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The Secret Lives of Emma: Beginnings : Book One - Natasha Walker

The Secret Lives of Emma: Beginnings

Book One

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Published: 17th July 2012
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Book Description

The first in a series of erotic novels that tap into our deepest, sexiest fantasies, from the publishers of Fifty Shades of Grey

BEGINNINGS....

Thirty-something Emma Benson is a free spirit. For her a good life means a life of sensuality.

So it’s a surprise to everyone when she marries David, a successful businessman, and settles down in the suburbs.

One year on, and she’s trying so hard to be loyal to her man. Not easy to do when you’re passionate and uninhibited.

But then, while sunbathing in her garden, her neighbour’s eighteen-year-old son appears. And Emma has found her new project…

She will be his perfect teacher…

About the Author

Natasha Walker is a Sydney based author who found writing her memoir confronting till she discovered the joys of fabrication.

From Kylie Ladd's Review: After the FIFTY SHADES OF GREY phenomenon, it is refreshing to find a female erotica lead who is older, experienced and very much in touch with her sexuality. Quite deeply in touch, as some scenes reveal, but I digress. More interestingly, Emma, like her Jane Austen namesake, is intelligent, self-assured, forthright, scheming and definitely likes to get involved in the lives of her neighbours. Walker’s occasional asides through Emma’s eyes on the nature of monogamy or Australian politics or the particular private school type peculiar to Sydney’s north shore are witty and subversive, a delight to read.

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The Secret Lives of Emma: Beginnings
 
2.7

(based on 17 reviews)

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41%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Page turner (4)

Cons

  • Disappointing (6)
  • Not what I expected (5)

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  • Older readers (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (8), Bookworm (5), Casual reader (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect Weekend Away Companion

If you don't mind some light erotic fiction, this is a really good choice.
And for those who haven't read erotic fiction before, this is the perfect lightweight introduction.
Emma: Beginnnings ...Read complete review

If you don't mind some light erotic fiction, this is a really good choice.
And for those who haven't read erotic fiction before, this is the perfect lightweight introduction.
Emma: Beginnnings is naughty enough to take the regular reader just to the edge of what's inappropriate without jumping into full-on "omg, don't go there" territory.
Any woman who partakes of a little sexual daydreaming has fantasised about the 18-yr old next door. This book takes you there in a wonderfully titilating journey right to its climactic end.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I'm definitely in for Book 2!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

* not my ideal book*

Could only read a couple of chapters. I found it really pushed the boundary. I feel an year old is still a child and didn't see this as two consenting adults. As I said...Read complete review

Could only read a couple of chapters. I found it really pushed the boundary. I feel an year old is still a child and didn't see this as two consenting adults. As I said I only read a couple of chapters so it may not have been as bad as i thought

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3.0

okay read

By susanne

from sydney

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    okay read

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    2.0

    Disturbing

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      1.0

      Really Trashy!

      By Abj

      from Sydney,Australia

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          Really trashy anot well written at all. I loved The Fifty Shades Triology but this was just disappointing. Not a great ending either!

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          Disapointing

          By Kaz

          from Sydney

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              I found this book simplistic and the author tended to waffle a lot, ended up just skimming through it.

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              4.0

              Slow but ramps up!

              By E

              from Qld, Aus

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                  Comments about The Secret Lives of Emma: Beginnings:

                  This book may not be for everyone. Some parts it does drag on a little, but you have to keep reading to find out what happens next. Slow going to start with but ends with you wanting more.

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                  4.0

                  Good Read

                  By linda

                  from SYDNEY

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                    Comments about The Secret Lives of Emma: Beginnings:

                    I really enjoyed the book bit fanciful

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                    Service was fantastic

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                    4.0

                    Enjoyable and sexy

                    By Lyn

                    from Adelaide

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                    I agree with Laughing K

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                    1.0

                    Disappointing Read

                    By Tammy

                    from Country NSW

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                        If you have read the Fifty Shades trilogy then you will be very disappointed in this book. I was really expecting more for my money; I would compare it to a $2 M&B read.

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                        2.0

                        Did not really enjoy this read

                        By Moogles

                        from Queensland

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                            Comments about The Secret Lives of Emma: Beginnings:

                            This book was not terribly enthralling.. I found myself rushing thru it just to get it over and done with.
                            However, I have ordered and will read Distractions - to find out how things play out - and hopefully be engaged more this time...?!

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                            4.0

                            A good read

                            By aussiegal

                            from Brisbane

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                            • Well Written

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                              ISBN: 9781742758442
                              ISBN-10: 1742758444
                              Series: Secret Lives of Emma
                              Audience: General
                              Format: Paperback
                              Language: English
                              Number Of Pages: 336
                              Published: 17th July 2012
                              Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0  x 2.2
                              Weight (kg): 0.24