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Special Delivery (Special Delivery #1)

4.01  ·  Rating Details ·  3,913 Ratings  ·  571 Reviews
When your deepest, darkest fantasy shows up, get on board.

Sam Keller knows he’ll never find the excitement he craves in Middleton, Iowa—not while he’s busting his ass in nursing school and paying rent by slaving away in a pharmacy stockroom. Then Sam meets Mitch Tedsoe, an independent, long-haul trucker who makes a delivery to a shop across the alley. Innocent flirting qui
ebook, 2nd Edition, 299 pages
Published February 4th 2014 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (first published February 14th 2010)
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
::Sigh:: Add another book to the pile of "everyone loves it but me." While I liked parts of this book very much, I just never fully connected to the characters. But not for the reasons you might think.

I'll break this one down for everyone. This book is kinky in a very specific way. It plays a little bit with dominance and submission, but mostly it is about exhibition and the desire to feel dirty and used. It is a mental game between these men, not as much a physical one. Though there is some spa
May 30, 2016 Judith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Judith by: Elsbeth
3.75 Stars.

Well this was HOT.Dirty sex.Dirty talk (delicious ),a bit of kink ....and a three way...

Review soon.
J *deep in the heart of Texas*
2.5--Are We There Yet--Stars!!

Longest. Roadtrip. Ever.

Town after town. Sex, sex and more sex. I started skimming at about 40%...even the sex.

Shocking, I know.

At first I felt sorry for Sam....

He had all of these sex kinks that he was embarassed about and ashamed of. His mother died and he lived with his aunt and uncle who were heinous, quite frankly. He was so insecure and beat down. But it just went on and on and on.

Mitch...I don't even know. Honestly I didn't love him but I didn't hate him.
~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~

I've owned the first two books of this series forever and only today read this one, even though I am a slave to Heidi. I just knew this book would rip me to shreds. And it did.

I am still reeling from the mind-fuck. This one ain't for the faint of heart, ladies.

I'm not even remotely prudish. I will read ANYTHING. But I'm kind of a monogamy slut too, especially when I care about the MCs involved, and so I really resisted the whole Randy/Vegas thing.
Jan 24, 2014 Susan rated it really liked it

Well damn. This…this I did not expect.

I do not read kink. I don’t like BDSM. But frankly, I don’t like any form of D/s in my books. The only book that has ever worked for me has been Rough Canvas – and that’s because the power play was a HUGE part of the love and trust relationship between the MC’s. Most other books I’ve read, it’s been a game…or a throwaway…or a trend.

Special Delivery just kinda kicked my ass. To be honest, it’s not that I suddenly loved kink and thought ménage and double-pen
4.55 stars
Oh Sam, I loved him. There's a sweet innocence about him that's cutely endearing but oh boy what a contradiction, he's flirty, slutty, shy, and mischievous. The road trip he embarks on with Mitch is a revelation, every fantasy and erotic dream imaginable is intensified to the max, the eroticism is breathtaking. A kinky sexy feast which both men devour every chance they get. One sticking point, ugh I disliked Randy, Mitch's ex, who was a creepy sleaze, I couldn't stand him. The only pos
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The longer I postpone writing this review, the more the Cinderfella glow starts to wear off.. so here we go. Despite being into that sizzling hot opening scene from head to toe, most of Special Delivery left me feeling meh-ish.

Although I had little trouble finishing Special Delivery, I never felt like I got to know the MCs and their chattering about deceased mothers and
Aug 29, 2013 Em rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm blown away by this book, it was absolutely terrific and such a pleasant surprise. It was amazing right up until the last page and I loved it. Mitch and Sam were the cutest couple ever and the ending was so special it gave me tears. I think it could possibly be one of my favourite books ever:)
May 30, 2016 Susan rated it really liked it
Shelves: hot-as-hell, mm
I’ve read this three times now (last read was the audio) and I’ve liked this story more each time I read it. And the audio is AMAZING! Iggy Toma is one of my favorite narrators. Mitch’s drawl was just so freaking sexy!


This is a kinky read and even though I’m normally not one to get all excited if there is sex with more than just the MCs, I loved this one.

I think the reason that this book made it different was that it was Mitch’s kink to see Sam with other men. And he was always present, I liked
First of all: What happened when this book was read and dissected and reviewed by girls who have different levels of kink tolerance (or in my case, also the use of pet names/endearments/non-name nicknames)?

