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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Enticing Emma by Allie Standifer

Enticing Emma (Club Botticelli) by Allie Standifer
Publisher: Total E Bound
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (53 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Stephanotis

To win back the woman he loves, Brock’s prepared to break all the rules.

Emma gave up on love a long time ago. Now she’s content to write about the mythical emotion. With her good friends and a great career, what more can a girl ask for?

Brock knows he made a mistake letting Emma go all those years ago. He’s back now and willing to do whatever it takes to convince her he’s back for good this time. Even if it involves a little kidnapping and a few handcuffs, Brock’s ready to go all the way in his quest of Enticing Emma.

Can two people overcome a painful past to find love? Read Enticing Emma and find out.

Emma Flintock is a successful romance writer and part of a group of friends who frequent Club Botticelli which caters to not so skinny women. Although dealing in romance, Emma's cynical in matters of love because Brock Cage stood her up on their wedding day. He's in the National Guard and Emma thinks he's long gone and forgotten but in he walks into Club Botticelli one night and things get complicated.

Some of my favorite stories are those where two characters, especially ex lovers, reunite. There's the magic of them falling in love all over again and Standifer does a perfect job with that. At first you dislike Brock but when you enter into his head, you realize, hey, this guy isn't all bad and maybe Emma should give him a second chance. However, the author keeps you on edge as to why he jilted Emma and it makes you uneasy, especially during love scenes. The author does a good job making you wonder if someone is going to get hurt, and it takes the tension up a notch.

My only complaint, I wanted more story for these two. The first chapter focused on most of Emma's friends. I realize this is part of a series but I would have preferred more emphasis on Emma. I would have also preferred that she and Brock reconnected sooner. The love scenes are spicy hot and there are lots of them.

The book does feature an array of fun characters and it did perk my interest into maybe reading another book in the series. If you like story with a common thread and reoccurring characters in erotic romances, I'd say give the Club Botticelli books a try.

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