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By Appointment Only

3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  67 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
A good marriage is based on love, commitment, and enough hot sex to last a lifetime…

Hannah loves Morgan enough to become his fiancée, but that doesn’t mean she wants to get married. In her experience, everything goes downhill after you say “I do”—and it all starts in the bedroom. For Morgan, marriage isn’t the end, it’s the beginning, and he’s aching to get started.

Paperback, 272 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by NAL Trade (first published 2008)
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Miss Kim
Feb 15, 2009 Miss Kim rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, 2010
This one has an original story line. Well at least to me, anyway. Couples having marriage issues join a ‘sex therapy’ group in hopes to improve their relationship. It features three couples, but focuses mostly on Moran and Hannah. Hannah has major hang-ups with marriage. She doesn’t believe in it because in her life, she’s never seen an example of a good one. She’s a huge adventure lover outside of her love life, but when it comes to long term she’s never going to make that leap. Her mother was ...more
Julie (jjmachshev)
Reviewed for; book release: July 2008

When I received “By Appointment Only” by Janice Maynard, I was looking forward to a frothy, steamy read. There was certainly steam, but not so much froth! According to the back cover blurb, the premise revolves around a couple taking pre-marital sex therapy. What I actually found was a book that took a quick look at marriage and commitment, and what that means to different people.

The hero, Morgan, is bumped by the heroine, Hannah, and she ca
Aug 15, 2008 Heather rated it really liked it
This was an "extra" book I received from and I put off reading it, however I really enjoyed it. This story focuses on Hannah and Morgan, a couple who love each other very much. However, Hannah is terrified of commitment because of her screwed up mother. So when Morgan proposes and Hannah accepts, yet she is unwilling to set a date, Hannah decides to enroll the two of them in some pre-marital sex counseling. Morgan is reluctant, however he will do anything for the woman he loves ...more
May 14, 2009 Joe rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotic
Really enjoyed this. The attitude shift in the characters could have been explained a little more and the psychological dynamics were a little unclear.

All in all It was great and I give it 4.75. Not the best that I've read, but damn good.

Jun 26, 2009 Sandy rated it liked it
Hannah Quarles is a committment phobe and Morgan Webber isn't. This is new. I like how Maynard crafts her descriptions and words to create erotic imagery to the reader. I know that an author who is being overly verbose in his/her writing tends to bother people, but Maynard is a great writer, even for something that's fast-paced and exciting, as well as kinky and sexual. The story does tend to shift focus to the other couples in the sexual counselling, and it doesn't bother me because I don't min ...more
Feb 08, 2010 Lkelley rated it really liked it
My besty gave me this to read and I was a little apprehensive. However, I quickly loved it. Its dirty but not in the silly romance novel sort of way. Three couples, each in different stages of a relationship, seek counseling in an unconventional sort of way and learn something about themselves, each other, and relationships. Fun fast read
Aug 13, 2010 *Nan* rated it did not like it
Shelves: could-not-finish
Just couldn't get into this book for some reason.
Aug 19, 2010 JJ rated it it was ok
Too much for me.
Jan 11, 2014 Lizabeth rated it did not like it
Soft porn meets pseudo-psychology in couples therapy.....meh.
Kevin Connery
Sep 03, 2011 Kevin Connery rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Decently written, but with some very sudden out-of-character personality switches that ran counter to how those characters had been described and defined.
Sheraya Reed
Mar 31, 2014 Sheraya Reed rated it really liked it
It was a good book. It keep me entertained and a break from what I normally read. If you indeed want something a little saucey good book to read :)
Heather Flaigg
Feb 19, 2016 Heather Flaigg rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016-reads
This book was dr Phil meets dr drew.
Jul 11, 2009 Lindy marked it as did-not-finish-skimmed-to-end
I just wasn't feeling the heroine.
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Janice Maynard came to the writing life early! When her third grade short story, “The Princess and the Robbers”, won a red ribbon in a school arts fair, Janice was hooked. She followed up that early success with a more commercial piece in the sixth grade… “Why My Mom Loves To Drink Coke”. No advance for that one, but she won a six-pack of Coke… remember those great little bottles?

In junior high Ja
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