March 8, 2010 1 flame, Emma Holly 3

Author: Emma Holly
GENRE: Erotic Romance
  • Mass Market Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Virgin Black Lace (February 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0352341149
  • ISBN-13: 978-0352341143

The Coates Inn restaurant in Cape Cod is about to go out of business, when its striking owner, Abby, jumps at a stranger’s offer of help—both in her kitchen and her bedroom. Storm, a handsome chef, claims to have a secret weapon—an aphrodisiac menu that her patrons won’t be able to resist. It certainly works on Abby, who gives in to the passions she has denied herself for years. But can this playboy chef really be Abby’s hero if her body means more to him than her heart, and his initial plan was to steal the restaurant from under her nose? Storm soon turns the restaurant around, but Abby’s insatiable desires have taken over her life. She’s never known a guy into crazy sex like him before, and she wants to spend every spare moment getting as much intense erotic pleasure as she can. Meanwhile, her best friend Marissa becomes suspicious of the new wonder-boy in the kitchen. Before things get really out of control, someone has to assume responsibility. But can Abby tear herself away from the object of her lustful attention long enough to see what’s really going on?

I usually like books by this author. She always has the perfect blend of steamy sex and romance.  This book though, was disappointing.  I just could not bring myself to care about any of the characters.  They had no spark and the plot was very thin.  Yes, it is supposed to be an erotic book, but sometimes sex just isn’t enough to keep one reading.  Each character seemed to be shallow and uninteresting. 

Not a book I would recommend if you are looking for any type of story mixed into the sexual scenes.  I will still read more of this authors works, but hopefully they will be better than this book!


I did not enjoy this book.

3 Responses to “COOKING UP A STORM by Emma Holly”

  1. Deb

    Bummer. I usually like her books as well. Too bad this one was a huge fail. Thanks for the honest review.

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