Friday, January 9, 2015

Wicked Reads Reviews – Letters to Emily by Stacy Reid

Two years have passed since Lady Emily’s beloved Maxwell went to fight in the war. With only letters and one hot night of loving to keep her warm on the coldest of nights, she tries to embrace the future after learning of his death at the Third battle of Picardy. One way to forge forward is to marry his twin brother, Marcellus Alexander Wynwood, The Marquis of Blackthorn, a man she does not love, but one who rouses dark needs in her.

Marcellus wanted Emily from the first moment he saw her two years ago, but had watched from a distance as his brother Max charmed her into falling hopelessly in love with him. In her state of grief over Max, Marcellus ensures her needs are met, breaking down her barriers, tormenting her with wicked erotic loving as he slowly binds her to him.

Despite this, he fears he will lose her once it is revealed that her beloved Maxwell lives. Marcellus prays Emily can surrender to his needs and soul deep desires, and accepts the scandalous lifestyle he shares with his twin.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Letters to Emily was a fast-paced erotic novella, yet had a depth of emotion you usually cannot capture in so few pages. The reader does miss out on some character development, which makes a character feel 3-dimensional and real, in order to fit so much story in a novella. The love story develops fast, bordering on insta-love even with the backstory, because of the quick pacing and the length. However, I feel the pacing was excellent, and I don't feel like I missed out on anything. When I reached The End, I felt satisfied and entertained.

Steamy romance filled with angst, grief, and a broad definition of love. An emotional and sensual novella, which tells an entire story.

Would I recommend this title: Yes, to open-minded erotica readers who enjoy ménage and m/f/m. There is taboo subject matter, which I thought was written in a way to remove the ‘perverted’ bent.
Would I read more from this author: Yes.

Letters to Emily is a short historicalish erotica story. Overall the characters where okay but lacked a certain depth that makes me really connect to them. Some of the language usage seemed out of place to me and easily brought me out of the story. There is a dash of hmmm YEAH! NOT! If looking for a couple of hours to kill not a bad book.

This very emotional, passionate and ultimately scorchingly hot read may be short, but definitely delivers. It is well written, with lots of nods to the time in which it is set. The characters develop depth more than one might expect from a novella. The glimpses of the twins’ parents' behaviour were amusing, and providential. A very enjoyable read.

I am an avid reader of novels with a deep passion for writing. I especially love romance and adore writing about people falling in love. I live a lot in the worlds I create and I actively speak to my characters (out loud). I have a warrior way “never give up on my dream.” When I am not writing, I spend a copious amount of time drooling over Rick Grimes from Walking Dead, watching Japanese Anime and playing video games with my love ­ Dusean. I have a horrible weakness for Ice cream. – Loose Id bio

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Letters to Emily by Stacy Reid to read and review.

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