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Emma Jordan

Emma Jordan loves to read, write, listen to music, travel and drink coffee; she’s happiest when indulging in all five verbs, and can only imagine the stories she could create whilst travelling around the world by train. Many of her best ideas come to her while she’s sleeping and she always has a notebook by her bed for those early morning messages.

An eternally romantic optimist, Emma writes page-turning contemporary romance novels with characters we’d all like to curl up and watch a film with, in stories often set close to the beaches of her Plymouth, UK hometown, and her Nashville-rooted heart.

Emma has been writing since she first discovered the bliss of diaries as a teen and writes her novels in the first person. Emma has lived in the northern English county of Lancashire, the metropolis of London, and the southern restaurant of China; she now lives in Devon with her family. She’s always happy to hear from readers, for reviews and recommendations.

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Everything, Except You (Contemporary Romance)

What happens when you think you have everything, except the one you can’t live without?

Lucy Rawcliffe is a high-achieving 19th-century literature academic in London, living an independent and fulfilled life, far removed from her suffocating upbringing. She’s on the cusp of promotion and does not need a man in her life when eighties films have served her well.

Cain Adams is a successful songwriter, travelling regularly between his home in North Cornwall and his life in Tennessee. He’s finally on the verge of his own recording career and no one has ever derailed him like Lucy has.

Can true love really happen in only one weekend? Will they settle for everything, except each other?

Everything, Except You is the first in the planned trilogy, Love is Everything, which will likely become a decathlon, as Emma has so much fun with the characters. It can be read as a standalone novel, too.

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Everything and Nothing (Contemporary Romance)

Elle Rawcliffe has always been a city girl. She moved from Manchester, England, to study in Boston Massachusetts, graduated with contacts, and now intends to remain in the city until she achieves her dream of opening her own art gallery on Cape Cod. She is nothing like her family-oriented sister, Lucy Adams, who loves and lives in Nashville; Elle has everything she could ever want … and it’s right where it counts, inside of her. She has never had to rely on anyone.

James Logan – Jam to everyone that knows him – learned as a child to appreciate the simple things: family, the water, and most of all music. A drummer by nature and profession he has watched Elle from afar for the six years he’s known her and that’s just how he intends to keep things between them. Besides, he’s on the lookout for the elusive Mrs Jam.

Elle has always had everything – the perfect scores, the perfect career, any man she’s ever wanted. A chance mistake at a gallery undermines everything she’s worked for until she has nothing left. A sudden trip to Asia, one bar bet later, and Elle finds herself on Jam’s annual trip to Thailand.

Surrounded by turquoise waters, thresholds are crossed until Elle no longer trusts herself. She returns home to the country of her birth, wondering how she fell so far from everything to nothing.

Everything and Nothing is the second book in the Love is Everything series.

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