5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A good, sizzling hot love story with intelligent characters,
By A Customer
This review is from: Menage (Black Lace) (Mass Market Paperback)
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 writing...fast.