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**Out of print, but the individual stories are available**

Uniform Desires by Simone Anderson

Being the younger brother of the school bully has made Jason's life hell, until Marine Corps sniper Cade steps in to even the odds in yet another fight and offer Jason a place to stay. Can Jason find the strength to believe that love is worth fighting for?

A Ring and A Promise by D
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Paperback, 422 pages
Published March 15th 2012 by Total-E-Bound (first published January 16th 2012)
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Simsala
Jan 16, 2012 Simsala rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, anthology
3,5 stars

The typical anthology fare.

One story was meh...a minefield of pet peeves and cliches.
Two stories were tolerable but same old,same old...
Two stories were good but with way too much sex scenes for their lenght...(my biggest niggle for the whole anthology - some whip wielding editor demanded to squeeze as much sex in these stories as possible - "or you won`t get published!" - at least it felt that way...)
One story was very good and a solid 4,5!

What was what? - I won`t tell...why should I s
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Jenre
Feb 03, 2012 Jenre rated it it was ok
I picked up this anthology because I like stories about men in uniform and so I was looking forward to reading this collection. Unfortunately, apart from a couple of stories, I wouldn't recommend reading this collection of shorts for various reasons I shall set out below.

Let's start with the positives. The one reason for reading this anthology is for the story A Ring and a Promise by Devon Rhodes. It tells of two Navy men (one a marine and the other a pilot) who have been lovers for a couple of
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V
Jan 15, 2012 V rated it really liked it
Every time I read an Anthology, I don't have great expectations, because sometimes 1 or 2 stories are great, and the rest are a disappointment.
In this case all the stories are lovely, and I like them all.
This is the first time that I read an anthology that I'm completely happy with.
Although, my two favorites were,

Wings of Fire by Kit Sands, such a lovely, sweet story, the two main characters were just perfect.

Uniform Desires by Simone Anderson,even when the story had me in tears, it was very
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Vio
Jan 21, 2012 Vio rated it really liked it
Shelves: sweet, cute, touching
Overall not bad I do like my men in uniform and they were sweet, this is a nice easy read for a lazy afternoon. The only complaint I have is the excessive amount of sex in a few of the stories. It sort of ruined my enjoyment of this Anthology!

Uniform Desires: 2.5 stars
A Ring and A Promise: 5 stars
Only Sam: 3.5 stars
Zane's Inferno: 3.5 stars
In The Name Of The Law: 4 stars
Wings Of Fire: 3.5 stars
Marlobo
Average: 2.33 stars

Uniform Desires by Simone Anderson - 2 stars

A Ring and a Promise by Devon Rhodes - 5 stars

Only Sam - Em Woods - 3 stars

Zane's Inferno by Sara York - -1 (yes, minus one)
I don't want rant, but who decided that this was publishable, made it being high.

In the Name of the Law by Sue Holston - 3 stars

Wings of Fire by Kit Sands - 2 stars
Trisha Harrington
I loved all the stories apart from, In The Name Of Law. All the others I really enjoyed. That one fell flat for me though.
Audrey
Sep 25, 2012 Audrey rated it really liked it
Shelves: man-love
Very good anthology. Some of the stories were weaker, some of them were stronger, and I particularly liked the last one. That said, they were all decent, and I'm happy I had a chance to read this set of stories focusing on men in uniform (policemen, firemen, military, etc.).

Thanks to Devon Rhodes, who provided this book as a prize from the Goodreads M/M Romance Group's celebration event!
Alina
Feb 06, 2012 Alina rated it it was amazing
I adore uniformed men and this anthology was a very enjoyable read for me.
Good selection of stories, not much angst - just as I like and they were all very well-written. My most favorite's 'Zane's Inferno' by Sara York and least favorute's 'In the Name of the Law' by Sue Holston. Guess I'm just not into GFY trope.
Rae
Jan 17, 2012 Rae rated it really liked it
The stories, rated individually:

Uniform Desires - 3 1/2 stars
A Ring & A Promise - 5 stars
Only Sam - 4 stars
Zane's Inferno - 3 stars
In The Name of The Law - 4 1/2 stars
Wings of Fire - 4 stars
T.A. Webb
Apr 02, 2012 T.A. Webb rated it really liked it
"Uniform Desires" by Simone Anderson



Marine Corp sniper Cade Donovan is home on leave, visiting his family. The out and proud Marine can tolerate many things, but not bullying. Especially when it's a smaller man being ganged up on outside a bar. Turns out it's Jason Carlson, the younger brother of a bully who tormented kids in the town.



After coming to Jason's rescue, he is immediately attracted to the handsome young man, and makes his feelings know. Hopes they will be returned.



