Book Reviews of Fantasy: The Widow's Auction / Luisa's Desire / Mr. Speedy / The Awakening

Fantasy: The Widow's Auction / Luisa's Desire / Mr. Speedy / The Awakening
Fantasy The Widow's Auction / Luisa's Desire / Mr Speedy / The Awakening
Author: Elda Minger, Emma Holly, Sabrina Jeffries, Christine Feehan
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780515132762
ISBN-10: 0515132764
Publication Date: 3/26/2002
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 351 ratings
Publisher: Jove Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Fantasy: The Widow's Auction / Luisa's Desire / Mr. Speedy / The Awakening on + 533 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Four excellent stories by four of the best! Each stosry had a very strong plot, well developed h/h.
The Widow's Auction (Jeffries) is set in England, where a very proper widow is challenged by a handsome aristo who wants to include a factory in her orphanage for boys. Her best friend goads her into the "widow's auction" at a mens club to get her out of her workaholism/mourning.
Luisa's Desire(Emma Holly) is set in Tibet, where paranormal meets yogi.
Mr. Speedy (Elda Minger)two top reporters set out to write an inside story on the latest sensation: a weekend seminar for men which guarantees
"The Swiftest Seduction"- 24 hours from "Hello" to "It was good for me".
The Awakening (Feehan). She's an exotic animal vet lured to the jungles of Borneo in spite of every warning of danger. He's a hottie in any climate and welcomes her back to her first home.
All four hold up well, for a change!
reviewed Fantasy: The Widow's Auction / Luisa's Desire / Mr. Speedy / The Awakening on + 190 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Ugh. If I read one more of these anthologies...they're turning me off the fantasy & supernatural genre, I swear. Horrid. Not one redeemable nugget among them. Trite, tepid, & eye-rollingly predictable. Insipid, sleep-inducing dialogue. Mind you, I already thought that Feehan was the worst writer in the genre, and I'd tried a book by Emma Holly (Menage), which proved to me that it IS actually possible, with a true gift like hers, to make a book about a threesome so boring you can't wade through it.

I hate that feeling you get when you're reading one of these...that the author started out trying to do a full length story and then got a call for a short story and went, "well, I'll wrap it up then!" in three pages.

