lets her excitement over being on the fast track to success cause her more problems - financial and romantic, than the benefits this new job affords. While maneuvering through rough romantic terrain, career obsession, financial obstacles, her best friend's marital problems, and a strained relationship with her mother, Emily will gain some valuable life lessons about what really matters. I enjoyed the ride and became deeply involved in her journey - even if she was borderline shoe psychotic.


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