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All U Can Eat

3.72  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,123 Ratings  ·  67 Reviews
The sizzling erotic bestseller-now in paperback. Under suspicion for murder, Frankie Smith joins sexy police chief Jack West on a rollercoaster ride of an investigation. And as the twists and turns unfold, letting go of her inhibitions begins to seem like the most natural thing in the world.
ebook, 336 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Berkley Books
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Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
Hmmm... Well, it was different than the every day run of the mill romance book. First of all, if you are particular about who gets to be inside your heroine, this is probably not for you. If you are really offended by a couple of MM scenes then this is probably not for you. If you are offended by weak characterizations and a shaky plot, then this is probably not for you.

However, if you are in the mood for a sexy quick read with light romance and light mystery, then this is right up your alley.

Jul 11, 2008 Anita rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica
This is a romance/erotica novel with a murder mystery involving a female diner owner (Frankie) as the heroine. At the very beginning of the story, her model boyfriend of five years dumps Frankie, leaving her for another woman. She's humiliated and goes on the rebound with several men. Then the best friend of the other woman ends up dead behind Frankie's diner. This puts the chief of police, who has long pined for Frankie, in a difficult position. In the end, Frankie, at least, has a happily ever ...more
Bark's Book Nonsense
Mar 05, 2010 Bark's Book Nonsense rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
I read a little more than half of this book before getting bored and putting it down. The plot, what there was of it, consists of a woman who owns a diner called "All U Can Eat" (did Prince name this?) who is jilted by her lover and proceeds to soothe her ego by sleeping with a whole bunch of men. After one romp she finds a dead body in the alleyway near her diner. The chief of police arrives and, wouldn't you know it, he's always had a crush on the sexy diner owner but stomps down his lust when ...more
Aug 25, 2011 Emmi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
HAWT!! Smut, check. Great characters, check. Tortured hero, check. Likable leading lady, check. Hunky side characters, yup. Psycho killers, you betcha!!

Emma Holly included all my favorite ingredients!! This was a pretty fast paced, totally sexy book. Yeah, some of the sex was gratuitous but it's so innovative and well written that I found ways to justify it... please who am I kidding, I don't need to justify it. I loved it. The suspense part was good too, I love a guy in uniform. Overall I forg
I think most heroines that sleep around are slutty but for some reason Frankie just came off as fun loving. This was an okay book if you're not looking for anything of substance. I loved the male/male going ons. Total turn on. Eh okay read. I've read worse.
Jan 22, 2016 Melinda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, erotica
I'm so glad that I finally read this. I tried to read it years ago but it didn't work for me then. I think I got caught up in wanting the these people are destined to be together and therefore can't be with other people aspect of romance novels. This novel wasn't that, but I like that Frankie owns her sexuality. Sex is sex and it doesn't have to be entangled with forever love. She can enjoy sex and care for her partner without being in love and that idea is kind of powerful.

I have to admit that
Jun 11, 2012 Krista rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-reads
I would imagine that when tourists roll into the town of Six Palms, they immediately smell salt, sand and sex. 'Cause it appears that everyone in the town is having lots of it with just about everyone. Over the course of this less-than-300-page-book, Frankie has sex with five different guys, including one she met only 10 hours before, an on-duty cop, and both of the towns' mechanics. At the same time. On top of that, it's uncovered through the course of a murder investigation (oh wait - there wa ...more
Lucy Felthouse
Feb 06, 2013 Lucy Felthouse rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Article first published as Book Review: All You Can Eat by Emma Holly on Blogcritics.

All You Can Eat is my first Emma Holly novel - and I'm hooked! Right from the very beginning, this book grips you and doesn't let go, not even when you've finished it.

Frankie Smith is having a bad time - her boyfriend has just dumped her and she found a dead body behind her cafe. Luckily, there are plenty of men around to help her take her mind off her problems, including an ex-Marine, a police officer and a pai
Jun 27, 2013 Jm rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
J'avais lu ce livre il y a deux ou trois ans et j'avais bien aimé. Ma lecture plus récente me fait changer mon avis.

Frankie tient un restaurant dans une petite ville côtière. Elle a tout pour être heureuse avec son petite ami Troy, ancien mannequin reconverti en agent immobilier. Jusqu'à ce qu'il la quitte sans prévenir. Triste, elle découvre bientôt qu'il est fiancé et qu'il va devenir père. Elle pensait que le pire qui pouvait lui arriver serait de se trouver devant son ex et sa nouvelles copi
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May 04, 2013 Cora rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 25, 2012 Crazy4more rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars ...because I had a blast reading this ER combined with a bit of suspense.

