Books by Emily Bryan

C+
Stroke of Genius

A few years back, there was a rash of historicals in which a rogue taught an innocent young woman the art of flirtation and seduction. It’s a bit shopworn now, but Stroke of Genius by Emily Bryan sort of takes that route. However, it falls short of doing it completely, and instead falls awkwardl ...

C
Vexing the Viscount

I've been sitting here looking at my computer monitor for five minutes trying to come up with a pithy introduction to sum up Vexing the Viscount. I got nothing. It's a C. That's about it.  Daisy Drake had a crush on the half-Italian Lucian Beaumont, the Vexed Viscount, when they were ...

B
Pleasuring the Pirate

Don’t judge this book by its cover. Ignore the torrid display and the alliterative title and jump right in; you’ll have a ton of fun. Jacquelyn Wren really wants to kill a man. Not any man, but the new lord who is coming to take possession of her home, Dragon Caern Castle. Unf ...

C+
Distracting the Duchess

After reading only three chapters of Distracting the Duchess by Emily Bryan, I decided I would have to submit the book’s heroine to the Mary Sue Litmus test once I had finished reading. Come on! The woman has raven hair, moss-green eyes and a voluptuous figure. She shares her home with two cats. H ...

B+
Distracting the Duchess

Reading Distracting the Duchess is like breathing in wonderful, fresh air. The book features well-delineated characters - both primary and secondary - and subplots that actually added to its richness. The storyline itself? When an artistic duchess hires a nude model to pose for her latest canvas, sh ...