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Emily

Sex and Sensibility, The Wilde Sisters, Book 1
Narrated by: Devra Woodward
Series: The Wilde Sisters, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
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Emily: Sex & Sensibility is a steamy romance novel by USA Today best-selling Author Sandra Marton. Emily Wilde is smart, well-educated and beautiful. She's led a privileged life. Now she's determined to make it on her own in Manhattan. Marco Santini grew up dirt poor in a Sicilian slum. Now he has everything. He's gorgeous. He's rich. He's powerful. And he has all the beautiful women a man could ask for. Then, one rainy night, he sees a woman standing alone on a deserted New York street corner. Emily is clearly in need of help, but she's not foolish enough to step into Marco's chauffeured Mercedes. It takes a lot of convincing before she agrees to let him drive her to her apartment. He swears he's not going to do anything he shouldn't and he means it - but she's in his arms before they can stop themselves. Still, it's only a kiss, just one kiss in a moment torn out of time. That's what Emily and Marco both think. But Fate has other plans, starting with an unexpected job offer and a business trip to Paris that explodes in a passion so hot it will change everything - everything but the web of lies that traps them both....

©2013 Sandra Marton (P)2014 Sandra Marton

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  • Anwar
  • 12-11-14

AmmaZZing

Would you consider the audio edition of Emily to be better than the print version?

I loved the story both writen And audiBle. It got really addicting once u start u can't stop util u finish.

What other book might you compare Emily to and why?

I would compare it to othe story by the same writer. Sandra is an awesome writer the makes u feel the story to the finest details.

What about Devra Woodward’s performance did you like?

I likes the speaker. It was clear and she did good job.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I the begging it made me laugh and giggle a lot. Toward the end it become intanse

Any additional comments?

Wish all the best to a great writer and awesome speaker.

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  • Reading by the Book
  • 08-11-14

Hearing in believing

What did you love best about Emily?

I enjoyed the way Marco found love again and Emily found that it is okay to be herself because the world is the one with the problem.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Emily was my favorite character because although she wanted to find her own way she still was human with a vulnerability and sassyiness

Would you be willing to try another one of Devra Woodward’s performances?

Yes if she did just a woman narrated book. I was very indifferent of her changing into th male role because it didn't feel natural but more forced.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Be who you want not who they want you to be.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 25-01-20

The Heroine Is A Brat

I really didn't like Emily. She behaved like a lying, stupid, and annoying twit. Also, the narrator's southern accent is AWFUL. It's exaggerated and makes Emily seem even more slow witted than she is.

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  • Rusty
  • 25-01-16

Emily - 24 Going on 18

I was disappointed with the main characters Emily (24) and Marco ( probably early 30s), who were more stereotypical than interesting.

Emily was the baby of a large, well-educated and successful family of 6 siblings with a stern military father who just so happened to have money. Emily was the typical screw-up, with a useless art degree and no idea what she wanted to be when she grew up. I couldn't connect with a girl who didn't appreciate the advantages of her situation; she could have grown up in a trailer park without enough to eat or clothes to wear and little chance of going to college.

Marco was an arrogant self-made millionaire, an Italian immigrant who thought money was going to make him happy. Ironically, he couldn't trust that a woman would want him for him rather than his wealth, had limited time for enjoying life and treated Emily like a pet project. While he wasn't cruel or violent, he was incredibly self-absorbed and condescending. I didn't find his character particularly engaging or likable.

I may have enjoyed the plot when I was much younger but couldn't hold my interest now.

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  • Weluvdopey
  • 13-01-15

Wonderful Book!

Would you listen to Emily again? Why?

Yes, I would listen to Emily again, it is a wonderful story and the narrator was easy to listen to. Once I started it I didn't want to stop until it was over.

What other book might you compare Emily to and why?

Other books in this series, they are enjoyable, and funny.

Have you listened to any of Devra Woodward’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first book that I have listened to by Devra Woodard, but I am looking forward to listening to others.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It all was moving to me, I loved the end.

Any additional comments?

This was an enjoyable read, I am looking forward to listening to more books by this author.

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  • Jo Ann Jackson
  • 16-12-14

Great listneing

Would you consider the audio edition of Emily to be better than the print version?

