Early Review: The Anatomy of Jane by Amelia LeFay

Posted May 30th, 2016 in book review / 20 comments

Early Review: The Anatomy of Jane by Amelia LeFayThe Anatomy of Jane by Amelia LeFay
Series: WJM #1
Publisher: Self-Published on May 31, 2016
Genres: Romance, Erotica, BDSM
Pages: 272
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: four-stars
Heat: four-half-flames


I’ve always been on my own. My life used to consist of nothing but work, keeping Allen out of trouble, and if I had time, sleep. Then I became their maid.


Every day more than half a million people tune in to watch my show. They trust me. I know it’s because I’m the only son of the prominent Emerson family. However, I like to believe it because I’m honest no matter what story I report on. I’m honest about everything but the man I’ve been f**king for the last four years… and now her.


First I want three things: First Maxwell Emerson and Jane Chapman both in my bed. Second, to be the best bloody chef in the country. Third, to figure out how to simultaneously get the first and second things I want without any of us getting hurt.



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At A Glance

This is how I like my erotica.

The Good

So, so happy I took a chance on The Anatomy of Jane. First off, this may be erotica but sex doesn’t overpower the story. There is just as much romance and other stuff (drama, suspense, politics) to make this a well-rounded story. Don’t get me wrong though, the sex is off the charts! So yummy.

I loved how Jane, Max, and Wesley had their own crap going on beyond the fun time they had in the bedroom. Despite being an orphan and having a rough life, Jane is tenacious in all ways. She’s honest to a fault and she embraces the joy in all little things. She struggles to keep her head above water, taking whatever job she can. First she’s was a manager/bartender/seamstress for strippers, then she becomes a maid. That’s how she meets Max and Wesley. Well, ‘meets’ as in walking in on them having sex. Yeah, delicious awkwardness. Max comes from a powerful political family and he hosts a news show that exposes political corruption. He’d do anything to reveal the truth no matter the costs. He keeps his life private though, especially when it comes to his boyfriend Wesley. Wesley is more free with his love. He’s a famous chef who has a passion for food and a passion to get what he wants, and he wants Max and Jane…at the same time.

They make an arrangement that benefits all of them. Even though the sex is awesome, emotions and tensions runs high as their personal lives take a toll on their relationship. These three go through a rollercoaster of emotions and obstacles. I can’t even say anything else because I would be giving too much away.

The Bad

That mother-effing cliffhanger can suck it!

There was one aspect in the story that started out exciting and scary then it fizzled out. It was like foreplay without the happy ending. Grrr! So annoying.

The Snuggly

The sex was awesome!!!! Obviously, from the cover, we get a ménage going on but it was nice to see some light BDSM too. It was hot, well written, and not overpowering.

Final Thoughts

I need the second book, like now. Stupid cliffhanger ending killed me. I really enjoyed these three together, but Jane stole the spotlight. She’s so feisty and strong. I admired her. The sizzling sex was the cherry on top. Highly recommended.

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20 Responses to “Early Review: The Anatomy of Jane by Amelia LeFay”

  1. Kristin (Book Sniffers Anonymous)

    I love when an erotica has a lot of good story behind it and it’s not just all sex. I need to have a story, otherwise I don’t connect with anything. Sucks that this ends on a cliffhanger but it sounds like it will be worth it. I’ll have to add this book to my goodreads list. 🙂

  2. Braine

    Suck it! \M/
    Hey, it’s only a cliffie if it’s good, if it matters, so hang in there. I’m sure the next book is close

  3. Let's Get Beyond Tolerance

    Aw, cliffhangers! They are the worst. I’m glad to hear you really liked this one. That’s great that even with the genre being erotica, there was a storyline and other aspects to enjoy as well!

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      🙂 I guess being upset by a cliffhanger is better than not caring about one.

  4. Lekeisha

    It’s been years since I read a MMF themed book. I’m glad this one worth the read, because sometimes they can be downright nasty. LOL

  5. Bookworm Brandee

    I hadn’t even finished The Good before I clicked away to buy this baby! 😉 I like my erotica with a good story and I’m glad this one delivers. I am also happy to know about the cliffhanger ahead of time. Hopefully there’s not too much lag time between this one and the next. Great review, Jennifer!

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