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Personal Assets

3.68  ·  Rating Details  ·  824 Ratings  ·  34 Reviews
The owner of an infamous Parisian boutique opens a new one in Manhattan, giving her and her best friend the chance to branch out both professionally and sexually—bringing their wildest fantasies to life.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 6th 2005 by Berkley (first published January 6th 2004)
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Jul 09, 2008 Anita rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: romance fans who like racy novels
Recommended to Anita by: Laura Stamps
This book falls into the erotica category - so it's quite a bit steamier than an everyday romance novel. This is NOT my usual paranormal romance fare. Main characters include the heiress of a Paris fashion house (Bea), her orphan best friend (Lela), the widowed stepfather of the same fashion house (Philip, who happens to be only a few years older than the heiress), and a corporate mogel who owns a department store chain (Simon). The plot involves scandal and corporate takeover, and everybody end ...more
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Jun 22, 2011 Estara rated it really liked it
Recommended to Estara by: auto-buy erotica author
Shelves: read-in-2011
Having gone on a comparison read of erotica recently, I've finally gotten around to reading my purchase of this Emma Holly classic.

I really like the fact that with a Holly book, whether it is more on the romance end of the spectrum or the erotica end of the spectrum, you ALWAYS have men and women enjoying themselves.

The outside situation may have drama, there may be bad guys to vanquish, there may be a sticky situation to be gotten out of, but her couples, whatever persuasion they have - enjoy
May 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Wow! Emma Holly knows how to do racy! This novel intertwines two stories about insecure women finding themselves and their perfect partners through sexual experimentation.

Bea thinks she’s unattractive. After hearing her Parisian mother tell her so for so many years it’s not surprising. Add to that the humiliation of being in love with her handsome stepfather who her mother misused, she’s a girl who has somewhat lost her way. Following her mother’s death though, Bea’s passions and confidence can
Jan 03, 2011 Jen rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored this book! Some of the best erotica I've read. The writing was beautiful, poetic and yet real. It's one of those stories you become a part of and hate to end your brief but intense relationship with it's characters. It's so hard to find a hot erotica read that has a fabulous tale to be swept along with. Emma Holly you've sealed your position as one of my favorite authors!
Jul 30, 2011 Cassandra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
HOT, HOT, HOT!!! Great Multiple story lines.
Jun 02, 2008 Penny rated it it was amazing
Red hot.
Anuj Sharma
Sep 15, 2012 Anuj Sharma rated it did not like it
All in all , i hated this novel and would never like to face Emma Holly in person cause if i do then i may end up murdering her for making me suffer.
This is the most stupidest novel ever written. People want to read novels to make them feel lighter with the ongoing story but this novel fails to catch your attention as it is only about fucking your brains out. It's a shame, a huge burden to the erotic romance genre as it has sex scenes in all the individual chapters which make you puke.
If the he
Aug 11, 2014 HK rated it it was ok
Don't remember much about the book other than the setting was in France and Italy. Was enjoyable when I read it, but later when I read All U Can Eat, I was disappointed.
Mar 15, 2011 penelopewanders rated it liked it
Haven't read a Holly in a long time...
I wouldn't say this is one of her best. I enjoyed parts of it, and her characters are interestingly complex, but the whole ends with a bit of a fizzle (at least, I think I finished it... seems there were no more pages...).
The whole plot of the savage takeover and business world ruthlessness just doesn't cut it with the main characters going all starry-eyed over each other. And in the end they all lived happily ever after, which is fine with me, but either I
Molly Piscitello
Feb 04, 2015 Molly Piscitello rated it it was amazing
another of Emma Holly's books that are my all time favorites
Willow Sanders
Jun 11, 2014 Willow Sanders rated it it was ok
I just couldn't get into this one
Feb 10, 2016 Amanda rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Simply excellent.
Jun 05, 2014 Mollie rated it really liked it
too hot!
Dec 12, 2008 Kristen rated it really liked it
This book takes place in New York and Paris. In Paris - the relationship between Beatrix and her step-father, Philip is sizzling from start to finish. There is a scene in an Italian cemetery that makes me melt. In New York - the relationship between Lela (Beatrix's best friend) and Simon, a CEO of a retail chain is hot, but less interesting. The end is contrived, but the sex is so hot...who cares.
Sep 17, 2012 Nessa rated it it was amazing
I just love Emma Holly's books. I can't describe how her books got me hooked, but if any of you read In The Flesh, Menage & Cooking Up Storm you'll understand. Her novels are interesting bcoz there's always a story behind every character. She's the only ero-rom author I can't give better reviews bcoz -- she's Emma Holly!!! (sorry, if my English is bad)
Mar 11, 2013 Lynn rated it it was ok
Was anticipating this book, the bitchy mother, the younger husband...the ugly duckling daughter kind of story...but it was not quite what i expected...the story was hijacked by the ugly ducklings best friend in the middle and then back to the couple i wanted to read about as almost a after thought. LOve the author...not so much this book
Michelle O'flynn
Nov 29, 2010 Michelle O'flynn rated it liked it
This is the third of Ms. Holly's adventures that I have read. I have enjoyed them all so far, but this didn't have the intrigue of Fairyville and niethr was as good as Strange Attractions. I have also read some of Emma's short stories which have had more plot and action than this story, but still a nice companion to take to bed.
Mar 10, 2013 Chilli rated it really liked it
3 1/2 stars. Surprised by this one, in a good way.I didn't know what to expect of this book. It had F/M/F and a bit of M/F/M. But really the story revolved around two couples with their own relationships and challenges. A variety of steamy scenes would firmly place this in the erotic category.
It took me a little while to get into this one. I skimmed a bit in the beginning. But once it grabbed me...I was hooked. As always, Emma Holly weaves a great tale with steamy romance and great characters. She has yet to disappoint!
Apr 11, 2009 Jean rated it really liked it
Another great book by Emma Holly! I continue to be amazed at how she creates stories with interesting plots and characters that really pull you in, all while weaving incredibly steamy sex throughout.
Mar 23, 2009 Jan rated it liked it
Pretty pervy -- a positive word in my book. Any erotic romance by Emma Holly is going to be a number of cuts above the usual for the genre.
Oct 02, 2010 Melanie rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
I love Emma Holly's books. I have not read one that I haven't liked yet. This is another winner.
Jul 25, 2010 Kimberly rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010
This was the first time I've read Emma Holly. The sex was good and the story was cute.
Sep 12, 2010 Anjeanette rated it it was amazing
Shelves: emma-holly
HOT!!! Added scenarios to my fantasy world. All I can say is desk scene and crypts.
Feb 22, 2015 Stephanie rated it liked it
Not bad. But not my favorite e.h. book.
Christine Diane Paloma
My eyes hurt from all the casual sex. An okay read - not my cup of tea, though.
Nov 26, 2010 Jennifer rated it it was ok
Not really my thing. Mostly PWP until it became a silly romance.
Aerial Nun
Jul 25, 2007 Aerial Nun rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: people interested in the fiction equivalent of porn
I can't even wrap my mind around that question.
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