I had previously read this story and enjoyed learning more about the Wilde family. The audible version enhanced this. I enjoyed both the story and the narration. The narrator was great with both the male and female voices and the various accents. It added to the overall appeal of the story

Who was your favorite character and why?

Emily - who was mis-understood through most of the novel. She just wants to make it on her own and not based on her family name.

Which scene was your favorite?

Towards the end when Marco shows up at the ranch and they resolve all the problems.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Enjoyed the story. The last scene in the apartment after Khan and Laurel left was very sad.

Any additional comments?

Great narration.

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  • Witchywoman
  • 28-11-14

Fun and Sexy

If you could sum up Emily in three words, what would they be?

Feisty Determined Romance

What was one of the most memorable moments of Emily?

Marco finding out about her family

Have you listened to any of Devra Woodward’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I have not, but I enjoyed her narration of this story very much

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I loved when Marco picked Emily up soaking wets while she was walking home in the rain

Any additional comments?

Emily Madison Wilde is determined to stand on her own two feet and not depend on her family's status and money. She moves to New York and takes meaningless jobs as she fights for her independence and the chance to prove she can take care of herself.

After losing her latest job as a piano player after putting a drunk moron in his place, Emily starts walking home in the poring rain late at night. She's in a bad mood worried about how to pay rent and drops her cell phone in the rain, ugh can things get any worse.

Enter Marco Santini who is driving home after having a equally frustrating day. He orders hos driver to stop and ask the lady in the pouring rain if she needs help and to offer her a ride. Emily afraid and determined gives him a hard time and he becomes intrigued with the strong stubborn woman. He gives her a ride and escorts her home then kisses her and walks away. He can't sleep the beautiful woman is consuming his every thought.

In need of a piano playing for his opening of a new building he has his HR manager contact Emily for the job. Turns out there's more to Miss Madison then he knows and a undeniable attraction that although the both try to fight refuses to be ignored.

I found this an exquisitely written romance with a very strong hero and heroine. Great flow and descriptive emotions that allow you to live through the characters eyes and experience a variety of emotions as they find themselves falling for each other.

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  • Cindy H
  • 27-11-14

Another winner by Sandra Marton

Sandra Marton delivers another wonderful story about the Wilde family and it is a winner in my book. This book deals with one of the sisters-Emily. Emily lives in Manhattan and wants to make it on her own, well things don't always go as a person plans and that is what happens to Emily(even though Emily covers it up to her family, saying things are good for her). Enter Marco Santini a rich, powerful, handsome man who offers Emily a job and that is when the fireworks start. Read how Emily and Marco reach their HEA, I am sure you will not be disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I am sure you will to. Sandra Marton is a very talented author. I really liked listening to this continuation of the Wilde family series.

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  • Avid Reader
  • 27-11-14

Great story

I love Sandra Marton and the Wilde Sisters so I was very excited when the audible version came out. I was very disappointed in the audible version. The Texas accent sounds more like hicks instead of intelligent Texans. The foreign accents sound almost creepy. I will give the narrator points in that when simply reading the story, she did quite well. I actually enjoyed listening to her. I guess being from the south, my thoughts on what a southern accent sounds like May differ from someone else.

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  • G Stull
  • 26-11-14

Sandra Marton's "Emily: Sex & Sensibility"

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I'm a sucker for stories where false assumptions and well-intentioned half-truths lead to a tangled web of the protagonists' own making--but only when the misunderstandings are well-motivated and understandable. This book has that, and so much more.

What about Devra Woodward’s performance did you like?

Devra Woodward captured the emotions of the story well, and enhanced the story itself with her performance.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There are a number of moving scenes, but I really fell for the glimpses of the extended Wilde family presented in the book. They served to show that this story is oriented in a much larger world of overlapping characters and storylines.

Any additional comments?

Emily's attitude and outlook on life really drew me in to the story. With her background and upbringing, she could easily have been a pampered party girl, but she strove to make more of herself and it was her determination to become more than just another Wilde that made her likeable and sympathetic even when you knew she was digging herself into a hole that would eventually collapse in around her.

Marco is definitely an alpha male, but one with a wry sense of humor and a way with one liners that kept him from becoming unapproachable. The chemistry between Emily and Marco was hot, and the ending very satisfying.