Author: Emily Wood

Review: The Best of Both Worlds by Emily Wood

Posted August 17, 2013 by Sherri in Contemporary Romance, Reviews / 2 Comments

Review: The Best of Both Worlds by Emily Wood
The Best of Both Worlds by Emily Wood
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Published by Beachwalk Press on March 15, 2013
Format: Ebook
Pages: 72
Source: Author

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Book Description:

Book Description:
A choice between two men? If only it were that simple.

Melissa Morgan seems to have it all…her modeling career is taking off and she's engaged to one of the most eligible bachelors in London. But when she finds Jonathan cheating on her again, Melissa finds solace in the arms of Riley, a sexy bar owner trying to recover from the heartbreak of his last relationship. Melissa shouldn't even want Riley, but she can't seem to stay away, especially when she finds in him everything that's missing in her relationship with Jonathan.

Melissa knows she has to make a hard choice, and when it comes to choosing between the life she's always wanted and the man she's falling in love with, she might find out that she can't have the best of both worlds.

Content Warning: explicit sex and strong language


Lynn’s Review:
Melissa Morgan has gotten hurt outside a nightclub and she’s none too happy about it.  And I get the impression that she’s a spoiled celebrity.  Riley has come to the rescue – a true gentleman.

Emily plays into the perception that models are entitled to go and have anything and anyone they want.  I love Riley’s response to that.  Jonathan happens to be her cheating fiancé.  He appears to be a man that seems so full of himself – God’s gift to women.  Melissa sounds like she needs to get her act together and she doesn’t appear to be able to take “no” for an answer.  Her mother, Theresa, is not even sympathetic to her daughter’s situation.

Lucy is in both books one and two but this story is not hers.  It leaves me wondering if Emily has plans for her.  But back to Riley – he’s just too good for Melissa (I’m just sayin’).  You will find yourself wanting to yell at her but you know she won’t listen.  I can almost picture her having been on “Next Top Model” – seems like quite the snob!  But then I also have to wonder if it’s all an act.

I loved that Emily gives her readers the happy ending but given Melissa’s job, I have to question if they will stay together – remember Christopher Knight, aka Peter Brady, and Adrianna Curry.  So this is where your imagination will have to take over.  You will need to give them the type of ending that you think they should have.

This is a great follow up to Business & Pleasure and I can’t wait to see what else Emily has in store for her readers.  The Best of Both Worlds is a hot and sexy read that you can get through in just a couple of hours.  And if you’re lucky enough to have some time, why not read both books in one sitting.  And if you’re really lucky, you’ll pick up book three, titled The Right Kind of Wrong, coming out on August 19. (Reviewed by Lynn Reynolds from Romance Reader Enthusiast)

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: The Best of Both Worlds by Emily Wood

Posted August 16, 2013 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Giveaways, Reviews / 8 Comments

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The Best of Both Worlds by Emily Wood
Rags and Riches Series #2
Publisher:  Beachwalk Press, Inc.
Published: March 18, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic
Ebook, 72 pages
 

Book Description:

A choice between two men? If only it were that simple.

Melissa Morgan seems to have it all…her modeling career is taking off and she’s engaged to one of the most eligible bachelors in London. But when she finds Jonathan cheating on her again, Melissa finds solace in the arms of Riley, a sexy bar owner trying to recover from the heartbreak of his last relationship. Melissa shouldn’t even want Riley, but she can’t seem to stay away, especially when she finds in him everything that’s missing in her relationship with Jonathan.

Melissa knows she has to make a hard choice, and when it comes to choosing between the life she’s always wanted and the man she’s falling in love with, she might find out that she can’t have the best of both worlds.

Content Warning: explicit sex and strong language.

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Excerpt

“Hold on,” Riley shouted through the door as he undid the bolts. He opened the door wide. Oh! It was her. He blinked, wondering if his eyes were deceiving him. Nope, she was still there. What could she want?

“Hi.” Melissa smiled nervously. She was truly breathtaking. Her red curls were scooped back into a messy bun. Dark skinny jeans and heels accentuated her long, long legs and he could see a hint of her bra underneath her tight t-shirt.

