Reviews by Emma Leigh

C
Velvet Haven

Velvet Haven would be better classified as a paranormal romance rather than an erotic romance. It doesn’t have the tendency to place the main characters into slightly incredible situations for the sake of sex, which is a very, very good thing. However, the story itself, while starting off interest ...

B
What A Demon Wants

What A Demon Wants is a hoot. I haven’t been so entertained in a long time, and I can definitely recommend this light, fun read.Ellina Kostova is a half demon, half human author who happens to write a successful fiction series about a cake decorator-turned demon hunter named Jenny Bell. Unfort ...

D-
Highland Surrender

Highland Surrender has severe multiple personality disorder. That’s all I can say. The Earl of Camdonn is determined to put his wild days of debauchery behind him and marry a respectable wife. He has vowed to return to Scotland and free his people from endless poverty, and, accord ...

B-
No Chance

No Chance is a solid read. It isn’t groundbreaking stuff, but it’s interesting, and I was happy when the main couple reunited. If that’s not a sign that the book works, then I don’t know what is. Eight years ago, Skylar James met Gabe Maddox at a resort. She was a supermodel ...

C+
Triumph in Arms

This was a slightly bizarre book to review. While outwardly sound, and even interesting in some parts, there was enough structural and character trouble in the story itself to make me wonder if an editor ever touched Triumph in Arms. Reine Cassard Pingre is the widow of Theodore Pin ...

B-
Eternal Hunter

I can say with some reserve that I had a fun time reading Eternal Hunter. Reserve, because the plot was interesting enough for me to keep turning the pages, but I ultimately felt like all the characters were ones I’ve seen many times before. Assistant DA Erin Jerome is not human ...

C-
The Highlander’s Sword

The Highlander’s Sword started off well, but quickly spiraled down into an extremely frustrating read centered on my least favorite plot device: the Big Misunderstanding. Aila Graham has been destined for the church since she was a child and expects no more out of life. Suddenly ...

C+
Master of Fire

While Master of Fire was generally interesting and easy to read, the weak plot and ultimately superficial characters made this book less than a keeper.Logan MacRoy is a Lieutenant in a police bomb squad in Greendale County, South Carolina. He also happens to be the mortal son of King Arthur and ...

D-
The Irish Duke

The Irish Duke was my first Virginia Henley. I say this like I would say “This was my first Bertrice Small.” I have heard many love/hate stories about Henley, so what I expected was a very old-fashioned romance with oversexed people. I did not expect an awkward, quasi-factual account of a real-l ...

B+
The Dead Travel Fast

Oh my gosh, I couldn’t put this book down. Incredibly compelling, highly evocative of those glorious days of true Gothic literature, The Dead Travel Fast is a book that is meant to be savored slowly. Very slowly. These days it's not often that I find myself so immersed in a story that I forget eve ...