The storyline was quite simple, Frankie owned a diner in a small town, Six Palms, CA. Before she can heal her broken-heart from her 4yr lived-in underwear model boyfriend, she had a murdered body in her alley. When one door closed, many many many other opened, and for Frankie, the town sweetheart, the possibilities were all so yummy. It was definitely a case where 'u snooze, u loose', but will Jack, the town's Chie
Dec 22, 2011 Estara rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who enjoy fun sex with no guilt and multiple partners
Shelves: ebook, read-in-2011
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Molly Smith
The characters and murder mystery was great. However, there was just too much sex. You know you have the balance of romance and murder mystery off when you start thinking to yourself, "This is great but can we get back to the investigation??" I really don't recommend this book unless you want a good little mystery with far too many romantic interruptions.
Frankie's boyfriend has just broken up with her. Because he impregnated someone else. She has breakup sex with her new cook (she owns a diner) but is shocked when it looks like her ex's baby mama is dead in her alley. It wasn't her but her best friend. A little convoluted but a fast read. The cook isn't Frankie's twu lurv but she does find the man in the end.
Louise Johnson
Apr 20, 2016 Louise Johnson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica
This book has an exciting storyline which keeps you gripped from page 1. The sex scenes are scorching. There are M/F, M,M, Threesomes. The are quite a few characters in this book and they are all as interesting as one another. It's has murder mystery suspense. Which keeps you reading on to find out who done it. All in all a great book.
Sep 17, 2015 Andyi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
my guilty pleasure book. I am going to have to buy this in digital format because the glue is about to give out on my paperback edition I think.

It doesn't take long to read, an afternoon at best. But I LOVE the characters and descriptions.

Realistic? oh HELL no. Close enough you can watch it behind your eyes? Oh yeah!
Jul 24, 2014 Tona rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'd like to start by saying this is the first book of this genre I ever really read. A very good friend recommended it me many years ago and I own it and have read it many times. Although it had it's cliches and minor flaws, overall this is a very well written story and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Aug 11, 2014 HK rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Frankie, the diner owner & Jack, a sheriff of Six Palms.Bad story. Trish Whittier was murdered behind Frankie's diner. While searching for a murderer, many became suspects, Frankie, Troy, Michael... Almost every woman in town slept with Pete & Dave and recorded scenes. I did not care for any characters. The writing was cumbersome. Just wanted to finish the book and move on. ...more
Shelby P
This got me hot, very hot. And that's how I like my erotica! I liked Frankie and the supporting characters alot. Some have said that the suspense plot was thin but I enjoyed it. Towards the middle I figured out who the killer was but it was still a good read.

I enjoyed this novel more than Cooking Up A Storm. I understood Frankie's motivations more than Abby's in CUAS. It was nice to see how the relationship between Frankie and Jack developed.

My only negative was this: I found it hard to believe
Apr 21, 2014 Dawn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica
Heavy on the erotica (as one would expect for Holly) and light on the mystery. The sex was hot (if improbable). Shallow emotional depth. Pedestrian prose.
Jessica Alcazar
ok, so the story content just didn't do it for me.
Here you have a girl who manages to be in a relationship (which I assume she was faithful in because we were not given a reason to believe otherwise) for 5 years but when it's over she hops from bed to bed indiscriminately from practically day 1 after break - up....I felt like sex was put in the story just for the sake of putting sex in. Quite honestly, I think it would have been a GREAT book had she just concentrated on Jack and Frankie. They w
Kate Fornear
Mar 14, 2016 Kate Fornear rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed the book! Never heard of this author but I'll be reading more of her work! Lots of sex, all kinds actually, and some parts were humorous.
Jun 09, 2016 Lee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book title is crappy lol... but is is good to eat.. like it a lot very nice flow and great stuff an keep u wan to read till the end
Jul 05, 2015 Janice rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Finished in one sitting, but Can't imagine reading any more of these lite sex-fest type book.
I like more story with my erotic
Apr 21, 2016 Samm rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-novels
This book was definitely not what I expected, but that is my own fault as I have been reading a lot of mystery series with a similar premise as All U Can Eat, and you really can't compare the two. It's well written an undeniably hot I just wish there was a smidgen more plot, it almost feels like the murder that occurs is only a set up for the female lead to sleep with all the male suspects.

If I wanted porn with a pretense of having a plot line I can think of several places on the internet where
Decent story but could not quite agree or understand main female lead
Apr 05, 2015 Dianna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An enjoyable read, if not one of Emma Holly's very best.
Apr 06, 2011 Angela rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Emma Holly has crafted a likable story of sex, sex and more sex. There's a back story of a murder taking place behind the All U can Eat diner, that's really not as suspenseful as it could have been. I love an erotic story, but the sex got in the way of this tale. While I adored our hero, Jack, the chief of police. I really wasn't feeling the heroine. She was just a bit too slutty. Still it's an enjoyable read and Ms. Holly blends humor and eroticism quite effectively. 3 stars
Ok I am wiling to admit that I am in a bad book funk and have been for a while now. I am also super critical of everything that I am sampling at the moment.

This sample was decent. Some chick has some hot sex with her boyfriend of five years who then dumps her for some weird ass reason. He is a serial cheater but she is a bit cross about being dumped but being a Black Lace publication I knew there'd be a whole lot of make up action. I just wasn't really in the mood for it.
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