Damn! How did she do it? He could feel himself becoming aroused right then and there.

“What can I do for you?” he asked, wondering why she was back at the bar. He tried not to get excited, in both senses of the word. She might have just forgotten something last night.

“Can I come in? Or are we going to do this on the doorstep?” Melissa laughed nervously.

Do what? he wondered, but he stepped aside to let her in without question. He couldn’t help but glance down at her behind as she walked past him. It was mighty fine, but he felt so guilty for checking her out. She was engaged for God’s sake! To one of the richest bachelors in London, no less. She wasn’t for him. He took a deep breath and followed her into the bar.

“I wanted to thank you for last night,” Melissa said as she turned to him. He could smell her sweet perfume. It was like heaven.

“Oh, okay.” That sounded like something she could easily have done on the doorstep.

“I, um…also wanted to apologize for…you know.” Melissa was blushing. It was an endearing sight. Riley remembered her trying to kiss him and his reaction.

“It’s all right. I won’t be telling anybody about it, if that’s what you’re worried about.” Riley understood now, she was there covering her tracks, worried that the story about the hot, young model coming on to the barman would get out. Like he was thinking earlier, these girls were too full of their own self-importance.

“I wasn’t worried about anything.” Melissa folded her arms and scowled at him. “I wanted to apologize to you. I thought I might have offended you.”

“I wasn’t offended. I just don’t have any time for a drunk, rich girl who’s after a naughty little fling to entertain herself.” Riley knew he needed to get rid of her, he couldn’t think straight when she was around. Despite what he was telling her, a naughty little fling with her sounded pretty good to him right now.

“What if I want more than a naughty little fling?”

About Emily Wood

I have always believed that the best stories are the ones that you can't put down, the ones that transport you to a different place and make you believe in the characters. This is exactly why I write… I have always loved the escapism that reading and writing provides, and there is nothing more exciting than imagining your own set of characters, and then letting them practically write the story for you. Writing has always been a dream of mine, and I'm lucky to have the kind of people around me that have always nurtured and encouraged my passion.
I live a cozy little life in Wales, and when I'm not writing I'm taking care of my young family, studying for a degree in Classical Studies, and training to become a nail technician. I love traveling to new places, meeting new people, and experiencing new things…it's all great inspiration for my books!
I also love to hear from my readers or other writers, so contact me at: emilywood.author@gmail.com or check out my blog at: http://emilywoodauthor.blogspot.co.uk/


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Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Business and Pleasure by Emily Wood

Posted August 9, 2013 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Giveaways, Reviews / 14 Comments
Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Business and Pleasure by Emily Wood

Business & Pleasure by Emily Wood Rags and Riches Series #1 Publisher:  Beachwalk Press, Inc. Published: December 12, 2012 Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Ebook, 72 pages   Book Description: Can mixing business and pleasure ever result in a happy ending? When sexy, rich Lawrence Russo asks Mia to come and work for him in Italy for two weeks, she jumps at the chance. After all, it beats pole dancing, and the salary he offers her is practically obscene. A relationship quickly begins to develop between the two, but Mia can’t help but wonder if Lawrence’s feelings for her are genuine or if he feels he’s just paying for a service. Even if their relationship is strong enough to survive her insecurities, what will happen when somebody from her past shows up and threatens to reveal her deepest, darkest secret? Content Warning: explicit sex Buy links: Beachwalk Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, […]

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Review: Business and Pleasure by Emily Wood

Review: Business and Pleasure by Emily Wood

Business and Pleasure by Emily Wood Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance Published by Beachwalk Press on December 14, 2012 Format: Ebook Pages: 62 Source: Author Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: Can mixing business and pleasure ever result in a happy ending? When sexy, rich Lawrence Russo asks Mia to come and work for him in Italy for two weeks, she jumps at the chance. After all, it beats pole dancing, and the salary he offers her is practically obscene. A relationship quickly begins to develop between the two, but Mia can’t help but wonder if Lawrence’s feelings for her are genuine or if he feels he’s just paying for a service. Even if their relationship is strong enough to survive her insecurities, what will happen when somebody from her past shows up and threatens to reveal her deepest, darkest secret? […]

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