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In the Flesh

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Surely there has never been a woman more sensual, more irresistable than svelte dancer Chloe Dubois. She is a heady combination of innocence and sultry seduction, and Japanese-American businessman David Imakita will risk everything he has to keep her: his career, his friends, even his integrity—such is her power over him. But who is this temptress and what does she want? I ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Virgin Books (first published 2000)
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Alia
Dec 24, 2012 Alia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Alia by: Kris7ian
Now THIS is a romance novel. The sex scenes were not only hot and steamy, but frequent as well, which is what I prefer in my romance. But what I didn't expect, and was pleasantly surprised by, was the plot being actually pretty good, too! I quickly got into the book for the sex scenes, but before I knew it, I was totally hooked on the plot and flipping ahead to see what happened next. Well done, Emma Holly! I would absolutely read another of her books.
A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
Emma Holly is the reason I signed up at Booksfree.com because you just can't get erotica at the library. I have loved every book I've read by her...except this one. For me, it was just a dud. The story was blah and I just couldn't click with the two-dimensional characters. It was an apathetic read. Oh well, one out of over a dozen aren't bad odds. On to the next one!
justmeri_an
Apr 16, 2013 justmeri_an rated it really liked it
This was the first Emma Holly I read, first erotic theme too.

I love David! and Chloe of course...
David for me is Rick Yune or maybe Sung Kang and Chloe has that Angelina Jolie or Megan Fox feel. =)
Cindy
Jan 15, 2016 Cindy rated it it was ok
I have read other books by Holly and enjoyed them, but this one did nothing for me. The story revolves around David & Chloe with Sato thrown in as the third leg of the love triangle. There was some steam but for me it fell flat - I thought that it was dispassionate and lackluster. The story improved a little once Chloe is injured, but even then I could not bring myself to care. Sato is David's bodyguard and he is in love with David (from afar) but has sex with Chloe. This was not really an e ...more
Kathy Davie
Dec 10, 2010 Kathy Davie rated it it was ok
Shelves: erotica
A sad story of childhood trauma affecting the adult along with the conflict of cultures: man's view of woman, Japanese culture versus American, and, the need for the child to please a parent.

The sexual theme is one of a subtle submission dominating throughout winding around manipulation, the culture of the geisha, forbidden theatrics, gay love, and the emotional art of stripping with voyeurism rampant throughout.
Katherine O'Grady
I bought this book because I really enjoy Ms. Holly’s writing. I knew going in to the story that it wasn’t a romance per se. It was tough reading for most of it. Neither of the main characters are very nice people, and there is a lot of time spent in their heads. There is a HEA, I just didn’t enjoy getting there. I did really enjoy the details about Japanese culture - fascinating stuff.

Bought from kobo
Jean
Apr 30, 2009 Jean rated it it was amazing
Another great book by Emma Holly. This one was very sexy and also had a very intense story. It really drew me in and I didn't want to put it down. She didn't do what I expected with the story, but I was still happy with how it ended.
Christie Hammer
Aug 28, 2016 Christie Hammer rated it it was ok
I loved the steamy descriptive scenes!! But I walked away feeling disturbed and dirty by the characters lack of moral fibre and genuine growth or development. I felt battered and robbed by the whole experience. I kept hoping it was going to get better feeling.... But it really never did. Too bad.
penelopewanders
May 08, 2008 penelopewanders rated it it was ok
Found this disappointing for an Emma Holly.
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I do like Ms. Holly's erotic books. Chloe is a whirlwind of trouble. I enjoyed how she lead David essential by his dick. This was a smexy book before I started reading so much erotica.
Kim Hill
Jul 23, 2013 Kim Hill rated it really liked it
ok book
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