What happens in Cancun doesn't always stay in Cancun.
When Emma Anderson and her friends decided to spend their senior year Spring Break in Cancun, she expected some crazy memories to end their final college days. What Emma didn't expect was to meet Brandon Fisher. Tall and sexy, with dimples that would make any girl swoon, Brandon Fisher was literally the man of Emma's dreams. She couldn't quite believe that this stranger, who seduced her every night in her dreams, actually existed.
After serendipitously bumping into each other, Emma could not resist Brandon's pull and spent an unforgettable night with him. Passing it off as a spring break fling, Emma never expected to see Brandon again. But when she started her first day at her new job a few months later, there he was.
When Emma begins to fall in love with the man from her dreams, she wasn't expecting that both her and Brandon's secrets and pasts would threaten to pull them apart.
Will Emma and Brandon's inextricable pull for one another be strong enough to withstand the external factors that seem to pull them apart, or will Emma's dream man be nothing but just that - a dream?
©2014 Jessica Wood (P)2014 Jessica Wood
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"This is a great story to listen to"
I loved the story in print, but when you listen to it it comes to life and i love that.
I don't want to give it away, but Emma is with Damian and she finds out the truth.
she has a great voice that makes you want to listen to the story.
Yes always it's a great story.
"Not typical of most NA books"
This NA story is not typical for the genre; it's not full of angst or rebellion or pain. It is a simple story of love at first sight. While the characters do face certain obstacles to their happiness, the characters continued to feel a little naive to me and I never felt they grew as characters or people very much.
The first book is written in first person and is entirely from Emma's POV. The second book was still written in first person, but suddenly the author starts head hopping. Thankfully, each change of POV is titled with whose head we are in. But after spending an entire previous book hearing only Emma's POV, every single switch jarred me out of the story. I never did feel like I understood the other characters. Please note that the narrator did a great job of differentiating the voices; it wasn't her fault that I couldn't get into the other POVs.
"A sweet romance ..."
Brandon was so committed to Emma. There was a time in the second story that he could have completely left her but chose to stay instead.
Emma was my favorite character. It was her story to tell and Ms. Barrington gave Emma a true voice. I could feel her emotions.
When Brandon 'saw the light'. Don't want to spoil it :)
Emma's Story is a sweet romance. Emma dreams about her fantasy man and while on a trip finds him. After returning home, she again runs into him but this time there are complications. She remembers him but does he remember her? He does! Add in a clingy ex-girlfriend and you have a recipe for trouble.
At times Emma's Story seemed like it was going to be a cliched story/situation but Ms. Wood turned a corner and made the story fresh and new. I look forward to reading more of Ms. Wood's work and listening to more of Ms. Barrington's narrations.
These two books were very good.. These were my first two books by Jessica wood and I fell in love with her writing. These were so well written and amazing books. i love the characters and can not wait to read more by Jessica. Wood
Emma & Michael had been together for over a year & Emma was still a virgin. Emma was holding out for Mr Right and Michael wasn't it. For several months now Emma has been dreaming of Mr Right & even having sex in her dreams.On spring break, Emma & Michael break up the night before she was to leave for Cancun. Emma saw it coming and wasn't too upset about the break up.
Down in Cancun, Emma swore one day she saw the man she had been dreaming about. She didn't see him again until the last day of her vacation. Emma was plastered and then he found her. He (Brandon) worked for the event that Emma was to be at, but Emma missed the boat, so he went looking for her. They slept together that night and it was magical or was it a dream? Emma never heard from Brandon again.
Now after graduating, Emma gets hired into a firm and Brandon is her boss. Does he remember her? What happens from here, you have to read the book.
In Book 2: The Day to Remember, Emma and Brandon become an item. Brandon's ex-girlfriend shows up one day and all hell breaks loose. This becomes a rocky road for the two lovers. With all her heart, Emma has to let him go... I even really liked Damien, a self proclaimed man whore (too funny). I didn't like Desiree at all, but I understood her part.
These books were well written. I had expected them to be smutty, but they weren't at all! They are fun, sexy and witty. The plot captured my attention to the point I didn't wan;t the book to stop! Now I wish there was more books for Emma and Brandon. The Epilogue was fantastic. It even made me cry. I absolutely loved these books!!!
The author, Jessica Wood did a great job writing these books. What a great imagination to write them as she did with all the happenings in them. The narrator, Lynn Barrington did a great job reading them to us! With her multiple voices and accents. Together these two ladies made great storytellers!
"<3 Brandon and EMMA <3"
Twists, Love, and Amazing
Yes, I like the way she reads the story, I think this one is just as good as the others I have listened to.
It started one night on a dream vacation.....can it lead to forever?
"Don't Miss Out"
I love Jessica Wood so this box set was a must for me. Every book by Jess is written so wonderfully. She has a way of making you feel like you are a part of each of the characters lives, like you know them personally so for me everything about this series was enjoyable. Its a MUST READ for anyone who loves a wonderful love story.
Everything happens for a reason right? We all have a predetermined destingy right? Well Emma's Story is all this in one and which is the best part of this series.
I loved Lynn's ability to really make you feel you were part of the story. You were able to sympathize with each of the characters and you felt like you knew them.
This boxed set is one that you absolutely won't be ablet to stop listening to. There are so many moments that suck you in deeper and deeper to a point where you absutely can't stop until you see how it ends. Will you be happy? Will you cry? OMG which will it be? For me I couldn't stop until I found out how it all ended.
If you are looking for a book that just goes a long page by page with everything just rosey and wonderful where the boy gets the girl in the end then don't bother. If you want a story where you heart beats and your blood boils and your chest aches for the characters than this is the book for you. Yes there is a HEA but nothing comes easy in life. YOU HAVE TO HEAR THESE BOOKS THEIR A MUST!!!!!
"I love Emma's story!"
You will love these books! In the first book we meet Emma, who is coming out of a long term relationship. She goes to Mexico on spring break where she literally meets the man of her dreams, Brandon. Emma thinks she will never see him again, but months later he ends up being her boss. Brandon's life is complicated and his ex tries to tear them apart. She too has secrets in her past. You will love how their story comes together.
"What dreams are made of..."
I really enjoyed the Audio book. The Narrator was great and really lent herself to the story to allow enjoyment by the listener. I have only listened to a handful of audio books but the narrator made this one of the better ones to listen to.
I liked the part when Emma realized she had dreamed part of what had happened between her and Brandon. He literally was the man of her dreams and it was great to see how her dreams factored into her reality. The story was well put together and had much of the conflict on both sides as well as the underlying love that makes you want to keep going and rooting for them to make it in the end.
I think the way she narrated the books was spot on the how I could see the characters. I have heard other books where the Narrator completely ruins the story by being over the top but I think Lynn did a great job giving just enough to enhance the story without going over the edge.
I did want to listen to this all in one sitting and had a hard time shutting it off. I have a long commute and tend to listen to audio books on my commute and I started this over a holiday weekend thus kept trying to find time to listen to a few more chapters as I could not wait to see what would happen next.
Overall I thought this was a great listen and a wonderful story. I would highly recommend it!!
The series was great the audio is better as it continues as a single book. very well worth listening to
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