As the two young m
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Tailtiu
Jan 03, 2012 Tailtiu rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: anthology

Uniform Desires by Simone Anderson 2,7*

Only Sam by Em Woods 3,7*

In the Name of the Law by Sue Holston 2,5*

Zane's Inferno by Sara York 2,5*


A Ring and a Promise by Devon Rhodes

Wings of Fire by Kit Sands

Sandra
$9.65 on Nook, gonna buy it if I don't win giveaway that ends in Sept

Uniform Desires (Heart of a Hero, #1). by Simone Anderson

A Ring and a Promise by Devon Rhodes

Only Sam by Em Woods

Zane's Inferno by Sara York

In the Name of the Law by Sue Holston

Wings of Fire by Kit Sands
T.
May 23, 2012 T. rated it really liked it
not done yet...but,

'Uniform Desires' by Simone Anderson: this was excellent, very moving and I give the story a 4 1/2

'A Ring and A Promise' by Devon Rhodes: this was good and I give the story a 3

'Only Sam' by Em Woods: this was excellent, I enjoyed it very much and give the story a 5

'Zane's Inferno' by Sara York: ok, I admit I liked this story the least (so far), but it did keep me reading and I give it a 3

'In the Name of the Law' by Sue Holston: This is also an excellent and moving story, I giv
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Serena Yates
Jan 16, 2012 Serena Yates rated it really liked it
See reviews of the individual stories for details:

Uniform Desires, 3 stars

A Ring And A Promise, 4.5 stars

Only Sam, 4 stars

Zane's Inferno, 2 stars

In the Name of the Law, 3 stars

Wings of Fire, 3 stars
Diane
Jan 18, 2012 Diane rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Excerpts from this anthology were part of the January Cock and Blog Tour, and they all sounded good! Anthologies are also a great way to introduce new authors, and this one has two, Kit Sands and Sue Holston, who I will definitely be checking out future releases based on what I read here. Add to that an established and successful Devon Rhodes, Simone Anderson and Em Woods and up & comer Sara York, and I really enjoyed these short stories.
If you like firemen, military and such, and MM of cour
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Morgana
Uniform Desires by Simone Anderson - 3.75 stars

A Ring and A Promise by Devon Rhodes - very close to 5 stars

Only Sam by Em Woods - 3.5 stars

Zane's Inferno by Sara York - 3 stars

In the Name of the Law by Sue Holston - very close to 4 stars

Wings of Fire by Kit Sands - 3.5 stars

Overall rating: 3.75 stars


Frisca Hue
Feb 09, 2012 Frisca Hue rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012, ebook, m-m
Surprised that this book got several average and below-average reviews. I admit not all the shorts are perfect but they ARE shorts! Authors are kinda limited with how extensive they can go in-depth with their characters/ stories. I admit to tearing up on two occasions (maybe it's just me pms-ing).
Overall, I'll definitely recommend this to someone who has a thing for uniforms ;)
Tamara (Nanny Ogg)
Uniform Desires by Simone Anderson - ★✩✩✩✩
From the start of this story I've had several WTF moments and they just kept growing in numbers.
A Ring and A Promise by Devon Rhodes - ★★★✩✩
Only Sam by Em Woods - ★★✩✩✩
Zane's Inferno by Sara York - ★✩✩✩✩
In the Name of the Law by Sue Holston - ★✩✩✩✩
Wings of Fire by Kit Sands - ★★★✩✩
Mary
Jan 25, 2012 Mary rated it it was amazing
This was a very nice anthology. Despite rather uneven editing and random insertions of Britishisms in stories obviously set in the US, this was a very enjoyable read. I enjoyed all of the stories and was pleasantly surprised to find that, for the most part, they were not nearly so full of cliches as I had feared they would be from the theme.
Gwen
Jul 20, 2014 Gwen rated it really liked it
Amazing Anthology, i loved some couple more than others but all in all it was a good read. My favourite couple was Cade and Jason, it was amazing how forgiving and caring Cade. was. I also loved Dlyan and Sam and the sentimentality of Cary. The anthology was a good read.
Narda
Jul 11, 2012 Narda rated it really liked it
This was the first M/M romance I have ever read. I purchased it at the RT Booklovers Convention in Chicago this year. I have to say I really enjoyed it. The stories were well written with well rounded characters.
Angelmira
Jan 09, 2012 Angelmira rated it really liked it
Shelves: anthology
Uniform Desires by Simone Anderson - 3 stars
A Ring and a Promise by Devon Rhodes - 5 stars
Only Sam by Em Woods - 3,5 stars
Zane's Inferno by Sara York - 2,5 stars
In the Name of the Law by Sue Holston - 4,5 stars
Wings of Fire by Kit Sands - 4 stars
Steve Wilson
Dec 30, 2012 Steve Wilson rated it it was ok
A book received through the Goodreads first read. The anthology of stories is overall interesting but nothing stands out for me.
Shay
Jan 17, 2012 Shay rated it really liked it
Great Anthology!
Sabi
Feb 18, 2012 Sabi rated it it was amazing
I love each one the the different stories. I want to read more of each author.
Cait Miller
Mar 04, 2012 Cait Miller rated it really liked it
Actually I'm going to say 3.5 I loved most of the stories but there were 2 I didn't like as much.
Gaa-chan
Uniform Desires - 2 stars
A Ring and A Promise -
Only Sam - 4 stars
Zane's Inferno -
In the Name of the Law - 3.5 stars
Wings of Fire - 3 stars
Yvette
Jun 29, 2015 Yvette rated it really liked it
Great stories in this anthology.
Ashley Cox
Feb 18, 2012 Ashley Cox rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
Standard anthology - I'd give it a 3.5 but decided to round up to 4 since
I really enjoyed the first and final story.
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