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Monday, August 24, 2009

His Ship Her Fantasy by Emma Lai



His Ship, Her Fantasy by Emma Lai
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal
Length: Short (39 pages)
Heat: sweet
Rating: 4.5 Books
Reviewed by Fennel

Ellie Woods is in love…with a ship. When an argument with the ship results in a bump on the head, she finds herself in the strong arms of Alastair. But who is he and where did he come from?

Alastair has loved Ellie from afar for years, but duty has kept him from revealing himself to her. When a grave threat reveals his true identity, he hopes that Ellie will choose reality over fantasy.

First off, I just love the book cover art by Nicola Martinez. If I saw this on a retailer's book shelf, I'd dive right into the story, and the opening chapter of the story didn't disapoint either!

If you weren't in a position to sue your boss for sexual discrimination and were relegated to all the tasks that ensured your spent your working day isolated from the other, male, workers; who would you talk to about your dreams, fantasies and frustrations?

And if you did, what do you think would be the result? Is the saying true that 'talking to yourself is the first sign of madness'? Well, Ellie Woods doesn't care. Infact she's quite happpy to accept the ship's natural grunts, groans and rumbles are in direct response to her chatter. After all no-one else is around to hear her, are they? Even so, she's not quite convinced her ship-cum-companion agrees with her diatribe against the whole of the male species.

Alastair's unexpected appearance and equally odd disappearnace only adds to Ellies frustration with the men on board ship. Who is this guy who makes her feel all woman? How could this stranger tune out the scientist in her and make her believe...

To find out, read and enjoy this story. Emma Lai's fluency and pace is rarely disrupted and her readers can only fall in love with her amazing hero, and go bat for the six foot amazon-heroine who learned that feeling 'willowy' was good.

3 comments:

Emma Lai said...

Wow, Fennel! Thanks for the great review!

Miss said...

I loved this story too, Emma. Congrats.

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

This is a wonderful short story, very detailed in its descriptions. If you're looking for something to take you away from the 'real world' for just a few munites (20 mins or less), this book is a just what you want!