Wednesday, August 15, 2012

REVIEW: Scarlet Woman by Shelley Munro


Emily’s late husband was leaving her for his secretary, and had a few parting words in the process. On a quest to prove him wrong and even forget for a while, she sets out to have a perfect, passionate one night stand. She heads to a gathering in Middlemarch to carry out her mission. Panther shifter, Saber, is trying to get his four younger brothers mated off to call them and get them under control. He knows there’s no hope for him finding a mate, but they still have a chance, so he’s determined find them women to settle down with. This completely backfires when he catches sight of Emily Scarlet, changing his mind about having hope for himself. He’s in for a struggle though, as he fights with the ghost her husband left behind in her, determined to win over his Scarlet woman.

Title:  Scarlet Woman
Series:  Middlemarch Mates
Book #: 1
Author:  Shelley Munro
Approximate Book Length:  115 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit


This was an enjoyable story. Saber is both sexy and sweet, and Emily is a strong person, but a struggling woman under the weight of the pain her husband caused in their life together before his death. You really get attached to the characters, and I LOVED how Saber called Emily “kitten”. It’s the simple things in life sometimes that are so appreciated. I also loved Saber’s shameless pesky brothers. They had me laughing on more than one occasion.

That being said, there were a couple things that bothered me a little. The attraction between Saber and Emily felt very sudden and fast. I would have preferred a bit more build up in that regard. Also, while I completely understand why, Emily’s aversion to exploring the relationship was frustrating at times, and Saber certainly didn’t always handle it as well as he should have. All in all, these are minor things when compared to the big picture, and I’m interested in continuing with the series after reading this!

In Conclusion:

A fun and very sexy story, Scarlet Woman is a great lazy day read if you’re looking for playful kitties and a strong, lusty couple who aren’t always smooth talking when it comes to love. It’s worth adding to your TBR list!



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