Sunday, October 20, 2013

Review: UNCOMMON PLEASURE (Uncommon #1) by Anne Calhoun

Source:  My Private Stash
Genre:  Erotic Romance
Length:  Novel, Anthology, 294 pages
Reviewed by:   ARTEMIS

From a "fresh and imaginative" ("The Romance Studio") voice in erotic romance come the tales of two women, each daring to challenge the boundaries of the toughest of men...But in these edgy, heated encounters, the greatest thing each woman will risk is her heart.

"Over the Edge," - after a tragic incident during Ty Hendricks' last tour of duty, he cut off all connection with anyone he cares about--until a night with Lauren Kincaid draws him reluctantly back into the world. Lauren sees a wounded man in danger of losing everything to his inner demons, but the sensual, no-holds-barred fight for Ty's soul could cost Lauren her heart.

"All on the Line," - Abby Simmons fell hard for Lieutenant Sean Winthrop, but he sacrificed their relationship when he deployed to Afghanistan. Now he's home, full of regrets and intent on winning back the woman he never forgot. Abby gives Sean her body but holds her heart aloof, until one night of pleasure forces her to choose either her U.S. Marine...or life without him, forever.

Yes, I first picked this book up based totally on the cover. I am a Paul Marron admirer afterall. It was only then I read the synopsis on the back. Never heard of the author or book before, but I liked the description and the cover sold me.

UNCOMMON PLEASURE contains two short stories about US Marines (once a Marine, always a Marine). Their stories are told separately, yet they intersect because these gentlemen are moonlighting for the same agency.

The heroines of both OVER THE EDGE and ALL ON THE LINE own their sexuality and take control of it - knowing what they want. Yet, underneath the hard veneer is a soft warm woman looking for her OTL and HEA.

Her heroes are alpha male through and through. They just wear it differently. I love these guys because they're so cocky and sexually intense. Once their heart becomes involved, the tough facade starts to crack and their vulnerability slips through. It's during this OSM they realize what asses they have been and this woman just may slip through their fingers.

Both of the stories have multiple sex scenes to delight your senses with one m/f/m in each. And oohhh....I look forward to seeing Ben Harris again in UNCOMMON PASSION. Hot Damn - what a cover!


  1. Great review, sure made me want to read the book.

  2. Thanks Mary. You won't be disappointed!

  3. I definitely need to get this one ASAP. Lol

  4. I really need to read this series. I enjoyed a different story by this author so I want to read more. Plus I really do love steamy books.

    Thanks for the great review!


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