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All U Can Eat

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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.

Fr...more
Anita
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
Barks & Bites
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
Ashley♥Alexis
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.
Krista
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
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...more
Jm
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...more
k8inorbit
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Cora
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Crazy4more
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...more
Estara
Dec 22, 2011 Estara rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who enjoy fun sex with no guilt and multiple partners
Shelves: ebook, read-in-2011
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Chicgeekgirl21
All U Can Eat is an erotic romance from Emma Holly--the queen of erotic romance authors. It's a fun, sexy book with much more kink than a traditional romance (think guy-on-guy and bondage) but just about as much plot as a typical romance novel. All U Can Eat is set in sunny SoCal--where the main character, Frankie Smith, owns the titular restaurant. After being betrayed by her sexy but idiotic boyfriend of 5 years, Frankie is trying to recover and get back to normal...that is, until the corpse o...more
Tona
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!
HK
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...more
Dawn
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...more
Emmi
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...more
Angela
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
Robin
The sex was kind of hot. The rest of the story was kind of dull. That is the way a lot of these books run, so it wasn't much of a surprise. It gets three stars because the hot/dull ratio wasn't so large. They actually ran about even.

Would I rec this book to anyone? Maybe. It depends on the person and what they're looking for. If they're looking for mindless entertainment that doesn't suck, then sure, I would throw this out as a rec. With qualifications.
Ann York
I started this book but could really get in to it but I needed to carry on reading to see who murdered the woman in it but it was good and it sort of has a story line it's about this woman called frankie who owns a diner and it's called all you can eat and there is a murder outside her diner at first they think it's her but the police don't think it is this book gets very racy at times but I would say read it and make up your own mind
Marilyn
This author came recommended to me because I was in the mood for some steamy romance. Well, it was raw sex and, sad to say, too much of it. Too much sex and not enough of a story to keep me interested. I actually did not even read the last 10 pages because I really didn't care about any of the characters. I would recommend only if you are in the mood for super steamy sex scenes a/k/a porn.
April
Mar 26, 2009 April rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People that enjoy romantic erotica
This story is labeled "romantic erotica", which it definitely is! The sex scenes are WAY graphic, and I learned a new trick, even. Amidst all the steamy sex and raunchy hook-ups, there is a plot. I think some of the things were neatly skimmed over and wrapped up in a bow (cheating, unplanned pregnancy, etc) but after all, this book isn't in the historical reference section, is it??
Elizabeth Caran
If you are looking for a top-notch story, look elsewhere. But for a decent plot threaded together by erotic-ish sex scenes... read on! I picked up the book because another title by the author caught my eye and I was curious. It didn't really encourage me to read the title I was originally interested in, although the writing is decent and the characters are ... interesting.
Kazza
Another sexy, witty, enjoyable read from Emma Holly. Once again Holly's characters are likeable (even when you think some should annoy the crap out of you with their behaviour, a sure testament to her writing adeptness). The quick pace, sexy, sexy scenes all with a whodunnit backdrop add to the overall fun of the book. Emma Holly is the queen of erotic writing.
Darlene
Every now and then, I enjoy reading erotica and Emma Holly's books are among my favorites. Her stories are very steamy and sexy but the stories generally don't feel contrived. And there is a real depth to her characters which really makes you root for them and for their happiness! This was a great story. If you're able, read it with someone you really love!
Laura Santoski
A fun, fast read. I think I came across this book on a thread about 50 Shades-like books that are way better than 50 Shades, and it definitely lived up to that expectation. I'm conflicted about how to rate it because it's definitely not a high-quality book, but for what it is, it's a lot of fun.
Kristen
Emma Holly constructs an intriguing murder mystery peppered with her trademark dynamite sex scenes. Chief Jack West is stoic, intelligent, damaged and irresistable. Frankie Smith is a fiesty, hard-working, damaged and irresistable. The plot is outstanding.
Stephanie Tuell
Quick read. Excellent story line. Keeps you guessing, although you can tell who the killer is and what will happen at the end.

Frankie must clear her name in the murder of a friend, while trying to get over the break up of her long time boyfriend.
Kerry
This was my first Emma Holly book and I thought it was great. It is hard to classify because it has a little bit of everything...romance, murder mystery and erotica. But, Ms. Holly managed to blend all of the genres into a very good book.
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