g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
News & Politics
Religion & Spirituality
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

Bored? Games!
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

Home Improvement
Women's Fashion
Small Office/Home Office
Holiday/Seasonal Cooking
Crafts for Kids

All times in EST

Full Schedule
g Romance Novels Site

BellaOnline's Romance Novels Editor


Emma Holly Returns

Guest Author - Elizabeth Darrach

Hello, and welcome back! Looks like the weather will be cooperating enough this week for me to get some more garden clean-up done--the weeds are growing as fast as the flowers! I'm nearly done with the May review stack already and have been fairly disappointed this month. I did come across one this time, however, that didn't leave me feeling disappointed when I'd finished it.

All U Can Eat (Berkley) by Emma Holly is up first. Frankie Smith just got dumped by her long-term, live-in boyfriend. But her diner is too busy for her to mope for long. Plus the sexy police chief tends to drop in regularly. Of course, having a body dumped behind her diner puts a real crimp in business. When you pick up an Emma Holly erotic romance, you know what to expect--lots of steamy sex. This one won't leave you disappointed in that regard, and it even has a little mystery to go along with the sizzle. This is the first of the May books I've picked up and really enjoyed. What a relief to find something good at last! I'm giving this one four of Cupid's five arrows.

Extreme Bachelor (Berkley) by Julia London is next. Stunt coordinator Michael Raney and actress Leah Klein have a past together, but he broke her heart five years ago--and now they've got to work together on a new movie. The latest in her 'Thrillseekers' series, this one to me is just more of the same. I'm not finding the characters likeable, or even believable, nor their conflicts gripping. Could be just one of those authors I'm not destined to like, no matter how other people feel. Whatever the reason, I'm taking a pass on this one.

Hide in Plain Sight (Pocket) by Michele Albert rounds things out this time. Fiona Kennedy's antique bookstore is pretty much her life since her husband's disappearance years ago, and now she's officially considered a widow. Griff Laughton's arrival at her store doesn't bode well for her future. Griff's there on a mission, one he can't reveal to Fiona, but that doesn't stop him from sleeping with her. While I don't mind knowing from the beginning who the bad guy is, perhaps if there were more mystery in this one I'd have enjoyed it more? Because I had a hard time buying into the romance aspect of it--way, way too fast. For a woman only just planning to restart her life, Fiona falls too hard too quickly for Griff, even after knowing about his lies. Doesn't seem too smart to me. It was a bit of a let-down when I'd finished this one. It's earned only two and a half arrows.

Until next time, happy reading!

Add Emma+Holly+Returns to Twitter Add Emma+Holly+Returns to Facebook Add Emma+Holly+Returns to MySpace Add Emma+Holly+Returns to Del.icio.us Digg Emma+Holly+Returns Add Emma+Holly+Returns to Yahoo My Web Add Emma+Holly+Returns to Google Bookmarks Add Emma+Holly+Returns to Stumbleupon Add Emma+Holly+Returns to Reddit

RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map

For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Romance Novels Newsletter

Past Issues

Printer Friendly
tell friend
Tell a Friend
Email Editor

Content copyright © 2015 by Elizabeth Darrach. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Elizabeth Darrach. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Val Kovalin for details.


g features
Awards for Romance Fiction

The Untold Want Review

Sandra Hill Complete Book List

Archives | Site Map


Past Issues

Less than Monthly

BellaOnline on Facebook

| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2015 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.

BellaOnline Editor