Title: The Countess’s Pleasure
Author: Emma Holly
Series: Tale of the Demon World #2
In: Hot Spell (Lora Leigh, Emma Holly, Shiloh Walker & Meljean Brook)
Rating Out of 5: 4.5 (Amazing, but not quite perfect)
My Bookshelves: Demons, Gaslamp, Paranormal romance
Dates read: 3rd July 2019
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
5th sentence, 74th page: Two years had passed since her husband’s death, all the mourning decency required.
Georgiana has never been loved by a man, despite being married to one. Now, she has found a way to learn more about the pleasures of sensuality. But what she gets might be far more than she bargained for, and everything she could ever want.
My first ever Emma Holly story and I am caught. The mixture of the paranormal race and a Victorian England type setting for the storyline was kind of perfect. I also loved the fact that although Georgiana is an independent woman, she is also strong and independent, and more than willing to find herself a new life and love.
There is something a little bit extra fun about a group of people who don’t show emotions. When I first started reading about the Yama, all I could think about was the Psy in Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series. And the association was fantastic, since I loved them. And I now love this series. Or at least, I think I will… when I finally get my hands on the first novel…
Whilst this story felt like it was set in Victorian England, it did have a great sense of world building as well. I like that there was a lot of overlap, but also a sense of separation which helped to completely draw me into this story. Honestly, the only problem I actually had with this tale was the fact that I now have to wait at least a month before I can buy and receive some of the books in this series…