Elle by Emma Mars


Title: Elle (Hotelles #2)

Author: Emma Mars

Date of Publication: April 17, 2015




A spellbinding, erotic, and revealing love story full of drama and poignancy–the sequel to Hotelles-in which a young French woman continues her carnal education in a mysterious Parisian hotel.

In a hotel room in Paris, a young woman named Elle experiences the most exquisite freedom and sensual pleasure she has ever known, thanks to Louis, the man who has conquered her completely.

So many things in life have changed since they first met. Her engagement to Louis’s deceptive brother, David, has been broken. Her mother has died. Yet Elle is wholly fulfilled with Louis, the master who heightens her senses and unleashes her deep, seductive power.

In the alluring Hotel des Charmes, Louis takes Elle beyond her wildest fantasies. Exploring the boudoirs devoted to other courtesans–Mademoiselle Josephine, Deschamps, Kitty Fisher, Cora Pearl, and Valtesse de la Bigne–Elle willingly opens herself further. In sublime self-abandonment she discovers absolute ecstasy, absolute sweetness, absolute desire.

Then David unexpectedly returns, stirring up painful memories and threatening their bliss. Elle fears her education may soon be over. . .

She does not understand that it has only just begun.


Christina’s Five Star Review

Elle is another beautifully written erotic tale, however this volume boasts much more mystery, intrigue, and suspense than the first.

We meet up with Louie and Elle, whom have been living in the Hôtel des Charmes for roughly the past year while the renovations are completed at Louie’s residence, Mars House. Louie has continued to push Elle’s boundaries in all things sensual and she is ready to commit herself to him. But when Louie’s lies become too much for her to take, Elle begins investigating Louie and David’s past and is determined to find out the truth, once and for all, but at what cost to their relationship?

Complicating matters is that Louie is arrested and under investigation for indecency charges stemming from his involvement in an art exhibit in the gallery he co-owns. A conservative group is after him, determined to make him serve jail time; but again, there are secrets and lies, however it is Elle’s ex David that is at the center of the controversy. When David becomes an ally, Elle’s suspicions are raised, and for good reason. What is David’s motivation for getting back into Elle’s good graces? An attempt to win back and claim the doppelganger to the love of his life? Or simply to one up Louie once again?

Like the first book, Elle falls into the category of literary erotica. If you are looking for your everyday love story or quick and dirty erotica, this is not the book for you. Mars writes in a way that invokes the senses. Her use of sight, taste, sound, smell, and touch are all equally utilized, providing a sophisticated tale of seduction and manipulation. The storyline is complex and the characters are multi-layered. There may be some uncomfortable moments, however every word serves a purpose and the result is at times breathtaking.

This is the second book in the series and should be read as such. This is a planned trilogy and I am desperate to find out just how Elle and Louie’s story ends. Elle is definitely one of my top reads so far this year.



About the Author


Emma Mars is the pseudonym of an author who lives in France.

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  1. Literary erotica is very appealing to me – I love the combination of beautiful language and sensual story.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!

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