THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EMMA
Rating: 4 Cups
Emma Woodhouse is anxious to begin working for her father’s company, and cannot wait to use her marketing skills to bring Highbury Foods into the 21st century. What she lacks in experience, she will make up for in enthusiasm, and hopefully persuade her father it is time to retire.
As business associates, neighbors and close family friends, the Knightley and Woodhouse children practically grew up together. Mark Knightley always felt an older brotherly affection for his little friend Emma, but seeing her for the first time after many years, brotherly no longer fits that description.
Being called Mouse can really get under your skin when you’re trying to project an air of sophistication and professionalism, but having it done by the man you once had a major crush on truly stinks. Emma and Mark were always best of friends, even though his bossy and critical attitude drove Emma nuts. She knows he loves her like a little sister, but now she needs him to see her as an adult. Mark is having a very hard time reconciling his feelings for Emma, and the torment of constant miscommunication is only making matters worse.
Emma and Mark are besieged by misconstrued feelings, and poorly made assumptions. Their story is a comedy of errors that will leave you clutching your sides in laughter and groaning with frustration at their bullheadedness. The desire to shake some sense into them is overwhelming at times, but they are endearing and utterly loveable characters. Their antics are full of the quick wit, sweet romance, and deep emotion needed to make this a very entertaining read.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More