This is a Boys in Our Books buddy read. READ THE FULL GROUP REVIEW HERE

As for my own review, see below


Here’s the thing … I usually separate my smut reading and my romance reading. If I read smut (a.k.a. slash porn), I won’t bother about characterizations or plot or life i
Sep 09, 2014 Alvin rated it liked it

I guess now I know why this is a fan favorite. Because the sex was so so good! And the characters in the story are quite remarkable. I think my favorite was Randy, who was hell annoying in the beginning, but eventually I give in to him. And what he did for Sam and Mitch at the end was really damn nice.

As much as I like it, I thought this was a little all over the place as well. There was a lot of sex, and d
I can honestly say that I love everything in this book! I love the plot and the characters, I love the dirty talk and all the sex scenes, and mostly I love how confidence and strenght grew inside Sam! How his fantasies turned into reality, how Mitch became the most important person in his life, how he discovered love and excitment! Mitch is an amazing man, always taking care of Sam, always thinking about his lover's needs... And Randy... first I had some reserves about him, but in the end I love ...more
I've enjoyed a number of Heidi Cullinan's books in the past, but had put this one off for a long time based upon the menage/open relationship aspects of the book, which are just things that don't always personally work for me in a story. As you can see from my rating, I am more than glad that I finally picked this one up. In between all the kinky sex is a well written emotional story of Sam's struggle to accept himself without shame, kinks and all.

Sam is 21 years old, living with and working for

More of my reviews and thoughts on my blog PANTS OFF REVIEWS

This one was an emotional rollercoaster for me, in the beginning I didn’t like it much but by the end I was cheering, crying and laughing. I had my hang ups that this was going to be a road trip about kinky sex, it became so much more than that. A deeply rooted love story as tall and strong as any tree seen on this journey through the winding roads of the USA. I was in a perpetual state of reading once I got into it, and I
Jason Bradley
How do I rate a book thats beyond anything in its genre that I have read? It puts 5 stars to shame! Oh my god! This book rocks and Heidi Cullinan is amazing! Wow!
3.5 Stars

I wasn’t sure what kind of Special Delivery this book would be, but I was absolutely positive on the delivery of two things.

1) Smut! Filthy dirty, kinky sweaty flesh slapping smut so sinful the devil’s own succubae would pant for it.
2) A Happy ever after produced by Disney because Nickelodeon said it was too cheesy for them.

And I was right! Ms Cullinan delivers both …spectacularly! The sex is downright decadent! And the ending is a super colossal eye-roll of fluff-tastic. How Heidi mana
This is one of those rare books that everyone else seemed to like more than me. Usually I am totally on the bandwagon. But it seems I fell off for this one.

Parts of this book worked for me. Other parts no so much.

The beginning was good. Sam and his struggles with his family were believable and I was cheering for him. His sexual proclivities worried me but I could accept them for what they were. I was even glad when he took off with Mitch.

Then there was the road trip. And I was bored. “Are we th
Heidi Cullinan
Mar 23, 2016 Heidi Cullinan added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Fumbled through old man Kindle and found I originally read this in late 2011. Just finished a reread with Sunny, Lori and Jenni Lea for the book tour and blog and I can honestly say I loved it even more the 2nd time around. The reread for perspective on Randy alone is totally worth it!

Reread thoughts after buddy reading and we ALL loved it, so much awesome!

When I first replaced the F in my MF with another M,
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I'll tell you what, I really need to start reading the blurbs of these books. I mean really. I had no idea Special Delivery was kinky when I agreed to read it for the blog. Serendipity, I tell ya. It was also my first experience with Ms. Cullinan and a most pleasant experience it was.

Special Delivery starts off with a bang. Literally. Sam and Mitch wend up in the trailer of his 18-wheeler. Yaow! Quite the attention grabber indeed. Sam is turned on by being used. I know this sound
Special Delivery hit all my buttons. It was sexy (to infinity). It was meaningful. It had depth and character growth. I adored the MCs. I loved the plot and originality of the story. I was captured by the writing and dialogue. It all fell into place and just clicked for me.

Though she's a fairly well-known writer in the genre, this was my first book by Heidi Cullinan, and I'm hooked. Her writing style is tailor-made for me: it's descriptive and poetic, but there's no purple prose. In Special Del
Mar 25, 2016 Amy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I read the updated 2014 version. Not sure how that differs from the original, but holy cow, this book was fantastic!! I loved everything about it. Every. Thing. The cover, the story, the characters, the kink. All of it. I adore Sam and Mitch. Definitely one of my favorite couples! 5 stars!!!
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It was a pretty good book, which from me is saying a lot since i am not a fan of three-ways and i hate reading about open relationships, so for me to enjoy it enough to give it 4 stars, it says something. The writing is really good and I loved Sam and thought Mitch was ok.

