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on 26 June 1999
Kate is an interesting, stimulating, and challenging woman; gentle Joe and smart-mouthed Sean are exciting and sexy guys, and the fantasy/role-playing scenes are so hot they really had me going! The resolution of their love triangle was a little too easy, but the sex was so great I didn't care!
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on 29 August 2012
This review is for the guys who are considering buying this book for their wife or girlfriend.

Guys, I have never read a word of this book, but I have experienced its effects - oh yes! Basically it comes down to this; if she has been reading this then, by the time you get to bed, she will be hot, wet and wanting. Does that sound like a good thing to you? Hmmmmmm? If so, buy this book. I promise you will both be glad you did.
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on 19 March 1999
Oh my, oh my. This book is so sweet, so lovely, and mighty arousing. It will make you smile, will make you giggle, and will certainly redirect your blood flow. A bit shocking, at times. Even though the last three chapters are a slight-let down (I would have prefered a "sweeter" ending), this is one of the three best erotic novels I have read so far - the other two being "Cooking up a Storm" also by Emma Holly and "Wicked Work" by Pamela Kyle.
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on 29 January 2013
This book is scorching!!! It's hands down one of the hottest things I've ever read. Wow but does Emma Holly know how to write good sex.

I would class this as erotica not romance - it's the porny side of love for sure but I mean that in the best way. I loved the characters in this but I've got to be honest and admit that really it was the sizzling sex scenes that did it for me. This isn't a book that will stick in your head for years after you've finished reading it but it is an enjoyable - and did I say hot? - read. I'll look out for more stuff by Emma Holly - a writer who really knows what erotic is.
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on 17 June 2007
The best erotic book I have ever read, You would not be able to put it down once you start it. I think Emma Holly is my favourite erotic writer now, she pulls in a strong kick, extremely erotic with a great storyline, leaves you feeling for a bit more of the whole threesome of Kate, Joe and Sean. Great characters with a equally vulnerable and strong sides to their personalities. All three of them need a bit of TLC with a huge amount of romping and that's exactly what you get from this book. Definitely recommend it !!!
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on 6 October 2007
As the co-owner of Mostly Romance bookshop, divorcee Kate Winthrop, has plenty to keep herself occupied, including two young lodgers, Sean, a musical maestro, and bad boy, Joe. Now, I'm no mathematician but one woman, two men and the title of this book clearly adds up to a ménages á trois!

Determined to make both boys happy, for as long as possible, Kate enjoys giving and receiving many hours of rampant sex. She wants nothing more than the good times to roll for all three of them. Nevertheless, when a duet turns into a trio, life can get complicated, and that dreaded F word - 'friction' can cause havoc, just like carpet burns. Isn't there always someone getting more than their fare share of the action? With this in mind, Kate begins to wonder how long it will be before one of them gets hurt. It is already too late to go back to being just housemates, not that she wants to.

Besides the juicy bits, I followed the trio's emotional turmoil, and read through the pages with a brisk, upbeat tempo. Like Kate, I found myself eager to discover what the musical climax would hold, and if naughty boy Joe's overture would survive the final encore.

This is the first of many of Emma Holly's books that Black Lace have re-released due to their popularity, and now I can see why. Among many aspects of this intriguing story, I give top marks for the sexual tension during their BDSM play, which is both erotic and satisfying to read. Lets just say that this story whet more than just my appetite to read further books by this talented, prolific author's work. Heaps better than carpet burns any day!

Angelika Devlyn
May 2007
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on 4 April 1998
I first read Menage as a work-in-progress, and it was impressive then! Emma Holly is one author to read no matter what the plot. She understands heat, she understands romance, and she understands what intelligent readers want from erotic novels in terms of characters, dialogue/language usage, plot, and well, sex. She is one writer for whom I break my "I don't read contemporary romances" rule. She doesn't stereotype her characters, and I would love to mean Sean, Joe, and Kate--heck, I'd love to shop at Mostly Romance (Kate's store in the book)! She visits most every kink that works for me in Ménage. Sean and Joe cut the mustard for me--they're sweet, and they're hot, and I want to know where I can find them... The dialogue is snappy--as opposed to much of the erotica I have read to date (saving Laura Antoniou, Pat Califia, and some of the writers Cecelia Tan edits), the story is honest (you can believe that these people exist, and that they would behave the way the story unfolds), and there are no no-win-for-heroine headgames. I hope she likes
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on 3 July 2012
Emma Holly has her erotic books down just perfectly, cant put them down once i start reading,
this book was the first one of hers that i read, made me wanna read them all again andagain. Definatly recommend reading
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on 12 July 2004
It was my first time reading an erotic book and I was very impressed. I love the romance and thrill between the 3 char's and I was very happy with the ending. I am now looking for more by the same author.
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on 22 September 2014
Love this book Thought Sylvia Day could spin out a sex scene,but some of these go on for pages and pages and pages,but they don't get monotonous,or boring in any way ! Probably not for the fainthearted,but I loved their threesomes Hot stuff
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