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December 15, 2015

Review: Emma vs. the Tech Guy by Lia Fairchild

by Donna Huber

cover Emma vs the Tech Guy

"Check out that curly hair." Jayne sat and stared through the glass window of my corner office, drool dripping from her chin like a barbecue sauce at an all-you-can-eat wings night. "It remind me of --"
"Bozo the clown?" I interrupted, without looking up from my computer. Normally, I'd be up for Jayne's amusing way of finding "hot" in every guy, but today I was too preoccupied to indulge her. In addition to everything else I had going on, the magazine redesign launch was a little more than a month away. Was I feeling the pressure since it was my idea to revamp the publication? Do supermodels eat salad? I had to stay on top of things to make sure everything turned out the way I'd envisioned it. The way I'd planned it from day one here at New You magazine.

The Review

I forgot I had Emma vs. the Tech Guy on my Nook and funny enough I had been thinking that I really wanted to read it. I like Lia Fairchild's writing and since I'm all about the rom coms this time of year I was happy to unearth this gem of a story.

I didn't immediately fall in love with Emma. She had too many of the personality traits that I don't like in myself. Emma is a bit anti-social or maybe socially awkward is a better term. She has her best friend from college and recently became friends with her co-worker Jayne. She's very driven work-wise and heaps a ton of responsibility on herself. You can see from the opening paragraphs above that she has the weight of the magazine on her shoulders.

Even if I didn't totally like her I still wanted her to have a happily ever after. And in the beginning I wasn't sure if that was going to happen.

The tech guy - Guy Walker - is a great guy. He seems to balance out Emma. And you can totally see them together. However, there is a minor problem - Emma is married. Or is she?

This was a fun, quick read that you should pick up for when you need an escape from real life.

Buy Emma vs. the Tech Guy at Amazon

Book info:
available format: ebook
published: May 2015
genres: chick lit
source: author
read: November 2015

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  1. Donna, this sounds like a fun read but probably not a "me" choice. Hope you enjoy it.

  2. This sounds like a fun escape. I like the author's voice in the opening. Sounds like there's plenty of humor in this book.
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  3. Love the sound of this one...just what I need when I'm bored. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “OUT OF ORANGE”

  4. Oh boy, the opening didn't move me much, but the last line of your review did move me. Is she or isn't she?

  5. Love to have escape reads ready when needed.