The book was also like 20 times kinkier than my usual read and I'd like to be able to say I skipped the kinky sex scenes (which there were more then plenty of) but for some reason i couldn't help myself and read them all. I go
When you read a story, you want to get lost in it. Well, I want to get lost in it. I want to crawl inside the pages and see what the characters see, feel what they feel, want what they want. I want this so bad with every book I have ever read and I think for the first time, I actually got it. I was unsure about starting this book. I was reserved going into this; knowing it had been out there for a few years and that it was a reader favorite but how would I react to it? Putting my faith in the ...more

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*4,5 stars*

I did not expect to have loved this that much. Kinky, threesomes…..

Chappeau for Heidi Cullinan for making me love the characters so much cause this was way out of my comfort-zone.

The “playing” they did worked for Sam and Mitch. All these years Mitch has been doing this, he’s missed the emotional connection he craves so much. This time with Sam he seems to get it all.

The introduction of Randy wasn’t one I enjoyed much. He was causing trouble between Mitch and Sam
Aug 29, 2012 Steph rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-read
Mmm... Where to start?

I absolutely effing loved this book!

It's going to be hard to explain just how much I adored this book.
I devoured it in less than 24 hours. I laid awake reading in bed until I thought my eyes might bleed. But I just couldn't put it down; I loved every second of it.

This story was intense from the very beginning. Sam is such a wonderful character, so openly honest and accepting. As much as he wants to be loved and cherished, he never lies to himself and says he'll be hap
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Ok. So. This book had issues for me, but most of them were minor with the exception of one: the nearly constant use of "slut" and "slutty" in describing the way he, Sam, felt for wanting and engaging in certain sexual activities. They were used in unnecessary judgment. Yep, I know this is supposedly how Sam saw himself, took it from Mitch and Randy, but he's wrong. That's all there is to it.

It's sort of rare for me to pass such a judgment on a character, they are who they are, not for me to judg
Wow, ok, so... hmm, I sort of lack words. I made the mistake of thinking I could casually pick this book 20 pages before the end while I was on my lunch break... that ended badly with me crying and a chapter to go by the time it was time to return to work.... So like any other book crazy person, since my eyes and nose were red from crying, I went with it and claimed I wasn't feeling well, grabbed my purse and went to the bathroom and finished... Now I'm writing this review while pretending to do ...more
Mar 13, 2014 Buggy rated it really liked it
Recommended to Buggy by: Miss D!!
Opening Line: "In the deserted men’s restroom at the back of Middleton Community College, Sam Keller knelt on the tile, braced his hands against Keith Jameson’s thighs, and broke his mother’s heart.”

I always love a good road trip story and you can’t get more road trippy than hitting the highway with a hot trucker. I’ll admit this never fully grabbed me like some of my other man-love has and I had a bit of a love/hate relationship going with the main character but it did take me through a gamut o
Jan 24, 2014 Sheri rated it it was amazing
What d’ya get with three mouths, six hands, three cocks and a whole lot of kink? Shock the hell outta me, but apparently, a damn good time!

Three is still not my favorite number when it comes to the bedroom.
But I must give props where props are due….this time it worked.
Actually, it more than worked, it rocked.

Young and not so innocent, he’s trying to find his place in life. Unfortunately, life hasn’t been generous and he’s stumbling along. When a hot trucker appears like an oasis in the back
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Heidi Cullinan has always loved a good love story, provided it has a happy ending. She enjoys writing across many genres but loves above all to write happy, romantic endings for LGBT characters because there just aren't enough of those stories out there. When Heidi isn't writing, she enjoys cooking, reading, knitting, listening to music, and watching television with her family. Heidi also ...more
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“In the deserted men's restroom at the back of Middleton Community College, Sam Keller knelt on the tile, braced his hands against Keith Jameson's thighs, and broke his mother's heart.” 17 likes
“He gave himself to them completely, with no guilt, no shame, no reservation, and in that surrender he found a quiet, shining pearl he had never known existed - himself. He was Sam. He was Sunshine. He was Peaches.” 4 likes
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