Reviews by Emma Leigh

C-
Everyone Loves a Hero

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The cover was cute and the premise was cuter. But the execution of Everyone Loves a Hero was so old-fashioned and backwards that I quickly developed a sense of déjà vu, and felt like I was reading one of those romances published in the 80s and 90s that had stilted, overblown dialogue and improbabl ...

B
Absolutely, Positively

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I was surprised how much I liked reading Absolutely, Positively. The heroine is fun, her shenanigans are entertaining but never too ridiculous, and her humorous, practical sensibility kept the book from becoming overly serious and weighty. However, the sheer number of characters, plot lines, and rel ...

C
The Snow Globe

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I read The Snow Globe in a very festive mood. The story was not exactly what I was expecting. When I get a book this length, I don’t expect Gone with the Wind style characterizations. But still, the breakneck speed of the three connected stories left me feeling disoriented, dizzy, and not very che ...

D+
Dark Warrior Untamed

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This book is so incredibly boring that it took me over two months to get through it and even more time to squeeze out a review. The flat characters and detached plot made for snail’s pace reading and, finally having read the entire book, I can say that the snazzy, bold title is the best thing abou ...

B
Twice Bitten

I’ve enjoyed the Chicagoland Vampires since the first book, Some Girls Bite, and Twice Bitten is a solid installment in the series. The story flows well and the characters remain their interesting selves, although I was a little disappointed that the heroine, Merit, loses her nerve for a big chunk ...

B-
Captured by Moonlight

The characters in Captured by Moonlight are all intriguing, but I couldn’t help but feel that leads Cee Cee and Max are a bit too reminiscent of a broken record. Even so, I saw enough that I liked to put the previous books in the series on my TBR pile. In this third book, NOPD De ...

C+
Dark Embers

I wasn’t expecting it, but I really liked Dark Embers. Although it is categorized as an erotic romance, I think it is far removed from the typical sketchy story about a sex-crazed couple. The plot, thank God, is actually existent, and even more impressive is the fact that it is actually fascinatin ...

C
Rapture Untamed

Rapture Untamed was absolutely a solid read, but lacked the true sizzle of chemistry to leave a lasting impression in my mind. The beginning definitely caught my attention, but as the story wore on, the characters became stereotypical in their roles. Two immortal races, The Mage and ...

C-
A Knight’s Enchantment

As books go, A Knight’s Enchantment is fairly typical option in the medieval genre. The plot is based on a Semi-Big Misunderstanding, the very average characters never truly caught my attention, and I left the book feeling slightly relieved that I was finally done reading it. Joanna ...

B-
Lady Isabella’s Scandalous Marriage

I’m a big fan of Jennifer Ashley, whose characters are always fantastic and well written. I actually had to stop myself reading Lady Isabella’s Scandalous Marriage so quickly, because that would mean it’d be over soon and I would have to wait for her to write another book. I had a ton of fun r ...