How does this book compare to Belle Ami's Other Work?

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Re: How does this book compare to Belle Ami's Other Work?

Post by Bookmermaid » 22 Jun 2018, 14:32

I felt the entire narrative style smoother. I am no expert in erotic writing but the One and More certainly was a more titillating read.

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Post by lindsaysherlock » 24 Jun 2018, 13:14

I actually really enjoy erotic suspense novels, so I think I'd like to give Ami's a try. I like when authors are able to branch out and write different genres.

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Post by greenstripedgiraffe » 27 Jun 2018, 12:39

I don't think I've read any of Belle Ami's other books. She is more of an erotic writer, and that is definitely not my thing. I picked this one up, because I thought she had changed genres :D
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Post by kfwilson6 » 27 Jun 2018, 12:44

greenstripedgiraffe wrote:
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I don't think I've read any of Belle Ami's other books. She is more of an erotic writer, and that is definitely not my thing. I picked this one up, because I thought she had changed genres :D
With this one it seems like she had a difficult time devoting herself to any one or even two genres. I don't usually care for erotic scenes either, and based on this book, I wouldn't want to read anything classified as erotic by Ami. I didn't care for the way she wrote the intimate scenes between Alex and Angela.

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Post by greenstripedgiraffe » 28 Jun 2018, 06:23

kfwilson6 wrote:
27 Jun 2018, 12:44
greenstripedgiraffe wrote:
27 Jun 2018, 12:39
I don't think I've read any of Belle Ami's other books. She is more of an erotic writer, and that is definitely not my thing. I picked this one up, because I thought she had changed genres :D
With this one it seems like she had a difficult time devoting herself to any one or even two genres. I don't usually care for erotic scenes either, and based on this book, I wouldn't want to read anything classified as erotic by Ami. I didn't care for the way she wrote the intimate scenes between Alex and Angela.
HA! I didn't mind the mixing of genres so much as the erotica. I assume this means that this particular book wasn't even heavy on the romance :oops: So, will pass on any others.
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Post by kfwilson6 » 29 Jun 2018, 12:09

Good point. When readers say "this is light romance" and you are already romanced out, you don't want to know what "heavy romance" consists of. It doesn't even bother me that there was romance, it was just poorly executed. Plus there is a distinction between romance and eroticism so I'd only consider her other novels if they were defined as romance versus erotic.

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Post by bookowlie » 29 Jun 2018, 12:12

I guess I consider the style of the story light, as in not being complex. However, the story was definitely heavy on the romance element.
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Post by kfwilson6 » 29 Jun 2018, 12:20

I didn't mean to be misleading. I used the terms light and heavy on in terms of the extent to which romance was included, not to highlight the complexity of the novel overall. I would say it is moderate on romance and low on the eroticism scale and definitely light in terms of the overall read of the book. It wasn't complex and the bad guys barely muddled things up as the really took a backseat. They mystery wasn't at all complicated; the unraveling of it was pretty straight-forward.

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Post by bookowlie » 29 Jun 2018, 17:50

The only thing that seemed a little complicated was the fact that the plot was so busy, with many prinicipal characters, settings, genres, and time periods. When a book has different time periods, usually it involves sub-plots that aren't as major. In this book, it seemed like 6 people (3 couples) had a major role, even without counting nasty Scordato and 3 settings had a major role. One thing I found when I read this book for the Official Review is the huge amount of notes I took, as compared with other review books.
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Post by Maulyne » 08 Jul 2018, 00:11

From the comments above I think the book have similar erotic suspense and romance with the book I read The One by Belle Amiwhuich has erotic amd romantic episodes in it

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Post by ValBookReviews » 17 Jul 2018, 07:20

That's interesting. I'm glad you read and were able to make a precise comparison. Thanks for the feedback.
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Post by Anthony Martial Tata » 21 Jul 2018, 22:26

It's difficult to compare it with othe Belle Ami's books that I have not read. But this was an excellent read.

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Post by Nma26 » 03 Aug 2018, 10:36

I think this book is much better than her previous works.

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Post by David Horta Alonso » 11 Aug 2018, 01:26

This is my first book written by Belle Ami that I got to read. It was comprehensive and enjoyable. I really liked it.

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Post by palmerNgozi » 22 Aug 2018, 13:32

Every story has its own plot and I think Belle's books are just awesome
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