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Designing Emma Boxed Set 

This boxed set includes all six books in the Designing Emma series.

Emma has fought long and hard to create a life worthy of something, and now her dreams are finally coming true. Proud founder and owner of the fledgling fashion company, Delacourt Designs, she feels that she can conquer the world. Her two best friends, Daniel and Damion, are at her side as she ventures into this brand new world. 

Unfortunately, her past also hitches a ride – knocking her life for a loop when her father’s alcoholism and gambling addiction try to destroy not only him, but everything Emma has worked for. 

Through the mire of family ties, business, and a love that hints at forever, Emma must somehow brave the tides and emerge triumphant.

©2015 Clarissa Carlyle (P)2020 Clarissa Carlyle

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This is a really great start to this series. The storyline is addictive and the characters are very likeable. I can’t wait to see where this storyline goes. A very good performance from Laurie.

Book 2
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I can’t believe such a great friend would do that! I want to slap him. This book is so good. I’m hooked. Fantastic performance from Laurie. So much emotion in her performance.

Book 3
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I really have no idea where this storyline is heading. It’s a complete surprise. It’s written very well and has some great twists and turns. Excellent performance from Laurie as usual.

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Wow, this guy is a mega idiot. The emotion in this book is captured really well. You can feel the tension in the relationship and the uncertainty of what the repercussions could do to the friendship. Fantastic performance. Looking forward to the next instalment.

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Well, I didn’t see that coming!! Clarissa really is keeping me hooked on this book. There’s so many twists and turns I’m loving the anticipation of who will end up with the girl. Excellent performance from Laurie.

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This whole series was written in such a way that I had no idea who was going to end up together! Was a total surprise. A fantastic performance from Laurie. Very enjoyable.

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Definitely worth the listen!

Designing Emma is a wonderfully written contemporary romance in the world of fashion. Emma, a bright, independent, and driven woman who goes after her dream of becoming a fashion designer. With her two best friends, Daniel and, Damion, they start a business, the Delacourt Designs. Despite her professional life being on the right course, her personal, not so much. Clarissa Carlyle tackles a delicate subject of addiction with style and its impact on our heroine's life. To help save her father, Emma will have to make some difficult choices, even make sacrifices. Then comes along Nick, a playboy and a mobsters son, yet he is so much more. Then there is Daniel, one of Emma's best friends and a potential love interest.

The storyline is super engaging with ups and downs, family bonds, heartbreak, romance, few twists, and plenty of drama. Clarissa Carlyle weaved a brilliant story, with appealing characters, capturing my attention from the start to the very end. Emma was such a fantastic character, and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to her journey.

Another excellent performance by Laurie West, she continues to a fantastic job with Clarissa Carlyle's characters, breathing life into them. Designing Emma was a highly enjoyable listen, one I'll strongly recommend.

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Fantastic listen!

Clarissa Carlyle writes books that keep you wanting more, so this box set is just what I was looking for! I could start to listen and keep going! Emma's story is fantastic. A woman chasing after her dream of being a fashion designer, she and her two best friends, Daniel and Damien are ready to start Delacourt Designs. But right away, there are hitches! Daniel and Emma are more than just friends and now her father has promised her to another. What happens next, you would never imagine! These characters take us through a journey of learning, friendship, self discovery and love. Emma is a character I could easily understand and relate to. She is ambitious, but leads with her heart. Damien is that friend who is by your side no matter what. With his bleeding heart, Emma knew she could always count on him. Daniel was my love-hate relationship. He is so frustrating! And the addition of Nick, with all of his sage advice is just genius. It's a fun, flirty, low angst, fantastic listen you surely do not want to miss.

Laurie West is a phenomenal narrator and she shines in this performance. Each character's voice fits perfectly to the personality and she uses her voice to give us the emotional tugs at our heart. She is amazing and I loved her interpretation of this box set.

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  • RACHEL REED
  • 27-11-20

An amazing series!

This was such a lovely series. A refeshing take on a woman working towards her goals and building a life on her own terms. She deals with her past and all the obstacles that arise in her path.
It was an enjoyable listen overall.

Laurie West did quite a good narrartion and her audio delivery was engaging.

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  • Catrina P
  • 27-08-20

Designing Emma - The Complete Series

I was very happy to see the complete box set of the Designing Emma series available. I listened to each of the volumes separately and they flow from one volume right to the next. This is a gray way to get the entire story as a single download!

Clarissa Carlyle created memorable characters who dealt with love and heartbreak while following their dreams. It’s a story I couldn’t put down.

I had no issues with the narration. Laurie West did a great job of keeping me drawn in to the story. Very entertaining.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.