Reviews by Emma Leigh

B
Dark Side of Dawn

Dark Side of Dawn was very enjoyable; much more fun to read than I expected. The heroine is simply impossible to dislike, pop-culture obsession and all. Dawn Riley is a Nightmare, guardian of the barrier between the Dreaming and the real world. She was assigned this night job beca ...

B+
Ecstasy Unveiled

A while ago, I read Desire Unchained, the second in the series, and was not particularly impressed. But because I’ve continually heard so many great things about this series, I decided to try again and read Ecstasy Unveiled. I’m so glad I did, because this book was awesome. It ...

C
Heart Change

Having enjoyed the previous Celta books, I looked forward to another romantic story in a beautiful futuristic world. Unfortunately, reading Heart Change rendered me less than enthusiastic; the plodding storyline and snail’s pace relationship development left me snoozing hard and often. ...

C+
The Taking

New Orleans heiress Regan Henry is trapped in a loveless marriage with a man who spiritually and mentally abuses her. At yet another party that her husband forces her to host, she meets Felix LeBlanc, the entertainer for the night. He is a voodoo practitioner, and has strangely accurate insight into ...

B-
Skin Game

Skin Game is solid. Very solid. But based on many glowing reviews and the intriguing blurb on the back of the book, I expected something a little more intense and a little more captivating. The characters are interesting enough, the love story is believable, but lacking the oomph that would have mad ...

B-
From Waif to Gentleman’s Wife

From Waif to Gentleman’s Wife is perhaps the densest category romance I have ever read. I sludged through this bucolic account, really to give this book a solid C grade for utter dullness. But in the last quarter of the book something began to click, and I ended up liking Joanna and Ned. ...

C-
The Prince of Frogs

The Prince of Frogs is an interesting sequel to Night’s Rose, but I can’t say that I am fully satisfied with the direction things are going. There is less actual fighting in this story, and the conflicts are much more personal. This is not bad by any means, but characterization is extremely impo ...

C
Enslave: The Taming of the Beast

Enslave: The Taming of the Beast is surprisingly sound for an erotic romance. There is an actual plot, and to some degree there is also character development! Hurrah! I wholeheartedly applaud the author’s perspicacity, but the above-average-erotica quality of its plot and characterization was ulti ...

C+
No Greater Pleasure

Hooked from the beginning, I raced through this book as fast as I could, reading it in one rather long sitting. Unfortunately, what started out as a fantastic story petered out into a more-average tale that didn't quite fulfill its promise. Still, the writing style is great, and No Greater Pleasure ...

B
Indiscreet

The beginning of Indiscreet is so darn good that I was ready to write this off as a DIK. But…somewhere along the line the story began to lose its luster. Still, when all is said and done, this story remains a very good read that I would recommend to anyone. If only some parts were expanded on, thi ...