Ema N

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Smashwords book reviews by Ema N

  • Tanaquill on June 01, 2012

    A very unusual romance novel! It lost me a bit especially towards the ending, but otherwise was beautifully- and well-written. I loved the Regency setting, and thought the writing was better than other published novels that are touted to "appeal to Jane Austen fans". I will go buy "Annabelle" now! :)
  • Annabelle on June 02, 2012

    I enjoyed Ms Akalle's crisp unfussy writing style, the way she depicts the period, and her sense of humor. From beginning to end, I couldn't stand Annabelle herself, but she did keep me laughing :) My reasons for giving this 3 stars: The book was a bit long (at some point it started feeling like there were too many sex scenes :p) and I still don't see why anyone would find Annabelle an attractive person. I'm looking forward to more works from Ms Akalle though!
  • Heller's Girlfriend on June 19, 2012

    Great fun! I liked it better than Heller's Revenge, thanks to a more cohesive story and somewhat fewer mentions of Tilly's boobs :p
  • Secret Lives on Aug. 10, 2012

    A very enjoyable read--it kept me up half the night because I just had to find out what happened. With the instant attraction between Eden and Ben in the beginning, I got a bit suspicious that this was just going to be a light romance novel, but it turned out to be much more--nicely layered, honest and with well-developed characters. I particularly liked the author's depiction of Kyle--he didn't come across as a perfect man, though close!--and the doubt that starts infesting Eden's (and the reader's) belief in Ben's innocence was brilliantly done. It all tied up very nicely in the end and left me with a satisfying feeling that everything had been explained. I'll probably try more of her books, esp if they're under $5 :p
  • Saving Grace on July 07, 2014

    A fun, nicely-written book, especially if you like main characters who start off as a total mess! The mystery wraps up tidily. Some of the characters are vibrant (others not so much) and I loved the depiction of island society, but what makes this story unusual is Annalise. Glad she was in it. Overall, it wasn't really my cup of tea and I don't think I'll read the other books in the series, but it's certainly worth giving it a try.
  • Innocent in Las Vegas: A Humorous Tiffany Black Mystery on July 28, 2014

    Not bad! I had no expectations, but was pleasantly entertained and am glad I tried it. The mystery resolved itself rather suddenly, but the characters were great and their interactions very entertaining. Tiffany's family is hilarious, especially Nanna. Tiffany kind of reminds me a bit of Bridget Jones...