Scarlet Woman by Shelley Munro

I think I'd say Shelley Munro is one of my favorite authors from Ellora's Cave. I seem to consistently like her books there, anyways.

Emily Scarlet's husband left her for his secretary and died in a car accident—all on the same day. Now, six months later, Emily has emerged from her chrysalis of painful memories. And to prove she has what it takes to attract a man, she's determined to experience one perfect night of passion.

An ad in the newspaper catches her eye. The Middlemarch ball presents the ideal opportunity to find a man. Emily catches the "love train" to Middlemarch and heads for one night of uncomplicated sex to wipe away her husband's vicious taunts.

Feline shape-shifter Saber Mitchell has a problem with his four boisterous younger brothers. They're out of control. It's too late for him, but he hopes to get his brothers mated and settled, and the ball is the perfect place to introduce them to marriageable women.

Unbridled sex is the last thing Saber's expecting, but one glimpse at Emily Scarlet changes his mind. Sex with her is a necessity. They dance. They make love. One thing is clear—a single night isn't enough. Saber must have her for his mate, but Emily isn't so easy to convince…or trust.

This isn't a deep story, but it was fun. Emily and Saber have good chemistry and they're cute together. Saber's brothers are fun and it will be interesting to read their stories.

The only real problem I have is that time goes by and things are supposed to have happened off stage. I kept thinking something was missing. Perhaps the story just should have been longer. And the journalist plot was just completely forgotten about in the end. And Maggie....

But even though I had issues, I still enjoyed the story.

1 comment:

Karen Scott said...

I've got this on my TBR e-book list. God knows when I'll get round to reading it though, I had another Amazon delivery today! Yippee!