Skip it. Not worth your time.
reviewed Fantasy: The Widow's Auction / Luisa's Desire / Mr. Speedy / The Awakening on + 620 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I ordered this anthology to read the Sabrina Jeffries novella, and it was the only one worth reading ... in fact I didn't finish any of the other 3 novellas.
reviewed Fantasy: The Widow's Auction / Luisa's Desire / Mr. Speedy / The Awakening on + 34 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I wanted this book so I could read Christine Feehan's 1st story of the Leopard People, The Awakening. After being #50 in line for the book Fever that she released that has both her Leopard People stories together I decided I couldn't wait to read it, so I went this route. I am glad I did, for now the second story Wild Rain is on its way to me, I am really excited.
The other short stories by other authors are just okay, some were good, one was very hard to get thru. Of course I read Feehan's Story first.
Love it!
reviewed Fantasy: The Widow's Auction / Luisa's Desire / Mr. Speedy / The Awakening on + 44 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Great collection of stories!
reviewed Fantasy: The Widow's Auction / Luisa's Desire / Mr. Speedy / The Awakening on + 25 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
An anthology with sensual stories
reviewed Fantasy: The Widow's Auction / Luisa's Desire / Mr. Speedy / The Awakening on + 123 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Loved this book! Mr. Speedy was my least favorite, but the others well made up for it.
reviewed Fantasy: The Widow's Auction / Luisa's Desire / Mr. Speedy / The Awakening on + 115 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
cute stories- especially the Elda Minger one, I really liked it!
reviewed Fantasy: The Widow's Auction / Luisa's Desire / Mr. Speedy / The Awakening on + 10 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
a great read for all romance readers, enjoyed all the stories they just were'nt long enough
reviewed Fantasy: The Widow's Auction / Luisa's Desire / Mr. Speedy / The Awakening on + 223 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Great book! I loved the stories by Feehan and Holly the best in this book.
****
reviewed Fantasy: The Widow's Auction / Luisa's Desire / Mr. Speedy / The Awakening on + 28 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Two out of four of the stories are really good.
reviewed Fantasy: The Widow's Auction / Luisa's Desire / Mr. Speedy / The Awakening on + 140 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Four tales of shape shipters and love. An excellent book to read. Each short story is one you will remember
reviewed Fantasy: The Widow's Auction / Luisa's Desire / Mr. Speedy / The Awakening on + 19 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Dark, sexy, sensual -- a great cold weather read. It will surely heat things up!
reviewed Fantasy: The Widow's Auction / Luisa's Desire / Mr. Speedy / The Awakening on + 15 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Four good stories...plus anthologies are a nice way to get to read a new author without committing to a whole long novel...I enjoyed this one
reviewed Fantasy: The Widow's Auction / Luisa's Desire / Mr. Speedy / The Awakening on + 132 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Four great stories! Romance, romance, romance, more romance! Every story something intriguing and unique!
reviewed Fantasy: The Widow's Auction / Luisa's Desire / Mr. Speedy / The Awakening on + 227 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Really enjoyed the Sabrina Jefferies and Emma Holly stories. I'm going to see what else Sabrina Jeffries has.
reviewed Fantasy: The Widow's Auction / Luisa's Desire / Mr. Speedy / The Awakening on + 72 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Great anthology by all authors especially the Christine Feehan story. Her story was The Awakening and that is the first in her "Leopard" series.
reviewed Fantasy: The Widow's Auction / Luisa's Desire / Mr. Speedy / The Awakening on + 458 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Four good stories.
reviewed Fantasy: The Widow's Auction / Luisa's Desire / Mr. Speedy / The Awakening on + 10 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
It was an delightful read...I enjoyed all of the stories.
reviewed Fantasy: The Widow's Auction / Luisa's Desire / Mr. Speedy / The Awakening on
I thought this book was pretty good overall. It was my first time reading anything by all four of the authors, and I have found a new favorite in Feehan. I will be ordering the rest of that series for sure. I also enjoyed The Widow's Auction by Sabrina Jeffries. My least favorite of the four was Luisa's Desire by Emma Holly. It is the first in a series too, and I'm not all that sure I will read any more of them. As far as Mr. Speedy by Elda Minger, it had many eye-rolling moments. I think it could have been a cute story, but seriously, does a guy really show that much concern for a "guy" he just met?
reviewed Fantasy: The Widow's Auction / Luisa's Desire / Mr. Speedy / The Awakening on + 384 more book reviews
4 excellent stories.
reviewed Fantasy: The Widow's Auction / Luisa's Desire / Mr. Speedy / The Awakening on + 25 more book reviews
delicious
reviewed Fantasy: The Widow's Auction / Luisa's Desire / Mr. Speedy / The Awakening on + 103 more book reviews
Excellent group of stories.
reviewed Fantasy: The Widow's Auction / Luisa's Desire / Mr. Speedy / The Awakening on + 81 more book reviews
Great stories by some great authors!
reviewed Fantasy: The Widow's Auction / Luisa's Desire / Mr. Speedy / The Awakening on + 67 more book reviews
Excellent book - -very awesome authors!
reviewed Fantasy: The Widow's Auction / Luisa's Desire / Mr. Speedy / The Awakening on + 173 more book reviews
The Widow's Auction by Sabrina Jeffries
Luisa's Desire by Emma Holly
Mr.Speedy by Elda Minger
The Awakening by Christine Feehan...All well worth the read,four stories in one book.
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I love to read Emma Holly stories and was happy to swap for this book.
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4.5 stars for the Jeffries story alone.

Was not impressed with any of the others.